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World Mental Health Day – 10th October

World Mental Health Day

Today (10th October) marks World Mental Health Day – and this year, it’s more important than ever that we give it the publicity, time and attention that it deserves – with the world going through the toughest times in recent history. Whilst this post is mainly aimed towards men, it’s …

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New Tunes Tuesday – Week 10 – Maxïmo Park

Maxïmo Park

So here we are – 10 weeks in! Honestly, I thought I’d do two of these, and that would be that, but it’s still going strong – and to celebrate number 10 – I’ve got my all time favourite band – Maxïmo Park. The song? Well, I’ll be honest, this …

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DIY Arcade Machine – for toddlers – (and me, I think it’s pretty cool!)

DIY Arcade Machine

A few years ago now, I built an “Arcade Table” – basically a DIY Arcade Machine that was styled in to a Coffee Table, that could (and did) live in our lounge for a while. But then, Grayson came along, and suddenly a 1ft hight square-edged table in the middle …

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New Tunes Tuesday – Week 9 – Kae Tempest – Peoples Faces

Kae Tempest

I shared a snippet of a Kae Tempest before track on my Instagram stories last week – purely because this song always crops up when I’m feeling a bit low about things – and it really does make me realise that I’m not alone with how I feel, so, for …

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New Tunes Tuesday – Week 8 -Stereophonics – Local Boy in the Photograph – Awesome Autumnal Tunes

Stereophonics

Stereophonics – Local Boy in the Photograph: So this week, I’m in a bit of an Autumnal mood – and this song (pretty much for like two of it’s lyrics) really does remind me of Autumn – a season that I used to hate, but now, have grown to very …

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Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid – Owners Review (it’s absolutely amazing)

Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid

I recently read the excellent review by John over at DadBlogUK on the Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid (WhatCar Car of the year 2020) – and thought I’d add my own thoughts, having now owned the car for 8 months. Before purchasing the car, I spent hours (probably days) watching YouTube …

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Highkind CBD Oil Drops – My experience with this amazing product

Highkind CBD Oil Drops

Recently, I’ve been trying the Highkind CBD Oil Drops (Cannabidiol) to see if they help improve my energy and focus levels throughout the day. I’ve had previous experience with CBD Oils, and I was reluctant to try these based on past experiences, but I’m really glad I did. What is …

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New Tunes Tuesday – Week 7 – The Incredible Amy Winehouse – Take The Box

Amy Winehouse

On the week of what should have been the 37th Birthday for Amy Winehouse (all the cool kids were born in 1983) – I thought it was a fitting tribute to dedicate this weeks “New Tunes Tuesday” to one of the greatest musicians of my lifetime, and to one of …

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New Tunes Tuesday – Week 6 – Flyleaf, Arise

Flyleaf

Week 6 sees New Tunes Tuesday move to the rock side – a bit. I’m a sucker for (rock but in general) music with female vocalists (think, Evanescence, Paramore, Nightwish). So when I stumbled across Flyleaf, they got stuck on repeat for a while. I could have picked 4 or …

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