31st October 2017
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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7th February 2012
Ice Cream for Breakfast

‘I Can Cook’ has become a favourite program of ours, although I'm starting to think its favoured for ulterior motives. Regardless of what Katy is making it inspires Sonny into wanting to cook something completely different.  Shepherds pie was interpreted as baking a cake, a Lamb cobbler inspired lolly pops, and fish pie was somehow perceived as biscuits?

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18th January 2017
Resolutions of a Stay-at-home Dad

I've never been one for resolutions, new year or otherwise. Much like anything left on the shelf I resolved to put up last year, they'll gradually slide until falling down the back of the sofa never to be seen again.

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8th December 2015
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

… and it's difficult not to be swept up by it all.

To be honest, I think the kids may have already peaked. Wake up any earlier and they'll be eating their breakfast yesterday.

I blame the advent calendar. Who doesn't want to wake up at 5am for a suspiciously greying chocolate from a traditionally festive Marvel Avengers calendar?

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26th September 2017
Duinrell Family Park - Canvas Holidays

Which came first, the campsite or the amusement park?

As is often the case, my question fell on deaf ears as we arrived at the fabulous Duinrell Holiday Park in the Netherlands, courtesy of Canvas Holidays.

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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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23rd October 2013
A London Adventure

A couple of weeks ago we were invited down to London for a Tesco Toy Casting; at RADA no less.

Our travel expenses were paid for and as the boys had never been to London we decided to make a weekend of it and visit some friends we see all too rarely.

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16th November 2016
Reflections on 2016

It may seem a little premature to be writing a review of 2016, but I'm not sure what my internet signal will be like if I need to bunker down with a four-year supply of tinned sardines and a wind-up torch. If Vodafone's coverage in my kitchen is anything to go by, it's not looking good.

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4th October 2012
Reasons to be grateful

photo of luca black and whiteThis photo is so much more than the innocent face it depicts.

It was a beautiful winters day in early 2011 when we met up with my whole family in Lyme Park for an afternoon stroll.

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8th December 2016
Pokémon Sun and Moon Review

Pokemon moon 3ds box coverAccording to Oxford Dictionaries, the word of 2016 is post-truth.

Not in this house it's not. In this house, post-truth is when I've told Janet I've cleaned the house, only for her to return from work to discover it wasn't necessarily based on objective facts.

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