How to see Kos in a day!

How to see Kos in a day!

Holidays are so important to us as a family (as they probably are to you as well), we all work hard, be it at school or work and we all look forward to the big summer holiday! 

The past few years have involved a trip to the Spanish mainland, a Canary or Balearic Island, as much as we like them we did start to get bored of these and fancied something different.  This year we went to Kos!  We mainly chose Kos because of it's pretty much guaranteed sunshine in August, as well as good food and awesome sea! 

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Toodle Pip Nanny Pat!

Toodle Pip Nanny Pat!

Some of you may have seen my instagram post recently about my Nan or previous blog post I wrote about my Nan 3 years ago, but sadly my fantastic Nan passed away on Tuesday 7th August.

Whilst writing this I am in Kos, Greece on a family holiday.  My Nan had Dementia and Alzheimers and was diagnosed with this about 4 or 5 years ago.  She had always been independent, living on her own since about 1990 when my Grandad Harry died.

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You know about IGTV right?

You know about IGTV right?

In case you havent seen todays announcement from Instagram, they have launched Instagram TV or IGTV for short.

They are calling it their most exciting feature to date! IGTV  is a new app for watching long-form ie longer than the short clips stories already offers.

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Raising awareness of Father's Mental Health

Raising awareness of Father's Mental Health

Today @thedadnetwork has launched a campaign to raise awareness and tackle the issues of men’s mental health, especially amongst fathers.

#FatherFigures encourages dads to celebrate their bodies, whilst breaking down societal stereotypes of what a ‘normal’ body should look like, we all shouldn’t be expected to look like the #LoveIsland boys! 

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Are you listening to these Podcasts??

Are you listening to these Podcasts??

I have shared podcasts on here previously that I enjoy listening to, but it has been a while since I last did an update post! 

Some of you know or will have got the gist if you follow me on Instagram that I do a reasonable amount of driving for my job and between audible and podcasts I get through it! If there is any interest in the book Is listen to then perhaps that can be another post, but for now I want to focus on the podcasts I have been listening to lately.

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#MYSUNDAYPHOTO - Woolacombe

#MYSUNDAYPHOTO - Woolacombe

Well what a week it has been!  Spent Monday to Friday down in Devon!

More on that to come, however I some how managed to tweak my back whilst packing up the car for the return journey! 

I took somewhere in the region of 500 photo's on my camera (Dad's Olympus!) and many many more on the iPhone, but I due to this stupid back I have yet had the time to go through them and select some to pull together in a post.

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A Car So Great I Got It Again!

A Car So Great I Got It Again!

If you had told my 15 year old self that I would later admit to loving a Skoda I would have laughed in your face..... very very loud.

Those of similar age to me will remember the jokes about Skoda when we were kids, so in 2015 I found it hard to believe that I was standing in a Skoda showroom in Harlow seriously questioning my sanity as I was about to commit to a 3 year lease deal on a new Skoda Octavia and say good by to my C Class Mercedes.

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Marching for my Dad

Marching for my Dad

This post is going to be a little bit all over the place but I hope by the end of it you will understand why and stick with me.

This story starts with this little pin badge, I picked it up a couple of years ago in Marks and Spencers, a couple of pound to support Prostate Cancer UK for their Men United campaign.  Cancer is a right bastard, it has had an impact on so many of my love ones around me but at that time not on my immediate family.  

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February Playlist

February Playlist

If you read my post from the beginning of January where I spoke about music being my happy place I floated the idea of sharing a playlist each month.

Over January I have been creating a small list of some of the songs that I have enjoyed.  There is no scientific method as to how I went about listing these, 

it was a simple as a programme I may have been watching, for this song below, I wouldn't say it is the typical song I would go

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Music - My Happy Place

Music - My Happy Place

For as long as I can remember music has always been one of my happy places, no I am not talented enough to play an instrument (although I have never tried), but I have always loved listening to it.  I think that I have a reasonably eclectic taste and goes from Pavarotti to the Prodigy and everything in between.

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#MYSUNDAYPHOTO - Typical January

#MYSUNDAYPHOTO - Typical January

So it has been back to work for me this week, that has mean't the travelling about the place has started again fro 2018. Although I am not going to grumble, 2018 has treated me very well so far, in that my Dad gave me his old iMac (old as in about a year....bonus!!) and I have ordered a new car, which I left stupidly late.  Due to the miles I do I lease my cars and my current one is going back on 19th January and until Friday I hadn't sorted a new one! 

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Dads love Disneyland too!

Dads love Disneyland too!

So this post has taken a while for me to put out there as I really didn't know what to focus on.  Looking at my Instagram there is no doubt where we have returned from recently, but incase you are unaware or just don't follow my Instagram, Facebook or twitter then the place I am talking about is Disneyland Paris.

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