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]

Win a 6 month Xbox Game Pass Subscription

As a keen Xbox fan, I’m very excited to be able to offer my readers the chance to win a 6 month Xbox Pass subscription worth £48. With Christmas coming up, this could be a great gift to yourself or a loved one! Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that allows customers to purchase multiple games at a set cost each month. The Game Pass library includes over 100 great Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible titles including Forza Motorsport 7, Disneyland Adventures, Sea of Thieves and Halo, which happens to be one of my all time favourites! Xbox… [Read More]

Living In A Bursted Bubble

Over the last four years of blogging I have written on many occasions about my life and some of the very difficult experiences that I have encountered. This has been hard to deal with recently, especially as I have got a little older and I would like to say wiser, but sadly that’s probably not the case. I have become a little retrospective about my life and what I have achieved. In fact if I have achieved anything at all? I certainly have not made a difference in the world, but have I made a difference in my world? A… [Read More]

A Weekend Of Worry, A Little Sadness And Lots of Driving

The weekend that has just passed was a strange and long weekend for many reasons. Early Saturday morning my 21 year old daughter left her home city to embark on her life journey. It’s that moment when you really go out to conquer the world. In my post yesterday I wrote about how after three years of university she is now a qualified nurse, but with a tinge if sadness. She has secured her first job 150 miles away, but you have to let go eventually. The worry for me started at around 6.00am. She was driving to Southampton, which… [Read More]

I’ve Stopped Worrying What People Think Of Me!

With getting older there are some very negative aspects like not having the energy of a 20 year old, or feeling you can conquer anything because you are fearless. Sadly as you get older the body doesn’t quite do what it used to, and yes I now see the danger in situations that brings out the fear in me, and I will probably not do something just in case I end up hurting myself. When you are a twenty something, nothing stops you. In fact the more dangerous the better. There are some things that maturity and age brings that… [Read More]

Boys Don’t Cry. They Do!

We live in a world where we are constantly told that boys/men are now more in touch with their emotions, show their emotions more and are happy to cry in public. For me the truth is yes that may be the case in a small percentage of men, but whenever I see a magazine, something on television or social media, it’s all about big strong men protecting their women. Staying strong in the face of adversity or while the world is falling apart the man stays strong for the little lady and never shows emotion. They jut out their chiselled… [Read More]

I Think I’m Beginning To Enjoy Not Working

It has been about two and a half weeks since I last worked properly due to the health scare that I had which I have written about previously. It’s been quite a stressful time because over the last two weeks, I have done no work. My main activity of the day has been the school run. Boredom and feeling a bit brain dead would be an understatement! I had a doctors appointment last week, and was hoping the doctor would say it would be ok for me to return to work, but sadly not at the moment. Unfortunately because of… [Read More]

Preparing For Your First Clay Pigeon Shooting Trip

  Image by The Riders Tale via Flickr With animal conservation becoming increasingly popular, more people are turning to clay pigeon shooting to be able to experience shooting as a hobby. There is a lot of tradition to this popular past time, and there is an excellent article on various lifestyle blogs that will let you know what to expect from your first-time clay pigeon shooting. When you know what to expect, you will be able to prepare for the experience and make sure that you look the part also. Dressing The Part For Shooting The traditional dress for a… [Read More]