Is Blogging On A Cliff Edge?

In 2018 blogging saw some changes occur. There is no doubt about that, but were these changes for the better? If I am totally honest I’m not sure at the moment. Blogging has changed so much over the last few years, and some of those changes have been brilliant. For example, we are now starting to be seen and accepted as a bonafide trade, but do we also need some sort of association to look after the interests of bloggers and those we work with? The downside for me have been very disturbing. The community that once existed within the… [Read More]

5 Lifesaving Tips for Moving House with Kids

Moving into a new home is always stressful but moving with young children has its own unique challenges. There are, however, many ways you can make the process of moving house easier for your kids, which will help lower your own stress levels. Here are five tips to make moving with children as easy as possible.  1: Pack Early  Start packing much earlier than you think you need to. Even if you’ve moved house before. Moving with kids is a much lengthier process due to the additions of your children’s clothes and toys, and the kids themselves may also slow… [Read More]

Rollercoasters High Blood Pressure and Vomit

A few days ago a I read a fantastic blog post written by John Adams from Dad Blog UK called “Daddy Will You Come On The Rollercoaster”. The post was fabulously entertaining and although I shouldn’t have laughed I couldn’t help it at times, because like John, I too have an innate fear of rollercoasters. Although I found it amusing, I also had great sympathy with him. It also brought back memories of two such occasions when I couldn’t avoid going on a rollercoaster. Rollercoaster Ride Nightmare 1 The first such occasion was about 8 years ago when my two of my… [Read More]

Special Moments With My Children

Some special moments in life when it involves your children are very special. These moments are ones that you’ll remember forever and hopefully when you are no longer around your children will remember those special moments too. One such occasion for me was boxing day. It was special because for only the second time this year I had all five of my children in the same room at the same time. This is such a rare occurrence for the simple reason that three of my children are 23, 21 and 19 years of age, then at the other end of… [Read More]

School Returns Back To The Playground

Today is the first day of school for 2019 and we will all arrive on the school playground looking knackered, exhausted and totally dishevelled, with a total urgency to give our children away for the day and breathe again after the excitement and absolutely exhausting time of Christmas where we have had the joy of melt-downs and arguments between our children. Christmas is lots of fun no doubt, but jeez once a year is more than enough haha! Being a part-time stay at home dad means that I have the pleasure of doing the school run two to three days… [Read More]

Alcohol And Our Children

In the last couple of days I’ve learnt something that shocked me. Did you know that it is illegal to give a child under the age of five alcohol, however it is completely legal for a parent to give their child over the age of five alcohol in their own home. If I’m honest this is staggering. The fact that parents can teach their children drinking habits from the age of just five years old is just wrong. Surely this is a world gone mad! It’s where supposedly liberal parents see it fit to give children a substance such as… [Read More]

Choosing The Perfect Inflatable Hot Tub To Buy

Imagine coming home after a long day of work and dipping into an outside hot tub. Picture the bubbling inflatable tub jets gently relaxing your muscles and washing away your stresses and strains. This can be a reality and you can easily create the ultimate spa experience right in your backyard. With an inflatable hot tub, you don’t have to worry about the available space as you can set it up in your garage, garden, indoor, or just anywhere.  Whether for relaxation, exercise, entertainment, family or couples time, once you decide to get an inflatable hot tub, there are some… [Read More]

Happy Birthday To My Beautiful Wonderful Truly Awesome Wife

It’s my wife’s birthday today, so happy birthday honey! That’s it! I really can’t think of anything else to write, haha, only joking! Getting married to somebody younger than yourself means that you will always have somebody to push you around in a wheelchair! Of course we’ll grow old together, it’s just I’m going to get there first haha! On a more serious note there is something very special about my wife and last year was a perfect example of how wonderful and important she is to me. As I have said in previous posts it has been a tough… [Read More]