Saturday, May 28, 2022

Diary of a Spotty Kid: Chickenpox

When a 5-year-old gets chickenpox, you would expect itching, fever, and generally feeling unwell. Not in our case. It turns out, he's just really bored.
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Recipe; Tomato and Bacon Potato bake

The sweet baby potatoes and sauteed leek and onions make this tomato and bacon potato bake a great twist on the traditional pasta bake.

Grandpa’s Fortune Fables #AD

#AD Grandpa's Fortune Fables is a cleverly written financial education book for kids. With short stories that teach kids to earn, save and grow their own money.

Recipe; Delicious Homemade Fruit Scones

These Homemade fruit scones are super easy to make. Delicious warm or cold with lashings of clotted cream and jam.

Parenting isn’t all sunshine and rainbows

Parenting isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s tough, really tough and at times gets you down.

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Grandpa’s Fortune Fables #AD

#AD Grandpa's Fortune Fables is a cleverly written financial education book for kids. With short stories that teach kids to earn, save and grow their own money.

A coming of age fantasy by Jacob Moore #AD

#AD FLY is a coming of age fantasy by Jacob Moore. Debut author and the first in a series built on real-life values and experiences.

You’re going to be a Dad! #AD

#AD You’re going to be a Dad is a comprehensive book for new and expectant dads. It breaks down each stage of pregnancy and offers a dads perspective.

Balmonds Natural Skincare #AD

#AD Since the day I received a sample from Balmonds Natural Skincare, I've never used anything else on my skin.

Dream to Change the World #AD

#AD Dream to Change the World is the first in a series of children's black history books. Creatively depicting a young John La Rose's life in Trinidad.

Why are we in such a hurry?

Why are we in such a hurry? Everyone everywhere seems to be in a hurry all of the time. Let's just take a little time to step back and breathe.

Infographic; Cyberbullying on social media

Most young people will experience cyberbullying on social media or at least see it. But how do we prevent cyberbullying from happening?

12 iPhone settings you need to turn off now

In this post I will show you 12 iPhone settings you need to turn off now, to optimize your device's Privacy, Security and Performance.

Parenting

Parenting isn’t all sunshine and rainbows

Parenting isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s tough, really tough and at times gets you down.

Infographic; Cyberbullying on social media

Most young people will experience cyberbullying on social media or at least see it. But how do we prevent cyberbullying from happening?

Inside the mind of an adolescent

Adolescence is probably one of the most challenging times, for your child and for you as well. What really goes on in the mind of an adolescent?

Infographic; 18-year-old child development milestones

Do you understand child development milestones? This infographic explains what development milestones your 18-year-old will have achieved.

Should children study during the summer holidays

Should we be making our children study during the summer holidays, or should we allow them the freedom they deserve?

The Art of Parenting (aka war)

The art of Parenting is comparable to The Art of War. Anyone can be a parent, to succeed you need skills, tactics and a hard wall to whack your head on.

Alternatives to University

Is University all it’s cracked up to be? The lifestyle, the future prospects and the pitfalls. I look at the facts and alternatives to university.

Family Life

The coming of age, what a faff on

September marked a significant milestone in my oldest daughters life. She turned 18, the coming of age and it was a right faff on and I’ll tell you why.

Celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary

June 2021 marks our 10 year wedding anniversary. And what a decade it’s been. 10 years on and we’re still as strong as we were when we first met.

A piece of history by the fallen

Have you ever held a piece of history and wondered what the world was once like or what the person behind the writing lived through?

Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health and Me

Prioritising self care is a vital part of good mental health. Finding the balance between mental and physical health wasn’t so easy for me.

Prostate problems, a growing concern

We men ignore a lot of our health issues, but one health issue you should pay attention to is prostate problems.

A Dads guide to a daughter’s first period

Dads, are you comfortable talking about your daughter's first period? Well, here's a dads guide to a daughter's first period.

How to beat the doggie doldrums

Humans arn't the only ones who can get bored and depressed. Our dogs can too. With this in mind, what can we do to alleviate the doggie doldrums.

Addicted to alcohol, Not anymore!

Accepting you may be addicted to alcohol is the first step to getting help. Read Lindsey Brogan's story of how she turned her life around.

A month of fixing stuff

Normally, at the start of a new year, people take it relatively easy. Not me… I’ve had a month of fixing stuff.

