Lost But Never Forgotten (Baby Loss Awareness Week)

This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week. Started in the UK in 2002 as Baby Loss Awareness Day, it’s aim was to raise money for UK organisations supporting bereaved parents. The following year it expanded to a week and had events across the UK. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and today is a collaboration between more… Read more »

Being A Food Addict (Who’s Eaten All The Iced Buns? Oh, It Was Me)

It Was Going To Be A Tough Party.

You might be thinking that the title of this week’s post sounds a bit different to the usual jovial, quirky stories I often share here. Well, in the spirit of being open, honest and a little bit vulnerable I really wanted to talk about this and how it affects me. What image springs to mind when you think of a… Read more »

The Liebster Award (More Amaretto Please)

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A Dream Come True After Blogging For 700 Years

The Liebster Award So, last week I was nominated for the Blogging Recognition Award and this week the Liebster Award. I’m not saying this has all gone to my head but I’m now recruiting for someone to throw rose petals at my feet as I walk. I’m joking of course, that would be ridiculous. I’ll be using dandelions instead, much… Read more »

Bloggers Recognition Award (Get The Amaretto Out)

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157 Years Of Hard Work Pay Off

So this week’s post is a little different to normal. No writing about Mr Banana Head, slightly amusing family stuff or my social awkwardness issues. Instead I wanted to let you know that I’ve been nominated for the “Blogger Recognition Award” which is very exciting. Firstly, I’d like to say a big thank you to Laila Laurson for nominating me… Read more »

Back To School Time (Get The Blue Nun Out)

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All Ready for my Bog Wash.

So it’s been about a week since the schools went back. This means various emotions have been felt by parents everywhere. These have ranged from pure unadulterated joy and relief to guilt and feeling it’s the end of the world. For those that have almost lost the will to live and become numb to life, it’s just another day of… Read more »

The Agony and Ecstasy of Soft Play (Pass the Wine)

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Don't Tell Mango I'm Here.

Soft play, two seemingly innocuous, innocent and unrelated words. For anyone without children they mean absolutely nothing. For anyone with children however, it’s very different. Just stroll up casually to a parent and whisper the words in their ear. Now stand back and watch their reaction. They might start crying, sweating profusely, shaking uncontrollably or even break down shouting, “No,… Read more »

Happy Holidays (Free Fidget Spinners And A Brush With Death)

At This Rate I'll Win A House By Wednesday.

We’ve just returned from Norfolk where we had our first Honey holiday. Taking a dog with you means that some things will be very different but a lot remains the same. As we normally do, we came back with happy memories, beer stained clothes caused by clumsy hands and spilt drinks, 23 random stones and shells the girls want to… Read more »

The Struggles of Being Daddy

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May The Face Pulling Days Never Stop

Ok, I’m going to put this out there and make a confession, at times I really struggle being a dad. Right now is a particularly difficult time and I’ll explain why shortly. To fully understand my feelings around this would probably take years of therapy so instead I’ll share my deepest feelings and fears with you now. Hopefully it will… Read more »

Festival Fun and Frolics (Where’s Kylie Minogue?)

Just look into the camera children, don't stare at drunk mummy.

Friday was the first day of the inaugural Meraki Festival. Three days of music, massages, cinema, beaches and an enchanted forest, what’s not to love? It’s all happening in Redbourn, Herts and as soon as I read Belinda Carlisle was playing I knew I was booking. I was and still am a bit of a fan. The full Friday night… Read more »