Balancing Screen Time

Being a Dad to an (almost) five-year-old, I’m struggling, like a lot of other parents, to balance out screen time with my child. Let’s be real here, kids love a screen – whether it’s TV, Xbox, a tablet, Playstation or even a phone that’s full of apps for them to mess around with. Once you […]

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July Round-Up | What I Did This Month

Life has been just as hectic and busy as ever. Last November we bought our first home, which is a complete fixer-upper; in-between working two jobs, running around after Joshua all day… we have been trying our best to renovate our home. As both mine and Jamie’s work schedules clash (when he’s at work, I’m […]

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30 Things to Do Before I’m 30

I often find myself reflecting on my age, life has gone by so quick that I’m finding it difficult to catch my breath. I remember being just 5 years old, moving house and running around our new big home, which felt massive then. I remember being sixteen and wishing I was eighteen, because it was […]

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Are You Happy?

For most of us, working is something we will spend most of our lives doing. It sucks, but it doesn’t always have to. For very valid reasons, almost all of us get into jobs that we are not particularly happy in. (Hey, we all have bills, right?) It is not always easy, or even possible, […]

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I’m More Than ‘Just’ a Parent

When I got a job back in June 2018, I got a lot of comments along the lines of: “That’s nice, it’ll keep you busy won’t it?” While it was most definitely meant as a boost and nothing less than positive, it wasn’t. It was said with blissful ignorance and demeaned everything I had been […]

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I Gave Up My Career

A few months ago, I realised that I’ve lost a huge part of myself and, lately, I’ve felt lost for what route to take next. Since I was little, I have been a writer. I started writing poems, stories and scripts in my bedroom as a child and was at my happiest when I had […]

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Let the Evening Be Gin! | Ipswich Gin Festival

I started this year with a big list of things that I wanted to do throughout 2018, and on my list was attending some Gin Festivals, wine tastings or beer tours. I have never been to anything like it before, so I was excited to be invited along for the Ipswich Gin Festival! The festival […]

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