Having Fun Playing Games Online

I grew up in an era where the internet was actually not even in its infancy. In fact it actually didn’t even exist! That means when it came to having fun and playing games, it would always be something along the lines of board games, which of course you either played with your family or friends at home. As a child I would always visit my grandmother on a Saturday afternoon and she would teach me all the card games like poker or blackjack. However, I was never very good at counting cards in poker, but my grandmother must have… [Read More]

Blogging Hacks: Enhance the Security of Your Blog Right Now

One thing that a lot of bloggers may not focus too closely on is the security of their blogs. It is pretty clear that blogging is one of the most important and essential ways of interacting with more people in the modern world. These days more and more people are starting blogs to discuss their thoughts and views on the world, as well as exploring their hobbies. If you want to set up your own blog, you need to come up with ways of making sure it is safer and more secure. Anything that happens online these days needs to… [Read More]

The Secret To Being The Perfect Parent Is…

The secret to being the perfect parent is…  (drum roll please) … cue hushed whispers and much anticipation… To know there is no such thing as a perfect parent! Image Okay, before you write in with fury and ire, angry at us for leading you down a false path, please try and understand the point of this article. Perfection is impossible to attain, so don’t assume you will get there, and don’t listen to what the parenting experts say, be they the super nannies on the television or the so-called ‘experts’ at the school gates. You are human after all,… [Read More]

Preventing DIY Disasters: A Guide To Getting It Right

DIY is a very popular hobby. If you’re handy around the home, you can save yourself a fortune at the same time as taking great satisfaction from the fact that you’ve fixed that leaking tap or put a shelf up in a matter of minutes. While DIYing can be hugely enjoyable, there are risks involved. You only have to watch the TV or flick through magazines to know that DIY can end in disaster. If you’re keen to get it right every time without fail, here are some steps to follow. Pexels Plan every project in advance You may have… [Read More]

Nativity Play And Graduation Day! What A Busy Day!

Last Wednesday was a very busy, hectic and quite honestly exhausting day for me, and that’s because I was in two different places in the UK. This made me realise that being a dad is the best job in the world, and one that I have cherished since my eldest was born just over 23 years ago. In the morning I was going to see my six year old twin girls in their school nativity play. These are always special moments for me. Mostly to see how the girls change from year to year, and how their confidence improves in… [Read More]

Instagram Event At Facebook HQ London Protecting Our Teens In Association With Mumsnet

On Monday I travelled up to London for an Instagram event at Facebook HQ. To a lot of people that might not be a big deal, but for me it was a very big deal! I have been blogging for a long time now and I have lost count of the amount of times I have been invited to events, and the truth is I have never gone to one. There are a couple of reasons why. The major reason is that I live in South Wales and invariably the events take place in London so it’s a big effort… [Read More]

Christmas Past Christmas Now!

I love Christmas. It’s easily my favourite time of the year by a long way, but I love the Christmas of today and that is something that has happened from the experiences of my own childhood when Christmas was not such a happy time. Growing up, as I have written about on occasion before, was at times incredibly difficult. My family when growing up has to be up with the best of them as super dysfunctional. It was like walking into a war zone every time I entered my house. I say house because it was so far removed from… [Read More]

5 Unique Ways to Promote Your Etsy Shop

Every Etsy shop owner wants to know the right marketing tactics to promote their small business and stand out in the online marketplace. If you’re not sure how to spread the word about your store and grow your sales, here are five unique methods for you to try out.  Set up a Referral Program  Referral programs are a win all round. With affiliate programs, you pay promoters a percentage of a sale that’s made using a specific code or after clicking on a special link. If they don’t bring in any new sales, you don’t have to part with any… [Read More]