Category Archives: Blog

For the last fifteen years, Kip Hakes has blogged his thoughts, ramblings and musings. There are blog posts on all manner of subjects right here. From technology, theme parks, days outs to parenting, it’s all for the reading! Enjoy!

Do I STILL need surgery on my back? How the NHS has failed me

Something very interesting happened before Christmas.. I got a text from the NHS telling me [...]

When will Nemesis Reborn at Alton Towers Open?

Today, Alton Towers Resort have announced that their classic Bolliger & Mabillard roller coaster formally [...]

Festival Fever – Revisiting the 1999 Vibe and Considering a Comeback in 2024

Alright, my fellow festival aficionados! Grab a cuppa and settle in as we delve into [...]

How we had our Nectar Points stolen, and this is how yours will be too..

I woke up on the 9th June 2023 to find Vicki quite upset.. She’d been [...]


Everything You Need to Know About VPNs

Nearly everyone nowadays is using a VPN to safeguard their privacy and access blocked websites. [...]

Looking Back..

It’s very nearly a year since I had the surgery on my spine – it’s [...]

Alton Towers Scarefest 2023 – Line-Up Announced – A Daz Games Maze?!

The press release has hit my inbox – the Alton Towers Scarefest 2023 Line Up [...]

Thorpe Park 2023 – A trip with My Mate Vince – Trip Report 4/7/23

Once again, instead of making a vlog, I’ve written a little trip report of a [...]

Chessington World of Adventures Resort 2023 – Trip Report – 26/06/23

I thought when I haven’t vlogged a day out, I’d do a little trip report [...]

Alton Towers reveal new Nemesis track ! What will be the new name for Nemesis ?

So, you may or may not be aware, that the iconic, world renowned rollercoaster, Nemesis [...]

The NickWatch – a smart watch designed for kids

When you’re a technology blogger / vlogger with children, I quite often get press releases [...]

The Curse at Alton Manor – Finding ALL the Easter Eggs

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months – you’ll know [...]

Eighty Four

It’s Sunday! Which has recently seen a new routine added to it – sorting out [...]

Courting Controversy

It’s funny returning to here after quite the break. I used to write SO MUCH, [...]