Coping with OCD at Camp Bestival

Coping with OCD at Camp Bestival

Last year I visited my first ever festival and managed to cope with my OCD quite well. I only had a few anxiety issues and they were largely related to things falling on the floor or touching items I didn't think were clean. We were lucky to camp somewhere near relatively clean flushing toilets with water and soap, which meant I didn't touch a chemical or compost toilet the whole time. But this year was very different. This year we camped in regular camping, several hundred yards away from some chemical toilets with…continue reading →
Our top ten at Camp Bestival

Our top ten at Camp Bestival

If you follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, you will know that we've been at Camp Bestival this weekend. It's been a fantastic weekend full of memorable moments and new experiences, so we thought we'd write a top ten whilst our memories are fresh. We will be spamming you with posts about Camp Bestival overthe next few days (weeks), so please do bear with us, but it really is such an awesome event that one post does not do it justice. So prompted by Fi from Child Care Is Fun's husband and…continue reading →
I have been changed for good

I have been changed for good

One of my favourite songs from a musical is For Good from Wicked.¬†When I first listened to it after discovering the musical online shortly after it's debut, I knew it was a song that would always mean a lot to me. The first musical Clara and I ever went to together was Wicked and I listened to the soundtrack throughout her pregnancy. I often find myself searching out the soundtrack during a bad day or popping it on when I want to have a little sing (usually when no one is around, as…continue reading →
Juggling too many balls

Juggling too many balls

Clara and I like to keep busy at all times. We do like the odd day to relax, but we almost always fill every weekend and evening with something. This not only means we get to do fun things, see lots of people and study new subjects, it also means occasionally we burn out a little. One of the things we've been asked a lot this year since starting the daily vlogs, is "how do you do it all". By all, people are referencing both working full time jobs, both studying for new…continue reading →
Nearly 3

Nearly 3

In a weeks time we will be camping in a field with some fab people, having celebrated our son's third birthday. Three, our little man is going to be three! Every year I comment on how fast time has flown, but this year seems to have flown the fastest. We are so grateful we've had this blog to capture almost all our best family moments along the way. It's been one of the biggest adventures of our lives. Raising a child is amazing and each stage has been my favourite. Now M is…continue reading →
Summer activities for a toddler

Summer activities for a toddler

Now that M has broken up from nursery, we've been thinking about suitable summer activities for a toddler. I say toddler, but we don't really think of him as a toddler anymore. In 9 days our little man turns 3 and at times he sounds like he's 13! This year he is really into doing more than he was last year. He is quite an independent chap and he likes to be challenged, so any activity we attempt has to allow him to exploit his independence. We kicked off the summer holidays by…continue reading →
Marwell after dark #onsafariwiththree

Marwell after dark #onsafariwiththree

It's not often we find ourselves putting M down for a late nap so that we can head off somewhere after dark. But when Three mobile ask you if you'd like to join them on safari at Marwell Zoo once everyone has gone home, to trial an LG Spirit on Pay As You Go, you can't really turn that down! Both myself and Clara are huge Apple fans with O2 contracts, so we had no idea that Three's PAYG offer the lowest in the UK market at 3p a minute, 2p a text…continue reading →
Did school make or break me?

Did school make or break me?

For the last few months I've been thinking more and more about my experiences at school and how to put them aside and get excited for our little man heading to school next year. I quite enjoyed primary and middle school, enjoying the activities, fun teaches and the ability to be myself. But sadly this all ended when I went to secondary school. I know there will be many who say they disliked school too and it's just a way of live, I've even been told to just get over it. But it…continue reading →
Journey to Spartan

Journey to Spartan

It is known that Clara and I love a challenge and enjoyed climbing Snowdon for Raising for Grayson last year. This year I was meant to be completing a challenge called Challenge 10, but had to bail out due to an ovarian cyst and awaiting an operation. Now that my op date has been set, we have started to look towards a challenge for next year and we have settled on a Spartan race. A Spartan race is an obstacle course race designed to put your whole body through it's paces. Being totally…continue reading →
Summer Ideas for Kids in London

Summer Ideas for Kids in London

As a child growing up on the outskirts of London, there was never a lack of places to visit during the summer holidays. Here are my top 5 places to visit this summer in London. Two of my favorite places to visit as a child and even now as an adult, are The Natural History Museum and the Science museum. These wonderful museums are situated in South Kensington, just 5 minutes walk from popular travel links and offer hours of excitement, whilst engaging their minds on our world's wonderful history. It is possible…continue reading →