We were invited to a press event to showcase the new Duplo Valley which opened at Legoland this month. We weren’t asked to put this on Instagram or the blog but to come along and experience the new zone.

What a Year

And what a year it was! 2019 was a mental year, a year we made many memories we will treasure forever. Not only did we become dads to our amazing baby boy we WON a wedding at the beautiful Peckforton Castle. 23-year-old Tim If you asked a 23-year-old Tim, who was still living at home …

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My name is Kate and my wife’s name is Sharon. We’ve been together for 13 years (married for 7) after meeting online. In 2015 our son was born after trying for two years via at-home artificial insemination. When we first met I wasn’t really interested in having my own children as I was never that …

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Three Today

Never did we think we would be arranging a party for our child, never did we think we would be celebrating our child’s birthday but we did and we are today. Celebrate Pudding turning 3 today after him being with us for 10 months (which feels like forever). We originally wanted to go all out …

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Daddies Diary

Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Where did it all begin?? Jack and I have been together for 7.5 years, 8 in November. We married back in a very wet and cold but beautiful and perfect September last year. We arrive for our ‘pre-approval’ interview in a cold a soulless room. Having dreamed of …

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Jo Greenwood

Hello, I’m Jo and I thought I’d give you a little insight into my crazy but beautiful life as a special guardian for my younger sister. Just a little background information to start with. My sister and I have the same birth mother, and different fathers, we also have 2 other adult siblings who are …

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Winter Days Out

There is nothing worse than waking up on a Saturday or Sunday morning looking out the window and just seeing pure misery. I thought I would crawl the internet for some ideas on days out in winter. Pudding loves staying indoors as much as he loves going out and about. The only issue with staying …

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8th Jan 2020

This week we received some very exciting news. We received the court date, the date we find out whether we will become Pudding’s Dad and Daddy. On the 8th January 2020, we find out whether Judge Lynn Roberts thinks we are suitable parents to Pudding. She will then either grant the adoption order or not. …

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Party Prep

The little dude’s party prep is well underway. Pudding turns 3 on December 12th and we’re having his party on December 7th. We wanted to make this birthday special as this is probably the first ‘proper’ birthday he has had so far. He spent his first birthday with his birth mum, and we guess not …

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First Party Invite

On Saturday, we were invited to celebrate Xander’s (Madlads) third birthday at ‘Party Pod’ in Kent. This was the first official party invite he has received. EVER (we think) It all started Friday night when we were rushing around Asda and Tesco trying to find a Halloween costume that Pudding would wear. We weren’t sure …

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The Forms Are In

The papers on in!! Yay. We went to our local family court to hand in the adoption order forms to finally adopt Pudding. Pudding has only been with us for 8 months but feels like he’s been here his whole short life. When we were going through the process, we always said that we would …

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Gruffalo Trail

Today pudding spent a few hours at Thordon Park exploring the Gruffalo Trail with Bampa and YaiYai before they headed back home to Wales. Pudding has been here a few times and loves it every single time. Tracking down the Gruffalo, the Snake, the Squirrel and the rest of the gang. We thought we’d go …

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Two Brothers

Yesterday was the day that pudding re-connected with his brother since moving in with us, and boy was it an emotional one. We started the day well, Darran’s mum and dad surprised him on Friday so it was a late one Friday night for Darran (3 am)! we all got up, had breakfast and Bampa …

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My Final Week

As I sit here, writing this blog post on a Monday evening and after having a great day. Knowing that this time next Monday I would have just got in from work after finishing my first day back to work after 5 weeks is pretty shit.


Phone Rings… I’m looking at my phone screen and there’s our social worker’s name, flashing like Christmas lights on a dark frosty night. I shout “Tim”! I answer the phone, telling Ann that Tim isn’t in the room yet… We both wait and then she says “Congratulations”. from then on we talk about the ifs buts and …

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Tick Tock

So… I know the clocks went back on Sunday but I’m pretty sure they only go back an hour, not 48??? I Should Explain When we received our great news that we had been ‘approved’ (this only being a recommendation) we needed to wait for the final approval from the ADM (agency decision maker) for …

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Autumn Crafts

Darran, as usual, wasn’t ready at all which meant him leaving the house with curly hair (shock). We were asked to arrive promptly at 9.30 but arrive at 9.33. I’m panicking (I hate being late) but as we drive up to the place we see other adopters we know strolling down the road which made me chill! We walk to the entrance and give our names to a social worker which was a man – never see one of these before

What A Week!!!

Firstly, I want to dedicate this blog to my Aunt Wendy and Uncle Steve. Yesterday, they laid to rest their youngest son. He was a Daddy to two beautiful children, a brother to 3 amazing siblings and had a huge network of friends and family who all said goodbye! When we say “What A Week” …

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None The Wiser

We have many different stages coming up, so I suppose we should fill you in…Having a conversation with Ann about the ‘next steps’ and ‘the boys’ we have so much to take in. Ann discussed how the next steps could pan out after panel (literally 4 sleeps 😬). It could all start happening quite quickly once we start the proceedings with our forever child.

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