The Importance Of Having A Will As A Parent

There’s nothing which makes me feel more like an adult than planning for my family’s future. This is particularly true when having to consider what’ll happen to my loved ones left behind should I die. I don’t plan on meeting my untimely end anytime soon, but it’s going to happen to us all at some […]

Making DIY Gingerbread Men Christmas Decorations With Bosch

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Bosch DIY and Garden with a challenge. They asked if I wanted to put my (lack of) craftmanship skills to the test to undertake “an easy, small scale DIY project” which used Bosch power tools, including the new and updated Bosch IXO screwdriver. With grand designs […]

Review & Giveaway: Celebrate The Season Of Love With Mr Kipling

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the good folk over at Mr Kipling have been getting into the romantic mood with the launch of a new product and a seasonal box design. I’ve teamed up with the cake baker extraordinaire to offer one lucky person the chance to win a selection of their exceedingly good […]

A Weaning Update: ‘Beetle’s’ First Food Adventures

I’m not quite sure where this year has gone, but suddenly our little lad is 8 months old. The newborn days are well behind us as he becomes more of a ‘proper’ child each and every day. With that comes certain firsts and milestones – smiling, laughing, rolling over, sitting up and *gulps* weaning. Despite […]

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 […]

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 […]

Participating In The Shell UK Driving Experiment

I like to think that I’m a good driver – although that’s hardly surprising as there probably aren’t many people out there who would actively admit to being a bad driver. I reckon I have the evidence to back this statement up though. I passed my driving test at 17 with just three minors, I’ve […]

4 Ways To Reduce The Cost Of Family Entertainment

Kids can be expensive – like *really* expensive. I always knew that there’d be large child-related costs when it came to things like pushchairs, car seats and clothes, but I’ve discovered plenty of unexpected costs along the way. Take something like the cost of family entertainment – I never realised I’d spend so much on […]