You Don’t Have to Keep Calm, You Do Have to Carry On

On Monday evening a cowardly individual did something only a coward would do. He attacked children. Defenseless children who had only moments before been singing and dancing with smiles on their faces and joy in their hearts. It struck a cord with me for two reasons. Firstly because these were children not too much older […]

Goodbye Dad Bod, Home Workout Style

Up until two and a half years ago I was a regular gym goer. 5-6 times a week I would head in for a quick session before work or on my lunch break. Not long hours in the gym but regular and enough to keep my waist line at bay. But then I moved jobs […]

What To Buy for a 6 Year Old Girl?

It’s not long now until my daughter turns 6. Not a monumental birthday but it is an age where things start to change. She is still young enough that the concept of ‘cool’ hasn’t yet entered her world (thank god), but her tastes are definitely evolving. Gifts need to be more involved, more thought through. […]

Product Review: Hape’s George Luck Two Layer Jigsaw

My children have always been fans of jigsaws, and it is something I have always promoted. It prizes them away from the television of the iPad and engages their brain in an activity they enjoy. I’ve always also been pleasantly surprised at how quickly my children have been able to complete jigsaw puzzles aimed at […]

Geeking out over kitchens

I’ve decided we need a new kitchen at home. And as always happens when I get set on something like this, I’ve become obsessed with researching. Colours, sizes, layouts, appliances and everything in between. And in doing so I have realised something, kitchen’s are huge business in the UK (I should have set up a […]

My Two Biggest Fears in the World

There are not many thoughts that can enter my brain that scare me. Not due to any level of machismo or ego, but more my approach to life and not letting unlikely fears affect me. But there are two exceptions. Not being there when my children need me, or are in pain My children contracting a […]

Fashion in Fatherhood

I used to consider myself a reasonably fashion conscious person. Not in a have to have the latest thing, trend setter, designer type way. But just in a well presented, on trend, scrubs up well kind of way. In many ways I still do, but fatherhood has changed my approach to fashion as I am sure […]

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Richard Carlson has written a couple of books which I recommend to everybody who will listen. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and Stop Thinking Start Living. I have never been a worrier or an anxious person – in many ways I can be too laid back – but these books further helped shape my outlook […]