Oh Yes! Back To School Today

Well the summer holidays just flew by in a flash. I cannot believe my six year old twin girls will be back in school in just a few days. It is actually scary how quickly the last six weeks have gone by and I have never known the summer holidays to go so quickly. This was a moment to cherish forever I could say I have survived the summer holidays, but the truth is I haven’t. I have found the summer holidays to be one of the most enjoyable six weeks of my life. I’m not entirely sure why it’s… [Read More]

Don’t Listen To So Called Parenting Experts: Do It Your Way

The internet, social media and blogging is full of advice about the right or wrong way to be a parent, of which the only useful tips you could write on a postage stamp. Being a father of five children I have long since given up listening or believing anything that is written about how to parent, simply because I follow my own instincts and will always go with my initial gut instinct because after 23 years of parenting I have come to the conclusion that my gut instinct will be invariably right. Although I would be the first to admit… [Read More]

I Lost My Temper with My Twins But I Don’t Regret It

We are approximately two and a half weeks into the school summer holidays and I think I have done very well in keeping my temper with my six year old twin girls. That was until the other day when I finally snapped. This is unusual for me because I very rarely shout like I did at one of the girls. In truth it could easily have been either of them, but it just happened to be M. We were just making a move out to go out for tea at a local pub and I said to the girls come… [Read More]

Twin love: My Sunday Photo

There are times when you are a constant referee, trying to stop the arguments which of course are a regular occurrence in every home up and down the UK with siblings fighting and arguing. and our home is no different. But every now and again there is a moment of magic where our six year old twin girls show their love for each other and this was caught on camera in this particular photo. What I really love about this photo is how R, who is all of two minutes older than her sister M, has her arm around her… [Read More]

Summer Holidays Lollypops And The Sunshine: Entertaining the Kids

Six long weeks of school holidays! How do we entertain the children? Yes, it’s that age old question. We have 42 days to fill and make sure our children don’t get bored. In today’s world there is a massive emphasis on constantly trying to find things for children to do, which amazes me if I’m honest. I remember when I was a child how very little was done to entertain me. Most of the time I was left to my own devices and it was up to me to entertain myself, which in all honesty was never very difficult. I… [Read More]

Family Day At The Beach

Last Saturday we decided to go to a beach which is about a 30 minute drive from where we live. The beach is well known for its big waves so is very popular with surfers. It is also well known for its abundance of rock pools which was the main reason we went yesterday. It was a chance for the girls to try out their new fishing nets in the rock pools, and hopefully catch a few crabs, or fish. Well we did catch a few fish, but the crabs never appeared! We didn’t actually see one, let alone catch… [Read More]

Creating A Disney Themed Bedroom

We moved into our current home about three and a half years ago and like a very typical painter and decorator, I never get around to doing any decorating in our own home! My six year old twin girls bedroom was in desperate need of re-decorating. The walls on one side had been plastered in football player posters using sellotape by one of our girls, and the curtains were Disney’s Frozen themed which the girls had up in our previous home, and they were looking seriously tatty and were definitely passed their sell by date! Their bedroom was in need… [Read More]

Protecting Your Home When You Are On Your Summer Holiday

It’s that time of the year when the school holidays are upon us, and it’s time to start getting excited about your annual family holiday. I know I always get excited as it draws nearer to the time when you are either flying off somewhere abroad or driving to a place in our country to stay at a beach resort in a hotel, a caravan or you could be going camping. Whatever your destination is family holidays are always to be enjoyed. An opportunity to leave all the worries of the daily grind behind you for a week or more…. [Read More]