Category: Featured

Video Blog #46 – Alton Towers – Santa’s Sleepover

This is a VERY festive vlog – Merry Christmas! However, it’s a little bit different from a regular vlog – normally as soon as it’s filmed I rush and get it sliced down and edited as soon as possible. This was actually filmed in December 2017 – that’s right – …

Review – The Braintree Express Christmas Experience at Freeport Braintree

On Saturday we took a trip to try the Braintree Express Christmas Experience at Freeport Braintree. The event promises a magical train journey to the North Pole to see Santa. Was this an enchanting journey to a wonderful festive land? Or more ‘Grotty’, than ‘Grotto’? Read on to find out.. …

Competition – Win a £20 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card

To celebrate the fact Kip Hakes.com has it’s own Amazon.co.uk Influencer Store, and Christmas is just around the corner I’ve decided to give away a £20 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card. You can use it to buy someone special a Christmas gift, or just treat yourself for being so flipping awesome! I’ll …

An Interview with Anna Danshina

After the screening of Love Possibly that I attended a few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to speak to the leading lady, Anna Danshina. We had a chat about Love Possibly, how she got into acting and what she’s been up to recently. Anna was born in Siberia in …

Is Sharing, Caring..?

Share this. Like this. Retweet this. We’re constantly being asked to push people’s content. Sometimes it’s because it’s sharing something that might be helpful, or useful to others. Sometimes people share nonsense to breed hate. Should we always share though? I remember there was a post knocking around a year …

Review – Roav VIVA by Anker – Alexa for your CAR!

We’re a household heavily invested in the Amazon Echo (Alexa) ecosystem in this household. When I saw the Roav VIVA which is an Alexa for your car – I was excited to give it a try. The Roav VIVA is made by Anker, whose phone chargers and charging cables I …

The 6 rides that made me

I’ve been wondering recently where my love of rides and rollercoasters came from. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t enjoy them. So I thought I’d take a little trip back down memory lane and talk about ‘the rides that made me’. Many of these rides are consigned to …

What happens inside Room 13 at the House of Horror in Brentwood?

What happens inside Room 13 at the House of Horror in Brentwood? This is a question I've been asked a LOT over the past month or so. I've not really told anyone, because I didn't want to spoil it, and also - it's taken some time to process it all.

Room on the Broom – A Magical Journey new to Chessington in 2019

These theme park announcements seem to be coming in thick and fast at the moment! This morning it’s been revealed that Room on the Broom – A Magical Journey is coming to Chessington World of Adventures Resort in 2019! It’s another tie in with Julia Donaldson after their successful project …

Review – Tulleys Shocktober Fest 2018

I’ve been covering Merlin based Halloween events for many years now. This year I was keen to expand my horizons somewhat, I first tried out House of Horror, and then an invite to Tulleys Shocktober Fest 2018 appeared in my inbox. I was excited to see what the Crawley based …

Super simple Mushroom and Rosemary Ragu with Gnocchi

This super simple Mushroom and Rosemary Ragu with Gnocchi couldn’t be any easier – it just needs a bit of time. Thankfully in that time you don’t really need to do anything. However it’s not a quick ‘knock up in 10 minutes’ meal. It’s based on a Simon Rimmer recipe …

Review – Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2018

Last Thursday, the cool kids at Thorpe Park resort invited us to the Press Launch of Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2018. As the celebrities sauntered down the red carpet, Vicki and I grabbed a quick drink at Fin’s Bar and Grill and then made our way on park to see …

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