Press Trip: Oakwood Theme Park

Yesterday we had the pleasure of visiting Oakwood, the largest theme park in Wales. It was a beautiful sunny day and blue skies for as far as you could see. As we live in Cardiff it was only about an hour and a half drive. Oakwood is set in the Pembrokeshire countryside and I couldn’t think of a more perfect setting for a theme park than in the countryside of Wales. Rolling green hills for miles around. I have been to Oakwood before about 10 years ago and experienced the thrills and spills of the rollercoaster. Sadly my experience of… [Read More]

Creating Memories With My-Picture.co.uk #AD Competition Win £50 Voucher

One of the things that I love to do is look at old photographs. They instantly re-create in my mind the memory of that special moment in which the photograph was taken. There really is nothing quite like holding a physical copy of a photograph. Today with the smart phone those times seem to have changed and I’m sure, like me, you have thousands of photos on your phone and scrolling through them all can be a painstaking job just so that you can find the right photo you want to see. So when I was recently approached by My-Picture.co.uk… [Read More]

How to Sleep Better: The Ultimate Guide for Parents Who Desperately Need Sleep

We all know that sleep can be difficult to come by when you have children. It’s so cruel, it really is the time when we need it most to be at our best for our kids but also a time when enjoying it can be the most difficult thing to do. We’ve put together a guide for those who desperately need sleep to help them achieve great sleep. All based in science, these tips should have you sleeping like a baby in no time. Be Your Own Little Sleep Study Keep a log of when you go to bed, when… [Read More]

Fatherhood: It’s Tough At Times

Being a dad is without a doubt one of the most challenging but rewarding parts of my life. When you are a dad to five children in a society like today you have to deal with so many more issues that simply didn’t exist when I was growing up. The more I look at the society of today the more frightened I become for my children. There is an almost sinister edge to people today and people have a selfish streak that is incredible. Is the generation of today turning into stress heads full of anxiety and heading towards bouts… [Read More]

Being Honest With Yourself Leads To Loving Yourself

During my life I have suffered from depression many times. Sometimes it’s lasted for years. My depression and mental health issues are something that I have learnt to deal with, sometimes successfully, other times not so successfully. Looking back at my life I have come to the conclusion that a lot of mental health problems have arisen and continued to hang around longer than they should have because of my inability to be honest with myself. Unfortunately when you are not honest with yourself it so often results in a bout of depression and despair that makes you feel as… [Read More]

Do You Need A Father As A Role Model When You Become A Dad?

The answer in a word is no. You don’t. However, my concern is that it is projected by society that we all need a father whilst growing up so that we have a role model to help us develop our skills as a father when that moment in life comes that a little one calls us dad. In my own childhood I grew up without the influence of a father in my life. Did it have any adverse effects when I became a father? None whatsoever that I can genuinely think of. In fact if anything it had some positive… [Read More]

When A Family May Need Counselling

We so often only think about individuals when we think about counselling, but if truth be known what could be going wrong in one family members life ultimately could be affecting all of the family. This is when family counselling is vital as it can ensure that everybody’s well being is being looked after. There are many things that can affect a family which can stem from one situation that just one family member could be going through. For example, the actions of just one family member can have far reaching implications across the entire family. Thankfully nowadays help is… [Read More]

Our London Marathon Weekend Marathon Day Has Arrived

The morning of the marathon had arrived. You can check out my IGTV video with my wife below.   View this post on Instagram   Pre-interview with the awesome Emily my Wife just hours before the London Marathon Go Girl! We all love you and are so proud of you. #londonmarathon2019 #running #runners #marathon A post shared by NIGEL: DIY DADDY #TWINDADDY (@diynige) on Apr 27, 2019 at 11:07pm PDT I’m not sure if she was nervous or was quietly confident. She definitely doesn’t give much away in the video hah! It was a very early start to the day… [Read More]