- Kip Hakes - Daddy Blogger / Designer / Columnist
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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The Big Top returns to Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2016.

Competition – Win 4 Tickets to Thorpe Park Fright Nights

I’ve already written about what’s in-store for those brave enough to venture to Thorpe Park Resort for their Fright Nights this year. As it’s…

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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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#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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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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Review – Beautiful – The Carole King Story

I’m a massive fan of musical theatre, I grew up with cassette tapes of musicals in my parent’s car as a child. By osmosis,…

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How To – TV Mount your Sky Q Mini Box

For those with wall mounted TVs, unless you’re chasing out cable runs within the wall – of have some kind of shelf nearby. Having…

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#MySundayPhoto – The Beautiful Blue

You know when you capture something without really thinking about it? This is what happened here. Image straight from my phone, with a tiny…

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How To – Run the Sky Q App on Kindle Fire Tablets

I love my Kindle Fire tablets, J has a little one, I’ve got a bigger one. They are cheap, and well built – but…

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Fuck you Huffington Post

As ever, this post has brewed in my mind for a while now and events today have finally pushed it out into the ether….

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Competition – Win a DozenWinks Shaving Kit!

The cool kids at DozenWinks have given me one of their amazing ‘old school’ Shaving Kits to giveaway to a lucky Reader. The…

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The Great British Bake Off ? Noooo.. The Great Brickish Bake Off!!

Fans of the Great British Bake off (like me) will have to wait longer for the 2016 series. Sad times – but it’s all…

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Another random day in the life of a Blogger..

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a company that does PR for HP, they wanted me to go to London for half…

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The Bubble’s burst! Farewell to the Bubbleworks.

In 1989 I had one of my first ever visits to Chessington World of Adventures, it was one of my earliest theme park memories….

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Competition – Win an iPad Mini

Yes folks – this is a BIGGY – to celebrate the amazing Skopes Palmer Commuter Suit on sale at House of Fraser, I’ve been…

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Does disagreeing with a blogger make you ‘damaged’?

Us bloggers love our little corners of the internet, it’s a place just for us. We create a ‘show home’ that the world is…

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