Twas the mess before Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of the year, but the mess before Christmas gets right on my chuffing nerves!

Why are we in such a hurry?

Why are we in such a hurry? Everyone everywhere seems to be in a hurry all of the time. Let's just take a little time to step back and breathe.

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Balmonds Natural Skincare #AD

#AD Since the day I received a sample from Balmonds Natural Skincare, I've never used anything else on my skin.

Skin Salvation #AD

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Recipe; Mediterranean Chicken Conchiglie.

I thought I'd knock up something new for the family to try. With a Mediterranean twist. I made Mediterranean Chicken Conchiglie and they loved it.

Recipes & Cooking

Recipe; Tomato and Bacon Potato bake

The sweet baby potatoes and sauteed leek and onions make this tomato and bacon potato bake a great twist on the traditional pasta bake.

Recipe; Delicious Homemade Fruit Scones

These Homemade fruit scones are super easy to make. Delicious warm or cold with lashings of clotted cream and jam.

Recipe; Tuna and Potato Salad

Tuna and Potato Salad is a dish that is light enough if you don't fancy anything too heavy but satisfying enough to make you feel well-fed.

Recipe; Pan fried chicken with white wine sauce

Pan fried chicken with white wine sauce with garlic, rosemary and thyme adds a new level of flavour to the chicken. It goes well with vegetables, pasta or rice.

Recipe; Chicken and Bacon Pasta Bake

A simple recipe for a weeknight. With a creamy white, cheese sauce this Chicken and Bacon Pasta Bake is perfect for a mid-week meal.

Grandpa’s Fortune Fables #AD

#AD Grandpa's Fortune Fables is a cleverly written financial education book for kids. With short stories that teach kids to earn, save and grow their own money.

A coming of age fantasy by Jacob Moore #AD

#AD FLY is a coming of age fantasy by Jacob Moore. Debut author and the first in a series built on real-life values and experiences.

You’re going to be a Dad! #AD

#AD You’re going to be a Dad is a comprehensive book for new and expectant dads. It breaks down each stage of pregnancy and offers a dads perspective.

Balmonds Natural Skincare #AD

#AD Since the day I received a sample from Balmonds Natural Skincare, I've never used anything else on my skin.

Dream to Change the World #AD

#AD Dream to Change the World is the first in a series of children's black history books. Creatively depicting a young John La Rose's life in Trinidad.

Wooden Blinds from Blinds By Post #AD

It's amazing how making a simple décor change can vastly improve the appearance of a room. Blinds from Blinds By Post did just that for us.

Sweet Boxes by Panda Sweets #AD

#AD Nothing beats a box full of sweet treats to keep the whole family happy. Sweet boxes from Panda Sweets do just that.

Why you should create your own Link in Bio page

A Link in Bio service doesn’t send traffic directly to your website. If you want to be more frequently seen in search results create your own Link in Bio.

Basic computer skills for students

Is there a lack of knowledge of basic computer skills for students? Teaching these basic skills is vital to allow them to understand the technology they use.

Are we managing screen time effectively?

I look at the affects screen time has on my children, children generally and us as parents and if we are managing screen time effectively.

12 iPhone settings you need to turn off now

In this post I will show you 12 iPhone settings you need to turn off now, to optimize your device's Privacy, Security and Performance.

Useful websites to help build your online presence

Having a website is one thing. How you present it online is another. So, I've put together a list of useful websites to help build your online presence.

How to improve Google page speed score for WordPress

Having a website that offers a great user experience is vital to your websites success. Learn how to improve Google Page Speed score on WordPress

Useful WordPress code snippets

I'm a bit of a tech geek. Especially when it comes to web design and functionality. I've compiled a collection of useful WordPress code snippets

The unwritten guide to parenting: Chapter 13

The Unwritten guide to parenting stops at a certain chapter. Let's have a satirical look at what chapter 13 is all about.

’90s nostalgia from the greatest decade

Pretty much all millennials will tell you the '90s was the best decade to grow up in. Let me take you back to your youth with a taste of '90s nostalgia.

So, you’re dating my daughter?

As a dad, it’s my job to protect my daughters. When it comes to dating my daughter, there are certain requirements that must be met before I can certify it as an official relationship.

The legend of Jackie Wazzock

Jackie Wazzock was from Hartlepool, and a complete numpty! He couldn’t concentrate on anything, he had no common sense at all.