Review: Britax-Roemer DUALFIX Extended Rear Facing Car Seat

Since becoming a dad, I’ve found that a car seat is one of the most used baby and toddler products we’ve owned. With things like toddler classes, nursery, days out and visiting family, it’s hardly surprising that Toddler L has rocked up a huge amount of hours sat in the back of a car. As […]

Celebrating The #SmallVictories With Vauxhall Astra

Do you ever have one of those crappy days which are totally transformed by something  small and insignificant happening? You know the stuff I mean – think things like finding a fiver in a coat you’ve not worn in a while, getting the last loaf of bread from the shop or your toddler filling her […]

Review: Our New Volkswagen Tiguan SE Nav 2.0 TDI Family Car

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was writing about getting our first family car. It feels a bit odd looking back now, but for the first six months of Toddler L’s life, our only car was a three-door Vauxhall Corsa. This did the job, but it was barely something you could call ‘family-friendly’ […]

Review: Philips ADR810 Dash Cam Automotive Driving Recorder

The last few years has seen a rise in a new kind of car tech – the dashboard camera, aka dash cam. Something once reserved for the Police and Sci-Fi films, improved technology, rising insurance costs and ‘crash for cash’ scams – which is worth £400 million a year in fraudulent claims – has seen […]

Driving Home For Christmas #OneStepAhead

“I’m driving home for Christmas…” – well, technically, I’m not. I’m penning my thoughts on the topic, but “I’m writing a blog post about driving home for Christmas” doesn’t really fit into Chris Rea’s famous festive tune. Either way, I’ll get to the point…for once. I’ve recently teamed up with AXA Insurance on their #OneStepAhead campaign. […]

Are We There Yet? Distracting A Toddler On A Car Journey!

If there’s one thing that strikes fear into the heart of any parent, it’s the thought of a car journey with their kid(s). All of that time trapped in a metal box with the inevitable crying, moaning, whinging, arguing and “are we there yets?”. And that’s just the missus. At this time of year – by which […]

Review: Turtle Wax Car Washing, Cleaning And Care Products

Being an adult can suck. One of the suckiest parts is having to do stuff you don’t want to do, but know you have to do it because no-one else will. Take household chores – washing, hoovering, cleaning, ironing bla bla bla. I doubt many people really enjoy doing them, but unless you can afford […]

A Three-Generation Family Outing For Father’s Day

In case you haven’t realised, today is Father’s Day. A day to celebrate, honour and remember the dads, father-figures and men in our lives. Or, a day polluted by companies looking to line their pockets through the sale of novelty socks, over-engineered tech and other ‘manly’ tat that we don’t need. You decide. This is my second Father’s […]

Getting A Second Family Car (AKA Replacing The ShitMobile)

The time has come for a change. Our car situation is no longer tenable. A growing family means that some things have to give, and in this case, that something is our Vauxhall Corsa. Although cursed with the power of a Go Kart and capacity of a shopping trolley, the Corsa has served us well over […]