Does Family Still Come First?

When I was little, I was taught that family comes first. It was everything. Family was to be cherished and prioritised before anything else. I remember one Christmas when my dad sat down with myself and the next brother down from me. We wrote an agreement on a scrap of paper. It said that no… Continue reading Does Family Still Come First?

Family Days: Mini Festival at Brands Hatch

I posted on my Instagram recently about a family trip we took to watch the Mini Festival at Brands Hatch and got quite a few questions about it. I thought it might be easier to write about it in a blog. This way I can hopefully answer everything in one go.  I don’t claim to… Continue reading Family Days: Mini Festival at Brands Hatch

Any more?

Are you done? Do you think you will have more? When’s the next one? You’ve got so many already, what’s one more? Is that it now? These are all questions I’ve been asked over the years. With 5 children of my own and a step-son, people always think I’m going to have more; especially now… Continue reading Any more?

Educating a large family during lockdown

When the country first went into lockdown, back in March, I think I felt the same combination of fear, panic and dread that all parents felt. Whether you have one child or an entire football team, the prospect of being confined to home with only an hours exercise each day was daunting. Prior to lockdown,… Continue reading Educating a large family during lockdown