1 Second Every Day

1 Second Every Day

I’ve had a lot of fun over the last year putting together a 1 second every day video of Scarlett’s First year. I highly recommend it to any new parents, it’s a small glimpse into a year which flies by.

Trapped in my own house?

Trapped in my own house?

I’m writing this here because I’m hopeful that someone will see it and be able to give some advice. TLDR Last night the house next door was set on fire for the third time in three weeks. My family and I were out at the time, but we received a phone call from both the police and our neighbours, informing us that my door had been breached by the fire brigade as they thought someone was in the house. This…

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Virgin Holidays False Advertising?

Virgin Holidays False Advertising?

We did it, We booked our first family holiday! In May 2017 we will be travelling on the Disney Magic from Florida back to Europe in a two week adventure, we had to wait until Scarlett was 1 year old before we can do a transatlantic cruise but we are counting down the days. Rather than book individually we decided to go onto the Virgin Holidays shop and get everything as a package, not have to worry about anything, especially with…

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Yesterday I went shopping for some baby stuff..

Yesterday I went shopping for some baby stuff..

I fucking love TK Maxx sometimes A photo posted by Dom Hodgson (@domthehodge) on Mar 10, 2016 at 8:05am PST Better get Scarlett’s new teddy home safe A photo posted by Dom Hodgson (@domthehodge) on Mar 10, 2016 at 1:10pm PST Scarlett and her Guard Chicken… A photo posted by Dom Hodgson (@domthehodge) on Mar 10, 2016 at 1:15pm PST I also bought some Baby Clothes but I figured I’d photographed those enough.

Leaving @LeedsHack

Leaving @LeedsHack

I’ve had a few emails this week asking me when the next LeedsHack is and now is about the time when I usually start organising this years event, The truth is, I honestly don’t know when / if LeedsHack is happening. After more than 5 years, I decided last year (after saying it for a few years) that LeedsHack 2015 was going to be my last one. 

The Kickstarter Game

The Kickstarter Game

Heather and I play a game at dinner when we run out of stuff to talk about (quite easy to do when you’ve been together 13 years and work together every day), you navigate to the Technology section of Kickstarter and select a PHYSICAL product (websites don’t work well for this).

What’s in the Nursery

What’s in the Nursery

The Nursery is about the only room in the house fully complete, it’s the first room Heather and I have painted properly and her number one rule was NO PINK so we decided to go for Yellow and Green and a Zoo / Safari theme. and if I do say so myself, it looks awesome.

Back to Blogging.. for now

Back to Blogging.. for now

Lets be honest, I’m not sure how this little blogging stint will last, I tend to go in cycles of blogging where I build up a small audience, get bored and delete everything and start again. I’d stared writing down things with the “Dad Stuff’ category in my notepad as a basis of things about having a kid to write a set on that wasn’t just “THEY SHIT EVERYWHERE” but I realised I was writing a lot so I thought…

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Our first night

Our first night

Like many parts of bringing up a child, I’d been excited about this and dreading it at the same time, Heather and Scarlett are finally home but OH JESUS THERE IS NO RESPONSIBLE ADULT IN CHARGE.. 

Home from the Hospital

Home from the Hospital

After 13 days in the Hospital, we got the all clear to leave today; tests, obs and weight was all good to go, so after battling with the car seat and making sure she was warm (BUT NOT TOO WARM) we were on our way