The Sons of Pitches at Town Hall

Last night we went into the city centre to see the Sons of Pitches perform at the Birmingham Town Hall. It was a great evening and we loved every minute of their performance. The Sons of Pitches are a local a-capella group who won Gareth Malone’s The Naked Choir TV show last year, and have since taken the plunge to quite their full time jobs… Continue Reading “The Sons of Pitches at Town Hall”

Love is love

Love is Love, and it’s no Big Deal

Now, before anyone gets angry about that title, of course it’s a big deal whenever progress is made towards any kind of equality or understanding, or when events like the Orlando shootings occur. But, in this household, right now, it’s all just no big deal. As a family, we know same sex couples, inter-racial couples, couples with age differences, disabled people, young couples with kids,… Continue Reading “Love is Love, and it’s no Big Deal”


Have a fishy Father’s Day! Dads go free at Sea Life Birmingham

If you want to take your Dad out for a fun day this Sunday, why not go down to the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham – Dads go Free on Father’s Day (19th June) when accompanying a full paying guest*. To take advantage of the offer, simply quote the word SEASHORSE at the front desk on Sunday. Why have they chosen seahorse, you might ask?… Continue Reading “Have a fishy Father’s Day! Dads go free at Sea Life Birmingham”


Crowdfunding – why I love it & my favourite projects

Crowdfunding is a brilliant concept. Everything from personal fundraising to indie films to product development can be helped along by crowdfunding, and the internet has several great sites to set your project up and get funded. I’ve backed several projects, mainly on kickstarter and indiegogo. One or two of these have been cancelled, but mostly I have had an overwhelmingly positive experience of being a backer.… Continue Reading “Crowdfunding – why I love it & my favourite projects”

Lydia at the park

Actual potty training progress – at last!

Lydia turned three back in February, and we have been skirting around the issue of potty training since before her birthday. We’ve had potties and toilet training seats to hand, pull up nappies for easy access, and over the last few months she has happily agreed to go to the toilet and have a go. What we failed at was getting any interest from her… Continue Reading “Actual potty training progress – at last!”

Biscuiteers Classic Car biscuits

Review: Biscuiteers Classic Car Show Biscuit Tin

The Classic Car Show biscuit tin is a “Family tin” containing 16 or more biscuits, decorated with a classic car theme. The tin we were sent to review contained 16 biscuits all brilliantly decorated with pictures of cars, key fobs, speedometers, and steering wheels.… Continue Reading “Review: Biscuiteers Classic Car Show Biscuit Tin”