Month: July 2015

How not to write about dads

As a blogger, I’m always on the lookout for things to write about – particularly now I’m a freelancer too – so I’m subscribed to a number of emails about topics related to parenting and, in particular, the role of dads. It was no surprise then that the subject line of the latest email update from …

Review: Vileda Cleaning Robot

A cleaning robot

With two kids and a cat in the house, our floors are rarely perfectly clean – a little bit of understatement for you there. If I’m being really honest, I just can’t be bothered to do the vacuuming every day. I was very happy, therefore, to hear from Vileda who have branched out into producing electrical …

A new chapter

Today is the start of a new chapter for me; I’m taking the bold step of going freelance. Yesterday was the last day of my 12-month contract and, although I was offered the opportunity to stay on for another year, I’ve decided that I wanted to take on a new challenge. I’ve left on good terms …

Review: Hisgadget chargers

A portable charger with a device attached via a USB cable.

Disclosure: I received these Hisgadget chargers to review and keep. This post also includes an affiliate link. What’s worse than a device running out of charge? Several devices running out of charge at the same time. And what’s worse than that? A laptop with a paltry number of USB ports at said time. A first …

It’s a girl (we think)

A scan of a baby.

Last week, Kate and I went for the 20 week scan. For some reason, we were both really nervous about it. Odd as it’s the third time and I don’t recall either of us fretting so much on either of the previous occasions. Happily, everything seems to be going well and, unless the baby has a really …

Review: Adlens Sundials

A man wearing a pair of sunglasses.

Here’s a well-timed product review for the fantastic weather we’ve been enjoying of late! These sunglasses from Adlens are different to your usual pair of shades. This is because you can adjust their focus to suit your vision. Adlens started life ten years ago as an initiative to correct refractive vision in developing countries. Having …