A Weekend Of Worry, A Little Sadness And Lots of Driving

The weekend that has just passed was a strange and long weekend for many reasons. Early Saturday morning my 21 year old daughter left her home city to embark on her life journey. It’s that moment when you really go out to conquer the world. In my post yesterday I wrote about how after three years of university she is now a qualified nurse, but with a tinge if sadness. She has secured her first job 150 miles away, but you have to let go eventually. The worry for me started at around 6.00am. She was driving to Southampton, which… [Read More]

School Run Tips

One of the most hectic times in our home is the morning. Getting ready for school generally speaking is not hassle free, but it can be made easier, so I thought I would share a few tips to make the ever so wonderful school run a little less stressful. It works for us and it would be a rarity for us to be late for school. Between the hours of 7.30am and 8.30am on a school day, our home can be chaotic! This is usually down to the fact that we’re about to enter the toughest part of the school… [Read More]

Are You Saving For Your Children? Start Early

I became a dad 23 years ago. There is no doubt that when I was holding my first born for the very first time, the last thing on my mind was how much it was going to cost to raise my child, and ensure that I do my best to help them in every way I could, which of course takes money. I consequently went on to have three children in four years. It still didn’t dawn on me just how much it was all going to cost having children. Needless to say it has now! Raising children is without… [Read More]

I’m Nigel (AKA Diy Daddy) And I’m Going To BlogOn 2018

Here are my answers to get to know me for BlogOn Xmas 2018. hope you enjoy reading them. 1. Share a photograph (a recent one so people can recognise you!). Here is is recent photograph of my six year twin girls and myself on our holiday in Menorca. 2. What is the best thing about blogging? The best part of blogging for me has always been being able to write and use it as a form of therapy to finally rid myself of the ghosts of my past. I have also had the honour to meet some truly wonderful people… [Read More]

As A Parent We…

As a parent sometimes we get it right, sometimes we get wrong. Sometimes our judgement is wrong, as of course we can judge it just right. As a parent we sign up to help love and care for our children until they become adults and we are no longer needed on a daily basis. As a parent we argue and disagree with our children and then of course we have laughter and fun with them. As a parent we try our best to help our children achieve their dreams. Trying always to remember it’s their dreams they must follow not… [Read More]

Why My Six Year Old Twins And Myself Should Be Embracing Technology #ad

We live in a world where technology is constantly in the background helping us live our lives. Whether it’s catching a train where your ticket is available on your phone or going to the supermarket where you can paid for your goods using your phone. It really is a far cry from when I was young and just about everything was paid for in cash. The world really has moved on. I’m a dad of six year old twins and they are growing up in a world that is already heavily dominated by technology. It’s exciting for them to see… [Read More]

Will Women Be Getting A Better Deal By The Time My Twins Finish School?

Our twin girls, R & M will be seven years old on their next birthday which is in February, by which time they will be halfway through Year 2 which is also their final year in infants, before moving on to junior school. Before I know it, they will be in secondary school and preparing for university. It sounds crazy I know, but it will be around in the blink of an eye. Recently the UK had a visit from the current president of the United States of America. The protest against his visit was immense and I hope that… [Read More]

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]