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New Tunes Tuesday – Week 14 – The Shipping Forecast

Sailing By - The Shipping Forecast

Many many years ago, I wrote a blog post about “The Shipping Forecast” (no, not the incredible pub in Liverpool, but the Radio 4 show that talks about the weather for people out to sea!). The blog post was mostly a brain fart about why I used to listen to …

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New Tunes Tuesday – Week 13 – Bloom – Mama LongLegs (The Paper Kites)

Bloom – Mama LongLegs

This week, it’s a song that I’ll never forget, and still makes me smile every time I listen to it – as this was our first dance at our wedding, so it’ll always have a special place for me – although I’m not going to share the original song with …

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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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