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  • 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

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    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… […]

  • Camping 2016

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    How the internet has changed our lives.

    We’ve just returned from a weekend camping. Setting ourselves free from the routine lifestyles we live in the town. What better way to relax than to head to the country? Until you realise that you have next to know signal on your mobile phone and start stressing that you can’t access Facebook every 10 minutes. […]

  • 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). […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    Katjes Magic Candy Factory Newcastle

    3D printers are the latest in technology, Imogen’s new school even has one in the computer labs. Last weekend, the girls made their own plastic robots at Science at Life’s Maker Faire, which showcased many 3D printers. The latest pop up concession at Fenwicks Newcastle brings this 3D technology to a whole new level….printing an […]

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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 […]

  • 10 Not So Happy Ever Afters

    10 Not so Happy Ever Afters

    We are all led to believe that the Princesses in the Disney films have a happy ever after life. They meet their prince and usually get married and dreams can come true. Well what would happen if things didn’t turn out as expected. Photographer Dina Goldstein has created these amazing images that share a glimpse […]

  • Letterbox Lab

    Letterbox Lab Review

    We’d been looking for a monthly subscription box for a while. When I stumbled upon Letterbox Lab. A monthly science box delivered in the post that includes everything you need. I’m not sure if I ever disclosed this, but 2 years ago I really really wanted to set up a science channel on Youtube with […]

  • The Bank of Dad

    The Bank of Dad

    Welcome to the Bank of Dad. We are a friendly bank that encourage young savers to deposit money and learn the values of saving. We do not judge you on your purchases and we offer you a free overdraft, with options to earn extra. The Bank of Dad Balancing the value of money between our […]

  • The Hoopers February

    The Hoopers February

      February is over already and we’re heading into March. The summer will be here before we know it. Just like last month we’ve compiled a round up of selected highlights from our blogs in February. Then after we’ve added the items that didn’t make it into a stand alone blog post. Restaurants Turtle Bay […]