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 […]

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 […]

Review: Britax Römer KIDFIX III M Highback Booster Car Seat

There are many milestones that make us parents realise that our kids are growing up. One of the recent ones for me has been my daughter’s switch from a baby / toddler car seat (Group 0+/1) to a  highback booster (Group 2/3). As she’s recently turned 4-years old, it was time to palm off her […]

Exploring Family Days Out In Herts, Beds And Bucks With The Kia Stonic

At the beginning of August, we had an action-packed few days. Kia had been in touch with a challenge – as someone who never backs down from a challenge (unless it involves confrontation, violence or disciplining another parent’s kid), I gladly accepted. They loaned us their new compact crossover – the Kia Stonic – and […]

Review: Bosch Indego 400 Connect Robotic Lawnmower

I love trying and testing out smart home tech. Done correctly, tech like this has the power to make life easier – for instance, automating processes and controlling appliances from your phone can save time and effort. We have a fair bit of smart home tech in our house, however it’s only been recently that […]

Visiting The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta With Bosch

It’s been a pretty busy week, probably best summed up by the 4 B’s – Birthdays, Bristol, Balloons and Bosch. Let me explain. As part of some work I’m doing with Bosch, we headed over to the West Country to visit the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta – a stroke of luck meant that our few days […]

Review: Britax Römer BABY-SAFE i-SIZE Car Seat And BABY-SAFE i-SIZE FLEX BASE

Choosing car seats is always tricky. There’s so many on the market, all with different features and USP’s designed to give your child ‘the safest journey ever’. It can be confusing for experienced parents, let alone first-time parents delving into the world of baby products for the first time. A car seat that particularly interested […]

Taking Care Of Yourself After Having A Baby

I see plenty of advice saying that mums need to remember to look after themselves during the postpartum period. But what about us dads? Now, I’m not for one minute suggesting that mums don’t need to take care of themselves or that dads have had it as tough as mums. Anatomy means that they’ve either […]