November 30, 2016

Blogging Challenges - Are they worth it?

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Around 35 days ago I decided I would try the 30-day blogging challenge. I was struggling for inspiration and thought that this would take the inspiration out of it as I would have topics already laid out to write about.

Today's post is day 30.

So, was it worth it?
November 28, 2016

Funny Youtube video 29/30

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It's day 29. This will be my last topic post. Tomorrows post will be a round up of this challenge and how I found it.

My son Joseph was 4 years old when we videoed this, the jokes are clearly hilarious and he obviously has a future in stand up!

November 27, 2016

My Celebrity crushes when I was younger - 28/30

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It's day 28. The last two posts were me just re-posting something I had already written as I didn't think I had anything worth saying. I only have two more posts left of this blogging challenge.

Today's topic is three celebrity crushes when you were younger.

November 25, 2016

My favourite quote - 25/30

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Welcome to day 25 of the blogging challenge.

Today's post is about my favourite quote.

I have a couple,

"Live for nothing, die for something"
"Hope for the best, plan for the worst"
"An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep"
November 23, 2016

The worst injury I've had - 24/30

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This is day 24 out of 30 in the blogging challenge. Thanks for sticking with me. Today's post is on my worst injury.

This won't be a long one. As far as actually injuring myself goes, straining ligaments in my ankle when the Mrs pushed me over a curb on new years eve one year has to be about the worst.
November 22, 2016

A letter to my future self - Day 23/30

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Hi Rich,

I'm sending this letter to you in the future, you should be 60 now! You old twat.

The kids will (hopefully) have moved out now as they will be 35 and 30 years old. Hopefully, they will be happily married, well apart from Alice who should be getting on fine in the nunnery.

November 21, 2016

A letter to my teenage self

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Hi Rich,

It's you from the future. Don't worry you are still as handsome in the future as you are now. Maybe even more so.

This is spooky I know! The years 2016 and you're 30 years old, I've sent this letter back in time to you (we can do that now) to when your only 16 years old.

I don't want to spoil what's in store for you, but just know that you've made all the right decisions. Your wife is well fit!

When you're 30 believe me or not you will have watched 2083 episodes of Spongebob Squarepants, 1.8 million episodes of Peppa Pig, 3001 episodes of Ben and Hollys little kingdom and 1 episode of I'm a celebrity get me out here (really sorry about that but the sky remote broke and you couldn't be arsed to get up and change it on the sky box). Oh by the way, you get Sky!

Living the dream man, living the dream.

As I said I don't want to spoil the future to much but I'll give you some highlights in case you want to put a sneaky bet on, when you're 18 of course.

A guy becomes president after taking up politics up as a hobby. He beats a famous politician

Hull City football club do get into the premier league! Woop woop!

Yes I did say woop woop.

You get to meet The Rock!!

Haha just joking, you write a blog post on him as a celebrity you'd like to spend 15 minutes with, you then tweet him and he ignores you! A bit rude but there's no need to go all "Stan" from that Eminem album your listening to.

Anyways must dash, the robot butlers are just about to wash the hover car (that's right your super loaded in the future)

Be safe


P.S don't drink that extra vodka on that night out (you'll know when I mean) cause you'll get your arse kicked.
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November 20, 2016

My Guilty Pleasure - Day 21 of 30

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In this blogging challenge, this post is about my guilty pleasure. A guilty pleasure is defined as something, such as a film, television program, or piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard.

I would say that my guilty pleasure apart from Oreos (their only guilty because of the amount I would consume if I could) is country music.

November 19, 2016

Day 20 - What would you do if you won £1million?

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Day 20 is all about what you would do if you won £1million. I have written a post already about this. I posted it a few months ago so I'm going to cheat slightly today and copy and paste that post underneath this introduction.

We can all dream, daydream in particular. I reckon that almost everyone has dreamt of winning the lottery. It's what we do, then we'll chat about what we would do with the money, and what we would buy?
This may usually happen in the pub or some social setting were the drinks are flowing.

I want to know what you would do if you won the lottery. For arguments sake let's say you win £1 million. Here's my questions followed by my answers to them.
November 18, 2016

My views on Religion - Day 19/30

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This post is about my views on Religion.

