Review: A Family Holiday At The Valley, Cornwall

During Easter half-term, we were invited down to Cornwall to stay at The Valley in exchange for a blog review. The Valley is a five-star Visit England Gold self-catering holiday village at Carnon Downs, which consists of 46 luxury cottages nestled in thirteen acres of gardens and woodland. With promises of being family-friendly, dog-friendly and […]

Review: Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm Family Kit (IA-320)

If there’s one thing that gets me excited, it’s smart home technology. As a thirty-something, home-owning, tech-savvy dad, that’s probably not too surprising! Over the last few years – and thanks largely to this blog – I’ve been able to get up close and personal with a fair number of smart home solutions geared at […]

The Challenges Of Getting A Child To Sleep At Night

Parents often talk about the newborn and baby days being the worst when it comes to sleep. I totally agree with that, but because little is said about issues with sleep when the kids get older, there’s an unspoken assumption that all is fine. Well, I can tell you that this assumption is wrong! The […]

20 Things I’ve Learnt As A School Run Dad During The First Term

L has just completed her first term in Reception. By association, that means I’ve just completed my first term as a school run dad. Although getting her from A to B on time is nothing new for me, the school run and being in the school playground is an entirely different beast. I’ve actually found […]

Winning The Best Daddy Blog At The Vuelio Blog Awards 2018

Christ on a cracker! If you missed the news from a few weeks ago, I found out that I’d scooped the Best Daddy Blog award in the Vuelio Blog Awards 2018. Surprised. Humbled. Proud. Shocked. Ecstatic. Sick. Hungry. Randy. Just a few of the feelings I had when I heard the news. Congratulations to @The_dadventurer […]

Review: A Family Break To The Lodge At Solent And Solent Hotel & Spa In Hampshire

During October half-term, we were invited down to Fareham in Hampshire for a complimentary break for a couple of nights at the Lodge At Solent with access to the adjacent Solent Hotel & Spa. As it was the week before the missus went back to work from maternity leave, it felt a nice way to […]