My Eldest Daughter J Wow! You Make Me So Proud

My eldest daughter, J, like all of my children make me feel so happy inside and outside, and they all never cease to amaze me with the achievements that they keep achieving in life. It’s actually never ending. Friday of last week was one such day that my love and pride of my children was just making my heart burst in a way that only your children can manage to do. As they progress through life, we all hope that the the goals and ambitions they have set out for themselves are achieved. It’s always a worry they won’t, but… [Read More]

Some Things You Will Need To Be A Parent: Guess What, They Are Free

We live in a very fast technological world and our children are growing up right in the middle of it. iPads, mobile phones, and every conceivable item of technology is available to them, and incredibly at a cost they can or at least their parents can afford. The other day I read that generation Z is actually boring of technology. They flick through YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, aimlessly looking for something to interest them. All this got me thinking that as a parent what are my own hopes and dreams for my children? I will always be proud whatever they decide… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo: Sibling Twin Love

If you have been reading my blog you will know that this has been a very tough week for me. Truth be told, since Christmas my health in general has been all over the place. The cause of most of it has been down to high blood pressure, and the inability of my GP to regulate it properly which resulted in me having a stroke. That’s another story when it comes to my GP, and there is no point holding a grudge. I need them on my side not against me at this time. Any way, a couple days after… [Read More]

Boys Don’t Cry. They Do!

We live in a world where we are constantly told that boys/men are now more in touch with their emotions, show their emotions more and are happy to cry in public. For me the truth is yes that may be the case in a small percentage of men, but whenever I see a magazine, something on television or social media, it’s all about big strong men protecting their women. Staying strong in the face of adversity or while the world is falling apart the man stays strong for the little lady and never shows emotion. They jut out their chiselled… [Read More]

I Don’t Sugar Coat Life With My Kids

It’s so easy to allow your children to grow up in a bubble, but it can be a big mistake in my opinion. I believe we are simply not preparing our children for some of the harsh realities of life, and let’s be honest, life can be harsh and difficult to cope with at times. It’s a very difficult balance, especially when your children are young. How much should you protect them from some of the shocking things that happen in the world, and how much should you show them? However, I firmly believe that sugar coating life is a… [Read More]

Making Mother’s Day A Special Day

Mother’s Day is always a very special day in our home. It’s a time when my five year old twin girls can really show how much they appreciate and love their mummy. Of course, I’m sure they appreciate and love her every day of the year, but on Mother’s Day they can pull out all the stops and spoil their mummy rotten. Up until this year I have always bought presents for their mum and wrapped them up and then given them to the girls on the morning of Mother’s Day to give to their mummy. This year I’ve decided… [Read More]

Black Clouds Are Filling My Mind

After the events of the last week in relation to my health, and the fact that at one point last Thursday, the severity of my situation really came home to me. Sometimes what happens in life can leave you fragile and vulnerable, and last week has  consequently made my mood plummet to a very low level. Lifting my spirits to carry on with simple daily tasks is for me at the moment very difficult. I genuinely don’t know how to put myself in a better frame of mind. At the moment I am currently not working. For me this is… [Read More]

My Heart/Health Scare

This week has been interesting to say the least. I woke up last Saturday or Sunday with a pain in my chest around the heart area, but being me, I ignored it and thought well it will go away I’m sure. Four days later the pain was not going away. In fact, if anything it seemed to be getting worst. I’m not the sort of person that rushes to the doctors, but this was beginning to worry me a little bit so I rang the GP for an emergency appointment on Wednesday. After a short consultation, the GP suggested I… [Read More]