Review: NETGEAR Orbi RBK53 AC3000 Tri-band Mesh WiFi System

As our homes and lives become more technology enabled, having fast and reliable home WiFi is now a must-have rather than a nice-to-have. Sure, it might be a bit ‘First World problems’, but internet connectivity is pivotal to many of the things we do each day. From sending emails to listening to music to watching […]

Review: A Half-Term Family Break To Shorefield Country Park, Hampshire

During October half-term, we were invited by Shorefield Holidays to stay at one of their holiday parks in Hampshire. After checking out the options, we went with the multi-award-winning Shorefield Country Park located at Milford On Sea. The county has become one of our go-to places for short UK breaks over recent years, so we were […]

Making DIY Gingerbread Men Christmas Decorations With Bosch

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Bosch DIY and Garden with a challenge. They asked if I wanted to put my (lack of) craftmanship skills to the test to undertake “an easy, small scale DIY project” which used Bosch power tools, including the new and updated Bosch IXO screwdriver. With grand designs […]

Review: Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Camera, Audio Doorbell And Smart Chime

Although I’m confident that our home is covered when it comes to security, monitoring and protection, less can be said about my folks’ house. They have a wired house alarm and CCTV, but these are outdated and arguably no longer fit for purpose. It also means that they haven’t benefited from the emergence of smart […]

Review: A Family Holiday To Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, Norfolk

Back in August, we were invited to spend a long weekend at Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park. Located a few miles away from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, they’ve recently invested in new accommodation, an improved entertainment complex and other onsite activities to entertain the whole family. So, on the Friday morning, we packed up and […]

Review: A Family Holiday At The Valley, Cornwall

During Easter half-term, we were invited down to Cornwall to stay at The Valley in exchange for a blog review. The Valley is a five-star Visit England Gold self-catering holiday village at Carnon Downs, which consists of 46 luxury cottages nestled in thirteen acres of gardens and woodland. With promises of being family-friendly, dog-friendly and […]

Review: Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm Family Kit (IA-320)

If there’s one thing that gets me excited, it’s smart home technology. As a thirty-something, home-owning, tech-savvy dad, that’s probably not too surprising! Over the last few years – and thanks largely to this blog – I’ve been able to get up close and personal with a fair number of smart home solutions geared at […]

Review: A Family Break To The Lodge At Solent And Solent Hotel & Spa In Hampshire

During October half-term, we were invited down to Fareham in Hampshire for a complimentary break for a couple of nights at the Lodge At Solent with access to the adjacent Solent Hotel & Spa. As it was the week before the missus went back to work from maternity leave, it felt a nice way to […]