- Kip Hakes - Daddy Blogger / Designer / Columnist

Dear PR Person – Here’s why I’ve not written about your ‘event’..

Bloggers get invited to lots of events – they are a good way about getting a brand message out to a large audience. If…

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Oh Help! Oh No! It’s a Gruffalo at Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

Strange things are afoot at Chessington World of Adventures, overnight, a new visitor has entered the Resort. It’s only a flipping Gruffalo!! The seven…

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My first year as a Vegetarian..

I’ve been a vegetarian for over year now, and it’s surprised me how easy it’s been. When I first removed any meat based products…

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Everyday Sexism from the Premier Inn

Remember when Lenny Henry advertised the Premier Inn? He calmly told us all what a great nights sleep we’d have by staying with them….

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How Technology Is Changing Home Security

Smart home technology is becoming increasingly popular; particularly tech that aims to make our lives easier while making our homes safer. When most people…

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Review – Alton Towers Scarefest 2016

As it’s become clear, I’m a big fan of Halloween events. This weekend, Miss A and I took a trip to the Alton Towers…

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Review – Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2016

Last night was the Press Preview of the Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2016. I’m a massive fan of scare mazes and haunted walkthroughs, and…

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Be honest, not The Waltons

Blogging in 2016 – Newborns for Sale and Pinning your Children

I’ve felt at a bit of a crossroads with my blog for a while now – I’m not ‘feeling it’ in the way I…

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Chessington Howloween 2016 – Tricks and Treats for all the Family!

Chessington World of Adventures Resort have announced their annual ‘Howloween’ event for 2016. Running between the 21st – 31st of October, the Chessington Howloween 2016…

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Buying a Second Hand Car? Here’s some top tips!

Christ, that title sounds a bit ‘Sponsored Post’ – this isn’t one! Buying a second-hand car can be a bit of a painful experience…

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Alton Towers Scarefest 2016 – Behind the Screams

It’s pretty clear, that Halloween offerings across Theme Parks aren’t always family friendly. This year at the Alton Towers Scarefest, they’ve added something suitable…

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Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2016 – 15 Years of Fear!

I honestly can’t believe that Thorpe Park’s Fright Nights is 15 years old! Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2016 sounds like it will be the…

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Three things you NEED to Watch.

We’re surrounded hours of TV and Film, ready to consume and stream instantly – there is SO much to watch. A lot of it…

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#MySundayPhoto – On the set of ‘Friends’ !

This week, #FriendsFest rolled into my home town (city), and Miss A managed to get tickets before they all sold out. Part of the…

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Bye Bye Bubbleworks!

It was with heavy heart that I drove to Chessington World of Adventures Resort on Tuesday evening to say Bye Bye Bubbleworks! A ride…

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All you need to know about the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel

I really like the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Hotel, it’s one of the best theme park hotels in the UK. The issue is – it’s…

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Why I can’t wait for J to start school (it’s not why you think!)

Now we’re into September, it can only mean one thing – BACK TO SCHOOL. As G bobs along into Year 9, her little brother…

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6 Tips for a Better Family Life

Price comparison wizards have unveiled a new study that looks closely into the best and worst places to raise a family in the…

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