Manchester Hidden Gems

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Richmond-tea-rooms-6I was recently asked if I’d like to contribute to an infographic on the foodie hidden gems of Manchester. I’ll not lie, my first thought was that I was being mocked.

Me? A stay-at-home dad? Eating out?

My culinary adventures mostly involve hiding in the car, wiping the crumbs of a Greggs pasty from my top lip, because heaven forbid I’m caught eating something that hasn’t first been tampered with by the thieving, grubby mitts of Sonny and Luca.… read the full post.

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

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sam-and-dave-dig-a-hole-coverWe’ve reached a difficult stage with our bedtime reading. Sonny wants a lengthier story, Luca still wants a picture book, and if I’m honest, I just want to be done before Great British Bake Off starts.

Keeping everyone happy means our bedtime routine is starting earlier by the day, to the point that I’m now thinking through the logistics of serving them their dinner in the bath.… read the full post.

Yoshi’s Woolly World

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Yoshi_Woolly_World_CoverIf you were to judge a game by the amount of housework I get done over the subsequent days, then Yoshi’s Woolly World scores very highly. Just ask Janet, if you can see her through the dust storm that’s engulfed our front room.

Heavily influenced by Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and all the better for it, Yoshi’s Woolly World is undeniably Nintendo.… read the full post.

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush

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kirby boxIf Nintendo were a family, Kirby would be the second-cousin who only turns up to the big occasions, but is the one you really want to be sat next to.

Whilst Mario knuckles down to study in the pursuit of perfection, Kirby will have taken another gap year, probably studying shamanism in Mongolia or the folk traditions of Azerbaijan.

And this is what I love about Kirby.… read the full post.

Mario Party 10 – Review

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Mario Party 10Ain’t no party like a Mario 10 Party!

OK, so there’s Mario Party 9, and the eight prior to that, but how often do I get the chance to reference S Club 7?

The fact I did suggests I’m probably not the target demographic for this game, and as such should probably pass this on to the kids to review …

“It’s great … can I have a biscuit!”

OK, so that doesn’t really constitute a review therefore I’d better add some detail.… read the full post.