Drugs Are They Becoming Socially Acceptable?

When I was growing up drug culture, although it was there, certainly wasn’t prominent in society. As I entered my mid-teens, it was growing in popularity. Smoking weed, smack and some chemical drugs were becoming more readily available. Through the pop- culture of the time, many celebrities were in my opinion endorsing drugs as a socially acceptable hobby. There is no doubt that many of these pop stars, that many young people looked up to, were saying it’s ok to do drugs, so when I see them now saying drugs are bad, I look at them in dismay, because of… [Read More]

What To Bring When You Go Fly Fishing

If you have finally given in to your friends and are soon to embark on your very first fly fishing expedition, it is essential you have all the necessary equipment with you, and while it might not hurt to borrow a few things here and there, some fishermen are very fussy about their gear, and don’t like sharing, so in order to avoid this, here is a checklist of everything you will need. Rod & Reel – Let’s begin with the obvious, your rod and reel. If you haven’t yet purchased these two items, there are online suppliers of high… [Read More]

Time To Get Gardening With Your Kids

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about all the different vegetables we can grow in our garden. There is nothing quite like the taste of freshly homegrown vegetables straight from the garden to the plate. My five year old twin girls love gardening, in fact they have a gardening club at their primary school, which they are hoping to join this year. So this year, I have teamed up with Great Little Garden to create a garden within our garden just for my twin girls to grow their very own vegetables. The girls will have… [Read More]

6 Tips For A Greener And Healthier Home

We all dream of easing a little pressure off our conscience every now and then. Creating a greener home is something to aspire to, and is one step forwards in securing our children’s future. We also want our home to be healthy as well as green. It can be, however, a daunting task. What’s supplies do I need? How will it affect my outgoings? Is it more effort that it’s worth? Don’t worry, you can create a greener home in many different ways. Making changes, no matter how large or small, has an impact – so it’s worth trying. 1…. [Read More]

Piercing And Our Teenagers: Wales Leads The Way

In the last few days Wales has made it illegal for anybody under the age of 18 to have intimate piercings. This is really groundbreaking, and being welsh and living in its capitol city it makes me very proud to be welsh. Image The Guardian   Growing up through the 80’s, pierced ears for men was on a very steady increase and I wasn’t slow in having mine done more than once. It became a necessary fashion accessory for a young person. I personally never went further than having my pierced ears, but many of my friends had nose piercings and… [Read More]

Bloggers, Vloggers, Instagrammers etc. Are they the Celebs of the 21st Century?

When I was growing up social media, and in fact the internet did not exist, it was still in fact not even thought of. So celebrities for me growing up were pop stars, TV or film stars, which would occasionally would be seen on TV, and every now and again you would get an opportunity to see your favourite pop stars in concert. For me most of these pop stars were put on a pedestal because news of them was sparse and so consequently you never heard anything bad they may have done, so they would be people you aspire… [Read More]

Innovative Ways to Fund Those Big Home Renovations

Need a new kitchen? Finally got time to add that extension to your home? Then you must know it’s going to cost you big time. Ensuring you are financially prepared for such large home renovations is vital so that you don’t get half way through the project and have to give up. Saving up can take a lot of time but there are many other ways you can fund such big and expensive home improvements. Cash in Investments If you’ve been investing for a few years now, whether in stocks and shares, bonds, precious metals or any other assets, then… [Read More]

A Feature Wall Is A Must Have In Every Home

I have always considered myself a bit different when it comes to decorating in my home. This most likely comes from doing my job as a painter and decorator, which I’ve been doing for the last 20 years. I have so often seen people play it safe when decorating their homes because they worry too much about not liking the end result. Quite often my advice is to be brave, take a risk, show your personality and character, and don’t follow trends or fads. One of the ways that you can show all of the personality and character that you… [Read More]