Life

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

It’s Sunday so it’s time for a bit of Switzerland. The Alps are one of the worlds greatest mountain ranges. Certainly not the tallest but they are big enough. Especially when you get close up to them. But what they do have is a magic. A special atmosphere. A place where it’s still possible to feel small. Humble in the face of nature. A place where you feel a million miles from our vast urban sprawls. Somewhere you can reconnect…

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Does Modius Work? The Modius Review Part III by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

So, in the third part of my Modius review, I answer the question that I’ve been asked — countless times — since I started testing it.  Does Modius work? Since I began trialling the Modius device back in March, and wrote my initial thoughts, I’ve had lots of people asking how I’m feeling? Have I lost weight? Is it worth the money? Does Modius work? And I’ve been quite cagey about my answers. Making a sweeping statement about anything —…

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

Life is a permanent fight for survival. That applies to plants. It applies to humans. It applies to me. It probably applies to you. For me it’s a fight on many fronts Depression Grief Isolation School Government Health Providers Finances Stereotyping Body Tiredness Workload With myself It’s never ending. As much as you try you can never apparently win. Often your best hope is to just keep in the game. Survive another day. But the key is to try and…

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Yoga is not good for you – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

I thought yoga was supposed to be relaxing. My new Yoga dvd arrived yesterday . So I eagerly tried to open it so I could see my stress levels tumble off me. Unfortunately it had been cellophane wrapped by Superman. Eventually I managed to slice open the wrapping and my thumb with the kitchen knife. Good start to my yoga career. After applying plaster to cut thumb put yoga dvd into player and get an error message. Invalid dvd region…

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Yoga is not good for you – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

I thought yoga was supposed to be relaxing. My new Yoga dvd arrived yesterday . So I eagerly tried to open it so I could see my stress levels tumble off me. Unfortunately it had been cellophane wrapped by Superman. Eventually I managed to slice open the wrapping and my thumb with the kitchen knife. Good start to my yoga career. After applying plaster to cut thumb put yoga dvd into player and get an error message. Invalid dvd region…

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Drifting Apart: How Bad Things Happen Even When it Feels Like Nothing Happened – Single Dad, Parents Article

Did you almost cry but pretend like you weren’t because crying over a volleyball feels REALLY stupid when you watched our boy Tom lose his only friend in the movie “Cast Away”? Whatever. That’s what I did. (Image/newsmov.biz) I almost wrote something outrageous about how Galileo Galilei’s and Isaac Newton’s first law of motion was effing up relationships. The first law of motion—also called the “law of inertia”—states that a body or object at rest remains at rest, and that…

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

Same view – different season. I never asked my partner which view she preferred. One of thousands of questions I never asked. Oh for those 17 years again…. I suspect she would not have gone for the snow version. She didn’t like being cold. To be honest she didn’t like it too hot as well. She was a Spring and Autumn person. I would definitely opt for the snow version. I have always liked the cold. Maybe it was all…

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Our British Airways i360 Experience by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

As I’m typing this, the rain is hammering down on the roof of my office and the skies are an ominous gunmetal grey. It’s a far cry from last Friday, when we were visiting the British Airways i360 experience in Brighton. We had the bluest, clearest, skies last Friday; which was perfect for a little afternoon excursion up the  i360 tower. A cross between the Shard (which we visited a couple of years go), the London Eye and a giant…

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It’s meal time again. – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

“Dad you have just made that up. I’m not having your favourite desert as a kid was called a Knickerbocker Glory” It was. It was the ultimate childhood treat. I sometimes feel as old as Captain America – in a time before Windows 1.0, in a time before Rubiks really annoying Cube, probably even before VHS Recorders. The Knickerbocker became a bit of favourite for me. It’s was layered ice cream and fruit sundae heaven. And where did they get…

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