• Days Out,  Reviews

    Dunham Massey Hall & Park

    After all the snow and miserable weather we’ve had in March the sun finally came out, the bubble machine made an appearance from the shed (much to our delight… neighbours not so much as any sighting of a bubble sends these two in a crazy spin of shouting and laughing… I think it’s cute) so we decided to book in a lovely family day out to Dunham Massey Hall & Park having never been before. The day came and so did the rain, but we threw on our waterproofs and wellies, packed up the picnic and made the journey regardless. M60 traffic left much to be desired but hey, that’s…

  • Blogs,  Kids Entertainment

    365 My Arse!

    My name is Phil and I use too much technology to keep my kids entertained… there I’ve said it. Feels good to get it off my chest but in fairness (to myself) I’m sure I‘m not the only one, and if AA did support groups for techno-abusive parents I would imagine the room would be filled and the meeting a lengthy one at that! I might be being a little harsh on myself but I started fatherhood with all the best intentions of not having kids sat in front of TV’s and certainly not in front of an Ipad… I mean what 2 year old can or should be able…

  • Blogs,  Sleep

    Cooking on Gas

    I’m writing this blog with unexpected energy and enthusiasm given I’ve only had 3 hours sleep! Before children I was unable to function on less than a solid 8, and boy did people know it in work when I rocked up on any less. I jumped out of bed this morning, threw the kids into nursery (they have just started doing full days this week so that may have some influence on my current mood), chucked the dogs into the grooming salon for a morning of pampering, whizzed around Sainsburys and came home and did my best Mary Berry impression preparing tea for the family later whilst listening to the…