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    Keeping Your Child In A Good Spirits As They Grow

    Happiness and self-confidence are absolutely vital if you’re to get what you want out of life. You can be intelligent and have the right people around you, but if your mind isn’t quite right, then all of the convenience is irrelevant. Do you ever see confident people that are, let’s say, slightly less skilled in the brain department, at the top of the tree? That’s because they have the courage of conviction, and they didn’t really care about what people thought of them. There are so many wonderfully gifted people out there that haven’t been able to show what they’re made of because they’re trapped in their own head.  That’s…

  • Daddy blogs

    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
    Days Out

    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
    Movies,  Superheroes

    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…

  • Family Stories

    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…

  • For Dads,  Gift Guides

    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…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    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…