The Summer Holiday Bucket List

The Summer Holidays have now hit the Sofa household. The good news. There are no school runs for the next six weeks. The “interesting news”… what do we do for the next weeks?

Not for any “making precious memories” type reasons, but because its good to know we have something to do.

Here’s what I’ve got so far…

  1. Try one of the Gluten Free Cones at Orange Elephant.
  2. Tidy the living room.
  3. Pick sunflowers at Darts Farm.
  4. Explore a different beach to normal.
  5. Take a boat ride.
  6. Go fruit picking.
  7. Jump around Dartmoor.
  8. Get the paddling pool out, spend the rest of the summer trying to fix that part of the lawn.
  9. Think about looking for the big tent.
  10. Drink Cider. By a river. (And repeat)
  11. Actually finish painting the shed.
  12. Remember to defrost burgers before the BBQ is lit.
  13. Tidy the living room.
  14. Just move the flipping stuff around the living room, so it appears to be tidy in Instagram photos.

What plans have you added? Or are plans for this sort of thing just silly?

This Week In The Internet – The Political Protest Edition

My continuing attempt at doing a weekly round up of random things I’ve found online this week…

When Donald Trump Holds A Social Media Conference.

Did you hear the thing about Donald Trump hosting a Social Media conference, and not inviting Facebook or Twitter?

According to CNN…

In addition to inviting leaders from traditional conservative think tanks, such as the Heritage Foundation and Claremont Institute, the White House has requested the presence of far-right internet personalities and trolls, some of whom have pushed conspiracy theories, lies and misinformation.


So… Something like The Sinister Six meeting at the White House?

When Political Protest Meets Sport?

Warning. Contains naughty words,

The Great Hack. The Next Netflix Thing To Look Out For?

What I’m Listening To This Week…

Wondered About Mental Health And Computer Games?

Read This from Games Radar…

Until that night, I thought scary was airplane turbulence. I thought it was telling that one girl how much you like her. I thought it was movies about dudes who wear masks. I was wrong. I didn’t know what scary meant until that night. I didn’t know what scary meant until I found myself lying on a couch at 3:00 AM, paralyzed by a combination of desperation, hopelessness and benzodiazepine. I didn’t know what scary meant until, between the gasping and crying, I heard myself say something I never, ever thought I’d say.

“I want to kill myself.”

Games Radar.

And Finally… The Sport That Should Be A Thing…

Come Find Me on Instagram!

(The title to this could also be, “Why I’ve not updated the blog for a while.”)

This is a both a blatant plug for people who are Instagram to come and find me on Instagram, but also a little note about the lack of updates on here.

That actually sounds more serious than it is.

It’s your old tale of child not going to sleep because it’s still really flipping sunny outside.

Therefore there’s less time for this little place online, but I have taken to Instagramming while on the small ones floor.

Be warned, it’s not exactly Instagram pretty! (And that’s just the selfies…)

Anyway… come and find me!

When You Play Computer Games With Kids

After playing Mario Rabids with the small one, I couldn’t help but wonder if there are three distinct stages.

Obviously, when its time to take control of the game back, the game was so much harder than it would have been if I was allowed to help earlier…

This Week In The Internet – The Looney Tunes Edition

My weekly attempt at sharing things I’ve stumbled across online. Except… I’ve not been great at it being weekly recently…

What I’ve Been Mostly Watching…

Quote that’s messed with me this week.

Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate. - Rick Warren
AZ Quotes

What I’ve listened to…

The Imperial March. Its never sounded so good.

And finally… Something… Difficult for Lego fans to ignore…

What have I missed?

The Frozen 2 Trailer

The hype train is starting.

Six years after Frozen was released… (YES its six years since Frozen came into our lives, and “Let it go” took its place in our collective nightmares subconscious), the second one is incoming.

Here’s the trailer for Frozen 2.

We already have an excited six year… its going to be a long wait until November.

Who Should Be The Next Prime Minister? (From the World of CBeebies)

As those in the UK know, it feels like the present season of Brexit Britain has reached a season finale with an election still showing a country divided and an announcement that a new Prime Minister is on its way. Whoever the new PM is, they’ll have to word to unite a fairly divided country.

So who should be the next Prime Minister? Instead of looking at the Conservative Party for ideas, I thought I would look for ideas from the world of CBeebies.

Which CBeebies Star Should Be The Next Prime Minister?

Flop (from Bing)

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Lets face it. The guy knows his diplomacy. Sadly the press will be probably be too distracted by discussing where he was born than his policies.

The Snow Queen

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There’s no Queen better….
But could possibly be a little evil.

Ubercorn (From Go Jetters)

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He’s hip.
He’s cool.
He likes pizza.
He leads his team.
He has had a staring role in saving Christmas.
But I fear his purple hair may put some off him, and we’ll end up with…
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Because if Duggee cant save us.
We’re in trouble.

Who would you vote for?