Santa Safari At West Midlands Safari Park Our Trip #AD

There is no doubt in our home that Christmas is easily our favourite part of the year. When you have six year old twin girls that still fiercely believe in Father Christmas it gives the festive season that magical feel that only children can create. They believe, and that’s quite simply the magic of Christmas for my wife and I. So when I was invited to have the experience of a Santa Safari at West Midland Safari Park, we as a family took absolutely no convincing! West Midland Safari Park has without question become our favourite place to visit on… [Read More]

World Book Day With My 5 Year Old Twin Girls

It’s World Book Day on March 1st and my five year old twin girls are getting ready for it along with thousands of other children up and down the country. Their primary school every year makes a big effort to celebrate World Book Day. It’s almost part of their curriculum. The children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite character from their favourite book, and my five year old twin girls love to get in the spirit of celebrating in dressing up. My five year old twin girls are without question complete opposites, and when you see what they… [Read More]

How Having Kids Impacts Your Relationship With Your Car

When you’re a young independent guy, your car can often feel like one of the most important things in your life. It’s not just the four wheels that you use to get around, it’s a symbol of who you are, of your freedom and independence. The stereotype of a young guy being overly attached to his car might be kind of funny, but it’s also pretty understandable. Of course, as with everything else, that can change pretty drastically when you have a family of your own. Having kids can completely change your priorities in just about every single area of… [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]

Garden Party Barbecue with Iceland: Video Special #Ad

Summer has arrived and for us that means it’s time to get the barbecue out, gather round family and friends and let the good times roll! I think there’s no better way to bring the whole family together than a good, traditional barbecue. Did you know that the UK is Europe’s leading BBQ nation, hosting over 130 million BBQ’s in 2016? Over the past couple of weeks we’ve already had two barbecues, so this will be our third this year and I’m sure we’ll have many more to come! Thankfully, Iceland are close by to give us a helping hand… [Read More]

My Five Year Old Twins And Their Desire To Learn

My five year old twin girls have just finished their first year of school, and I have been amazed at how much they have developed and how inquisitive their minds have become. Their curiosity on how things work keeps me on my toes with a constant stream of questions. Their minds are being stimulated everyday that they attend school. This means of course that whatever they learn one day, is reinforced the following day by their teachers. However with the six weeks holiday now fully in force, the biggest danger is that they forget what they’ve learnt in the last… [Read More]

Spring is here! Time to Get Birdwatching!

Now that winter is well and truly behind us, it means that those of us who love nature can get back outdoors. Whether that’s sitting in the garden and watching the local wildlife, going on bug hunts with the kids or sowing some seeds to grow your own vegetables.  For us, we enjoy bird watching. As a dad of five children, I’ve tried to encourage all of my children to spend time outdoors and to enjoy it. My older three children enjoy playing football, whereas my five year old twins love to dig in the dirt, sow seeds and watch… [Read More]

Chicco Cross Runner Balance Bike Review 

I have five year old twin girls and they always love to get out and about and one the many ways they like to go the park or just generally out and about is by using their bikes or scooters unfortunately their bikes have stabilisers and we so often we end up pushing them along because their pedal power is not the best so when we were recently sent a Chicco Cross Runner Balance Bike for review I thought this is just right for them. And hopefully get them away from stabilisers and onto two wheels. Where freedom of the… [Read More]