Chocolate Tool Box Awards 2019 Funny DIY Disasters With Hoppy At Home Competition #AD

When you buy your first home it’s an expensive time. If you’re anything like me you’ll try to do all those DIY jobs around the home yourself. This can so often end in disaster because you don’t have the right tools or quite honestly the ability or experience to complete a particular DIY job. This can so easily end up with you having to call in the experts to put your DIY disaster right. Of course this can end up costing you twice as much. Looking back over the years I have had my fair share of DIY disasters and… [Read More]

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Yes its that time of the year when we celebrate dad! So on June 16th why not spoil your dad and treat him to something extra special? I have put a few ideas together to help make Father’s Day extra special for your dad. It’s a mixed bag of ideas so hopefully there will be something for everyone. Without waiting a moment longer here we go! 1. Ring Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator £49.99 This is a perfect gift for a dad that is a car fanatic. It’s the Ring RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator. It will inflate a tyre in… [Read More]

Switch Off The Technology This Half-Term That Was My Aim

It’s been half-term this week and I decided that it was important for me to put my phone down and just have fun with my seven year old twin girls. I don’t want to be that parent that uses a tablet, laptop or the television as a babysitter for my children. This can so easily happen in this world of technology. Kids today have an almost unlimited amount of choice when it comes to technology, but too much can easily shut them off into their own little world. The learning of the use of this technology comes from us as… [Read More]

It’s Such A Struggle At Times: Life

As a father you should be strong. As a husband you should be strong. As a son you should be strong. As a man you should not show vulnerability, weakness or that you may be struggling from day to day. So that’s what society portrays even today in 2019. Yes it’s better but we still have a long way to go. Well guess what. I don’t feel strong, I don’t feel good about myself. I’m struggling on a daily basis, but I have no idea why! When people ask how are you? Are you ok? I reply with a smile… [Read More]

How To Make The Best Man Cave

Finding some personal space in today’s world can be tough, especially if you have kids running circles around you from the minute you arrive home from work. Often even a moment’s peace enjoyed on the toilet doesn’t go interrupted! So, when you get the opportunity to create your own ‘man cave’, the ideas and designs that rush into your head can give you very high expectations that your DIY skills just can’t match up to. The chance to make your own space can be really exciting, and that excitement can return each time you enter if it’s done properly. Luckily,… [Read More]

Mental Health Awareness Week: Social Media

I thought I would add my contribution to Mental Health Awareness week which is this week. My worries for the young generation that is growing up in an incredibly fake world where apparently everything is obtainable frightens the living daylights out of me. Society is creating a generation after generation that feel unworthy, have no self esteem, and lack confidence in themselves. There’s a belief that they must act or look a certain way to be accepted by society. Where is the root problem? It’s firmly lodged with social media. Social media may possibly have some positive effects, but I… [Read More]

Well It’s About Time Jeremy Kyle Was Taken Off The Air

Yesterday I heard the news that the Jeremy Kyle Show has been taken off the air. To be brutally honest this is not before time. I have watched episodes of the show and on most occasions somewhere in the show I feel uncomfortable with the way guests are treated by the host, Jeremy Kyle. His attitude is appalling as he intimidates, belittles and shouts at people that they are scum and the lowest of the low and all for a bit of sensationalism TV, but the truth is he is actually destroying people’s lives and ruining their self confidence by… [Read More]

Being Honest With Yourself Leads To Loving Yourself

During my life I have suffered from depression many times. Sometimes it’s lasted for years. My depression and mental health issues are something that I have learnt to deal with, sometimes successfully, other times not so successfully. Looking back at my life I have come to the conclusion that a lot of mental health problems have arisen and continued to hang around longer than they should have because of my inability to be honest with myself. Unfortunately when you are not honest with yourself it so often results in a bout of depression and despair that makes you feel as… [Read More]