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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 is the culmination of over two years of issues with the house next door and each government department I’ve spoken to has passed it on to other departments effectively saying ‘there is nothing we can do’.

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Virgin Holidays False Advertising?

Virgin Holidays False Advertising?

overview-disney-magic-00-fullWe 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 a 1 year old of unknown ability.

But so far there have been two instances where I’ve been let down (or misinformed) and I’m not getting anywhere with internal complaints so let this be a bit of a warning to you.

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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

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Better get Scarlett’s new teddy home safe

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Scarlett and her Guard Chicken…

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I also bought some Baby Clothes but I figured I’d photographed those enough.

Leaving @LeedsHack

Leaving @LeedsHack

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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. 

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Back to Blogging.. for now

Back to Blogging.. for now

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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 might as well put it to good use.

In addition to that Divshot just shutdown and took my 1 page site with them.

I wanted to write a few of the posts about our experience at the Hospital because the staff at the Hospital were genuinely upset by some of the negative reports they see online and if my blog has ANY authority left.. I might be able to help at least a little with that

I’m not intending on writing all about Scarlett and the family, there are some tech things that wouldn’t be appropriate for the company blog, and some of my Arduino projects I’d like to show off but whilst I’m enjoying writing, I’ll keep going.