Dinosaur boots for a dinosaur fan – #Review

Dinosaur boots for a dinosaur fan – #Review

Our little dude is a huge dinosaur fan. He has many dinosaur figures, dinosaur books, dinosaur t-shirts and even takes his dinosaurs into the bath. So you can imagine his excitement when some extra special dinosuar rex boots (£39.50) arrived from Livie and Luca. These gorgeous little boots are perfect for keeping little toes warm in the cold weather and are even better for a dinosaur fan. They have an incredibly soft leather exterior and are breathable, which is a bonus when it comes to finding good shoes for your precious little ones. The…continue reading →
My soulmate is now my wife

My soulmate is now my wife

The first family member I came out to was my mum. It all began with a conversation with about marriage as my sister was preparing to walk down the ailse. I was expressing how much I disliked marriage and my mum started to question why. It was then I told her that I was gay and wasn't allowed to marry, which really upset me. Flash forward many years and the law has changed enough to allow me to marry my soulmate as long as it's a civil partnership (so I wasn't technically married).…continue reading →
Christmas Lights in London – 2014

Christmas Lights in London – 2014

Long before M arrived in our lives, Clara and I imagined ourselves taking our children on a trip to see the Christmas lights in London. We both had lovely memories of wandering down Oxford Street or round Covent Garden, taking in the sights and Smells of Christmas. Theses memories were something we wanted to be able to create for our children and so the annual trip to see the Christmas lights in London was planned for the final Sunday before Christmas. We had all discussed what we wanted to do during our trip.…continue reading →
We now own a smart DVD player

We now own a smart DVD player

Thanks to our partnership with Panasonic we are now the proud owners of a smart DVD player, which if you'd like to you can refer to it by it's official name (Smart Network 3D Blu-ray Disc™/ DVD Player DMP-BDT260 - £129.99). We are very much gadget lovers, but there a DVD player is something we had gone without for a very long time. In fact, neither C or myself had every owned a Blu-ray player. For the last few years, C and I had been using my Xbox 360 to play DVDs, which…continue reading →
Stand up for good snacks with Ella’s Kitchen

Stand up for good snacks with Ella’s Kitchen

M has been a bit of a fussy eater for a while now. But one thing we can always be certain he will eat, Ella's Kitchen snacks. We were drawn to Ella's Kitchen when M was very small as we wanted to get fruit and veg into him in the easiest way possible. Their range of food is so varied that we were able to find something tasty and healthy that M enjoyed. In fact he still eats their fruit pouches on a daily basis. You can't be too careful when it comes…continue reading →
A perfect beach holiday

A perfect beach holiday

Clara and I have always been drawn to the beach. It holds so many happy and incredibly important memories in our lives. It could be the soothing effect watching the waves have, or the fun of building a really big sandcastle, or even just snuggling up on the sand with those you love. But the beach is the place we love to be. When we first started dating we took regular trips to the beach, we got engaged on Brighton Beach, celebrated our honeymoon on St Ives Beach in Cornwall and celebrated our…continue reading →
Wartime Christmas Festival – 2014

Wartime Christmas Festival – 2014

For the last three years, we've taken M to the Tank Museum for their annual Wartime Christmas Festival. It's a lovely little event that takes you back in time to explore the various tanks on display, visit Santa, browse local business stalls and have a go at some craft activities. It's usually quite a big family trip and one we always look forward to. This year's trip was tinged with some sadness. Our dear little nan was a huge lover of the Tank Museum and treated us to the trip last year. We…continue reading →
Marrying the second time

Marrying the second time

If you follow us on Twitter you more than likely will be aware that Clara and I are converting our Civil Partnership to a Marriage on the 20th December.   When we first discovered the new same sex marriage law had been passed, we shared our joy on Twitter. We then started to receive questions about why it's so important and what's the difference.     To be honest I was aware a few of the differences but felt ignorant to some of them. So I did what I enjoy doing most, I educated myself on…continue reading →
Special Message from Portable North Pole (PNP)

Special Message from Portable North Pole (PNP)

I first discovered the Portable North Pole site a few years ago. I created a couple of videos for various loved ones and enjoyed seeing their faces when they watched them. We made a PNP video for M last year, but to be honest he was a little young and didn't really understand what he was watching. But this year is a different story. M is really into Christmas and is excited at the thought of him receiving his letter and visiting him in his grotto. Portable North Pole is a magical console…continue reading →
Happiness in actions

Happiness in actions

November was a testing month. With our little dude catching the mother of all colds on the same week that I was admitted to hospital and then every other person in the house catching the dreadful cold as soon as M was better, you can imagine that our house was not always the happiest house on the block. I have worked hard to practice what I preach this year and find happiness in the darkest of days and I can admit that I have struggled. It can be hard to tell yourself that…continue reading →