Finding Time For Your GrandParents

This one is all about my 23 year old daughter again. It’s definitely her turn this week. Nowadays we are so quick to criticise the youth, but yesterday I wrote a post about how my daughter works hard and saves her money to enjoy some of the good things in life, and I can’t emphasis how much effort she puts into everything she does. It’s always 110% effort. As I wrote yesterday My Daughter is off to New York Very Soon! Just shows how much she puts into work, so she can do great things like travelling. My mum, her… [Read More]

Christmas Gift Guide 2018 #AD

I cannot believe that Christmas is here again. The last year seems to have flown by. For me the most exciting time of the year will always be Christmas. It’s especially exciting to all gather together as a family and celebrate. Every year I have done a Christmas gift guide and this year is no different. Well maybe a little bit different because I have gone for a complete mix bag of presents that you can get for family or friends. So if you are looking for inspiration take a read to see what I have selected for my Christmas… [Read More]

What to do When You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

Tax trouble is a common phenomenon that occurs in the lives of millions of Americans. While we can dream that taxes would disappear, or that they wouldn’t exist at all, the reality is that we owe a responsibility to our country… and it has a price tag. Hard times befall the best of us and they usually have a lot to do with debt. From student loans, mortgages, credit cards and the likes of, to just about anything that can rack up money owed, debt can become a major problem in our lives. Unfortunately, while trying to manage all of our other payments we lose… [Read More]

I’m Sure My Children Think I Have Special Powers

I have been a father for 23 years and over those years there have been times when I have wondered if my children think I have special powers to put everything right that may not be right in their lives. Truth is of course I don’t, not even close to it. I have, like so many other parents, been making it up over the last 23 years, and yes you have guessed it, I am still making it up on a daily basis. Parenting is a minefield and the problems are there constantly, they are just a different set of… [Read More]

Do Our Children See Christmas As Just A Big Bag Of Presents

Christmas is nearly upon us once again and it has got me thinking about how my six year old twins see Christmas. Is it just a big bag of presents? Of course with them only be six years old they still believe in the whole nine yards of Father Christmas delivering presents on Christmas Eve, but if I’m honest this will most likely be the last year that happens. They will be in junior school by Christmas 2019 and the truth will most likely come out from older children. I’m not actually bothered about that it to be honest. It… [Read More]

Is Blogging/Vlogging And Social Media Really a Numbers Game?

I have been blogging for four years and in that time I have seen many bloggers, vloggers and social media guru’s rise to meteoric stardom in their chosen field of online activity. With this their following has grown to quite honestly a huge number, while I have floated along with my meagre following in comparison, but it begs the question how important are numbers and when it comes to your following when you are working with brands does it affect the fee you charge? I actually think I’m proof that it really doesn’t matter if you have 100k or 20k… [Read More]

Dreaming Big is Good

Teaching our children from an early age to dream and dream big is easily one of the most important life lessons and skills that as parents we should be teaching our children in my humble opinion. Teaching our children to dream about being the next best footballer, nuclear scientist, CEO of Google or to be a charity worker in some of the most troubled parts of the world. It is vital in my opinion so that they can reach their full potential in life and don’t end up selling themselves short, or have that feeling of if only I pushed… [Read More]

The Sky At Night: My Sunday Photo

This week I have been taking a few images of the sky from my back door and I am amazed how different it is from day to day. The unpredictability of the sky is a bit like life itself. It is forever changing and we have to change with it and around this time of year we definitely get our fair share of different skies. I captured this particular image midweek. After a glorious day the sun was setting in South Wales and it actually to me looked like the sky was on fire. I have linked up my Sunday… [Read More]