I very very rarely talk about football on my blog, in fact I don’t think I have ever spoken about Tottenham on the blog. That is not to say I hadn’t planned to, but the plan was to have a nice blog post up about the new Tottenham stadium and how much I love it!Read More
I have been testing the new iOS12 public beta out since its release and am loving some of the new features. One introduction was screen time, this enables you to see how much time you are spending on your phone, what apps you are using and how long you are spending on them!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This February half term we spent a few days in Devon.... it was great! But lets get one thing clear before I get into detail about what we are got up to:
Devon is closed until March.....
Ok I say this in jest but the one reoccurring theme across the whole week was exactly that, a number of the places (shops, cafes, attractions etc) we went to were pretty much closed apart from a few great places that were open!Read More
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.Read More
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 goRead More
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.Read More
Next month will see our first family holiday in over 3 years. We are all booked up to visit Disneyland Paris at the end of October to celebrate Little Geek's 13th Birthday, which will be when we are there!
We planned on turning up at the Euro Tunnel and surprising her as to where we were going, but as so much planning is likely to be needed we decided to tell her recently and include her in the plans, that way she won't miss out on anything we might forget etc
Booking the trip earlier this year I totally underestimated how much prepping is going to be required to ensure we are ready for this trip.
I have actually had to get a notebook and make a numerous lists of things we still need to sort before we go and they include:
- Making the car ready for the continent
- Planning our route
- Ensuring Passports are all up to date (can you believe mine had expired!)
- Booking restaurants for the duration of the trip. Luckily when we booked we got a deal including half board and the helpful people at Disney recommend that we book our restaurants ahead of time, something we probably wouldn't have even thought of!
- Preparing my legs, having a bit of a dodgy left leg I need to get this ready for walking serious distances each day!
- Lists..... making lists of what we want to see / do over the 4 days we are there!
There is much more that needs planning, I have yet to even think about clothes, What is the weather going to be like at the end of October in Paris?
As it is going to be the Little Geeks 13th Birthday on the Saturday, we have been wondering what can we do to make this day extra special? We have looked at the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show but not sure if she will like this (If anyone has been let me know what you thought!), but what else should we do! More research is required I think.
For now I am going back to researching restaurants, at least 2 fussy eaters out of the 5 of us!
Oh and settings a reminder in my calendar to get he car serviced before we go! But if there are any seasoned Disneyland Paris travellers out there, be sure to get in touch with all your tips!!
I have wrote about the girls on the blog post many a time, at birthdays and about teen geek being like me, however I don't think ever before we as a family have got on board for one together! If you hadn't guessed from the title, this isn't a family travel post, or a family day out! It is stupid things my eldest daughter Ashleigh has said!Read More
I really do not know how or where to start this post, so watch out it could be a rambling one!
I have been trying to write this in the run up to your big 21st Birthday today, yet here I am at 11pm on the night before without a word typed, drafted or even planned out on paper.Read More
In an up and coming podcast episode on Meet the Parentsw here I talk about the kids growing up and time flying (yes I've blogged about this before).Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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
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.
No I am not about to start a sales pitch for BT..... but think about it, it really is good to talk!
Think about the times you have sat down with a family member or friend or even a fellow blogger (like I recently did), that you haven't seen for ages, doesn't it just feel really good after you have had a chat and a catch up?Read More