• Fatherhood,  Life

    10 Hopes I Have For My Child’s Future

    As a parent, we often think about how our children will turn out. We raise them in a way that reflects our own values and views, in a hope that they will grow up to be just like us. In some ways I would love for my son to be just like me, but in so many other ways I want him to be completely different. I’m going to be talking you through some of the hopes that I have for my son, Austin. 1. I hope he enjoys life I want Austin to get as much enjoyment out of life that he possibly can. That means exploring the world,…

  • Fatherhood,  Product Reviews

    Product Review: Ride on 123 Hauck Walker

    The Haulk walker was bought for us by my brother for Austin’s first birthday. I couldn’t wait to take it home and rip open the box to put it all together. I think I might have been more excited to play with it than Austin. Now that it has been tried and tested, I wanted to write up a little product review for anyone who is thinking of buying one. A lot of walkers only last a couple of months and then children grow too big for them, or they break from overusing them. This isn’t ideal when they cost a fortune to buy. There’s also the risk of your…

  • Product Reviews

    LatestDeals.co.uk Review

    I recently came across a really useful site for buying new smartphones. This day and age, everyone is on smartphones, and it can be difficult to find the best deal possible. latestdeals.co.uk is a site that brings all the best deals from different websites together so that you can get the best possible deal for your money. A lot of the deals link to Amazon, which I have used countless times for buying personal purchases and for buying presents for other people. There are deals from other websites too such as John Lewis, AO, Argos and Ebay. If you are thinking about changing your smartphone then take a look at…

  • Life

    Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

    When I started my blog in April 2017 I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. I was very naive in thinking that blogging was just writing a post and then publishing it online. The reality of the blogging world was so much different, and I have been shocked by just how much goes in to creating a successful blog. There has been times when I’ve wanted to give up and leave it as a memory to read back on in years to come, but my passion for creating something special has brought me back. I’m going to be looking back on things that I would do…

  • Fatherhood,  Relationships

    Relationships: Post-Baby

    Relationships are great at the beginning. You meet, get to know each other, fall in love, have fun, enjoy life. Then out of nowhere…OOPS…you have a baby. Your relationship will never be quite the same again. The romance will have to take a back seat whilst you spend your days with sick on your shirt and bags under your eyes. I’m going to take you through some of the inevitable changes that will develop after you throw a baby into the mix. Date Night Date night, aka Baby-Free Night. You dump the baby on the grandparents and head out into the wilderness. You are free for a couple of hours.…

  • Fatherhood

    Our Trip To Mallorca

    It’s time to share the story of my family’s first ever holiday! It isn’t the first holiday that we booked however. Just over a year ago Amy and I planned to go to Morroco on an adults only holiday. Sea, sun and suspiciously bad suntan lines. So why didn’t we make it on that particular holiday? One simple reason…one very strong and determined swimmer. I’d only gone and knocked Amy up 9 months before we were due to go away. This would have made her due date scarily close to the time we were planning on being sat beside a pool drinking cocktails. That was the end of that one.…

  • Fatherhood

    Flying With A One Year Old

    Flying has got to be the best method of transportation to arrive to your holiday destination. Having said that, have you ever tried flying with a small child? I hadn’t until very recently. I took my one year old son on a two hour flight from Manchester to Mallorca. The shortest flight time that we could find! If you are also thinking of getting on a plane with a small child then let me share a few tips to make your journey that little bit easier. I must point out however, the results may vary. No Nappy Disasters Make sure your child’s nappy is on correctly. This one can be…

  • Fatherhood

    Austin’s 1 Year Review

    Austin is now ONE YEAR OLD! How on earth did that even happen?! The last I remember he was a tiny dot that I could fit in the palm of my hand. I now need a lie down every time I pick him up he’s that heavy. I haven’t quite got my head around the fact that I am the father to a one year old. I don’t even think I have my head around being a father yet. The time has gone far too quickly and I can’t see it slowing down any time soon. I’m going to be giving an update on exactly how Austin is doing now…

  • Fatherhood,  Product Reviews

    Baby Massage

    Baby massage. As a parent you are often told that baby massage is the way forward. It calms your baby, you create a deeper bond with your baby and your baby will love it. Shame nobody told Austin this. Austin came home from nursery a few weeks ago with a ‘Baby Massage Goodie Bag’ full of baby massage essentials. I decided to give it a try. The bag includes: Sunflower oil (apparently the best oil to use for baby massage) A towel A booklet displaying exactly how to do each massage technique A leaflet full of massage routines I knew that trying to massage Austin was going to be an…

  • Wedding

    How To Plan a Wedding – A Man’s Guide

    This is a topic that I did not think I would be blogging on this early in my life. Planning a wedding. That’s real grown up business! Now if you’ve clicked on this blog to gain some valuable information about exactly how to plan a wedding then you may be disappointed. If you’ve clicked on here to hear about a grown man aimlessly making decisions that will later be overruled then this is the place for you! When I proposed to Amy, I didn’t really think about what was to follow. Obviously I knew that I wanted to marry her, but the thought of actually planning a real life wedding…