The Dads Sofa Bubble and Squeak

The Dad Sofa’s weekly round up of stuff and – sometimes nonsense found online this week…

Silly idea of the week

Is it possible for someone who prefers the safety of a sofa to run a marathon during July? The Samaritans are introducing The Samarathon, I’m trying to work out if it looks good… or silly…

Quote that’s messing with me this week.

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”

― Victor Hugo

Facebook’s role in Brexit and its threat to democracy…

Loved this stunning TED talk. Must watch for anyone with any interest in Facebook, or Social Media in general…

What I’ve been watching this week

I could watch this again and again…

What I’ve been listening to…

The Mid-Faith Crisis guys talk about work, “…and its importance in our lives. How can we be a blessing in the workplace? What can it show us about our own stories? What’s the problem with the phrase ‘work-life balance’? And why does Nick think that it’s OK to record a podcast while eating a fish finger sandwich?

Check out The Mid Faith Crisis to give it a listen.

Please chuck the links of anything you feel should be shared below! In the mean time, I’m going back to watching that goal…

The Weekly Bubble and Squeak

I’ve been playing with the idea of doing some sort of weekly round up of stuff. Stuff that doesn’t really fit in well to its on blog post, or I’ve not had the time (or in the case of Avengers – emotional distance) to process something about it yet. Its name is going to be Bubble and Squeak, if you’re not sure what that means…

Bubble and squeak is a traditional British breakfast made from boiled potatoes and cabbage. In modern times it is a dish made with the shallow-fried leftover vegetables from a roast dinner.


Basically… a mix of stuff

What I’ve watched this week

Yes, Avengers Endgame.

And yes. It is THAT good. No spoilers here, but once you’ve watched it, it could be worth a trip to mashable for “11 moments in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ that attacked us personally“. (There are plenty of spoilers there)

Personally I reckon there are more than 11 moments.

Quote that’s messing with my head

Have you read something to find the words leap of the page, and you just can’t get them out of your head? I was reading Be More Pirate, and this lept at me.

“Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of.”


What I’m Listening to this week

I’ve just started listening to the latest podcast from The Creative Introvert. I’ve described the podcast before as having your own support worker in your ears. (Not as weird as I’m making it sound)

This one I’m listening to at the moment is Video for Creative Introverts, which is kinda a good one for me as I’m a lot more comfortable on one side of the camera than the other.

Greta Thunberg 

You may have heard about a 16 year old girl, Greta Thunberg, getting some hate about what she has to say…

Here’s what she has to say. * 

*Please watch it

When “In The Night Garden” meets “Doctor Who”?

Have you ever watched “In The Night Garden” and wondered if it could be any more creepy? I mean it’s totally about a sailor nicknamed “Iggle Piggle” stuck on boat in the middle of the ocean, so kinda creepy anyway. But what if “Doctor Who” was mixed in with it? More specifically, what if The Master from Doctor Who was stuck “In The Night Garden”?

Fleeing the Time War, Derek Jacobi escapes the wrath of the Daleks only to find himself in a special kind of hell…. a CBeebies TV show.

Don’t have nightmares.

I’ve Redecorated

I’ve given the place a coat of paint. Hope you like it.

This may also been my attempt to encourage myself to post more.*

*He said. Hopefully.

This Easter in Exeter

A look at Easter Events in and around Exeter

If you’ve not already been there for (what probably feels like ages), welcome to the Easter Holidays! There are plenty of activities in and around the Exeter area this Easter, here’s a collection of what to look out for.*

Killerton have the National Trust Easter Egg hunt. It was awesome last year, its been awesome again this year. Costs £2.50 on top of normal charges, but you also get an egg at the end of it, and the money goes towards the upkeep of Killerton. There are also other National Trust Easter events going on near Exeter.

Trinity Church, have an Easter Egg hunt happening in the Newcourt area of Exeter.

Exeter Cathedral has a number of services over Easter (well it is Easter), there is also the Lego Big Build to check out.

The Amazing Pinhoe area have a Easter Trail happening on the Friday. Followed by a Easter Party at the community minded Alicia’s on the Sunday.

Loads of stores have Easter Egg hunts, Greendale Farm (great for food), Bernaville Nursery, Ikea has one where you get enter into a competition if you win, and Sainsburys also…. has an app… thing. (Nothing seems to happen after completing the first one, but tempts you back for a second go).

The Exeter Underground Passages have an Easter Egg Hunt. I’ve not confirmed if it involves kids getting lost underground…

Thats what I’ve found so far… please comment below what I’ve missed out. As I’m sure there’s plenty! (I’ve not mentioned anything happening in Princesshay, but I’m sure there’s a load of stuff happening in town)

*… also we kept forgetting about the activities we heard about, and I figured writing it up would help!

Remember When Rowan Atkinson Was Doctor Who?

Remember When Rowan Atkinson Was Doctor Who? After stumbling over an article about this on the Den of Geek site, I couldn’t stop myself from tracking this down on YouTube.

Written by Steven Moffat, its almost his era of the new series in a nut shell.