I am not a religious person in the slightest. I'm a person that needs to see proof to believe in something. I don't understand how people can believe in some kind of Supreme being who created everything. God has never been proven to exist, therefore I can't believe him.

Believing in a "God" has throughout history caused millions of deaths. Millions of people have died because of what I can only explain to myself as a spirit and certain people's beliefs in that spirit. How can this "God" be all loving?
November 17, 2016

A day in the life of a dad

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Blogging Challenge day 18 is to bullet point my whole day. You've stuck with me for 17 days and now you're about to read about my boring ass day. Don't leave though, my other posts will be better. Hopefully.

That's my family, Joseph, Kerry and Alice. That isn't me in the middle, I'm taking the photo.

Here goes, my bullet pointed list for the day

  • Sleep poorly throughout the night. We have an Alice.
  • Wake up because Alice is shouting Hiya. FML.
  • Go to toilet for a pee. Upon return, Joseph and Alice are in my bed next to Kerry. No room for me.
  • Take Alice downstairs. Watch the first of 11,300 episodes of Peppa Pig. 
  • Joseph and Kerry get up. Alice is walking around feeling smug because she can do it. 
  • Kids have breakfast. Alice eats hers off the floor because eating it on a plate in her high chair isn't as nice. FFS.
  • We get ready. Joseph is at swimming lessons. It's pissing it down outside. Good job we have a car. 
  • Get to swimming lessons, off Joseph goes.
  • Swimming finished, his instructor says Joseph had a meltdown because he had to sit on the side for a few seconds. He "wanted to swim". 2 months ago he "never wanted to go swimming again".
  • Kerry is making gingerbread reindeers and fudge, me and Joseph go and get some ingredients. Asda is packed, it isn't "my" Asda so I can't find anything! Bollocks.
  • Get home, feed hurricane Alice in between her trying to climb over the couch. Should have put her in her high chair.
  • I can smell gingerbread in the oven, it smells like Christmas. Makes a change from smelling like baby shit.
  • Kerry and the kids go to her mums as her brother and family are visiting.
  • I catch up on some blog post writing.
  • Make a cup of coffee, forget about it because of said blog post writing. Now it's cold. Bollocks.
  • Write four new posts for next week. Clean Kitchen.
  • Go to make myself a coffee. Make a cup of tea instead. FFS!
  • Family come home.
  • Tea time. It goes without incident. Phew.
  • After the standard meltdown from both kids, it's bedtime.
  • Wife gets a bath. I write another blog post.
  • My turn for a bath and to catch up on a book I haven't read for a while.
  • Beer o'clock
  • Bed time. Woop Woop

There you have, my thoroughly enthralling day. Thanks for reading my posts!


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November 17, 2016

Our Disney memory

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Disney World Florida 2014 it has to be, you have the best memories there. We took our little boy when he was 3 and this is my best vacation memory so far.

To see his face when he saw characters like Buzz and Woody, Mickey and Minnie Mouse among many many others was amazing. He really loved it and it made the holiday even better. As much as children love it there, adults also love it. You can't help it. The buzz around the place (No pun intended, well maybe) is fantastic. I have done a lot of posts on Disney and Florida so instead of writing up the same things I am just going to add a few of my favourite photos from our trip.
November 15, 2016

Day 16 of 30 - Do you have a smartphone?

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OMG! Of course I have a smartphone. It's like an extra part of me!

Most people nowadays have a smartphone. I use mine to blog with, share my blog, text friends and family, take photos of my family that I can cherish. Most people you see have their head stuck in their phones. Even when there walking across the road. You can check out my post on how I nearly killed someone because they were doing this here
November 14, 2016

Day 15 - Blogging Challenge

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Wow, I'm finally half way there! it's day 15! Today's topic is which celebrity would you like to spend 15 minutes with and why?

See if you can guess who it would be...  

That's right, you guessed it, The Rock or to call him by his actual name Dwayne Johnson. That's an amazing likeness I know but it was the only photo I could get without needing a licence etc. I'm sure he if he was reading this he'd be happy with the likeness. Maybe add a few more weights to the photo though!
November 14, 2016

Why I almost quit blogging

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Norman Price is clearly Fireman Sam's son, he obviously had a one night stand round the back of the fire station with Dilys, and who does Penny think she's kidding? She's clearly hot for Sam's sister in law.

