Photos from June 2018

I’ve taken a shed-load of photos in June, mostly on my Galaxy S7, so I thought I would share some of my favourites. It’s worth saying that all these photos have been edited in some way to enhance them, but I usually do this sympathetically to the original image or what I saw with my eyes […]

How To Create The Most Amazing Shared Playroom

How To Create The Most Amazing Shared Playroom

When you search for playrooms on Pinterest, you tend to see mainly single-sex spaces that are designed with boys or girls in mind. Of course, that shouldn’t be the case today – after all, 2018 is all about gender-neutral upbringing, isn’t it? With that in mind, you wouldn’t think that finding inspiration for creating a […]

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A Father’s Day To Remember

Father’s Day 2018 – you were fabulous in all your normality. No huge fanfare or celebration, just a normal day with my family – just the way I like it. Of course, the day started with Helen getting up first (a rarity when she isn’t working), obviously to gee up the girls and get them ready […]

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Stop Holding Your Photos Hostage

It’s no secret I take a lot of photos, I mean A LOT! Collectively we have around 100,000 photos from our 20 years together. Let that number sink in a little – one hundred thousand. But as much as I love taking and editing photos, and often getting lost in browsing our collection I always […]

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We Moved Them To A New School

Three and a half years ago we moved away from our home and started a new life in the country. Doing that meant uprooting the girls and moving schools. At the time the eldest two were in years 5 and 4, the younger two in reception and nursey. At those ages it’s wasn’t such a […]

Dad Business: Taking Advantage Of Your Stress-Born Skills

If there is one thing which all parents will get from their time with a child, it’s education. Learning how to care for another person, having to help with homework you haven’t done for decades, and trying to understand to complexities of childhood can be impossible when you first get started. Over time, though, you […]

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Fly Little Bird

Letting go is hard. You may be our third born daughter but these milestone moments never feel any less important to us. Today is a big one for you – your first residential school trip. You are so excited and we for you too. You shall have the most amazing time, we’re sure of that. […]

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How To Convince Your Family Into Taking A Camping Holiday

Mention a camping holiday to your family, and you may not get the desired response you were looking for. Rather than excitement at being in the great outdoors, you may have to put up with moans and groans. Chances are, their complaints will get the better of you, and you will find yourself heading out […]