Category: Video Blogs

This is my playlist of all my Video Blogs, filmed over 4 years. Enjoy!

Video Blog #32 – My 6 year old does a Samsung Note 9 Unboxing

Now it’s time for something a little different! My shiny new Samsung Note 9 arrived from Three today, so me and James created a little unboxing video. James hasn’t watched many unboxings and didn’t quite grasp the idea. It’s less of a Samsung Note 9 unboxing, more a ‘Samsung Note …

Video Blog #31 – Meet our new Puppy!

It’s time to introduce the newest member of The Hakes Family – he’s Duggee Marshall Hakes and he’s our 11 week old Cavachon Puppy! FYI – James chose his middle name. I tell you a little bit more about him, where he came from, and what he’s been upto in …

Alton Towers Scarefest 2018 : Line – Up Revealed

Despite it being at the peak of Summer, and Thorpe Park Resort gearing up for their ‘Love Island Lates‘, Alton Towers Resort have today revealed their line-up for their Scarefest 2018 ! Whilst there are a few similarities to the 2017 roster, there is a glaring omission. When does the …

Video Blog #30 – A day out (ish) at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Soooooo we were invited for a day out at Drayton Manor Theme Park, which is located near to Tamworth in Staffordshire. It wasn’t entirely new to me, as I’d been there before – however I remembered VERY little of it. It soon became apparent why… I’ve not abandoned a vlog …

Video Blog #29 – Our Trip to Phantasialand – Day 2

It’s here! Day 2 of our trip to Phantasialand! After a great sleep in Hotel Matamba we take the short walk to the theme park for a day of rides. Unfortunately.. it goes a little awry in Hotel Tartuf.. You’ll see why. It’s my first ever ride on Taron, and …

Video Blog #28 – Our Trip to Phantasialand – Day 1

It’s here! In April we took a very (very) early flight to Cologne Airport, and a quick drive down the AutoBahn to Phantasialand! Join us as we check into Hotel Matamba, and then go an explore the park. We went in completely blind – we’d had some top tips from …

A look around Hotel Matamba at Phantasialand

While I’m editing my Vlogs from Phantasialand, here’s a quick look around where we stayed – Hotel Matamba. It’s one of the on-site hotels, and you can also have a room with a ‘park view’ which we did. It’s a beautiful immersively themed hotel – I thoroughly recommend it. Read …

Video Blog #27 – Our Bathroom Renovation in 360°

  Now for something very different – our Bathroom Renovation in 360°! Each day I filmed a short segment of the bathroom renovation with my Gear 360 camera, and chopped it together to show our complete renovation. The work was carried out by CPM Design and Construction – you can …

Video Blog #24 – A chat with Rachel Riley at uSwitch

Yesterday I met Rachel Riley at the uSwitch HQ to chat about her role as a uSwitch Switching Ambassador, as well as her work on Countdown, Strictly Come Dancing and more. I find out who inspires her, as well as how she found growing up in Southend. Thanks to uSwitch …

Video Blog #23 – The Wicker Man VIP Launch Vlog

Last night me and Mrs H were on the guest list for the hottest ticket in town – The launch of the Wicker Man Ride at Alton Towers Resort! The mysterious Beornen entertained and amazed as we got to ride the brand new Wicker Man rollercoaster at night. Join me …

Video Blog #21 – Unboxing the Simba Hybrid Mattress

The cool kids at Simba sent us a Simba Hybrid Mattress to review. Just minutes after it arrived last night, we filmed a little ‘unboxing’ video. If you want a Simba Hybrid Mattress, you can grab a £50 voucher from here. Check out my full review of the Simba Mattress …

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