Review: Family Glamping At Penbugle Organic Farm Wigwams In Cornwall

The other week, I wrote about our family break to South Devon at Hillhead Caravan Club Site. Well, our holiday didn’t finish there! From Devon, we made the hour and a bit journey across the county border to Penbugle Organic Farm in neighbouring Cornwall. Here, we did something a bit different – we had our first […]

A Toddler-Free, Dads-Only Trip To Topgolf In Watford

I may be stating the obvious, but having a kid changes things. Take something like hobbies. Over the years, the number of activities I’ve done has slowly declined. This hasn’t been on purpose, but a mixture of things – moving out of London, having a kid, friends getting partners, becoming older etc – just makes your […]

Sharing My Favourite Holiday #DadMoments (Plus Win £1,000 Thomas Cook Gift Card!)

With Father’s Day approaching, it’s time to celebrate all things dad – although I’m sure you also do that for the other 364 days of the year too! With this in mind, I’ve teamed up with travel agent Thomas cook to not only share some of my favourite holiday memories of my dad, but also bring […]

Review: LEGO DUPLO Minnie Mouse Bow-tique (10844) & Fun Family Fair (10841)

There are very few toys which are universally loved by everyone – it’s without doubt that LEGO (and LEGO DUPLO) is one of these. Check out some of these mind boggling stats from The Wall Street Journal – (1) there’s 102 LEGO bricks for every person on Earth, (2) 3 million LEGO elements are made per […]

Looking Back On Our First Family Trip With A Baby To The Seaside

The other day, I was attempting to organise our photos. At the start of the year, I had a disaster and lost loads of our digital data – I dropped my laptop when playing with Toddler L and subsequently broke the hard drive. Bugger. To make things worse, when I went to get a backup […]

Chateaubriand Steak Recipe For An Awesome Father’s Day Meal

If there’s one day when I’d expect to put my feet up and be waited on hand and foot, it’s Father’s Day. As a relatively new dad, I’m still trying to get used to the unexpected benefit of having a bonus special day just because I reproduced. Sure, I’ve had 32 birthdays just for me, but having […]

School Half-Term Holidays: The Bane Of The Preschooler Parent’s Life

It’s the beginning of June. The sun is shining, there’s not a cloud in the sky and my pasty legs are on show. BUT, there’s a problem. We’re not outside enjoying the weather – instead we’re ‘stuck’ inside watching Peppa bloody Pig. No, we’re not ill and I haven’t misplaced the house keys. Instead, the reason for our entrapment […]

Review: A Family Stay At Hillhead Caravan Club Site And Exploring Devon

You may – or may not – remember that last summer I was an ambassador for The Caravan And Motorhome Club’s Big Little Tent Festival (BLTF). As part of this, we were given the opportunity of a family press trip to one of their UK club sites. As we don’t have a caravan or motorhome – my […]

Exploring The Gruffalo Spotters Trail At Wendover Woods

A family took a stroll through the deep dark Wendover Woods… If you can forgive me for butchering one of the (probably) most famous opening lines in children’s book history, then let me share our recent adventure in search of The Gruffalo. Toddler L loves all things Gruffalo. We read the book – and Gruffalo’s Child – […]

Review: Water Babies Toddler Swimming Lessons (Chapter 7)

It only feels like the other day, but it was actually a year ago that I last wrote a specific review about our Water Babies swimming lessons. At that time, we – or should that be Toddler L – had completed Chapter 4 and was having an absolute blast in the pool. As tends to happen with […]