• A Dad’s Survival Guide to Working Away from Home

    Working away from home can be a lonely life. Spending days, weeks or even months away from your family can be heart wrenching. So, having done it for the last 6 years, what have I done to get me through these periods. As people have said to me many times, ‘How do you do it?’ Well you do what you have to do in this modern world, you work where you have to work and go where you have to go. But how do you manage while being away? How do you get through the times when loneliness takes hold of you? How do you get through the times of…

  • Warner Brothers Studio Tours Harry Potter

    What’s new at Warner Brothers Studio Tours

    A Harry Potter fan? There’s loads on at Warner Bros Studio Tour London in 2019. Get a real insight into what goes on behind the scenes at one of its annual or one-off special features this year. The Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter launched in March 2012, attracting some nine million people. The tour offers the only opportunity of gaining a glimpse into the original sets, and uncovering the mysteries behind the remarkable production of the Harry Potter films. Want to see the films through the eyes of the filmmakers who brought the Harry Potter series to life? From costumes, to props, to sets,…

  • Spiderman into the spider-verse

    The History of Spiderman – From Inception to Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse

    During a recent conversation about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I was asked a really interesting question. Who exactly was the world’s first bona fide superhero? The immediate answer that springs to mind is the iconic Superman, who debuted just before the Second World War in 1938. However, this is a common misconception, as Superman was superseded by the obscure Mandrake the Magician four years previously in 1934. Mandrake was defined as a superhero thanks to his single special power, which was to “make people believe anything, simply by gesturing hypnotically”. A slew of other superheroes have since emerged and cast Mandrake in the shadows, including the Marvel staple Spider-Man. But where…

  • The Summer Peppa Came to Stay

    It all started on a perfectly normal summers day. There I was working away at my laptop, as I did every day, when suddenly the girls and Romanian Mum began shouting for me to come quickly. Thinking something was wrong I immediately sprang up and headed for the front door. “Look!’ They all said pointing across the garden. As I looked out, I couldn’t believe what I saw. A small green Tortoise was trundling up our garden path. Before I carry on there is something you should know. We live in the centre of a small town, literally in the centre, just a short distance away from the main shopping area. So…

  • A Father’s Guide to Buying Gifts for Father’s Day

    A week from today will be the most important day in the family Calendar, yes I am talking about Fathers day. That day when you appreciate, and give thanks for all things Dad like. The single day of the year when Dad dancing is permitted, when you will actually laugh at dad jokes and when falling asleep in the armchair after dinner is not only welcomed, but expected. Much like Christmas in fact. But with the clock ticking and time running short, have you given enough thought as to how you will show your appreciation to the man that has through life, being the source of comfort, security, guidance, and…

  • What will happen to your pet after you pass?

    I have been a little preoccupied of late on my latest project. To say it is something a little unusual is the understatement of the week. In fact it’s not just a little unusual, but ever so slightly wrong, with a slight sprinkling of the un-natural about it. I am sure you have heard of the story of Frankenstein, the age old tale of man become God. I am sure you would agree that it is complete folly, science will never be able to reanimate dead human flesh. After all, humans are far too stubborn. Dogs on the other hand, far more obedient. Just this week I managed to reanimate…

  • A Stay Of Premium Quality – Premier Inn

    Since changing my job just over a year ago I have become a well-travelled man.  Sometimes in Europe but mainly here in good old Blighty! That means, of course, that I have stayed in a multitude of hotels. Ranging from the basic to the luxurious, depending on what’s local to the place of work. But one hotel, or should I say chain of hotels, that I am never afraid of booking is Premier Inn. I find I can always book in confidence when it comes to Premier Inns. The beds are extremely comfortable (sometimes the best sleep I get) and the rooms are usually quite spacious and clean. There is…