A visit to the obnoxious little porker aka Peppa pig world!

A visit to the obnoxious little porker aka Peppa pig world!

​Peppa world, the world of the obnoxious little porker we all have a love hate relationship with as she entertains our children in her cheeky petulant way. So why did we go? Well for our children of course! For me the thought of spending 6 hours, yes 6 hours in the surroundings of the pink piggy is enough to make me throw up. But off we went from our holiday home, Sarah’s words, in the Cotswolds down south for nearly…

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Is it Dad, Daddy, Father or Paul? Who knows, who cares?

Is it Dad, Daddy, Father or Paul? Who knows, who cares?

Luke, I am your father! An epic line from one of the biggest movies of all time. Now lets imagine that line was “Luke, I am Darth” or even “Luke, I am daddy”. Would it have been remembered so well? Would it matter? Let’s delve a little deeper… A while back my eldest, Sarah, started calling me Paul instead of daddy which she had been calling me. Now, to me growing up in the eighties and nineties I always called…

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Choosing a family car, the sequel!

Choosing a family car, the sequel!

Following on from my post looking at Choosing a family car, part 1.  I now find myself going back to it as I now need an even bigger car as baby number 3 will be joining us in October! I’ve read numerous articles and reviews from sites such as autotrader http://www.autotrader.co.uk/content/advice/top-5-family-car-buying-tips which have given me food for thought and helped narrow the choices but I’m not quite decided, just yet.. So what’s different this time, I still need to think about…

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Responsibility for irresponsible parenting?

Responsibility for irresponsible parenting?

So when do you step in? Keeping a watchful eye on our children 24/7 is tough, I think we would all agree on that. They move with lighting pace (apart from when you’re in a rush) and in a blink of an eye they’re away leaving you in a blind panic. They also don’t have much sense and will often find themselves in an equal amount of funny and potentially dangerous situations. What prompted this you ask? Well I was…

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Controlling your heating, saving money and helping the kids sleep!

Controlling your heating, saving money and helping the kids sleep!

As I watched my Facebook timeline this past few days of extremely hot weather lots of parents were posting pictures of the temperature in their children’s bedrooms I began to think about a product I bought late last year. This was to help me manage control of heading off temperatures in my house and also how to save money (in the long-term) this (picture)was around 8.30 pm and it never dropped below 23.5 overnight. So everyone wants to save money,…

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How do we explain terrorism to our children?

How do we explain terrorism to our children?

Watching the news over the past few weeks it’s clear that the world is becoming a more fragile and scary place. Deplorable attacks which can never be justified no matter what. Now it turns out that there was an Irish link to one of the London attackers and you begin to think could Ireland, either North or South, be attacked by the terrorists in the future? As a father of two young daughter’s with a third baby on the way…

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“I`m sure you`re hoping for a boy” and other wrong assumptions..

“I`m sure you`re hoping for a boy” and other wrong assumptions..

I’m sure you’re hoping for a boy! If I had a £1 for every time i have heard that in recent weeks I`d be a very rich man, maybe not rich persay, but I’d certainly be more wealthy than I am now. You see, our family of four will be becoming five in October, exciting times in the McCann household.   As you do, we waited until after the initial 12 weeks before going beyond our immediate family and telling…

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Dad goals and the importance of sticking to them!

Dad goals and the importance of sticking to them!

As I stepped out of the swimming pool having struggled to swim more than a couple of full-lengths I thought to myself why bother, why am I doing this what’s the point? I mean I am a 40 year old man with better things to be doing. So why exactly am I doing it? I’ve two children at home, limited sleep and no regular pattern in daily life as yet? Ironically that’s exactly why I was doing it in the…

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“Meternity”, a typing mistake or just generally a mistake? I`m not so sure..

“Meternity”, a typing mistake or just generally a mistake? I`m not so sure..

I recently watched an article on this morning about a lady who had written a fictional book in which it appeared she was saying that women should be allowed some “me” time from their employers and change this the name “meternity” . Covered widely in UK press as seen here in the mirror Mirror coverage Personally I thought it sounded ridiculous to start with and wouldn’t normally give oxygen to such stories but then I listened and whilst I still…

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4 learnings from 4 weeks shared parental leave.

4 learnings from 4 weeks shared parental leave.

As I am now in my 5th week of shared parental leave I thought I would share some of my learnings so far with two daughters under two, 1, ITS AWESOME! No but serious its fantastic and one of the best decision we have ever made as a family, yes it can be taxing at times and there are no clocking off times or lunchtime when you can switch off but the smiles and giggles make it all worth while…

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