Dads life expectancy reduces during daughters teenage years!


 New research has come to light to prove that a Dads life expectancy drasticallly reduces during the teenage years of his daughters life!  It even goes on to say that should he manage to remain married during this time his life expectancy has the potential to reduce even further.

Having spoken to one dad, the reasearcher that undertook this extensive research learned that the following scenarios should be avoided at all costs for the period of their daughters teenage years and go as far to say even into their early twenties:

  • Don't ever ask them what is wrong
  • If they change their mind, just accept it don't question it
  • Avoid playing any kind of game with them, if playing such game is unavoidable whatever you do, don't win.
  • If they put a song on don't ever turn it over, even if it is rubbish!
  • Don't ask them to do anything around the house unless you expect a severe backlash.

In a drive to try and improve dads life expectancy the government are issuing these tips to all Dads to try and increase life expectancy:

  • Keep Calm it's only a tantrum !
  • Keep things in perspective
  • Apologies if you are at fault (Sometimes even when you're not! It helps defuse a number of situations)
  • When things calm down remind them you love them!

Researchers are expecting to publish full details of this research in the near future!  We would encourage all dads to share other life saving ideas

 *in fact nothing within this post is based upon actual research and is the ramblings of a dad following a sustained teenage tantrum 

#MYSUNDAYPHOTO - Lovely day for a walk

The cold weather has gone for now and been replaced by some nice sunshine, well it had yesterday!  

With my new job we are given a Fitbit and I am trying as much as possible to get my steps up to the 10,000 a day target!  When working from home trust me this is sometimes a challenge and takes planning! 

I intend therefore to make the most of my weekends! Yesterday I didnt manage to hit my 10,000 but not far off, but due to a little diversion on the way to pick my dad up for football I managed to grab this lovely picture!  

It's an area outside Stevenage called Bennington with a number of public footpaths which I want to explore! 



#MYSUNDAYPHOTO - Order or the start of a horror movie?

Since moving in October we have been thankful for the access to a shed size storage unit at Safestore.  Everything from the old shed is in their including the Christmas decorations.  Having packed up the tree etc yesterday it was time to return them to our unit.

Since visiting, something has always appealed to me about the straight lines and symmetry of the corridors has always appealed to me, and yesterday decided to take a picture.  This is the result, to save energy the lights in store are on motion sensors so my end of the corridor is light whilst the end is dark! 

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It's that time of year when the tree needs to go up, we don't subscribe to the convention of putting the tree up 12 days before Christmas! It usually tends to go up on or around the 1st December.  I therefore thought it would be fitting to make my first #MYSUNDAYPHOTO of December a festive one.  I'm also guessing that a number of fellow bloggers will show a picture of The Christmas Tree itself but I've gone for this shot!  



If I don't speak to you before Christmas, have a good one all!! 

A Grown Ups Christmas Lego Wish List

Last week was the opening of the worlds largest Lego store in Leicester Square, London, if you follow my twitter or instagram you would not have failed to notice that my invite to the opening never materialised (How rude) .... but hey I am not bitter.... ok perhaps just a little but it is because I am a massive LEGO fan! 

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Films you say?

I am pleased to say that the dadyougeek family is getting slightly bigger! By family I mean blogging family, the eldest, Ash has decided that she wants to start blogging! 

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Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition

So a friend passed on an email to me a few weeks back for early access to the new Star Wars Identities exhibition taking place at The o2, (Thanks Debs!).  The offer was with Time Out to get an early preview to the exhibition ahead of its official opening on 16 November.

It is difficult to tell you about the exhibition without ruining it for you but to give you the gist, it follows journey of Luke and Anakin Skywalker, right back from where it began in Tatooine, to their friends, mentors and choices they make during their life.

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#MYSUNDAYPHOTO - Under the Arch

If you have followed this blog for a while or follow me on social media you will be aware I'm a Spurs fan!  Currently our home ground is being knocked down in prep for the new stadium, as a result we are having to play our Champions League games at the fabulous Wembley Stadium. 

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Always losing your headphones?

Going on holiday is the perfect time to chill out and relax from the daily grind!  When packing to go away there are a few essentials I have to take with me! 

I'm not talking about swimming shorts, suncream etc I'm talking about gadgets and tech! 

I already had my cameras, Mac, iPad and iPhone ready (nope I don't travel light) but to add to the kit and make sure we could all chill out whilst around the pool the lovely people from Wraps earphones sent us each a pair of their unique earphones.

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Hello.... It has been a while since I posted a blog post, live has been getting in the way and it has been a busy period for us, but I am hoping to get back on it, organised an posting regularly soon!! 

I thought I would ease myself back in gentley and share this photo I grabbed at Spurs this weekend,

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#MYSUNDAYPHOTO - Finding Little Geek

Hello from Gran Canaria, upsetting to say we are on the final few days now of our holiday but it has been brilliant!

Its always nice to get away for your birthday, even nicer when you are somewhere sunny and hot! On Friday we went out on a boat and went swimming in the sea with Little Geek!  After a bit of hesitation she was jumping off the back of the boat and having fun.

Mel managed to grab this photo of the two of us, which will bring back many happy memories in years to come  


#MYSUNDAYPHOTO: Exhibitionism

I really haven't taken many pictures this week so am cheekily going to use a photo from last weekend.

For Fathers Day this year I got my dad tickets to go and see an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery by one of his all time favourite bands, The Rolling Stones!  We had a great time and this is only on until early September and highly recommend you go.

This is my photo for this week, it will hold many memories for me, as we were walking around my dad was retelling stories of his youth it was great to see and hear as well as find out more about the band! 

I also pulled this video together, not sure if it will be able to stay on YouTube for long as I have borrowed a Rolling Stones track.





On the Apple News app?

This post might get a little geeky so don't let it put you off! 

I know from analytic stats on the blog that a large number of you read the blog on a mobile or tablet, and of those (75%) are reading iOS (Apple's mobile operating system), with the release of iOS 9 Apple introduced the News app, if you haven't checked it out then I recommend it its very good! 

In March, Apple opened up the app so that anyone can publish to the News App including bloggers.  I use

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