The average person sleeps 6 - 8 hours per day and it they're granted a lie-in then...well they're just lucky.
The bed is where we spend around a 1/4 of our day so it goes without saying that this space should be relaxing and comfortable.
When you have children and they get ill or scared they go straight to mummy & daddy's bed and even as our girls get older this is still true. A sickness bug...in they come, a thunder storm...in they come and so on and so on. Read More
Any parent will know that the trick to the Summer holidays is keeping the children entertained and to try for as long as possible keep the words 'we're bored' at bay.
We've teamed up with Sun-Pat who have created an amazing Fuelling Family Guide which is full of brilliant ideas such as having a treasure hunt, playing cricket and so much more. In the guide, there are 42 different activities to enjoy. Read More
On a weekend brunch is something we get to enjoy especially on a Sunday. Not a weekend goes by where we don't enjoy a brunch if we are having a day out with time it perfectly so we arrive for a little mid-morning delight.
If at home we tend to alternate between, pancakes, waffles and crumpets and I wanted to share a new recipe we've recently stumbled upon to make crumpets more savoury than sweet.
My wife has always been a butter and jam kinda person but I prefer something a little different. Read More
Every year we try to make an effort and go fruit picking. It's a simple activity and one everyone seems to enjoy, a little picnic, the sampling of the fruit and getting some fresh air.
We're not ones to fill our punnets up to the brim with fruit that we're never going to eat, instead, we still to what we like so that's strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Read More
Just up the road from us, we have a place called Sussex Horse Rescue, a place that looks after horses and donkeys that have been injured or abandoned.
During the Summer months, this is open on a Sunday with a small admission fee which helps pay for the upkeep and every year they also produce a charity calendar...which I'm taking the photos for this year. Read More
I'm not going to beat around the bush, DIY isn't my thing. I can do the odd bit here and there, I can wave a paintbrush about and built furniture but can't push it much further than that.
An ongoing joke in the house is that I don't have a spanner, not a single spanner...why would I? What would I need one for?
It appears that bike seats, stabilise and a whole host of other things need them. I wonder if FFX had been listening as they got in touch and asked if I fancied giving their website a go and picking some items. Read More
Father's Day is approaching in a matter of weeks and the girls for once are getting prepared. Normally they buy a few small things such as chocolates or a voucher but this time I thought I would test them.
I asked them to cook me one of my favourite meals...lamb shanks. For me, this is one of those luxury meals that I never really get, as neither of the girls like meat on the bone. I tend to just get this meal either when out at a restaurant on special occasions. Read More
Having a car can often be essential for your family life. Although you may wish to walk a lot more in life, you can often need your car to get around a lot quicker or to do the school run with multiple drops - especially if you live in a remote location, or your child’s school isn’t within walking distance. But, it’s hard not to notice that having a car has its woes. Not only can you worry about its effects on the environment, but the cost of running a car can also be high. However, it is possible to cut back on costs in a few different ways. Read More
Mia, the youngest in our house is mad on animals and her whole bed and bedroom are covered in so many soft toys. She has everything from cats and dogs to her favourite animal turtles. But there is one thing missing from her collection and that is her dream pet. Read More
Growing up there was only ever one thing on my mind and that was football, it didn’t matter if it was raining outside or bright sunshine, I would still be kicking a ball. I played for any team I could, the school team, the town team or just a group of children on the field...I loved to play football. Read More