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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 […]

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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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 […]