Alan Hooper

  • Wonderworks Orlando

    What is Inside Wonderworks on I Drive?

    As a family, we’ve been going to Florida on and off for about 8 years. Previously with my parents, I’d been 4 or 5 times. It has always been somewhere we loved going as there is so much to do. No matter how many times you go there are always more reasons to return. Wonderworks […]

  • The Escape Game Orlando

    Trapped in a room with an Alpha Male!

    I love a challenge and as it was my Birthday, I had one choice to make. What do I really want to do that is special and I’d not done before… in Orlando. OK, I’m lying the kids had the first choice of a day at Aquatica, but as it was packed on Labor Day […]

  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

    Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

    On our “Budget” holiday we chose not to buy Disney Park tickets to try and save some money but spotted that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party was on during our holiday. For us, it was a good option to get some “cheaper” Disney Magic and bring home a sack of souvenirs! Mickey’s Not So […]

  • Cirque Du Hilarious

    Cirque Du Hilarious, Tynemouth

    Sunday morning and we’ve left the house nice and early to make our way over to Tynemouth. As a special pick me up for my mother we’ve decided to go out for Brunch and then visit Cirque Du Hilarious. One thing that is guaranteed is to leave the show on a high. Cirque Du Hilarious We’ve […]

  • Summer Plans 2016

    Things we’re looking forward to in August 2018

    We’re already a couple of weeks through the school holidays and the kids have started to say the “B” word. Unless they can site watching Youtube for the remainder of the holidays. Abigail has started memorise the Netflix catalog, while Imogen is just watching people making slime, poking slime and then mixing lots of different slimes together. […]

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2 : Is Pixar Pitching Towards an Older Audience?

    The opening weekend in the UK for Pixar’s sequel to the Incredibles. A much-anticipated movie that was heavily hinted at in the final scenes of the first movie. If you’ve forgotten this scene, don’t worry it is summed up very quickly at the beginning of Inc. 2 After defeating Syndrome, The Underminer drills up out […]

  • Lay Z Spa Vegas

    Buying a Lay Z Spa has change our lives!!

    The title says it all and it’s a bit of a wild statement, but it is so true on many levels. Hot Tubs, Spas, and Jacuzzis. After a recent trip to see our friends in Great Yarmouth, our kids got to experience their Lay Z Spa. I’ll admit I was a “mick” taker and mocked his […]

  • Strato Hosting Down

    Our Website was Hacked!

    Technically this is a lie, but for the best way of describing it, it is the same. We were camping in the Lake District, having a fun long weekend for the School Half Term Holidays. Unknown to us our hosting company had detected some strange activities on our website hosting account. A set of files […]

  • Puppy Dog Pals Toys

    Puppy Dog Pals Toys

    Last Christmas we introduced two little tiny dwarf hamsters into our family. Two adorable little balls of fluff. We never really knew that over the following few months we’d find out that they have two different personalities. The Hoopster Hamsters (when no one is looking) are seriously training for something! We received a bundle of Puppy Dog Pals […]

  • Stikbot Farm Movie Set Review

    Stikbot Farm Movie Set Review

    We’d seen Stikbot in various forms in the shops and knew the concept of the product. For anyone who isn’t familiar with it, Stikbot is a posable figure for creating stop motion animation. It is possible to create stop motion with normal toys. Stikbot has the addition of suction cups to its hands and feet, […]

  • Gel-A-Peel Fuzzy Kit Review

    Gel A Peel Fuzzy Kit Review

    We’d seen these on display the last time we were in Toys R Us. Both Abigail and Imogen thought they looked fun and crafty. Then fast forward to the beginning of May when we were at a Blogging conference, where we met the PR company for Gel-A-Peel. We asked if it would be possible to review […]