Alan Hooper

  • South Tyneside Festival

    KT Tunstall at the South Tyneside Festival

    It’s that time of year again. The sun is barely warming the ground and the rain is still lashing down for most weekends. SO, yes that will be the British summer and the Festival Season. We like to take it a little easier and stroll along to the South Tyneside Festival at Bents Park. Which […]

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    Trunkaroo Monthly Subscription Box Review

    That time of the year is almost here. The moment that all parents start to cringe. No not the School Holidays, they can be fun, it’s about the 3rd week when it happens. “Dad, I’m bored!”. Yes the moment when they’ve ran out of new stuff to do and you’ve ran out of ideas. Welcome […]

  • South Tyneside Comedy Festival

    South Tyneside Comedy Festival Launch Night

    Sometimes it feels like we fall into a comfortable spot and return to it time after time. Saturday night marked the opening night of the South Tyneside Comedy Festival. The opening event was Cook and Ramsey: Mucking About at the Customs House. So, as I say we return to what we love. Firstly Jason Cook, […]

  • Sage Summer Party

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    Sage Summer Party 2017

    Believe it or not we plan our year around the Sage Summer Party! For the past few years Sage has thrown a Staff party at their headquarters on Great Park. The best bit is that they also open up the invites to residents of Great Park too. As neither of us work there, but know […]

  • Hatchimals Colleggtibles Mystery Puzzle

    Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Mystery Puzzle – Review

    Our two girls get obsessed with the latest must haves. Recently we ventured to Tamworth to see Toys and Me star Tiana at the Launch of Hatchimal CollEGGtibles. Since then Hatchimals Colleggtibles keep getting sneaked into our shopping baskets. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Mystery Puzzle We were sent the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Mystery puzzle by Spin Master to […]

  • Fathers Day Makeover

    A Father’s Day Treat

    Apparently Father’s Day isn’t real! After a pupil asked the school why there is no Father’s Day assembly, the reply confused me. Father’s Day isn’t real as it is just a holiday that we have adopted from America. So there you have it your wasting your time today. Nothing special to see here. Unless you […]

  • Vasectomy NHS


    The Day I had a NHS Vasectomy

    Sure… Lets start off with the story of how I had some plumbing disconnected. Or more commonly known as a Vasectomy. The main reason I want to talk about this is to share my experience of a no Scalpel Vasectomy for other Dad’s that are thinking about it. My tale will be warts ‘n all… […]

  • A Family Fun day in South Shields

    Things to do in South Shields with Kids

    Sunday saw the Third Annual North East Blogger meet up in South Shields. Although for us it was the first one we’d attended. Meeting up with our blogging friends on an informal basis. This was a chance to sit back and relax and chat, before experiencing some of the things to do in South Shields. […]