One of the biggest highlights of our year is our annual visit to West Midlands Safari Park. It is slowly becoming a family tradition! This is actually our fifth visit in four years. It really is a special day out. Our six year twin girls always get very excited to know that we are going to visit again. They love the Safari drive through which allows them to see wild animals up very close. This particular visit they were very excited to see the new Ice Age exhibit, and truth be told I was very excited to see it as… [Read More]
South Wales and in particular Cardiff was in right in the middle of the eye of the storm when the Beast of the East met Storm Emma. We woke up yesterday to very large drifts of snow and in places it was up to two metres deep. The scene in my street yesterday morning When we have snow in the UK, we normally miss it. For some reason it always bypasses us, and the kids look at other children on the TV sledging everywhere and feeling very jealous. So this year it’s a bit different. Snowman building and sledging is the… [Read More]
Christmas Eve is always a super busy day for us. We have family and friends to visit, and we like to get everything out of the way. So we can enjoy Christmas Day at home with all the children, and it’s especially nice because our five year old twins get to play with all their new toys on Christmas Day. It’s the perfect family day. Christmas Eve is as exciting for us as parents, as I know it is for our little ones. Ok, maybe it’s a bit more exciting for the twins, because they know Father Christmas is coming… [Read More]
We have just spent a week at the Bluestone Wales resort in West Wales. The weather could of been a bit better, but as usual it was a normal British summer rain and more rain. On the one sunny day though we went to a local farm/zoo called Folly Farm. It was only about a 10 minute drive. The zoo is quite big and they have a pair rhino's there and I captured this shot of one of rhino's standing there in all its magnificent.
Every new father wants to do his part for the child making their arrival, and as we can’t grow the babies in the way that the mother can, DIY is generally our best avenue. Building cots, setting up rocking chairs and painting the nursery is the way to be as prepared as we can be. A little pride in a project never hurt anyone and when your child outgrows the nursery you so lovingly put together, you need to think of the next one. Image Source If you are lucky enough to have the space for a separate playroom in… [Read More]
We found a great little park not far from we live and the girls loved it. Caught this photo where two little girls and yes one big girl were enjoying the roundabout.
Image source So many people take incredible care over their gardens these days. They spend our cutting the grass so that the vertical stripes bring about an added dimension. They prune the trees and hedges and spend entire days at the garden center getting flowers in the exact shade they require to make their verges sparkle. They spend thousands on water features and statues until it looks just the way they want it to look. But then when you go out to enjoy it with the kids they freak out. It is insane. Gardens aren’t just for displays, to look… [Read More]
Well according to my wife’s gospel, it is ok to put up the Christmas decorations on November 26th. This is really strange for me as it’s my birthday on the 29th and I honestly can’t remember ever celebrating my birthday with the house totally decked out in Christmas decorations! Hey, what’s going on! Have you forgotten it’s my birthday tomorrow?! It was very strange how it all happened. We went to the skate park because the twins R and M had been asking for weeks to go and the weather had been appalling, it seemed as the weekend came the… [Read More]