Teaching Our Little Ones How To Be healthy

The importance of teaching our little ones to be healthy is so important I believe, and this cannot be started soon enough. Doing regular exercise and eating healthy foods are something we pass on to our children. Hopefully this will keep them fit and healthy all their lives. My three older children all loved sport while they were growing up. All three of them played football for their local team. Although only the one has continued to play football which is my 20 year old daughter, and she continues to play nowadays for her university team, she is also a… [Read More]

Dads Taking Their Daughters To The Mens Toilet

Today I will be speaking on the Radio at around 10am. A researcher phoned me from the Jason Mohammed show which is broadcast on Radio Wales to ask if I would like to be interviewed. The subject matter was dads taking their daughters to the mens toilet in public places. I didn’t know it at the time, but apparently a journalist had caused outrage on the ITV show, This Morning, saying that dads should not be taking their daughters to the mens toilet. So I thought I would give my thoughts and opinions on actually what I consider a ridiculous… [Read More]

My Premature Twins: World Prematurity Day

Regular readers of my blog will know I’m a father of five children and there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t feel lucky and blessed to have five healthy children. Of my five children, two of them are five year old twins who were born premature. They were six weeks early. When I look back upon that time five years ago, it never fails to bring a tear to eye and make me very emotional, because they really were tough times. If you haven’t had a premature baby, it’s impossible to explain the rollercoaster of emotion you… [Read More]

Transgender Kids 

A little while ago I watched Louis Theroux’s documentary about transgender kids. I was completely engrossed by the show and the stories of children not knowing, or in fact knowing if they are in the right body or if they are the right gender. Since watching the show I have struggled to decide if it is right for children to be having gender consultations, therapy and in some cases drugs for a gender re-assignment. I will say though that it is the fundamental right of any human being to be who they want to be, and that choice must never… [Read More]

To Be 5 Years Old And Just simply Believe! 

To be five years old like my twins must be wonderful. The innocence of a child is still there, none of the harsh realities of life have in any way clouded their thoughts. Life is actually very easy. You get to be a kid and you believe in all the magical, wonderful, completely mythical ideas in the world, but hey ho, that’s ok. You are only five, plenty of time for growing up. My twin girls are five years old and we have visited Father Christmas at West Midland Safari Park (you can read my full review here), and it’s… [Read More]

My Twin Girls They Are So Different 

I have written many times how different my five year old twins are, but the older they get it’s becoming more obvious how different in character and personality they are. This has become more apparent to me in the last nine months or so. Personally I don’t think it’s a bad thing, because although being twins is something they will be all their lives, they also need to be individuals with their own sets of friends and goals in life. Here are some examples of how different they can be. 1. School  This is one of the most obvious differences… [Read More]

Santa Safari:Our Family Christmas Trip to West Midland Safari Park 

One of our favourite places to visit for a day trip as a family is without a doubt, West Midland Safari Park. So when I was asked to bring the family along to experience their Santa Safari, it was an immediate, “Yes, I would love to!” When you have five year old twin girls who completely and totally believe in Santa it’s quite simply magical. They also love animals so to be able to drive through the Safari first and see all the awesome animals before going on to meet Santa. Well, it’s a recipe for a perfect day. We live… [Read More]

I Was So Sure This Lioness Was Looking At Me. My SundayPhoto 

Yesterday we visited West Midland Safari Park for their Santa Safari. Blog post review coming soon! While driving through the safari, I managed to capture this lion walking towards us, and I was quite convinced it was staring straight at me, eyeing up its lunch, haha! It wasn’t until later when I looked at the photograph closer that I noticed the bird in the foreground, which I’m sure it was more interested in! What the Photo really shows to me is how massive this lioness is, in contrast to the tiny bird. Straight after I shot this photo the lioness… [Read More]

Halloween Season Is Upon Us

The day before Halloween which to me is one of the strangest celebrations of all time. If you are a fan of Halloween which in my mind is entirely ok, I would maybe recommend you stop reading now, because I struggle to find a positives about it. It really is just not for me. When I was growing up Halloween simply didn’t exist and in the last 10 years or so it has grown into a very sizeable business for supermarkets, corner shops and of course the pop-up shop. With a huge array of costumes and accessories available to buy… [Read More]

Snow Dogs Wales Again! (My Sunday Photo)

This week my Sunday Photo is yet again us searching for Snow Dogs Wales! We spent yesterday morning searching for ‘A local Lad’. That’s the snow dogs name! It’s modelled upon the awesome welsh footballer, Gareth Bale. R was desperate to have her picture taken with this snow dog because one of her idols is Gareth Bale. The smile on her face shows how much it meant to her. R loves football, and in particular Gareth Bale. The other day she said to me, when I’m older I’m going to play for Gareth Bale. I replied that’s good, why is… [Read More]