Review: Leisure Cuisinemaster (CS100F520) Dual Fuel Range Cooker

During the second half of 2019, we decided to go ahead with building work to renovate the downstairs of our house. The big change being that we planned to convert our integrated garage, knock through to the existing living room and move the kitchen from the back of our house into the newly converted garage. […]

The Importance Of Having A Will As A Parent

There’s nothing which makes me feel more like an adult than planning for my family’s future. This is particularly true when having to consider what’ll happen to my loved ones left behind should I die. I don’t plan on meeting my untimely end anytime soon, but it’s going to happen to us all at some […]

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 […]

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 They have a wired house alarm and CCTV, but these are outdated and arguably no longer fit for purpose.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: 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: Bosch Indego 400 Connect Robotic Lawnmower

I love trying and testing out smart home tech. Done correctly, tech like this has the power to make life easier – for instance, automating processes and controlling appliances from your phone can save time and effort. We have a fair bit of smart home tech in our house, however it’s only been recently that […]

Visiting The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta With Bosch

It’s been a pretty busy week, probably best summed up by the 4 B’s – Birthdays, Bristol, Balloons and Bosch. Let me explain. As part of some work I’m doing with Bosch, we headed over to the West Country to visit the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta – a stroke of luck meant that our few days […]

Review: HP Envy Photo 7830 Wireless All-In-One Printer And HP Instant Ink

Over the last few months, I’ve been working with HP on their #ReinventMemories campaign, which is all about transforming digital moments into tangible memories. I’ve already written about capturing and remembering these special memories from Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas, so now comes the turn of actually reviewing the kit we’ve been using – namely […]