10 Tips To Making Better Smartphone Photos

Smartphone photos are taking over the world. Literally. What camera does Flickr state to be the most popular used to take photos on there? Yes, an iPhone. Even I, who owns a DSRL camera and various lenses, opt to take 90% of my photos with my phone (a Samsung S7). That being said, there are […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide Under £20

Father’s Day in the UK in 2018 is Sunday 17th June. I say the UK because I’m never sure if Father’s Day is like Mother’s day, where it is at different times of the year in different countries. Anyway, here’s my slightly quirky (you’ll see) gift guide but keeping individual items under £20. I feel […]

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A Small Moment of Realisation

Yesterday, three of our girls were auditioning for a new production of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. The auditions were in York, but in an area, I was unfamiliar with. There all had different time slots so after the younger two were done we went home (a 27-ish mile journey) so Helen could go […]

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Dad’s Taxi

As a parent, you will undoubtedly understand the term “Dad’s Taxi” or “Mum’s Taxi”. In some cases, it could even be “Gran’s Taxi”. You get what I’m saying here though – yes? Of course you do. It’s the fact that as parents to our ever more demanding off-spring we tend to find our selves running around […]

Jamie Oliver Wants 2 for 1 Pizza Banned

This is now going to be my third post related one of Jamie Oliver’s campaigns forllowing A Parent’s View On The Sugar Tax and About The Pointless Sugar Tax. I don’t mean to go on about him, but he’s rally starting to get on my wick now! What’s Jamie Oliver Done Wrong? Read my posts (linked above) about […]

Club 18 to 30 – Oh The Memories

In the news this week – Club 18-30 is in trouble and its owner, Thomas Cook, is considering its future and possible sale. This brought back fond memories of my one and only Club 18-30 holiday back in 1997 with my best mate Lee. Permission I look back on our week in Tenerife with fond […]

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Roseberry Topping – My 30 minute dash

I can distinctly remember the first time I saw Roseberry Topping. It wasn’t long after we moved to North Yorkshire and we were on our way (a long way I might add) to a dentist in Great Ayton. Suddenly I saw this great mountain piercing the skyline – my first thought: “I bet that’s great […]