Dino Ranger Treasure Hunt Review Easter Holiday Activities #AD

We have just started our Easter break and when you have seven year old twin girls my thoughts always turn to activities that I think the girls would enjoy. This is because when you are seven years old you just have to occupy them for every waking moment of the day. So I am always on the look out for fun and new activities we can do together. The Easter egg hunt is of course a tradition in our household, and this is great, but it would be nice to add a little bit of a different slant to the… [Read More]

5 Conversations to have with your child about social media

Social media can be daunting for many parents. With new apps and sites emerging daily, parents can often struggle to keep ahead of our ‘digital native’ children. Regardless of the social media site or app your child is using, Laya Healthcare encourages parents to talk with their children and ensure they have these important conversations with them about using social media. What is the meaning of ‘privacy’ online?  What does it really mean when we select ‘private account’? Once we have selected this option, can we then share whatever we want and it will remain private? Unfortunately, this is not… [Read More]

Why Insurance For Builders And Tradesmen Is So Important

I have been a self-employed painter and decorator for over 20 years and along the way I have learnt many things about running a successful business. One important lesson I have learnt is to do everything properly and not to cut corners because it might save you a few pounds. It quite honestly is not worth it. It will always at some point come and bite you in the future so if you are going to run your own business either as a limited company or by being self-employed get it right and be professional. Your customers, and employees will… [Read More]

What Age Do we Let Our Children Walk to School Or Anywhere On Their Own?

We live in a world that is very unpredictable. The freedom that I had as a child from a very early age, really doesn’t exist anymore. I grew up in the city. Granted it’s not the biggest city in the world, but it has a population of around 300k so it’s a reasonable size. When I was growing up walking to the shop from my home, which I will admit was only about 400 yards away, was something I was doing at around seven or eight years old. There was no issue in doing this because the shopkeeper knew me… [Read More]

Family Settings With Xbox To Stay Safe Online

Xbox have recently introduced their all new family settings. Xbox, which is part of the Microsoft family, are committed to making gaming a fun, inclusive and safe experience for everyone. This means that all the family can enjoy a positive and rewarding experience whilst gaming. Last week I attended a session which was held by Xbox to learn in more detail all about their family settings. Following this session Xbox have loaned me an Xbox One S so that I can set up the Xbox for my family so we can all have a safe and enjoyable experience gaming. I… [Read More]

4 shabby chic decorating ideas that will transform your home

Shabby chic decor is a popular interior design trend, and if you’re eager to introduce this theme to your home, you’re in luck. Keep reading for four easy tips on how you can successfully transform your space in this way. 1. Make a style statement with antique-looking furniture If you’re keen to transform your home into a vintage haven, make sure you go for antique-looking furniture. When you’re shopping for pieces to add to your spaces, keep an eye out for furnishings with features such as carved detailing and curved, distressed edges. If you’re not sure where to start, it… [Read More]

What Does Fatherhood Mean To Me

I recently took part in a video challenge which was started by Dadapp. The challenge is called “What Does Fatherhood Mean To You?” I had to create a short video on this topic. It was only a 30 second video and when I finished it I thought to myself that I had left so much out of what fatherhood really means to me. As such I decided I would write a blog and go into more depth of what fatherhood really means to me. I thought I would go about writing this post in a completely different way by using… [Read More]

Hannah The Spanner Children’s Book Reviews The Perfect Bedtime Story COMPETITION #AD

I have been a dad for 23 years and one of the most special parts of fatherhood for me has always been bedtime, and more importantly the bedtime story. You would think that after 23 years and five children I would have grown tired of reading bedtime stories, but the truth is I still love reading a bedtime story to my children. Well not the older children obviously! They are not so keen anymore, shame that haha, but we are lucky enough to able to read a bedtime story to our seven year old twin girls every night and we… [Read More]