I am a first time blogger and my name is Simon. I am 42 and a mature student at the moment. I have a family, and amazing wife and two children, they are teenagers so they are not as dependent on me as they used to be. That’s why I am now doing a degree.

I will talk a lot more about that in my blog, because that’s the main reason I want to blog in the first place, but generally I’m a pretty average guy.

We have a decent house, a nice car, we go on holiday and we have barbecues and nice nights out. Basically we are pretty regular suburban people.

All of our parents are still alive as well, which is great because we’ve had fantastic support with childcare over the years and we are all very close and we all get together as often as we can.