Roses – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The rose I bought for my partner just before she left us has sprung into life. Wish she was here to see it. I finally shamed myself into sorting out the garden jungle. Maybe not immaculate but certainly almost passable. Suddenly we have flowers and roses. I had forgotten how many roses we bought before the world changed. I remember the day we finally got our son’s medical diagnosis signed off. It was a bit of a journey to the…

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How To Build A Shed For The Whole Family : Twinsclub – Parenting Twins Article

When it comes to building a storage shed that doubles as a cozy place to hang out with the whole family, there are some things you need to consider before you get the hammer and nails out. A standard size for a normal storage shed is 8x8x8 because plywood sheets for the sub-floor and exterior sheathing are 4×8 feet (32sq ft) in size. This size eliminates wasted material and makes the construction process easy; however, this size will not be…

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Benefits of Outdoor Living : Twinsclub – Parenting Twins Article

The therapeutic value of gardening is becoming more and more recognised, according to the Royal Horticultural Society, which promoted the positive impact of horticulture and green spaces at the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show, with two Chelsea gardens pledged to NHS patients. Getting the family outside seems easier in the summer, but the autumn is when all the magical colours come out, the garden suddenly changes and in the low light seems a lot more magical. Come the weekend, venture out in…

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Shared Experience – Dad the Single GuyDad the Single Guy – Single Dad, Parents Article

My kids have had their first Grateful Dead experience – and it was a success.  We shared the experience last night at Madison Square Garden as Dead and Company covered three hours or so of material.  As we were heading home, I realized this is just the latest in the shared experience my girls and I have. Through academic achievement, school performance and athletic endeavor, my girls have allowed me to share in the experience of their lives.  Seeing their…

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Getting my garden ready for summer with Love your Garden expert Katie Rushworth and Tesco – Single Mum, Parents Article

Last week I was lucky enough to get some gardening advice from Katie Rushworth from ITV’s Love your Garden who gave me some top tips on getting the garden ready for summer.  It’s not very often you get the opportunity for a professional gardener cast an eye over your garden, so I was very excited to see what she might say about mine.   We were meant to talk on the phone, but due to our work commitments we decided…

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Making slow progress in the garden – Single Mum, Parents Article

Well, since my last post about the garden I’ve kept to my word and done 20-30 minutes gardening a day.  It’s about the right amount of time to fit in with everything else, but still have an impact on the garden. I’ve tided the curved border, and cleared out quite a few of the hellebores – they had taken over the whole border!  I’ve planted three lupins, plus some irises and a couple of other plants (the names of them…

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