OMG! Where Has The Last 23 Years Gone

My eldest daughter turned 23 years old at the beginning of July and I thought to myself, OMG! Where have the last 23 years gone? The years really do flash by in the blink of an eye. For me it really only feels like yesterday that I would sit on the patio and count the stars with her on a summer’s night at sunset, and try to pass on some words of wisdom to her, although we have had this conservation on a few occasions recently about how when she was four years old she would sit with me on… [Read More]

My Mum’s Birthday Surprise. My Sunday Photo

In my blog post yesterday I wrote to say it was my mum’s birthday and we had planned a surprise. The surprise was something she had hinted that she would love to do, ans I guess it was to cross one off her bucket list. No! It’s not bungee jumping, paragliding or a parachute jump, or anything totally thrilling or dangerous. It was something much more sedate! A ride in a stretch limo. This is something my mum has wanted to do ever since the limo became a popular way to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday. We… [Read More]

Safe Remedies to Help Your Child Feel Better and Sleep Soundly

You want your child to get the most out of their rest time in bed because you’re a good parent and good parents think like that. Sleep can be taken for granted at times, but we must never let it fall down the pecking order because it plays such a pivotal role that you simply can’t function well without it. Children especially need good sleep as their bodies are still growing and evolving with each day that passes. This is their time to rest and recharge. So, what happens if getting off to sleep is a little on the tricky side? well,… [Read More]

I’m On The Chad Valley Play Panel #GoodToGo

The sun is shining which means it’s time to get out in the garden! I have teamed up with Chad Valley and Argos which means that I’m part of their #PlayPanel. As such my children get to try out some of the Chad Valley outdoor toy range, and as you will see they are having a fantastic time checking out all of the great toys. The campaign is all centred around getting outdoors in the garden with your children and enjoying the sunshine, or least trying to when we are dodging the raindrops! It is after all the UK, haha!… [Read More]

Darth Vader Is Coming For You: My Sunday Photo

This week my Sunday Photo is Darth Vader appearing from behind a wall to put the fear of god into anybody walking by. Thankfully I was on hand to capture the moment on my trusted iPhone X, otherwise who would have believed that Darth Vader had landed on earth and was living a normal life in the leafy suburbs of a city in South Wales. I imagined he is probably married with two children doing the school run every day, haha! Now the real truth is I live next door to the car park entrance of a pub and I… [Read More]

Making Your Dad Feel Special This Father’s Day With Vitabiotics WellMan

As a father of five children I have been fortunate to have been spoilt for many years as a dad, and if I’m honest, I love it! With children aged 22, 20, 19 and six year twin girls, every Father’s Day is special. Over the years they have reduced me to tears, happy tears I might add, and also fits of laughter with some of their more unusual presents. This year I have teamed up with Vitabiotics. To help you make your dad feel good this year, you can’t cannot go wrong with Vitabiotics Wellman. The Wellman range is an… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo: West Midlands Safari Park

I caught this photo last week on our visit to West Midlands Safari Park. I love going there to be so close to wild powerful awesome animals, from the comfort and safety of your car. It’s a perfect day out and easily our favourite family day trip. I can’t wait to go back soon! I have linked up My Sunday Photo which is hosted by the brilliant photographer Darren from Photalife

I Miss Being An Expectant Dad

The other day I was speaking to a friend on social media and they said they had sent a link to my blog to someone who had just become a father for the first time. I’m not sure why because I’m not sure I would have any useful advice or information about being a dad.   This took me instantly back 22 years and made me think about how I felt being an expectant dad, which of course regular readers of my blog know I have done this four times which resulted in five children. Yes I finished off with… [Read More]