Blog by Chioma Christabel On a recent Saturday I locked myself out of my flat. I called the letting agency to come and open the door, and they said it will cost £50… £50 gone just like that! I pleaded with them but there was no negotiation! I went back […]


Blog by Joel Maylor-Pridmore Within the space of this week, we have two days in our national calendars as annual reminders. One marks a failed attempt in 1605 to blow up Parliament by Guy Fawkes. The other is Remembrance Day where we reflect on the price paid by servicemen and […]

Don’t Forget to Remember

Blog by Joel Maylor-Pridmore Last week I had to come to terms with my last minute Connect Four Championship defeat to Benji! Having already overcome two tough opponents I had built several rows of three and was ready to inflict the final blow and win this last game. And then… […]


Blog by Joel Maylor-Pridmore One of our children recently needed new trainers. Their feet had grown so much that their toes were poking through their much loved and well-worn current pair. Whilst waiting for the new ones to arrive, there was one time when this young man had to wear […]


Blog by Joel Maylor-Pridmore Following on from last week’s blog about my guitar tuner troubles, I was reflecting along a similar line having heard my wife use the wonderful word ‘recalibrate’ recently. The context for Louise was because she had purchased some new keys that were not working and she […]

Recalibration is Key

Blog by Joel Maylor-Pridmore This weekend we are in the midst of our first time away as a blended family of 7… We have ventured together to Rivercamp, (although we have cheated a bit – instead of camping we are staying offsite with proper beds and a proper shower)! As […]

Sevenly Heavenly?!

Blog by Joel Maylor-Pridmore Yesterday I said a very fond farewell to a much loved and trusted companion of the last 10+ years. My friend Henry has helped me tremendously on an almost daily basis and has come to my rescue on many occasions, helping me clear up after many […]

Hooray Henry

Blog by Joel Maylor-Pridmore As you may know, Louise and I recently visited Ireland for our honeymoon. As we needed our car over there we travelled by ferry, despite both having experience of suffering with motion sickness on boat journeys. We were excited, joyful and enjoying each other’s constant company […]