Category: Reviews

Kip Hakes has been reviewing all sorts of things since the birth of the blog in 2008, from days out, to technology, our Reviews section is packed!

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.. …

Review – Love Possibly

I’m not a massive romantic comedy fan – I tolerate the genre. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll happily watch them, but they don’t appeal to me. When I was invited to see Love Possibly, I was expecting a reasonably enjoyable romp. As I was offered the chance to interview the …

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 …

Review – Horror at Hinchingbrooke House

It’s been a busy Halloween 2018 season, I wasn’t expecting to do anything after Scarefest. However, the cool kids at Horror at Hinchingbrooke House got in touch and invited us down to experience their maze. As we had a child free weekend, we made a the short drive to Huntingdon …

Review – Alton Towers Scarefest 2018

I’ve been covering Alton Towers Scarefest for several years now, and I was super excited to be invited down to a VIP Project 42 experience at Alton Towers Scarefest 2018. One of the most exciting elements of the Scarefest is having rides in the dark. This year with the addition …

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 …

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 …

Review – House of Horror – Brentwood, Essex

Blogging throws up a whole host of weird and wonderful experiences. Little did I know that an invite to the House of Horror Launch Event would end up being something that may have changed me forever. That is a dramatic statement, however – it’s very true! Allow me to explain.. …

Review – The Doggy Lodge Day Care Centre & Hotel, Braintree

Something we researched before getting Duggee was somewhere that could take him for the odd day or two, or for an extended period when we go on holiday. There is no shortage of Day Care, Kennels, and Boarding options around us. We live in a rural location, and there are …

Review – B Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus London Tour

Mrs H had a ‘big’ Birthday this weekend, and for a little surprise I took her on the B Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus London Tour. It’s something she’s mentioned wanting to do for a while now, so a few months ago I went onto their site and booked up. As …

Review – Samsung S9+

The Samsung S9+ has been a bit of a funny one for me, I always love getting the latest and greatest Samsung shiny. However, with the Samsung S9+, I hesitated. I didn’t stump up an early upgrade fee, I didn’t feel sad that I hadn’t bothered, I was happy to …

Review – Dinosaurs in the Wild

Last weekend, we were invited down to Dinosaurs in the Wild, which is a ‘pop-up’ attraction in London. Don’t let the notion of this being something temporary put you off, I’ll explain why! Location Dinosaurs in the Wild is located in London, it’s just a 10 minute stroll from North …

Review – Bear Creek Adventure Golf at Rivenhall Oaks Golf Centre

We LOVE a game of Mini Golf in this household – it’s not a trip to Alton Towers without a visit to the ‘Extraordinary Golf’ they have there. Up until recently the choice of mini golf in and around Essex has been pretty sparse. However, there has been a handful …

Review – TyresOnTheDrive.com

I’m not going to lie. I don’t really enjoy trips to the garage for any reason. Dad is a retired mechanic, and I like to follow in his footsteps somewhat. If I can do something to my car, I will. Even if I can’t, I’ll give it a damned good …

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