OMG! Where Has The Last 23 Years Gone

My eldest daughter turned 23 years old at the beginning of July and I thought to myself, OMG! Where have the last 23 years gone? The years really do flash by in the blink of an eye. For me it really only feels like yesterday that I would sit on the patio and count the stars with her on a summer’s night at sunset, and try to pass on some words of wisdom to her, although we have had this conservation on a few occasions recently about how when she was four years old she would sit with me on… [Read More]

How Mediation Helped When I Got Divorced

The pressures of life today are most likely greater than they have ever been. Life today is fast and expectations of buying a home, having a family etc, can put a huge strain on any relationship or marriage. When we meet somebody, of course we always think it’s for life. Falling in love, getting married and starting a family in all honesty is what most people want. Of course it doesn’t always work out like that which is what happened to me in my first marriage. My first marriage ended in divorce and there is no doubt like a lot… [Read More]

Teaching our Children Simple Lessons In Life

Parenting is the hardest job in the world. There is no text book or school of knowledge you can go to in order to learn the art of parenting, so how do we learn to be a parent? Well, it’s simple really. By becoming parents it’s a huge learning curve that will send you on a rollercoaster of emotions and make you doubt every decision you ever make as a parent, and as often as you get right, you will also get it wrong just as often. Years ago, this really didn’t matter. People were not observing you the way… [Read More]

Our Embryos: Letting Go

If you are regular reader of my blog, you will know it’s predominantly a parenting blog and will also know that I have been married twice, after my first marriage I decided with I might a considerable amount of pressure to have a vasectomy, at the time I was already a father of three children, and I guess I never intended having any more children. In life there is no way of looking into the future, and if I’m honest I’m not I would want to at times. But to cut a long story short my first marriage ended and… [Read More]

My Six Year Old Twins And Blogging They Are Noticing

Every morning when my twin girls get up I usually get up with them and they now just come in the lounge and turn on the television which they watch for about half an hour, I usually sit in the middle of them which gives me an opportunity to do some blogging setting up for the day, as well as share my post of the day on social media. While the girls are watching television. This particular morning I happened to be commenting on a well known dad bloggers post, who goes by the name of Dad Blog UK aka… [Read More]

When Marriage Gets Tough Maybe Counselling Is The Answer

Marriage is without doubt at times one of the toughest relationships that any of us are going to face in our lives. It’s not always easy to agree with your husband and wife because we all have opinions and there will be times when you simply have a different opinion. Learning to compromise with your partner can be the answer, but sometimes that’s not always the answer, and you can possibly need help from outside the relationship to talk through any problems that you both may be having within the relationship. There are of course a number of reasons why… [Read More]

My Mum Has Reached A Milestone. She Is 90 Years Old Today

Today is my mum’s 90th birthday. What a milestone to reach! To live to 90 years of age! It’s actually quite hard to visualise somebody that has lived 90 years and has seen all the changes the world has gone through. My mum has lived through the Second World War, has seen television and the telephone invented, and seen the world change beyond what she would remember as a child. I wondered if life was simpler when she was a child with no internet, no social media etc, that would have been simpler that’s for sure, but how would we… [Read More]

Our Holiday To Disneyland Paris 2018 Day 2 & 3

On day two when I looked outside the window, I was disappointed that the weather was not the best. There were dark clouds in the sky and heavy rain forecast for lunchtime. Still we had wet weather coats and leggings and we were determined not to let the weather dampen our day. First up for the day was breakfast at Plaza Gardens with the characters. This is always awesome and the girls love having a hug with Mickey and all his friends. It’s a fantastic chance to grab photos and get the all important autograph books signed without having to… [Read More]