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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 KipHakes.com 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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Recipe – 90 Second Welsh Bara Brith Cakes with Smart Energy GB

A few weeks ago I was invited to London by Smart Energy GB to learn about Smart Meters and Energy Saving recipes created by…

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LIVE from Thorpe Park – A ride on Derren Brown’s Ghost Train

So, this is a bit of a first for my blog – it’s my first ever LIVE blog and I’m currently winging my way…

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Can we kill off the ‘Blogging Conference’, please?

This weekend saw the 2016 BritMums Live conference, I didn’t go because quite honestly – I think I’m over blogging conferences as they are….

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