Categories: "In real life"

Blackpool pleasure beach rip off

Sprog2 (under two years old), mum and dad, thought we would have a look at Blackpool pleasure beach this afternoon. We looked at it, from outside, that was it. It was mid afternoon, we were greeted by a Blackpool pleasure beach "ambassador" - a 16 year… more »

Retailers get your clothing and shoe sizes in order!

Clothing sizes
Is there any point to having clothing sizes?
The whole purpose of having a scale for clothing and shoes is to make things easier for shops/stores and customers to select goods to purchase. When I buy a 16 inch collared shirt, wether it be from Burtons or Asda, the collar should be 16 inches. If I… more »

Dad diary - The terrible twos, barriers and digging out footings...

As is our luck, it seems with sprog2, we have hit the "terrible twos." Previously we have seen the odd tantrum, the odd comical bottle/cup throwing in the face, the screaming abdabs over a pencil or random piece of paper that was being stuffed in the… more »

Consumers beware of boiler scrappage scheme claims

Regular readers of this website will know that saving money is something I take an interest in. We all work damned hard for our money, it amazes me how easily people give it away to businesses, in this mass marketing world we live in. You will also be… more »

Dad diary - Cat's tails, escapology and an £85 Million pound lottery win?

If you enjoy reading your daily newspaper, you won't believe how much better it can be to read them with hindsight, weeks, sometimes months later on down the line. I buy just one single newspaper every other week, the times. I only buy the Saturday… more »