We all know this is true! If you're a parent anyway.

This is one of the reasons I got into blogging, so I could discuss true, hard-hitting topics with lots of like minded people who will agree with me.

However this weekend I almost packed it all in. Here's why...

November 13, 2016

Favourite Movies

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Welcome to day 14 of the blogging challenge. If you are a new blogger then I do highly suggest having a go at this. Since starting it 14 days ago I have had at least 1500 views!

Favourite movies is the next topic. Now if you have been following my challenge you will know that people who sit directly in front or behind you in a cinema that if half empty really annoy me. People who also somehow manage to chew louder than the sound of the film also get on my tits. 
November 12, 2016

My Favourite TV shows - 13 of 30

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Where almost half way there. Thanks for sticking with me through my blogging challenge. 30 days is a lot longer than you think when you have to write something every day.

Today's topic is my favourite TV shows

My favourite TV show has to be The Blacklist, it stars James Spader as the main character Raymon Reddington. He is a former member of the US Navy turned criminal who turns himself in and explains he has a list of the world's most dangerous criminals, some of which the FBI haven't even heard of. He offers to help the FBI capture these men on 2 conditions, he gets immunity from prosecution and he will only deal with a rookie FBI profiler called Elizabeth Keen.
November 11, 2016

Blogging challenge day 12 of 30

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So it's day 12 of 30 in my blogging challenge. It's been great fun so far but also tiring thinking of things to write each day and I've still got 18 days to go!

Today's post is about somewhere you would like to visit or move to. I've been to Orlando in Florida three times now so I would have to say that I would love to move there. Many people would probably choose somewhere they haven't been to move to if they were writing this post

November 10, 2016

30 day blogging challenge - Day 11

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Day 11of this 30-day blogging challenge is my favourite foods and why. 

A much more less aggressive post than yesterday.

I love food, hence why I had to get on a diet once I realised id hit 17 stone. I'm 6 foot 3 so didn't look overweight particularly but when it hurts to bend down to tie your shoelaces you know something has to change. I couldn't find longer shoelaces so I had to go on a diet.
November 10, 2016

Bullying - Does it worry you?

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Today I saw something that shocked me! I saw another man bullying another man about his weight in front of the man's wife and two young children.

The man being bullied was obviously shocked by this unprovoked abuse, he didn't know what to say.

Thankfully his wife stepped in and managed to make the bully look quite daft in front of everyone!

That'll maybe teach you not to be a prick Mr Bull.

This episode of Peppa pig was very upsetting!
November 09, 2016

30 day blogging challenge - Day 10

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Day ten, wow it's been hard work writing posts every day but also great fun. Today I am going to list my top 5 pet peeves

These are in no particular order
November 08, 2016

30 Day blogging challenge - Day 9

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Thanks for coming back and reading today's post. It is all about something I crave for alot!

Orreeooos! Lol

As I'm not a pregnant lady I don't really crave for anything. I'm mostly like a lot of people, I crave what I can't have. Chocolate, when I'm on a diet is the worst, a sunny day when I'm not at work. To be able to have a number 2 in peace without Alice shouting "Hiya" every 2 and a half seconds.
November 08, 2016

The Walking Baby!

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Oh my god! I feel sick! I'm so gutted! What have I just watched? Where do they go from here?

Are all things I've seen people write on Facebook about the first episode of season 7 of The Walking Dead. 

Now thanks to the internet, I do know what's happened even though I haven't caught up past season 4 yet! I have read the comics of The Walking Dead and am quite far ahead of this Negan character so I know he's a bad mofo.

As I'm nice I won't spoil it for anyone, plus this post isn't about The Walking Dead.

It's about the walking baby!
November 07, 2016

30 day blogging challenge - Day 8

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Day 8 of the 30 day blogging challenge is about nicknames you have/had and why you have them.

This will be a short post as I've never ever had a nickname! Plenty of my mates had school had nicknames, but sadly I never had one. Apart from four eyes. That was fun lol.

