Anxiety and Mental Health – my story.

Anxiety and Mental Health – my story.

I had a panic attack last night.  Just a small one. But enough to send me down the same spiral I have now become quite accustomed too. As usual, it came on without warning, but without any real surprise as I’d had a stressful couple of days. I was in a shop with my Wife and Daughter to help her spend her recently received birthday money.  Then at the till, a sudden dizziness and faint feeling came over me. The…

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Some recent cute moments

Some recent cute moments

All too often I find myself thinking of what I should write about on my blog.  I’m just over six months in and I’m trying to not get obsessed with how many posts I should be writing and what topics I should cover.  Things need to come natural for me to maintain my enjoyment in producing my little corner of the internet and this post is an example of this. Recently, I’ve been amazed with my Daughters caring and considerate…

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Daddy Daughter Day – back to the good times

Daddy Daughter Day – back to the good times

My last couple of posts have focused a little on the down sides of parenting life.  In order to redress that I thought I’d write about the nice day we had together yesterday. Thursdays are our “Daddy Daughter” days.  Thanks to a new arrangement with my job,  this year I am able to do the school run whilst squeezing in a solid five and half hours of work in between.   This has meant I can have some quality time with my Daughter…

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Cry cry Baby; Baby cry crrrrryyyy

Cry cry Baby; Baby cry crrrrryyyy

I’ve reached a stage of my daughters life which can only be described as the “fourmidable” years.  Over the last couple of months her personality and attitude has changed a little.  I still see the kind, sensitive soul who makes me laugh daily and who’s bursting with love. She can chat to anyone who’ll listen and even those who don’t, seriously, there’s no stopping her!  But, whats becoming increasingly more noticeable is a cheeky, backchatting, grumpy attitude.  She’s becoming a…

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I’m not sure I enjoyed Christmas Day.

I’m not sure I enjoyed Christmas Day.

I LOVE Christmas, always have.  We have a relatively small family but we always try to get as many of us together as possible. I have some wonderful memories of the many happy times we’ve shared. Becoming a parent has enabled me to try and pass on this joy to my Daughter and this is the first year I’ve thought we can fully appreciate it.  It didn’t seem to go quite to plan…. It was all going so well. Our…

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The 100 truths blogger tag thing

The 100 truths blogger tag thing

So I was tagged into this by Stuart at threetimedaddy.  Thanks mate…..  I’ve got to be honest I very nearly bottled it but here I am, it’s 22:20 on a Tuesday evening. I’m tired and I need a pee.  Lets do this! The Basics 1 What’s your name? Neil. 2 Any nicknames or aliases? Other than “Daddy”, nope. 3 Your gender? Male. 4 Your star sign? Libra. 5 How old are you? Early 40s. 6 Your relationship status? Married. 7 Any…

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Giddyup Horsey!

Giddyup Horsey!

We’ve had a voucher for a pony ride lesson burning a hole in my wallet for months now.  We got it for around £10-£15 and as such I wasn’t expecting a lot from it.  The deadline for using it was fast approaching so we decided to book up a couple of weekends ago. What a brilliant experience!  Here’s how we got on. We arrived at the equestrian centre, checked in and followed the others in the group to the stables…

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Raising Elf Awareness

Raising Elf Awareness

Ok, this seems to be a controversial subject. Opinion is very much divided on social media (when is it ever not?) about the old elf on the shelf tradition. I personally love the premise, although I draw the line at posting endless pictures about the escapades. We’ve decided this year to join the elf on the shelf brigade having used a similar elf from the elf company previously. How did it go down? Well read on (please, it’s Christmas after…

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What’s going on at school?

What’s going on at school?

We’ve hit a bit of a problem with school. iBear has started saying she doesn’t like it there anymore and it’s getting her really upset. It all started just before the school holidays when she developed a little bit of an obsession about needing to go to the toilet in case she wet herself.  The only thing we could get out of her about this was that she’d seen a couple of children having accidents at school and it had…

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My Daughters first half term at school – a review

My Daughters first half term at school – a review

 I can’t believe we’ve arrived at the October half term holiday. Where has that time gone?! Just seven weeks ago my wife and I were gibbering nervous wrecks wondering how on earth our little girl would cope going from two days of nursery to full time education.  There was also concern over how we would manage with a huge change of routine.  We’ve been so comfortable in the last couple of years and all that was going to change. Panic!…

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