Author: Mark

Buying a house

It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years, but it just never seemed right, or possible. By “right”, I mean, I never felt settled enough in one place to commit the next 20 years to living there. I’ve always been a bit of a loose canon when it comes to relocating, from upping sticks and…

How time flies

When this blog started, we had no idea that life would change so much, so quickly. Granted, we’ve been pretty bad at writing posts on the regular (here’s me trying to change that now!), but there’s obviously a good reason for it! It’s amazing to think that this blog is now 18 months old. It…

The thought of being a Dad…..

For years, maybe, 31 of them, I’d convinced myself that I didn’t want children. I was happy just being me, just the best Uncle (of course) to many nephews and nieces, not really worrying about them once they’d left my responsibility zone. I guess its because I could never imagine having that level of responsibility,…

Manchester – From us

This isn’t really the idea of our blog, I don’t think either of us ever thought we’d write a post like this, but sometimes you just need to vent your anger, frustrations and upset. This is one of those times. As everyone knows, on Monday night, a tragic event took place in Manchester. A heartless,…

Magic Mirror

A few weeks ago now, I was told to take some time off work and try and relax. Easier said than done for someone like me, who classes “time off” as “only checking my work emails hourly”. But this time, I listened to the people telling me what to do, and decided to think of…