Our London Marathon Weekend Marathon Day Has Arrived

The morning of the marathon had arrived. You can check out my IGTV video with my wife below.   View this post on Instagram   Pre-interview with the awesome Emily my Wife just hours before the London Marathon Go Girl! We all love you and are so proud of you. #londonmarathon2019 #running #runners #marathon A post shared by NIGEL: DIY DADDY #TWINDADDY (@diynige) on Apr 27, 2019 at 11:07pm PDT I’m not sure if she was nervous or was quietly confident. She definitely doesn’t give much away in the video hah! It was a very early start to the day… [Read More]

Our London Marathon Weekend Part 2

So it was our second day in London for the Virgin London Marathon and to say it started just a bit early would be an understatement. The girls were awake and raring to go at 5am, and as big as our family room in the premier hotel was, it was very spacious I might add, there was still nowhere to hide haha! Like it or not, it was time to wake up, but breakfast didn’t start for another two hours and I was starving! Anyways! Eventually breakfast came around and we went down around 7.30am and had a first class… [Read More]

Our London Marathon Weekend Part 1

The weekend just gone, if you hadn’t noticed, was the weekend of the London Marathon and this year my wife, Emily took part in running the 26.2 mile course. Oh my goodness! I would struggle to run 26 metres without collapsing in a heap so huge respect from me that’s for sure. I’m in total awe of her. It was going to be a very full weekend. We arrived on the Friday and planned to leave Sunday night. This was also going to be the girls first proper visit to London so we were going to try and fit in… [Read More]

The Easter Weekend Has Reminded Me Of The Importance Of Family

The four day Easter break has reminded me how obsessed you can become with your smart phone and social media in general. Yes I was on it over the weekend, but considerably less than what I am normally. I wanted to enjoy the weekend more as a family without a constant glance or look at my phone and that’s exactly what I did. Time with family is precious. It cannot be repeated because once those moments or milestones with your children are gone that is exactly it, they are gone forever and a photo of that moment is no substitute… [Read More]

Places I Would Like To Visit In The USA

I have never been to the USA, but it’s definitely on my to do list or bucket list. It’s the kind of trip that I would love to do with my wife and our seven year old twin girls. It would be an experience that none of us will forget, and would create wonderful family memories that our children will remember all their lives. Growing up and seeing so many of the awesome places in the USA on television, means that I have always had a desire to make this trip of a lifetime. I have listed some of the… [Read More]

Is The Smart Phone Really Killing Conversation: I Don’t Think So

We are constantly hearing how the smart phone and technology in general are killing the art of conversation in the family home or in fact in our general lives. This got me thinking is it really that different to 30 years ago before the internet had been invented to the degree of where it’s at now? Anything and everything is accessible just by a touch of a finger or google had even been thought about. Let’s be honest we would be lost without google, but it’s just an extension of the reference book that so many of us used to… [Read More]

Teach The Family About Fishing!

Piquing your children’s interest in the outdoors at an early age can spur them to create memories and hobbies in nature that will last them the rest of their lives. Having a love and respect for nature and the outdoors is something we want to instill in our children, the best way to do so is through activities. There are many things to get into as a kid and one of them is fishing! Before you take the kiddos down to the river, creek, or lake near home here’s a rundown of fishing basics and tackle. Boats are great but… [Read More]

Six Things Men Can Expect to Do When They Have Kids

When a man becomes a father, a lifestyle change is inevitable. This can be difficult for some men who are used to a certain way of life. Others will be excited for the change and embrace it; they will welcome a child. Either way, your life will never be the same again. And that could be a good thing. It could be a great thing!     Some men get so excited about being a parent, they record as much of their experiences as possible so that they can look back and see their child’s progression. They will also see… [Read More]