Becoming a Gin Drinker

For as long as I have been an ‘adult’ I have been a beer drinker. I’ve never really felt the allure of any other drink, but love a good glass of beer. I have tried other drinks, of course, but nothing has ever come close tot he satisfaction of an ice cold beer after a […]

No Fear Here

For those that haven’t worked it out from my posts and tweets, I live in the beautiful North West of England and work in Manchester. An area of rich in history. Rich in culture. And poor in weather… Last week Manchester became the focus of the worlds media when it was subject to a deplorable […]

Losing the Dad Bod – Eating Habits

In addition to my new home workout programme I am engaging in a plan to address the input, as well as the output from my daily routine. Before I start though I should point out I have never been an overweight person, and still wouldn’t be considered one now. My BMI (for what it is […]

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. […]

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 […]