Why we decided to get married after 11 years – and are doing it in a month

Last week, we shocked our family and friends by announcing we were going to get married on February 14th 2020. We have been together since November 2008 and have always gone backwards and forwards on whether we wanted to get…

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Letter to my firstborn as he turns 8

To my little cuddle monkey – Buddy, Oh wow. 8 already. You really seem like a big kid now. Just this last few months you seem to have had a growth spurt and now none of your clothes fit you…

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What I’m looking forward to watching on terrestrial TV this Christmas

This isn’t a guide to all the things that are on terrestrial TV this Christmas. You can go grab the Radio Times for that! This is a self-indulgent post about what I’m personally looking forward to watching terrestrial TV this…

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AD: Ideas for Christmas gifts for pets

I grew up with A LOT of pets – over the years growing up we had 2 Dobermans (and for a while 9 Doberman puppies too), a Yorkshire Terrier, a budgie, a cat, a tank full of tropical fish and…

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10 Pokemon gifts for kids you can buy on Amazon

Both my kids like Pokemon but my son Arlo (turns 8 at Christmas) is a huge fan. I feel this has given me a small bit of expertise into Pokemon so here’s my round-up of the best Pokemon gifts for…

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