Eating chocolate linked to ‘lower heart disease and stroke risk’

Food & Drink Health & Wellbeing

You may have seen in the press recently reports on how eating a moderate amount of chocolate a day has been linked to a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke. I used to have a real sweet tooth and loved nothing more than scoffing an entire bar of chocolate but I am three weeks […]

Do you still take a Tea break?

Food & Drink Health & Wellbeing

Could it be the end of the tea break at work? One in five now say that they take fewer tea breaks compared to five years ago with the fear that bosses may think they are slacking! I love a nice cup of tea! I used to be a milk and two sugars kind of […]

Grey fever is the new hay fever

Health & Wellbeing

I have read on Facebook how many of you are really struggling with hay fever this year and how it is also really affecting your little one’s. I used to suffer really badly myself so I know all too well just how bad this can be. Thankfully the last couple of years have been good […]

The New i-Size car seat regulations

Fatherhood My Family Technology

I stumbled across a fairly recent article (April 2015) about the new regulations for children’s car seats which appear to have added more confusion to car seat restraints than ever. So I thought I would try and decipher the new regulations to help parents understand what this means for children travelling in a car and for […]

It’s a Knockout, Family Funday at Wormley Playing Fields

Day's Out My Family

Archie is fast asleep and Freddie is snoozing on Mummy. We have had such a lovely day today at the ‘It’s a Knockout Family Funday’ over at Wormley Playing Fields all in aid of TeensUnite Fighting Cancer. Archie had lots of fun on the Bouncy Castle and also had his face painted. Uncle Keith came […]

Should we get a Gro-Clock?

Fatherhood My Family Technology

My wife and I are considering getting a Gro-Clock for Archie (Age 2yrs, 3months). He’s actually always been very good at going to bed and getting up in the mornings but this week he has finally managed to climb out of his cot. We had a feeling it wouldn’t be long but it’s a little […]

Top tips for sharing books with your child

Fatherhood My Family

Our eldest Archie, two years and three months at the time of writing, is really enjoying reading and we are thrilled. I say ‘reading’, he is really enjoying Mummy and Daddy reading to him and he is soaking up every word we speak like a sponge!. This is also really helping his speech and he […]

Archie wants to work just like Daddy!

Fatherhood Health & Wellbeing My Family Ulcerative Colitis

As some of you will know, I have been battling Ulcerative Colitis for the past fourteen years. It’s a relapsing remitting condition and so I have my good times and bad times. The last two years have not been great sadly and I am just so thankful that I have understanding and very supportive family, […]

Archie’s Little Tikes Classic Cozy Coupe Ride-on

Fatherhood My Family

For those of you that know me well you will know just how much I loathe anything DIY or self-assembly. Whilst I consider myself to be fairly intelligent and with a good degree of logic, I just don’t have patience! My wonderful wife will testify to this as she has witnessed me turning the air […]