Saving For Toddler L’s Financial Future

Here’s some info for you – kids aren’t cheap! I’ve not worked out what 2.5 years of having a daughter has cost us financially (only mentally and physically), but I imagine it’s an eye-watering amount. As an example, purely doing two days at nursery for the last six months has set us back over £3,000. Then, when […]

Update: How Does Our Garden Grow? #SowAndGrowUK

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about our involvement in innocent and GIY’s (Grow It Yourself) Sow And Grow campaign. Working with thousands of schools across the UK, the aim is to encourage kids to grow their own fruit and veg in the classroom so that they better understand where their food comes from. […]

Tips For Travelling On A Train With A Toddler

Since becoming a dad, the amount of time I spend travelling on a train has dropped massively. When I did a ‘proper’ job, it wasn’t uncommon to spend a good chunk of my life commuting to and from London or travelling to places as far apart as Newcastle and Hastings. Some weeks, it was all […]

‘Posh’ Toddler-Friendly Cottage Pie Recipe For British Pie Week

Does anyone else remember when a Tuesday just used to be a Tuesday? Or when a random week during March was just that? These days though, it seems like every day, week and month has been claimed by an organisation to promote, raise awareness or celebrate something different. Whilst the majority of these things pass by […]

We’re All Going On A European City Break Holiday

Much like Sir Cliff, we enjoy a holiday. When it comes to getting away, the missus and I have been to quite a few different places in the 11 years we’ve been together. We’re not a frugal family, but we rarely splash the cash willingly – the only exception is probably holidays where we’ve spent […]

How Does Our Garden Grow? #SowAndGrowUK

You know something that I never thought would interest me? Gardening and growing my own vegetables. As a kid, I remember my folks had a veggie patch – eating peas straight from the pod is a vivid childhood memory – and my Grandma still spends the vast majority of her time in the garden despite approaching […]

Having A Feast With A Gruffalo

Entertaining a toddler can be tough at the best of times, let alone on a cold, grey, January afternoon. To stop everyone going a bit stir crazy, you need to have an armoury full of ideas to keep them entertained. For us, this usually involves stuff like playing with lots of toys, reading, watching TV […]

5 Children’s Shows We’ve Been Watching On DisneyLife

I am a DisneyLife Brand Ambassador and this post was created in partnership with DisneyLife who have provided me with a free 12 month DisneyLife subscription. As Toddler L gets older, we’re starting to leave behind some of the more babified kid’s shows that have been a regular fixture on our TV over the last couple […]

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. […]