passport

This young lad has something my daughter doesn’t; a valid passport.

We royally messed up our summer holiday this year. It was a complete oversight. Having not paid close attention to the expiry date of our eldest’s passport, we’d failed to appreciate it was about to lapse. Continue Reading…

tomato sauce

Dadbloguk tomato sauce requires little more than these ingredients.

I don’t usually write food-related posts but I thought I’d share a homemade child friendly recipe with you. It’s something I made to get our eldest daughter eating fresh vegetables. Continue Reading…

Homework

Is this scene familiar to anyone?

This is the first of a couple of blog posts I plan to write about homework. In this one, I shall comment on the amount children are expected to complete. It’s the one thing that has troubled me about Helen’s first year at school. Continue Reading…

My Sunday Photo, #MySundayPhoto, blogging, photography, toddlers

My Sunday Photo, 27 July, 2014, #MySundayPhoto

 

This, my friends, is what happens when your oldest child practices her face painting skills on her younger sibling. Yes, that’s poor old Toddler Adams having had her face painted by Helen, her older sister. Continue Reading…

investments
I’m something of a geek when it comes to pensions and investments. I’ve previously blogged about the concerns I have about my pension and the impact this is having on my sleep. As a stay at home dad I face an issue that usually affects mothers; paying either tiny contributions or none at all while my children are very young and my ability to work is severely limited. Of course, pensions are just one financial concern that crept up on me when I become a father. Continue Reading…

 

review, Cyber clean Touch Screen Cleaner.

The Cyber Clean Touch Screen Cleaner.

The Cyber Clean Touch Screen Cleaner does exactly what it says on the box; cleans devices with touch screens. I’ve often wondered just how many bacteria must be harboured on my iPad and phone. By the time the kids have sneezed on both or I’ve returned from a day London all manner of filth must be on those screens. As for my lap top, well, the screen sometimes gets so filthy I mistake dirt for punctuation marks. Continue Reading…

school, reception class

I can’t quite believe this little mite has just finished her first year at school.

Well that was it; the summer holidays have begun and my first born child has completed her first year at school. She’s ending the academic year a very different individual to the one that trotted into that classroom one sunny day last September. I feel a certain sense of sadness because I can see her growing up so terrifyingly fast but at the same time, I’m immensely proud of her. Continue Reading…

Soft waterI have spent most of my life living in hard water areas. Although I’ve seen limescale in kettles and also building up around taps, I never really appreciated just what impact hard water can have on a household. That is until I was introduced to home water system specialist Kinetico. Continue Reading…

Volunteering at school

John Adams —  July 22, 2014 — 2 Comments
school, end of term, dads

This came as a pleasant surprise.

This photo is of a thank you card from the children in my daughter’s class at school. It was sent home with Helen yesterday with a handwritten note because I volunteered in the class up until the Easter break. Continue Reading…

The Shard, Central London, My Sunday Photo

#MySundayPhoto, 20 July 2014. The Shard in Central London

Earlier this week I went to a bloggers’ event in Central London. Getting there involved passing through London Bridge Station. As I left the station I looked up and this is what caught my eye. For a variety of reasons, I’ve never been a huge fan of the Shard, but it does look very majestic from this angle.

There is a filthy secret behind this picture.  Continue Reading…