So Santa visits Braehead…

Posted by Craig on Monday Dec 10, 2012 Under Being a dad, Dear Daughter..., Reviews

It’s that time of year when – as well as far too many adults making drunken trips to the panto (seriously, what is that about?) – Santa comes to many a toy shop and shopping centre and children line up to visit him.

But here’s a hook for you: how about seeing Santa in real snow? (Note, this is quite a long post but the Darling Daughter has a shorter take on the day out in her little blog.) Read More

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Great, my daughter is trying to kill me.

Posted by Craig on Thursday Nov 22, 2012 Under Being a dad, Dear Daughter..., Reviews

Just look at that face of innocence in that picture below… that’s my daughter trying to kill me. Read More

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(Sorry been away from the blog so long, three children and being self-employed will do that)

A heads-up – don’t buy from Arnold Clark. Here’s why…
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REVIEW: Amazon Kindle 3G – the poor man’s iPad

Posted by Craig on Wednesday Mar 30, 2011 Under Bits, bobs, odds, sods, Reviews

Tablets are still the hot topic and, being a geek, I have of course lusted after one since the iPad came out. However, the price, battery life and weight of it put me off a bit – especially as 90% of the time it would be a glorified book. But I finally caved in and treated myself to a Kindle.

And you know what? It’s probably my favourite piece of tech kit ever…

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Quick review: SECC babyshow – worth going to?

Posted by Craig on Saturday Apr 24, 2010 Under Bits, bobs, odds, sods, Reviews

Just a quick review of the SECC babyshow (I’ll do a longer review later) as time is pressed, I’ll just do highs and lows… Read More

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Picked up a Kodak Zi8 for work purposes the other day, but I’d be a liar if I didn’t say that I’ll be using it for personal uses as well, but how does it shape up as a video camera for capturing the family moments? What’s the good points and the bad points? Is it worth the £120 or so that it costs?

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Flip Mino HD Review

Posted by Craig on Friday Apr 23, 2010 Under Being a dad, Reviews

I’ve managed to have a quick and dirty test with the Flip Mino HD and compare it to what I call the PR/journalist mobile workhorse, the Nokia N95, but which comes out better? Or should you stick with an iPhone? (Yes, I know, including the iPhone was cruel.) Heads-up, lots of YouTube video in this.
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Graeme Rose sent me a tweet yesterday and I was a bit busy at the time. All I saw was a reference to the film Kick Ass and groaned (long story, will explain at the end*). When I actually saw what he was talking about, I couldn’t believe it – a cinema in Dundee is giving parents the chance to take under-18 month old kids into this ultra-violent film.
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Scottish Baby Show

Posted by Craig on Friday Mar 5, 2010 Under Bits, bobs, odds, sods, Reviews

This was meant to be a post about the upcoming Scottish Baby Show and how I was going to cover it and have some fun with the exhibitors, but instead the organisers have said that any bloggers going can’t do pictures or video or interview exhibitors, so that’s that scuppered. You can read more here, where I put on the social media dayjob hat.

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Review: Dad’s cab on the Nokia

Posted by Craig on Tuesday Feb 2, 2010 Under Reviews

Dad’s Cab appears to be a little Ovi Store app for Nokia phones that lets you run up a taxi-style meter for your kids. Now, it’s a free app and designed more as fun than anything else, but there’s actually a few practical uses for this one…
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