31st October 2017
Blackpool Illuminations

For us Northerners, Blackpool illuminations is a rite of passage. It's a coming of age moment. Right up there with your first Greggs pasty, chip barms and rickets.

I'll not lie, I had high expectations. So much so I may have bigged it up a little too much.

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30th May 2012
Suntan lotion and Ice-creams

We've loved our early summer but it's also brought with it some new problems. Getting the boys to put suntan lotion on has become such a daily battle that by the time I've pinned the boys down long enough to smear it all over their clothes and in their eyes we might as well be putting pajamas on.

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24th March 2016
A Very Public Five Count

I'm not one for judging other peoples parenting skills. Well, how can I when as toddlers my boys could turn any public space into a thrash metal moshpit of despair at the drop of a hat … or glove … or raisin.

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1st July 2013
Poo's win Prizes

Six months ago I offered the boys a bag of sweets for the first to have a poo on the toilet. Sonny’s response was along the lines of he wouldn’t get out of bed for a bag of sweets, let alone balance above a bowl into the abyss.

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30th June 2013
An Edinburgh Adventure

edinburgh graduationWe found a fabulous deal this year for our summer holiday. A weeks all-inclusive stay at the Yang Apartments in Edinburgh. There was even a holiday club for the boys provided by The Incredible Ben-Presto.

All this and more for the lowly price of their Auntie Jackie's sanity!

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30th August 2016
Altomincio Family Park with Canvas Holidays

altomincio-poolOur trip with Canvas Holidays to Altomincio Family Park near Lake Garda was to be a holiday of firsts. First time on a plane; first time abroad; our first proper holiday as a family.

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8th September 2015
Culture, Sport and Sand Sandwiches

posing on the beachI've not blogged over the summer holidays. I'd like to say it was a self-imposed sabbatical, but that would be ignoring the hours sat sobbing in front of a blank screen calculating how many hours it was until school re-opened.

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31st October 2017
Blackpool Illuminations

For us Northerners, Blackpool illuminations is a rite of passage. It's a coming of age moment. Right up there with your first Greggs pasty, chip barms and rickets.

I'll not lie, I had high expectations. So much so I may have bigged it up a little too much.

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10th June 2014
Father's Day

As a parent blogger it's in my contract to write an obligatory Father's Day post, and not just because I was sent a lovely Father's Day hamper, but more on that later.

I've never been a fan of 'days', Christmas being the exception. And Doris, obviously.

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18th March 2014
Janet's Birthday

As a cash-strapped stay-at-home dad it was a relief when for her birthday Janet asked for a Brief History of Time.
brief history of time
In hindsight, and given she was watching a documentary on Stephen Hawking at the time, she probably meant the book but hey ho.

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