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Month: December 2017

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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