Christmas

A man who is clearly about to start cleaning up for Christmas!

Cleaning up for Christmas

Disclosure: this is a paid collaboration. As our house is up for sale at the moment, I’m no stranger to cleaning in a hurry. We often receive calls about viewings at short notice so I’m always ready to scrub things. With three children around, there’s usually a mess somewhere. While I’m far from being a clean freak, I always …

A selection of ideas from Diary of the Dad's Christmas Gift Guide 2016.

Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Where has this year gone? It’s time for my Christmas Gift Guide! I’ve tried to include suggestions for all the family and at a range of prices too. I hope it gives you a few gift ideas for everyone! Discovery Kids digital walkie talkies These digital walkie talkies from Discovery Kids have a range of up to 3km …

Five Christmas life hacks

Christmas is imminent and, if you’re anything like me, you still have loads to do. Kate and I are determined to take things as easily as possible though, so here are a few things we’ll be doing to give ourselves a decent chance. Christmas life hacks, if you will… Veg out Preparing the spuds, carrots, parsnips and sprouts …

Two alternative nativities

One of the many benefits of working for myself is that I don’t have any problem getting time off work to attend school performances. Getting round to writing about them afterwards can be tricky as the tardy nature of this post proves, but being there when it mattered posed no such challenge. So anyway, both Dylan …