Fathers Day

It’s already been a while since I last saw my two, so Fathers Day was just the opportunity to make sure I had the time off of work and go spend time with the kids.

I set off relatively early from home and made my way down to Winchester to pick the kids up for the day and take them out for some quality father, son, and daughter time.

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We love Moors Valley Country Park so that’s definitely on the agenda. We arrived there shortly after midday and hired some bicycles, grabbed a map, picked out route, and headed off into the woods!

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We enjoyed the cycle route that much we did it twice and then a bit more!

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It’s now reaching around 4.30pm and we’ve handed the bikes back after completing around an 11 mile cycle route through the forest. We’re pretty tired, so we headed off back to Winchester, but ended up stopping for a while at Nomans Land in the New Forest. On the way the tunes were going and it was nice and sunny. Needless to say we were all having a good time. As I’m driving down the A31 I notice the kids in the rear view mirror. I had to get this!

It made me chuckle so much. Bless them.

A quick stop off and a walk and then off to dinner.

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Help Molly to walk

A charity was picked for our three peaks challenge next month and as you can probably guess from the title of this post it’s to help a little girl known as Molly.


Molly has cerebral palsy, which causes the muscles in her legs to become tight and very painful. At the moment Molly is using a walker or a wheelchair to get around, but she has one single wish – to be able to walk without pain.

There is an operation available for Molly in the USA that will fulfill Molly’s wish, but she needs your help. The operation, travel and after care is quite expensive and costs around £60,000. You can help Molly’s dream become a reality. You can support her by donating to her just giving page.


Thank you for taking the time to read this and decide to donate to help Molly’s wish become a reality. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

CSCS Certificate

It’s now the 7th of May and at 11am this morning I had my CSCS test, and as I had hoped I passed my test. This is great news for me as it opens up so many doors for me within the company.

Now that I have my CSCS certificate I will be arranging with my supervisor’s permission and assistance days out with the crews and inspectors, at least that’s the goal any way.


Within the next 18 – 24 months I would like to start moving my career towards becoming an inspector on the roads, so learning how the MRT’s and the inspectors do their jobs will be very handy when a position does become available, but as we are nearing the end of the contract with Highways England I don’t know how this will turn out. Either way, the experience I have currently should allow me to get a job somewhere else if all goes to pot for the rebid next month.

Happy Birthday Chloé

Sunday will be my daughter’s birthday, and she will be turning 7. I have asked a friend if they could make her a cake based around a monkey and girly theme. The result was amazing. I do love her work.




As Chloé is really liking all things monkey at the moment I thought it would be nice to take her somewhere that she could get real close with them. Trentham Monkey Forest provided such a platform. The monkey forest is located on the grounds of the Trentham Estate. The monkeys roam freely all year round and the public are allowed to walk amongst them all for a small fee.








It was a good day. We all had lots of fun, and I would recommend it to anyone with children who like monkeys.