November 07, 2016

The Liebster Award

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Today I was nominated by Wrexham Mama for the Liebster award. Thanks to Maria for nominating me.  The Liebster award is for bloggers who have under 200 followers in an attempt to get us newer bloggers noticed but there are some rules to follow. 

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.
  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) 
  3. For the 2016 Liebster Award, I will be shaking things up! Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  4. Provide 10 random facts about . (This year I’m making this optional. If you wish to engage with your readers it’s a great idea to include random facts about you.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
  6. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post or mine if you don’t have all the information so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)
One of my favourite posts by MummytoLogan is the 10 things to do with your baby before it's too late I think any parent can relate to this post. Taking photos is one of my top things to do to remember my children's younger days and you can never give them enough kisses and cuddles. I'll look forward to seeing the future posts from Maria. I have followed her blog and I think you should too!

I have very recently done a post on some facts about myself as I am completing a 30-day blogging challenge, you can view that post here.

My favourite blog to read a the moment is actually my wives blog, yes I am biased but it is nice to read things from her perspective and there are some things that I think we both write in our blogs that we probably haven't even spoke about to each other! You can check out her blog here. The blog is called "One Hull of a Mum" and is as it says, for us as a family to look back on in several years time. My favourite post is a post that I know annoys my wife and is something that a lot of SAHM will have endured. You can read "Just a stay at home mum" here

I am nominating the following bloggers for the Liebster award

Thanks for reading


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November 07, 2016

30 day blogging challenge - Day 7

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Welcome to day 7 of my 30 day blogging challenge. Today's topic is Plans/Dreams/Goals.

Everyone has these, does everyone follow them through? Probably not.

At work, I have to plan constantly, having a good plan but being flexible enough to change that plan when needed has enabled my store to do really well and I want to take that learning into my personal life

We bought our own house this year but had to rake a small loan out to help with the deposit. I plan on paying back our loan in the next two years. This will allow us in 4 years time to have a great holiday to Disney World in Florida. It will also be hurricane Alices first trip there.
November 06, 2016

30 Day Blogging Challenge - Day 6

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Something your proud of in the last few days?

The thing I'm most proud of is my wife getting her "lost 1/2 a stone award" from slimming World in just 3 weeks.

Well done Kerry!!

Since having our little girl me and my wife have not been arsed to get into the healthy eating routine. It's so much easier just to eat biscuits, and also, there amazing.

November 05, 2016

30 Day Blogging Challenge - Day 5

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This is probably my favourite question of the blogging challenge.

Who is your favourite superhero and why?

It has to be Batman.

The classic superhero who almost everyone in the world will have heard of.

Apart from the villains in Gotham city of course, you wouldn't do the crime if you honestly knew some dude in a bat costume would come after you.

November 04, 2016

Disney Quest is awesome!

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Hi all,

Day 4 of the blogging challenge is a picture of somewhere I've been. This photo is from Disney Quest in Orlando Florida. That's me, my son and Wreck-It-Ralph.

I'm the one in the middle.

Disney Quest is a large building with five floors of arcade games. Each floor was separated for different ages. My son who was 3 at the time absolutely loved this place. We were in it almost every night of our two week holiday. There are tons of great gaming awesomeness, and it includes the actual Wreck-It-Ralph game. Once you have paid for your ticket every game inside is free. There is also a few places to eat inside which is helpful when your child wants to spend hours in there.
November 02, 2016

30 day blogging challenge - Day 3

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Day 3 of the blogging challenge is to write about a habit you wish you didnt have.

How about being awesome?

No, I'm glad thats a habit.

I think a habit I wish I didnt have would be getting pissed off so easily at little stuff. Such as, when your in a supermarket and someone leaves their trolley in the middle of the aisle so nobody can get by while their looking at which flavour soup the want to shove down there stupid fat neck. See I told you I get pissed off easy.

November 02, 2016

30 day blogging challenge - Day 2

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So, it's day 2 of the blogging challenge to write 30 posts in 30 days. Todays post is to 

"Describe the meaning behind your blog name"

Well, when I decided to finally start blogging in July of this year I had no idea what to actually blog about. I did research in how to start up a blog etc and I also needed a name. I'd read that you should choose a name that easily shows what your blogging niche is. 

I didnt give a shit about that.