2019-10-09

My thoughts on the NHS opening gaming addiction centers for teens

The NHS has announced plans recently to offer gaming addiction services to 13 to 21 year olds who might be addicted to games such as Fortnite, Call of Duty and Candy Crush. I was asked to be on Sky News to discuss this but I was dropped as I could not make it to London
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13 Reasons Why Season Three – Have I Missed Something?

We all are aware of the controversial series, 13 Reasons Why, with Season One being about the suicide of Hannah Baker and Season Two, continuing the storyline with the discussion of rape culture among high school sports teams and how white, privileged males can seem to get away with breaking the law with no more
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the motherhood of games

Fortnite – one year on

Early 2018 I was pulling my hair out as a parent and doubting myself on a daily basis. There was a monster living in the house with me, and I am not talking about Nathan, I am talking about Fortnite, the game that took over my son’s life.¬† It is now one year on, and
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Shopping on WISH – A gift guide of things you don’t want to buy

Disclaimer I love Wish, and many nights I find myself looking at random things on there wondering if it’s legit. If there is wine involved I normally hit the buy button and 4 weeks later have a fright when random stuff arrives at my door. This post is not sponsored in any way, nor am
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Why Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why is even worse

TRIGGER WARNING – THIS POST TALKS ABOUT THE GRAPHIC NATURE OF 13 REASONS WHY SEASON 2, MENTAL HEALTH, SUICIDE, SEXUAL ABUSE, DRUG USE AND MORE. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS IF YOU CONTINUE TO READ ON. THANK YOU Last year I wrote a very open post about the Netflix drama, 13 Reasons Why and how
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Prepare to battle – Pillow Fight Warriors

Yesterday, 8th April was National Pillow Fight Day! How awesome is that? To celebrate this day, Love Bomb Cushions based in Leeds, sent us some new pillow fight warriors which are designed especially for challenging your friends and family to an epic pillow fight battle. We received two shield visions, with a lovely Celtic style
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Valentine’s for Singles – Self love and random acts of kindness

Valentine’s Day as a single person, it can be daunting for some. The day of love, the day of romance, the day of over priced cheap pink and red chocolates and cuddly toys. It doesn’t have to be about that though. For me, it’s about loving and embracing who I am, sharing love with not
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Airhogs Micro Race drone

REVIEW – Airhogs Micro Race Drone

We were offered the chance to review the Airhogs Micro Race Drone by SpinMaster and Nathan was beyond excited to get his hands on this new gadget. With an age range of 8+, Nathan who is now 11 thought it was a great toy for big kids of any age who love to play with
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Dine well with The Worsley Marriot Hotel

You may have read our blog post about testing out the delightful breakfast at The Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club earlier this year. When we were invited back for a bloggers evening to sample the new menu from The Grill, who are we to say no to such an offer when we had
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Teaching children to drive with Young Driver

At first when I heard that children could start driving at specialised courses from as young as 10 in a full sized car, I could not quite believe it.  Part of me thought the idea was crazy and how on earth could children manage to drive a car being that small Рthen I realised,
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