Alan Hooper

  • A Cheeky Zapatista

    A Cheeky Zapatista!

    We’d been invited to the Basketball Game as guests of Zapatista this Friday. For the past 39 years I really thought I didn’t like sports, but after watching 4 games with Newcastle Eagles, I think I’ve been converted. With tip off at 7:30pm we had a tight schedule with sorting out a meal. So, we […]

  • DIsney on Ice Passport to Adventure

    Passport to Adventure : Disney on Ice

    I probably start all Disney based posts with this line… As huge Disney fans we couldn’t resist the chance to go and see Disney on Ice’s current touring show, Passport to Adventure. Last year we went to see Frozen on Ice and loved it. This show was to Feature 4 classic Disney stories and lots of […]

  • Norfolk Broads

    Crashing a boat on the Norfolk Broads

    Every other year we head down to our friends The Speeds at Great Yarmouth. Every other year we looks to do something different. We’ve done the beaches and pleasure parks, so what’s the plan this year? I suggested going on the broads in a boat. Ideally stopping on one over night, but apparently that isn’t […]

  • The Badger at Ponteland

    Sunday Lunch at the Badger in Ponteland

    It has been ages since we’d last been to the Badger in Ponteland. I think it was probably when Abigail was around 1 year old. Yet for some unknow reason we’d not returned. There was nothing wrong with the place and I totally love the concept. The only reason I can think of is that […]

  • Best Ever Family Holiday in Barcelona SPain

    My Best Family Holiday Ever in Barcelona, Spain.

    We’re continuing with our Best Family Holiday Ever series today. Todays reflection is from Han-Son Lee. A Dad blogger who blogs about the ideals and ambitions of a modern day Dad. He has been writing his blog for just over a year at daddilife.com. Creating a useful space where other modern day dads can reflect […]

  • Meccano off Road Racer review

    Our Girls build the Meccano Off Road Racer

    Meccano has been around for years and although I remember it from my childhood, it is something I’d never built. Spin Master offered us the chance to test out and review the Off Road Racer kit. I thought this would be a great chance for our Girls to try out something totally different. Abigail has […]

  • Disney Party Tea

    Celebrating Getting Back To School with a Disney Party

    After the 6 long weeks of school holidays September was finally here.  Parents throughout the country rejoiced (or was it just us?) as it was back to school time!! The summer holidays were full of fun but Abigail was really looking forward to seeing her friends.  6 weeks is a long time! Holidays and work […]

  • Boom Ball Game Unboxing and Review

    Crazy fun with the Boom Ball Game

    Sunday afternoon in the Hooper House. We’d been for a Sunday Lunch and thought instead of curling up on the sofa and chilling, maybe we should play a game as a family. The Summer was only just still tempting me out of the warmth of the house. So we should really make the most of […]

  • Small Steps, Huge Leaps and Plodding Along!

    The beginning of September is a big moment in so many peoples lives for many different reasons. The most important is that it is  my birthday (I’m now 39). The second is preparing for photograph your front door day. All parents will be aware that the first week of September it is LAW that you […]