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]

My 24 Hours In Resus

The last 24 hours of my life have taught me how very fragile life can be, and how quickly you can go from being a fit and healthy person and then at the speed of light how quickly you can become very ill and this is without little or no notice. On Monday evening just gone I was sitting on the sofa watching TV with my wife, when around 8 o’clock I started to feel strange, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I just didn’t feel right. I can only put it down to the fact that… [Read More]

Snow Dogs Wales

On Saturday of last weekend we decided to go to our local science centre in Cardiff Bay called Techniquest. Our five year old twins love experimenting with all the different exhibits. I quite enjoy it myself if I’m honest. Haha! Big kid at heart. The point of the trip wasn’t just to visit techniquest though. In Cardiff and the surrounding areas, there is a charity fundraiser going on called #snowdogswales. You may be wondering exactly what it’s all about so I will explain. #snowdogswales is raising money for a local children’s hospice called Ty Hafen. I was very fortunate a… [Read More]

Life’s Not A Rehearsal 

About four weeks ago I started to feel unwell and I was sure it was a water infection. I’ve suffered from this about four times already this year. I’m not sure why I’m so prone to them, but unfortunately I am. On this particular occasion it was strange because I was getting a lot of groin pain. This has taught me a very important life lesson. First of all here is a little bit about my health scare. About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. Thankfully that’s all it was and it was something I had… [Read More]

Nursery is over Lets have another Baby!

R and M finished nursery in the last few days. The year has really gone quickly and it’s now time to enjoy summer and prepare them for their first year of full time school. Now that the twins are soon going to be going to school full-time I think it’s time we had another baby!  After all what are we going to do with all this spare time? It’s a strange feeling knowing that you are only going to see the girls for a few hours in the weekdays. That’s going to be very difficult to get used to. I… [Read More]

What my daughters sickness has taught me

It’s the early hours of the morning, whilst the world and everybody around me sleeps. I lay on a hospital bed awake next to one of my four year old twin girls, M. It has made me reflect on the experiences of the last few days. What these days have taught me is that no matter where you are, your children can be so very fragile. We don’t see this when they are healthy and full of energy. However it becomes more obvious when they’re lying on a hospital bed. It has also taught me to value every single moment with… [Read More]

When your child ends up in hospital very sick

In just 48 hours it’s amazing how easily your life can be turned upside down. Especially when it involves your children. It started with M not feeling well and in all honesty it looked like she just had a common cold. On this particular morning she went to nursery with her twin sister R and came home at lunchtime as normal, then it changed she didn’t want her lunch and became tired and started to sleep very rapidly.  My wife took her to the doctors as she wasn’t very well. The GP diagnosed a throat infection and prescribed antibiotics so… [Read More]