Christmas Suits Oh Yes! Let’s Get Festive #AD

I make no secret of the fact that Christmas is easily my favourite time of the year. I love the dark nights and Christmas lights lighting up homes all over the city. The city centre is always very festive and in our city we have the winter wonderland which we always visit for ice skating with our six year twin girls. It’s also one of only a few occasions during the year that we all get together as a family, and for me what makes it very special is that I get to have my five children around me if… [Read More]

Dads Don’t Babysit: Towards Equal Parenting

Having been a father to 5 kids over 2 decades, I’ve seen a lot of attitudes about parenthood and what dads can do in the family change. I get the impression that more and more men want to take up a bigger role in the household and spend more time with their children. My kids and I have benefited so much from me being able to spend a lot of quality time with them, not to mention the benefits for my wife too! Our relationship is better and I feel more fulfilled knowing that I’m an equal parent with my… [Read More]

Video Special: Cleaning Your Carpets With Rug Doctor Products And Deep Carpet Cleaner #Ad

When you have five children your carpets are guaranteed to get dirty, and cleaning them is something that you should be doing on a regular basis. When you do clean them you will be shocked at how much dirt and grime comes out of your carpet. I know I was shocked when I recently cleaned our bedroom carpet. I have teamed up with Rug Doctor, and they recently sent me a selection of cleaning products, and the all new Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner to review. When you have six year old twin girls who quite often run around the… [Read More]

Karcher SC3 Steam Cleaner Easyfix Review

Clean, clean and even more cleaning yes I have to admit I do like cleaning , so when I was offered a Karcher SC3 Steam Cleaner to put it through its paces it was a no-brainer. I couldn’t wait to try it. The Karcher SC3 uses the power of steam it’s a awesome dirt shifting power of steam and it only uses tap water. You can start cleaning in 30 seconds and it can be used all over the home, nothing is too much trouble for Karcher SC3, oven doors, laminate floors, tiled areas in fact just about anywhere in… [Read More]

Lego City Mining Review/Giveaway With Smyths #ad

I have teamed up with Smyths to review the Lego City Mining sets, which are exclusive to Smyths. My six year old twin girls and myself absolutely love Lego so making the city mining sets was going to great fun. And being half-term a week or so ago it was perfect timing to occupy the girls for what turned out to be nearly full day. The four sets of Lego all combine to make a complete gold Mining site with lots of machinery and vehicles to extract the gold from the rock face and quarry. The main set includes everything… [Read More]

Netgear Orbi Better WiFi Around Your Home Review

In our home there are a couple of WiFi dead zones. One in particular is our bedroom. The main modem coming into the house is in our lounge. Our bedroom is down the hallway which is the entire length of the house and there are plenty of brick walls in the way, so by the time you get to our bedroom, the WiFi signal is all but gone, which can be a nightmare and expensive, especially when your iPhone reverts to using your data. So when I was offered to review the Netgear Orbi40 Whole Home WiFi system, I thought fantastic!… [Read More]

Follow The Bear: Hofmeister Lager Is Back With A Giveaway 

If you are as old as me, you will remember the 80’s with affection. For me it was easily the era of music, although I’m quite happy to see my favourites stay in the 80’s. Comebacks are never quite the same as when they were top of the charts the first time around. For all of that guess who has made a comeback. It’s Hofmeister larger, easily one of the top lagers of that decade. When Hofmeister was originally launched it was brewed by Heineken and they then stopped brewing it in 2003. However, 13 years later it’s been brought… [Read More]

I Was So Sure This Lioness Was Looking At Me. My SundayPhoto 

Yesterday we visited West Midland Safari Park for their Santa Safari. Blog post review coming soon! While driving through the safari, I managed to capture this lion walking towards us, and I was quite convinced it was staring straight at me, eyeing up its lunch, haha! It wasn’t until later when I looked at the photograph closer that I noticed the bird in the foreground, which I’m sure it was more interested in! What the Photo really shows to me is how massive this lioness is, in contrast to the tiny bird. Straight after I shot this photo the lioness… [Read More]