Daddy-Daughter Dates, That Don’t Cost A Fortune

Dads need to spend quality time with their daughters. I’m not just talking about being around while they are watching TV or doing their homework, but actually doing activities and visiting places together, and giving them your undivided attention so they feel special, valued, and loved. Happily, you don’t have to spend a fortune to do this. A topic that my post goes into more detail on below. Afternoon tea Afternoon tea is such a big thing in the UK right now. In fact, you can hardly turn around for places that serve this meal that contains scones, sandwiches, and… [Read More]

Our London Marathon Weekend Part 2

So it was our second day in London for the Virgin London Marathon and to say it started just a bit early would be an understatement. The girls were awake and raring to go at 5am, and as big as our family room in the premier hotel was, it was very spacious I might add, there was still nowhere to hide haha! Like it or not, it was time to wake up, but breakfast didn’t start for another two hours and I was starving! Anyways! Eventually breakfast came around and we went down around 7.30am and had a first class… [Read More]

Our London Marathon Weekend Part 1

The weekend just gone, if you hadn’t noticed, was the weekend of the London Marathon and this year my wife, Emily took part in running the 26.2 mile course. Oh my goodness! I would struggle to run 26 metres without collapsing in a heap so huge respect from me that’s for sure. I’m in total awe of her. It was going to be a very full weekend. We arrived on the Friday and planned to leave Sunday night. This was also going to be the girls first proper visit to London so we were going to try and fit in… [Read More]

Yay! The Bike Stabilisers Are Gone A Life Lesson Learnt

A few months ago our twin girls asked for the stabilisers to be taken off their bikes. So, as you do, we did exactly that. Less than an hour later they were back on the bikes. The girls balance was just not there and steering the bike was, well a disaster! There was lots of crashing, banging legs on the pedals and a few tears thrown in too! My wife and I decided to put it off for another day. Moving forward to a couple of days ago the girls asked for the stabilisers to be removed again. I had… [Read More]

The Easter Weekend Has Reminded Me Of The Importance Of Family

The four day Easter break has reminded me how obsessed you can become with your smart phone and social media in general. Yes I was on it over the weekend, but considerably less than what I am normally. I wanted to enjoy the weekend more as a family without a constant glance or look at my phone and that’s exactly what I did. Time with family is precious. It cannot be repeated because once those moments or milestones with your children are gone that is exactly it, they are gone forever and a photo of that moment is no substitute… [Read More]

Making The Switch From Windows To Other Platforms

The platform you run your computer on affects pretty much everything about how you use it and what you can get out of it. For that reason, it is always a good idea to make sure that you have the kind of platform you want, so that you can be sure you are going to get the most out of it on the whole. There are three main types of platform out there: Windows, Linux & Mac. They each have their own benefits and drawbacks, but an increasing number of people are less and less happy with their Windows computers,… [Read More]

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]