10 Tips To Making Better Smartphone Photos

Smartphone photos are taking over the world. Literally. What camera does Flickr state to be the most popular used to take photos on there? Yes, an iPhone. Even I, who owns a DSRL camera and various lenses, opt to take 90% of my photos with my phone (a Samsung S7). That being said, there are […]

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4 Little Things To Support Your Pregnant Wife

As a father of four children, I think I know a little bit about supporting a pregnant wife, after all, I’ve done it four times over. Here are my 4 little things you can do to support your pregnant wife. Expecting a child is one of the most magical moments of your couple’s life. For you, […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide Under £20

Father’s Day in the UK in 2018 is Sunday 17th June. I say the UK because I’m never sure if Father’s Day is like Mother’s day, where it is at different times of the year in different countries. Anyway, here’s my slightly quirky (you’ll see) gift guide but keeping individual items under £20. I feel […]

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A Small Moment of Realisation

Yesterday, three of our girls were auditioning for a new production of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. The auditions were in York, but in an area, I was unfamiliar with. There all had different time slots so after the younger two were done we went home (a 27-ish mile journey) so Helen could go […]

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Dad’s Taxi

As a parent, you will undoubtedly understand the term “Dad’s Taxi” or “Mum’s Taxi”. In some cases, it could even be “Gran’s Taxi”. You get what I’m saying here though – yes? Of course you do. It’s the fact that as parents to our ever more demanding off-spring we tend to find our selves running around […]

Club 18 to 30 – Oh The Memories

In the news this week – Club 18-30 is in trouble and its owner, Thomas Cook, is considering its future and possible sale. This brought back fond memories of my one and only Club 18-30 holiday back in 1997 with my best mate Lee. Permission I look back on our week in Tenerife with fond […]

Every Good Runner Needs A Good Osteopath

I recently wrote about my experiences of visiting an osteopath for the first time. It was undoubtedly one of the most positive things I’ve ever done in terms of body maintenance. Today I was back for a third visit. The guys on the Running Commentary podcast recently spoke about ageing and that everybody body had a guy […]

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Roseberry Topping – My 30 minute dash

I can distinctly remember the first time I saw Roseberry Topping. It wasn’t long after we moved to North Yorkshire and we were on our way (a long way I might add) to a dentist in Great Ayton. Suddenly I saw this great mountain piercing the skyline – my first thought: “I bet that’s great […]

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How To Cover Your Conservatory Windows With Style

A conservatory is a desirable addition to any home, providing a light and airy space within which you can enjoy the benefits of indoor-outdoor living. Conservatories offer a great place to relax and entertain guests no matter what the weather may be, which is why they are so popular in unpredictable climates such as the […]