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Fatherhood: Review – YourDesign custom merchandise

September 15, 2017 at 11:24 am

Over the past year, I’ve become a huge fan of a particular item of clothing: namely, the obscure reference t-shirt. You might not know an obscure reference when you see it – that is, after all, kinda the point – but I’m sure you’ve seen a few in the wild.

I have a number in my collection, mostly purchased via very well-targeted (i.e. I’m a sucker) Facebook ads which appear in my feed. I’ve got a Flight of the Conchords t-shirt, a Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the Dead t-shirt, a few Marvel ones.

Fatherhood: Where is your Happy Place?

September 15, 2017 at 10:13 am

Tresco in the Isles of Scilly

With Summer now rapidly disappearing in the rear-view mirror of 2017, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little bit sad about the approaching colder months. Whilst I personally LOVE the Autumn and Winter months (as I’ve written about a number of times) I appreciate that not everybody is in the same boat.

Unlike the last few years, where work has been so busy that we’ve not had time to take a break, we managed to squeeze a great summer holiday in this year – I’m sure I’ll write about it at some point.

Fatherhood: 7 tips for finding coupons, online discounts and promo codes like a total pro

August 23, 2017 at 7:47 am

We’ve all been there: you’re doing a big shop online, you’ve spent half an hour browsing and gathering the products you want, and then you get to the checkout page. Suddenly you spot a little text box that you’d not seen until now. It says “Enter promo code here” – and you get excited!

So off you go to Google, typing in the website and “promo codes”, only to be met with a raft of discount websites and blogs professing to offer you a dozen different promo codes for said site. Only trouble is: none of the buggers actually work. Arse.

Fatherhood: Review – Disney Store & Cars 3

July 23, 2017 at 2:40 pm

I don’t know about your house, but the Cars films have been an entertainment staple in ours for the past 5 or 6 years now. We saw both of the first two films at the cinema (the second being Freddie’s first ever trip to the cinema) and we’ve got more Cars toys than you can shake a stick at.

So when the nice people at the Disney Store asked if we’d help them to spread the word about their fantastic range of Cars 3 toys, my boys jumped at the chance. Even better, we were tasked with building a racing track for the toys to zoom around – something the kids do on a regular basis anyway!

Fatherhood: Review – Saltrock Clothing

July 3, 2017 at 2:39 pm

I don’t often get asked to review clothing here on the blog, and when I do it’s rarely clothing that I’d actually choose myself.

So when the folks at Saltrock asked if We wanted to test out some of their children’s range, I decided I should put away my presumptions and give them a shot.

As a rule, we don’t usually buy the kids clothing from cool brands or labels. Aside from wanting to avoid getting them “into fashion” too early (because who can afford that?!) we usually just stick to what the supermarkets and high street kids clothing shops sell.

Fatherhood: Review – A glowing review of Glowsticks.co.uk (plus discount code!)

June 25, 2017 at 4:13 pm

I recently got in touch with the folk over at Glowsticks.co.uk with the cheeky request of a discount code to offer on the site. After all, I’ve been a customer of their site for years and years, and I thought it was about time I shared my love of Glowsticks with the world.

Luckily for you, they were more than happy to offer a discount code – just in time for those summer holiday parties and festivals! As well as the discount code, they kindly sent me a few products to review too – so I thought I’d give you a run-down of some of my favourite products they sell.

Fatherhood: Even more camping tips for families

June 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm

A few years ago I put together what some useful tips for taking your family camping – it was at the end of our first full year as a camping family, and summarised a few of the things we learnt. You can take a read here: Fatherhood²: 7 Lessons I’ve Learnt After Our First Summer of Camping

Since then, it’s fair to say we’ve done a heck of a lot of camping as a family – and have even roped some friends into it too. Each spring and summer (and occasionally Autumn!) we take a number of long weekends at various spots around the UK – we even went to France with 4 other families and camped in Carnac, Brittany.

Fatherhood: Review – Case Hut Smartphone Cases (and competition!)

June 5, 2017 at 11:39 am

I don’t know about you, but barely a day goes by where I don’t see somebody tapping away on their smartphone with a horrendously smashed-up screen. I don’t know what it is that’s causing everyone to drop their phones so hard that they smash the screen, but people seem to do it far more often than I would have guessed.

Fatherhood: Review – Handmade Burger Co

May 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm

The lovely people at the Handmade Burger Co recently got in touch, asking if we wanted to give their new kids menu a try. It probably doesn’t take a genius to work out what I told them in response – not least of all because you’re about to read my review.

So, on a sunny Saturday lunch time after Freddie had finished football practise, we headed down to Reading’s Oracle Centre (home of our nearest branch) and tucked-in!

If you’re not lucky enough to have tried a Handmade burger already, I can highly recommend you rectify that at the first opportunity. We’ve been to our local one a few times now, and always enjoyed the experience. Today’s visit was no exception.

Fatherhood: Review – Lottoland

May 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm

iew offer was a bit of a new one to me – I was contacted with the offer of reviewing a new Lottery-based website, called LottoLand. I was also give £25 free credit to try out some of the games on offer – gambling with somebody else’s money is definitely a lot more pleasurable after all!!

So, with my credit added to my account, I gave Lottoland a spin (pun intended) to see what they offered.

Now Lottoland isn’t like the regular lotto-based sites (not that I’ve used any others, mind you) as you’re not betting in the “regular” draw – you’re betting on the results of the draw, but with a completely different (and, I assume, smaller) audience base. So if I decide to be on the regular UK National Lotter, LottoLand will use the numbers drawn in the official draw, and will match the top prize on offer, but you’re getting it from their own prize pool, rather than the lottery.