Alan Hooper

  • Education Quizzes Revision

    Educational Quizzes and our Kids

    The weekend has come and our kids are loaded with home work. OK maybe loaded is a little harsh. They both have a piece of homework to do. Abigail is currently getting Maths homework as she’s in Year 1 (KS1). Imogen is bringing home projects that are written assignments, History, Geography or cultural awareness (KS2). […]

  • Jamie Oliver's DIner

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    Jamie Oliver’s Diner

    After our unsuccessful attempt at getting a table in busy busy Central London, one day earlier. We decided to try again. This time our group had split from 8 people to just the 4 Hoopers. We wandered through the city, via Hamleys and the Girl Guiding Shop. The kids had been on their feet since 8am. It […]

  • Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure

    Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure

    I’m sure it’s no surprise that we at the Hoopers are huge Disney fans. As a child I had many of the Disney Videos and I grew up during the production period of The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin and Beauty and the beast. There was something that seemed to draw me in to […]

  • Hatchimals Colleggtibles and Tiana Toys and Me

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    Hatchimals Colleggtibles and Toys and Me Tiana

    The Early May Bank holiday Monday was the UK launch date for Hatchimals CollEGGtibles. So as any normal person would do I thought it would be a great chance to drive 4 hours to Tamworth and get some CollEGGtibles. As much as Imogen and Abigail hate long car journeys this one was slightly more exciting for […]

  • Bill's Hammersmith

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    Bill’s Hammersmith

    After a day walking around central London on Good Friday, we bizarrely struggled to find a table for 8 people around 6.00pm. Every where we went they asked if we had a booking! Who knew that in jam packed Covent Garden you had to book? OK. Everyone else in London did. So our friends the […]

  • Science Museum Wonderlab Review

    Wonderlab – Science Museum, London

    In a low cost trip to London, we booked a family pass for a morning at Wonderlab at the Science Museum. Entry to the Wonderlab for us was £22.50, which was two adults and two children. Compared to many other exhibitions and attractions in London this was an absolute bargain. Wonderlab Science Musuem Wonderlab is based […]

  • Shrek's Adventure London

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    DreamWorks Tours – Shrek’s Adventure! London

    With an action packed weekend in London we were looking for things to do that were different. We’d never tried Shrek’s Adventure before and the Easter weekend was the perfect chance. Merlin has several other attractions in the Southbank area, which means there is a full days worth of attractions here. DreamWorks Tours – Shrek’s […]

  • Vegetable Patch by Beginners

    Vegetable Patch by Beginners

    I’d toyed with the idea of starting a Vegetable patch two years ago and it went no where. This year would be different. I would actually do it! I would actually try and finish off the garden I started to build 4 years ago. There had been a section at the far end that catches […]

  • Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

    Carrot Cake Cookie Recipe

    One of the must have snacks at Walt Disney World has always been the Carrot Cake Cookie from the Writers Stop. If I’m totally honest there is a list of about 20 must haves, but this one is doable at home. The recipe for the Carrot Cake Cookie revolves around your favourite Carrot Cake mix. […]

  • Vujon Indian Restaurant Newcastle

    Vujon Indian Restaurant, Newcastle

    We were losing a long standing member of staff at Hooper Signs. After around 12 years manning womanning the phones, dealing with accounts and the day to day running of the business. My sister in law had decided to try a new job nearer to home. I could see elements of the reason she wanted to […]

  • Maker Faire UK Newcastle

    Maker Faire UK Newcastle

    This weekend saw Maker Faire UK take over the Centre for Life. Exhibitors, creators, crafters, inventors and lots of cool stuff was on display. We sort of knew what to expect as we’d been to the Maker Faire two years ago and the kids loved it. Basically speaking if your kids like science, flashy lights, […]

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    The Hoopers March

    Can you believe it March is finished. We’re a quarter of the way through 2017 already! It’s moving too fast. Here is a round up of the highlights of our March Adventures. Then after we’ve added the items that didn’t make it into a stand alone blog post. Restaurants Oli’s and Joe Gosforth We ran […]