Bonfire Night 2017: Bonfires, Fireworks And Sparklers

Ooooh. Aaaah. Eeeee. Don’t worry, I’ve not pulled my ageing back. That is, in fact, me reliving Bonfire Night from the other week. One of my favourite nights of the year, is there anything better than marvelling at the colours, shapes and sounds in the sky as people literally blow (up) their money. Let’s go […]

Deciding What To Do With Toddler L’s Crap Artwork

Parenting is all about making difficult choices. Some of these are pretty critical to the future of your kid – do they go to private nursery or the nursery at school, for instance. Other decisions may not appear as important, but they still have the capacity to screw your kid up for good. Take my […]

Face Painting With Pirate / Toddler L On A Rainy Day

This Summer hasn’t quite been the awesome weather that we expect every single bloody year. There’s been a few hot days, some OK days and plenty of crap days – don’t worry, I’ll get to my point in a minute, this isn’t a guest post by Michael Fish. I sometimes – OK, always – struggle with what […]

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

Having realised that a nine month old Baby L was an artistic genius after she painted a canvas picture for our living room wall last year, we’ve done our best to encourage her talents. She’s not yet at the level of world-renowned artists like Mister Maker or Neil Buchanan, but she’s certainly enjoying getting arty. Although I’m […]

Landscaping Our Garden: Furnishings And Accessories

Having recently completed our garden landscaping project – which you can catch up on here, here, here and here – the next step was to get the finishing touches. All of those odds and ends needed to turn our brand spanking new outdoor space into an actual liveable and usable area. It may sound a little pretentious, but our garden […]

Landscaping Our Garden: In Progress (Day 10, 11, 12)

What’s up garden biatches? I see you’re back to hear me talk even more about my wood, bush and rear entrance. Sadly, I’m just going to talk about the final week of our garden landscaping project. At the time of writing, the garden is 99.9% complete. The landscape gardeners have finished their work, the final […]

Landscaping Our Garden: In Progress (Day 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

*GARDEN KLAXON ALERT* – yes, I’m still talking about our landscaping project. Sorry about that. Normal service will resume in the not too distant future. Well, unless I pack it all in and start a new job as a poor version of George Clarke. Last week saw days 5 to 9 of our big project […]

Landscaping Our Garden: In Progress (Day 1, 2, 3, 4)

If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that the word “garden” has appeared more often than usual. The reason being that we’re currently having our garden landscaped to make it a more family-friendly place to be – to clarify, when I say family-friendly, I mean my family, not yours. I’m not planning […]

Landscaping Our Garden: Before – Day 0

Next week sees a pretty exciting time in the DADventurer household as we call in the professionals to renovate our garden. I’m not going to lie, it’s been a long time coming and we’re stretching ourselves a bit financially, but the end result is going to be awesome for us as a family. The icing on […]