Five Things I Learned This Year – Self belief is the way forward

2018-12-27T21:38:12+00:00

People are more resilient than you think This year has been a challenging one. Not just for me and my family but for so many of us. The beginning of this year was one of the toughest I can remember and things happened that I couldn’t possibly have imagined would. I can’t imagine [...]

Five Things I Learned This Year – Self belief is the way forward2018-12-27T21:38:12+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – You can change your mind at any time

2018-12-21T12:39:42+00:00

Never leave a child alone to clean a fish tank The problem with children is that they like to amass pets to pet and stare at in moments of boredom and insecurity but no-one wants to deal with what comes out the other end. Enter Holly. The person who loves and cares for [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – You can change your mind at any time2018-12-21T12:39:42+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Adulthood means doing Christmas your way

2018-12-14T00:36:44+00:00

Going to a meal without my partner means being sat at the kids table Last weekend was a big birthday for my Dad and rather than have a party he chose dinner with his kids and grandkids. Thing is, when you’re a father to 5, most of us have partners and many of [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Adulthood means doing Christmas your way2018-12-14T00:36:44+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Annual passes aren’t all they’re cracked up to be

2018-12-07T10:56:21+00:00

Saying no to consumerism is such a relief Christmas has always been a stressful time of year. Especially coming from a large, blended family and now having a blended family of my own. There are so many plans to make, presents to buy, people to consider that the whole meaning of Christmas [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Annual passes aren’t all they’re cracked up to be2018-12-07T10:56:21+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Don’t take the dog to yoga

2018-11-30T10:42:33+00:00

When going to a yoga class…. leave the dog behind Everyone knows that dogs are mans best friend and research has said that dog owners are happier, experience less stress and are more relaxed than non-dog owners. To be honest I could live life a little more separately from Stitch but as [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Don’t take the dog to yoga2018-11-30T10:42:33+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – I’m really good at keeping in touch

2018-11-23T10:56:07+00:00

A small change can make a big difference It’s best to get one thing straight first - even though I’m a techie and we have a fair few gadgets at home we are far from being a high tech household (one look at my partner’s antiquated laptop will confirm this). At the [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – I’m really good at keeping in touch2018-11-23T10:56:07+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Life is full of mistakes, learn from them

2018-11-16T11:49:47+00:00

Life is full of mistakes, learn from them Mistakes can be so annoying. It’s usually straight after you’ve made it that it becomes obvious how you could have avoided it. Some have greater consequences than others and as adults we often berate ourselves over and over again for it. If [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Life is full of mistakes, learn from them2018-11-16T11:49:47+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Progression means change

2018-11-09T11:27:42+00:00

Don’t start clearing the loft on a Friday night I’m big on clearing out the house. A while ago my friend Stu and I nicknamed it ‘project zero’ the idea is that we really don’t need that much to live happy, fulfilling lives and most of us are just surrounded by clutter. I [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Progression means change2018-11-09T11:27:42+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Comfort Zones are Rubbish

2018-11-01T23:48:41+00:00

Our pets are a reflection of us We’ve all seen the memes of people who look like their pets and they’re frikken funny. I’ve never really thought about how our pets are a reflection of us. Until now. Last week we moved my partner’s cat back into our house after 5 months since [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Comfort Zones are Rubbish2018-11-01T23:48:41+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Some things take a leap of faith

2018-10-26T08:11:54+00:00

Some things take a leap of faith Most of the time I feel like I’m winging it - life, work, parenting, you name it, I’m doing the best I can and am always nicely surprised when there’s a positive result. On many occasions life decisions are taking an (almost) blind leap of faith [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Some things take a leap of faith2018-10-26T08:11:54+00:00