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: Top Tips for making your blog more attractive to brands and agencies

June 23, 2017 at 8:43 pm

For those of you that don’t know me, I sit on both sides of the fence when it comes to blogging – as well as having written this blog for the past 6 years, I’ve also worked at a number of digital marketing & PR agencies. So I’m often asked for tips about what agencies look for when searching out influencers to work with.

It’s also a subject that I spend a bit of my free time researching, not just because I want to ensure that I’m making my own blog as ‘appealing’ to brands as possible, but because I find the whole thing fascinating. So the following post is based on information I’ve gleaned from two sources:

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.

Does Beacon Resources Work to Find Talent Locally? Or Nationally?

May 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

One of the biggest questions that finance recruiters face is whether they work locally or nationally when they are searching for talent for their customers. It’s an important question, just as important as the question of whether or not they will place local talent with national customers. Since customers that are looking for recruiters tend to ask both, it makes sense to tackle both at once.

Our Goals and Approach

We have offices and markets in both northern and southern California, and generally our goal is to provide local talent to local employers in those markets. When there is a specific demand for talent that goes outside those markets, we do have resources available to help find the talent you need. That can be done by looking for candidates willing to relocate from other California markets or by working with our parent company to provide national services where they are available.

What About National Employers Seeking California Talent?

For employers looking to develop operations in California or to add to existing operations here, our team is not only ready to help, but prepared to deliver everything you need. For employers looking to recruit talent from California markets for jobs elsewhere nationally, our parent company the DLC Group is more likely to be able to help.

California Jobs We Fill

Whether you are looking to hire a permanent staff member or to fill an interim position, we are able to help with:

  • Accounting recruiters for a variety of jobs, including senior and staff accountants and tax accountants.
  • Finance recruiters for financial analyst and financial management jobs
  • Help recruiting talent for top management positions, including accounting manager and CFO
  • Payroll specialists and other experienced financial professionals

We work to find the talent that is already here, and to fit them to the opportunities available from our clients. That way, Beacon Resources can be the connection between the best talent in the industry and the best places to work in the state. Contact us today for more information.

Snack and finger food ideas to see you through a summer of sport

May 8, 2017 at 8:20 pm

Summer is just around the corner, which means all kinds of sporting events will be on TV and providing great opportunities for a little armchair-referee time. Whether your kids are football crazy or rugby mad, summer sports are great for family bonding. They’re also a great excuse to treat the kids (and yourself) to enjoy some shareable finger food.

Fatherhood: A Lego Mini(figure) Adventure

May 7, 2017 at 3:07 pm

As most people who read this blog will probably be painfully aware, I’m a bit of a Lego fan. Actually, that’s probably an understatement – I’m a huge, geeky Lego fan – and thankfully my children like it quite a bit too.

We have boxes and boxes of the stuff (all sorted by colour, obviously – we’re not neanderthals…!) and our spare room is the defacto Lego display room, with 5 shelves of models on display.

Wishing I Could Take On the Volkswagen Amarok Trailblazers Challenge

April 11, 2017 at 9:11 am

Since starting this blog I’ve had some fantastic opportunities, with the chance to get stuck into some improv Lego building and some cutting edge smart home tech, among other fun stuff.

Having said that, the big kid in me – we all have him, the one who wanted to be a racing driver growing up – is practically stomping his foot with outrage right now.