Pride In My Daughter E What Wonderful Text I Received

My 21 year old daughter is now carving out her life in another city to where I live, it’s not quite what I thought would happen when I remember her being a little girl and starting school, but you at some point start living your own life and making your own decisions about exactly how you want to live your life. I know did at around her age. Even though we live a two hour drive apart we are still as close as ever and the other day she texted me which had an image attached to it was this…. [Read More]

Warming Up My Home Quicker With The Stanton RadBooster #Ad

Winter is coming and after the glorious summer we have just had with wall to wall sunshine, it is going to be hard to get used to the fact that we will be turning on the heating everyday again to warm our house. So when I was approached by Stanton RadBooster to try out their product I instantly thought yes, that will be perfect for my home. Our lounge is nearly 30 foot long and 15 foot wide. It does actually have two radiators in the room, but it seems to take forever to warm up completely, and this happens… [Read More]

foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor Review #ad

In today’s world we are now more aware than ever before about pollution and how it’s harming our planet and yes, as individuals we can help reduce the pollution as a collective of people, but of course this is going to take a lot of work, and effort from governments around the world. This actually got me thinking about what the air quality is like inside our home, and how much of the pollution in the outside world is also polluting the air inside our home, so when I was approached by Foobot to try out and review their air… [Read More]

When Do You Start Conversations About Sex Education With Your Children?

Come on then! Who has had these conversations, or do you shy away from conservations about sex? It’s that subject that parents still get embarrassed talking about with their children, but at what age do you start educating your children about sex? Let’s be brutally honest, schools and the education system are letting our children down with their idea of sex education as it will quite possibly involve an hour in year six of primary school, which is totally inadequate. Wouldn’t you agree? All you end getting is children either embarrassed or sniggering in the when they hear the word… [Read More]

My Wife And My Daughter Run The Cardiff Half Marathon

A few days ago my wife and daughter ran the Cardiff half marathon together and it made me feel very proud that they pushed themselves to run 13 miles. It really is an awesome achievement and there is no doubt that it should not be underrated exactly how tough it is because it is without question a fantastic thing to do. For me it’s actually difficult to fully understand how hard and tough it is because I have never been a runner, and if I’m honest I would struggle to run 1km before collapsing in a heap on the ground… [Read More]

The Importance Of World Mental Health Day October 10th 2018

Being a man that grew up in a society that was basically conditioned and taught that men are strong and must at all costs never show weakness or become emotional, meant that it was almost impossible for me to open up about suffering from depression in my twenties. The stigma that surrounded men and depression of twenty or so ago was truly incredible. Admitting that I was not well and simply wasn’t coping with life, and that I hadn’t coped with life very well since my teenage years was tough. Ok you couldn’t see my illness. It was not like… [Read More]

Take the #TyreChallenge

I’ve been driving for over 30 years, and in that time, you would think that I would know a fair bit about driving. Especially when you consider that I also used to work in a garage! However, I recently took the Kwik Fit #TyreChallenge, which is an online quiz, and I was really surprised by my lack of tyre knowledge. Out of 10 questions, I got just 3 correct answers. I drive my car every day. To work, to the children’s school, to the shops etc, and I’ve even driven long distances from my home in Cardiff to the likes… [Read More]

Our Body Weight. Are We Missing The Point?

A few years ago there was uproar over size zero models, and rightly so, especially as our teenager children were most likely watching this on social media, and could of easily start to believe that it is perfectly normal to be so underweight, which of course it’s not. We have since come full circle and now it seems just like society was trying to normalise being underweight, people are now trying to normalise being obese, because let’s be honest that’s what it is, morbidly obese. I hear and read the same old statement: “I’m happy with the way I am”…. [Read More]