Month: June 2016

My thoughts on BML16

The BML16 logo.

I’m just about getting my breath back from the weekend at BML16 so now it’s time to look back. Here are my thoughts on how the conference went, interspersed with the three completely random pictures I took… Just added my #clangersforkindness wish at #BML16 Really hope it comes true! A photo posted by Tom Briggs …

Review: Total Action Football

Total Action Football.

Since Dylan and Xander discovered football, I’ve been looking forward to much. As well as kickabouts and watching it, there are plenty of games to enjoy together. Being ‘Captain Clumsy’ and ‘Captain Carnage’ respectively, they’re not ready for my childhood favourite yet but here’s a great alternative. Total Action Football is a five-a-side game that’s quick …

Father’s Day with Next

A father and son in matching clothes.

I really enjoyed taking part in the Next Father’s Day campaign last year so was delighted when they got in touch to ask if I’d like to participate again. As Dylan was my ‘mini me’ last time, it was only fair that Xander got a turn at copying my style this year. He was very excited to be …

Review: Babble Band

The Babble Band parent unit and wristband.

Wearable technology has been one of the big developments in recent years. Here’s a great use of it that I wish I’d thought of! Summer Infant’s Babble Band is the world’s first wearable audio monitor. We’ve been using it for the last few weeks ahead of its UK launch. First impressions can count for a …

Art attack

Some colourful pencils.

As you may have seen in the news, the new wing of the Tate Modern opened this week. I’m only slightly exaggerating when I say that, between them, Dylan and Xander have produced enough artwork to fill it. We are being subjected to an art attack! While I’m obviously happy that they’re exploring their creative …

I’ve joined the Netflix Stream Team!

The Netflix Stream Team badge

I’m proud to announce that I’ve joined the Netflix Stream Team. During the next year, I’ll be working with Netflix to keep you up to speed with what’s available to watch on the hugely popular platform. We’ve already been made to feel very welcome indeed – Netflix sent a welcome pack including an iPad mini, …