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Moving Mountains Burger Review: Just How Meaty is it?

Moving Mountains Burger Review

I tried the new Moving Mountains burger that’s been making the headlines lately. It’s the meat-free burger that ‘bleeds’, but does it actually taste like meat? First off, I have an admission to make: I’m not a vegetarian. I did however try veganism for a whole year recently (that’s a whole ‘nother post though), but have since reverted back to my carnivorous ways. That’s not to say that I haven’t changed my diet at all: I now eat less meat than I used to, and since finding that there’s some good meat substitutes that I enjoy, have started incorporating a few more of these onto my plate. The new Moving Mountains burger is the latest to have found its way onto

Odd Hobbies for Kids: Street Sign Spotting

odd hobbies for kids street sign spotting

I shouldn't be surprised really. As someone who has had so many hobbies that you could say that one of my hobbies is the collecting of hobbies, it kinda makes sense that my son has also started to get passionate about lots of different topics, before moving his attention on to something else altogether. What's his obsession at the moment? Street sign spotting. Yes, as far as pastimes go it's not really on the 'extreme' end, but at his age everything's new and exciting. He's amazed to find that there's been these signs dotted around us all along, each telling us the name of the street it’s in. When I wake early to go to work and peek in his room I'll often find

The Weekend I Realised I’m Not SuperDad, and Why I’m Okay with It

Pic of toy superman with cape blowing in wind

It goes without saying, we’d all do absolutely anything to ensure our kids are safe from harm: we’d walk on hot coals, climb the highest mountain, listen to the latest Justin Bieber LP, absolutely anything. But last weekend, I found myself lacking. My three-year-old son had caught a bug and, as is often the case, it had hit his asthma hard. We kept an eye on him, gave him his inhaler, and put him to bed. The bug (and possibly the extra mucus) had made him sick a couple of times, but he’s a little trooper, and although obviously unwell, seemed happy enough. My wife and I went about the rest of our night and retired to bed shortly afterwards. We’d kept

The Dangers of Teaching Your Child Good Manners

We all try to teach our kids to use good manners, but are there any hidden problems with that? “Now Tarquin, what’s the magic word?” “Pleeeease!” We’ve all heard this conversation, prompted our children in the same way, and even been on the receiving end back when we were all ill-mannered little louts, but is there a point when your child can become too polite? Woah, don’t run off! This isn’t a humble-brag post about how my little cherub has the table etiquette befitting of a baron or something - quite the opposite. Instead, I’m concerned that My three-year-old son has discovered a loophole that means that he can still be an absolute lout as long as he does it politely. Let me explain

The Worst Watches Ever: 8 Absolute Shockers

hand drawn watch - worst watches ever

When my son was born, I fancied buying myself a watch to commemorate the occasion, little did I know that I was about to stumble upon some of the worst watches ever made. Surfing around internet watch shops and watch forums, I'd hoped to find something classy, but also different enough to stand out from the usual suspects. It was in searching for something 'different' though that led me into the dark alleyways of horrendous horology. Just take a look at some of these abominations.   My mouth dropped when I saw Steven Tyler's Rolex. Perhaps this fierce-looking Rollie is to blame for the Aerosmith frontman's slack chops too. But is it one of the worst watches ever?     Water-resistant?  Check. Shock-resistant?  Check Gamma radiation-resistant? Hmm...dunno. I

Switch and Go Dinos – Toy Review

Switch and Go Dinos

Hunting for toys for your young boy (or girl)?  Why not unearth some VTech Switch and Go Dinos? My son received two Switch and Go Dinos for his 3rd birthday and it’s fair to say that they’ve been an instant hit. Having no TV show to accompany them, I was initially unsure as to how Greg would react to the unfamiliar characters, but I shouldn’t have worried: as a typical lad who loves both cars and dinosaurs, this merger of the two worlds was right up his street! Nostalgic 30-something fathers will spot that Switch and Go Dinos owe at least a small debt to the old Dinobot Transformers, and man, did I while away some hours as a child bashing those plastic

Pun League Week 19 Christmas Special Results

Pun League

Week 19 Christmas Special! Give us a pun for this pic over the festive period whilst you're pretending to listen to your relatives talk. Results on Weds 27th at 4pm. Winner gets their profile pic drawn by the work experience lad. #hashtaggames #punleague #pun #jokes #joke — Pun League (@punleague) December 14, 2017   A quick update on those all-important results this week.  Tis the season to go to the pub, so I’ll have to actually get dressed soon I suppose. A veritable sleigh-load of festive puns were to be found under my Christmas tree this year!  Luckily, a quick spray of foam cleaner later, and you can hardly tell now.  There is still the faintest pong of wordplay in that spot though. This week we

Pun League Week 18 Results

Pun League

Week 18 Challenge: To mark this weekend's mega-fight between Lomachenko and Rigondeaux, it's a boxing-themed challenge! Give us a pun for this picture. Results next Thurs at 7pm-ish#hashtaggames #pun #punleague #LomaRigo #LomachenkoRigondeaux — Pun League (@punleague) December 7, 2017   Saturday’s mega fight came and went, with Rigondeaux finding things so difficult against Lomachenko that he ended up quitting.  No such lily-livered display from you lot though.  I know that however impenetrable the pun challenge is that I throw at you, you’ll always find a weigh-in or a round it. Loads of “Nokia-out”-type puns this week.  All cracking entries in their own right, but the sheer amount of them means that they don’t go on the leaderboard in an attempt to avoid any potential disputes. To

Pun League Week 17 Results

Pun League

Week 17 challenge: Give us a pun that encapsulates this 'ere picture. Winners announced next Thursday#punleague #HashtagGames #pun — Pun League (@punleague) November 30, 2017   Is it something I said? A lowish turnout for last week’s challenge has made me question what happened to the scores of leaguers from a few weeks ago.  Perhaps it was a trickier challenge this week, maybe a few of you are allergic to cats, or perhaps my cavalier attitude to changing the day and time of the challenges has taken its toll. In an effort to claw back some of the leaguers we’ve lost along the way, myself and the work experience lad have scheduled a meeting to decide upon a set day and time for the weekly updates.

Pun League Week 16 Results

Pun League

Week 16 Challenge: Give us a pun for this pic. Winners announced next Thursday.#hashtaggame #hashtaggames #pun #punleague — Pun League (@punleague) November 23, 2017   Hello again, Leaguers, Phew!  It’s been a week of getting hot under the collar sorting through all of your x-rated puns for this particular challenge. I’ve been elbow deep in wordplay so filthy that I had to shower twice after picking out the winners. Whilst willow-low your cheeky puns for this one week though.  Yew can rest assured that with me at the elm, normal respectable service shall be resumed. Oak-K, oak-K, surely you’ll be sycamore tree puns by now, so I won’t let you pine for those all important results any longer.   1st place for 100 points and a rump steak Baby's