31st October 2018
Blackpool Illuminations

For us Northerners, Blackpool illuminations is a rite of passage. It's a coming of age moment. Right up there with your first Greggs pasty, chip barms and rickets.

I'll not lie, I had high expectations. So much so I may have bigged it up a little too much.

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10th March 2013
World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day we've been recycling old books to create new stories.

In our defence of it not being outright sacrilege, they were the type of dull books you get free with a jigsaw. No worthy books were harmed in the making of our new story, I promise.

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31st December 2013
Batteries not Included

kids superheroesAm I the only parent who has a dead battery drawer?

Not to be confused with the dead pen drawer for which I can offer no explanation, these batteries actually serve a purpose.

They're for the toys whose battery life is greater than my will to live.

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3rd January 2012
New Year Resolutions ... oh well

With Janet back at work today, so began our new years resolutions ... and by lunchtime only one remains unbroken; to write a blog of our adventures.

In my defense, Janet didn't help by missing her train and thus letting me go back to bed for 20 mins.

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3rd July 2012
Summer Holiday

For two weeks prior to going away we'd been using CBeebies as our blueprint for our summer holiday, little did we know how much had been filmed in Scarborough ... and so began our CBeebies Summer Song pilgrimage!

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30th August 2016
Altomincio Family Park with Canvas Holidays

altomincio-poolOur trip with Canvas Holidays to Altomincio Family Park near Lake Garda was to be a holiday of firsts. First time on a plane; first time abroad; our first proper holiday as a family.

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30th August 2016
Altomincio Family Park with Canvas Holidays

altomincio-poolOur trip with Canvas Holidays to Altomincio Family Park near Lake Garda was to be a holiday of firsts. First time on a plane; first time abroad; our first proper holiday as a family.

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9th July 2012
Parking Rage

Another day, another battle over a Parent and Toddler (P&T) parking space... I really need to direct my anger in a more productive way.

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14th June 2016
Young Dads Collective

As a 'dad blogger' you know Fathers Day is approaching when your inbox suddenly becomes swamped by Fathers Day gift guides.

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19th March 2017
Seeking Sanctuary on the Toilet

I've decided to embrace my inner grumpiness through a series of posts I'm calling 'the mutterings of a middle-aged man'. And before you say it, no, it wasn't always such; at least not officially.

And where better to start than this.

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