Should I be a cool parent?

It was a dark night and we were driving home. It’s at such moments that I find my children can be at their most chatty and Helen was in a talkative mood, testing me, to see if I was a cool parent or not.

 

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Looking longingly at acronyms my daughter didn’t think I’d know. Unfortunately for her, I’m quite well versed in these things.

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The Audi A6 Avant: A different experience

Over the past couple of years, I’ve driven many different Audi SUVs; the Q2, Q5 and the Q7 among them. The Audi A6 Avant was going to be a different experience.  I hoped it would be a much more practical family vehicle than the Q7 yet more spacious than any of the other Audis I have driven. Without further ado, here’s what I thought.

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The Audi A6 Avant. Almost as perfect as Ariana Grande’s ponytail.

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I admit it, sometimes my parents did know best

It turns out my stepfather did know best. I was never asked to join Guns ‘n Roses to become the band’s bass guitarist.

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My parents gave me a harsh lesson. It took me years to admit they were correct and that they knew best, but I never was going to be a famous musician or join Guns n’ Roses as bass guitarist. Pic credit: Freestocks.org on Unsplash.

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Subway® helps bring NFL to London…..and Horley

If you’re going to introduce youngsters to a new sport, there’s one way to make it appealing: Close the traffic on London’s Piccadilly, build a huge ball pit on this hugely important thoroughfare and allow kids to jump into the pit with the promise of prizes for everyone who takes part. Thanks to Subway®, this is exactly how I recently spent a Saturday afternoon.

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Helen and I, guests of Subway®, strike a pose at the NFL Kickoff in Piccaddilly event.

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Looking across the Bristol Channel from Porthcawl

Towards the end of the summer holidays, Helen, Izzy and I briefly visited Wales. We stayed at Porthcawl and I was mesmerised by the landscape. If I hadn’t been flying solo with the kids, I could happily have spent a day or two shooting pictures.

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Looking across the Bristol Channel from Porthcawl. I wasn’t entirely sold on this image until Photoshop gave me a little hand.

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