Christmas gift ideas 2018

May I ask how your Christmas preparations are going? I am just turning my mind to it now. I’ve written a list of gifts to buy and have started writing cards. I’m also going to be arranging for us to participate in a ‘reverse advent’ so we donate something to a nearby charity each day on the run up to December 25.

Christmas gifts, Chrismas gift ideas, Christmas gift guide, dadbloguk, dadbloguk.com, dad blog uk.

We’re not quite in ‘last minute’ territory, but there isn’t long until Christmas so here are some gift ideas. Pic credit: Kari Shea on Unsplash.

View Post

Help! Our soft toys are breeding at an uncontrollable rate.

We have a growing problem in our house. I want to know if it’s one you are familiar with. It’s an issue with my daughters’ soft toys which are breeding at an uncontrollable rate.

soft toys, cuddly toys, too many tooys, too many soft toys, dadbloguk, dadbloguk.com, dad blog uk, stay at home dad, school run dd

Here I am, swamped by soft toys just months after clearing loads of them out of the house. They seem to be breeding.

View Post

A fan of the fidget spinner

I have a confession to make. I am a fan of the fidget spinner. When my kids aren’t around, I often find myself searching the house in an attempt to get my hands on one so I can have a go myself.

fidget spinner, dad blog uk, dadbloguk, dadbloguk.com school run dad

Yes guys, that is a fidget spinner on my forehead. Aren’t I clever?

View Post

My scooter brings out the #BigKid in me

Tearing along the path on my two-wheeled scooter, I would hit the occasional bump. On doing so, the scooter and I would leap into the air. Each time I landed, I would look back to my daughter Izzy, who was a short distance behind, throw my fist into the air and shout “Oh yeah!”

#BigKid, Tesco Direct. toys, dad blog uk, dadbloguk.com, school run dad

Here I am, with my scooter. It brings out the ‘#BigKid in me!

View Post

Building LEGO models with a four year old

After relentless badgering from the kids, I finally gave in. It was a bit late in the evening, but, yes, they could start building the LEGO kits we had just taken delivery of.

LEGO, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, dadbloguk, dad blog uk, school run dad

Izzy shows off the Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine that she made.

View Post