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 […]

Second Child Syndrome: The Unfair Life Of The Second Kid

I feel sorry for ‘Beetle’. As he approaches six-months old, he’s probably had what you’d call a pretty unfair life when compared to that of his older sister. It’s not that we don’t love him, care for him or cherish him – we obviously do. However, he is a second child – and that means […]

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 […]

Review: Maxi-Cosi Nova Pushchair (4 Wheels) And Oria Carrycot

Having sold the pushchair we’d bought when L was born, we had a decision to make when it came to getting a new set of wheels for ‘Beetle’. I’d done a bit of research into travel systems and one that jumped out at me was the new (well, 2017 new) Maxi-Cosi Nova – mainly because […]

Healthy Family Snacking When Out And About

One of my favourite things about having kids is being able to visit new places and experience new things with them. Whether it’s parks, farms, museums or even the dreaded soft play, I love seeing L – and increasingly ‘Beetle’ – get enjoyment out of a family day out. Something I don’t love though is […]

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 […]

Ed Sheeran And A Major Case Of Baby Brain

Friday night saw the missus and I have a much needed few hours away from the kids. With the grandparents lined up for babysitting duties and all possible eventualities planned for, we were free to enjoy a night at Wembley with Ed Sheeran. Or at least that’s what I thought… What I’d not factored in […]