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Father’s Day – The Gift of Game

Father’s Day is almost here for us in the UK (Sunday June 18), and that means more gifts buying. I am yet to get Father’s Day gifts sorted, but I am on it. I should hopefully get the gifts in the next few days. I have been snooping around on various blogs and websites for gift ideas, so I have a few gifts in mind already, but I am still undecided.

I am also undecided on how we should spend the day. When it comes to Father’s Day or Mother’s Day, I prefer the gift of an experience. We parents spend our money, time and energy caring for the little ones, so having a scheduled me time is usually the best gift ever!

I have a few ideas for a fun-filled Father’s Day, for the game lovers. These activities would make the day even more special. Here they are  –

Playing Golf

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The golf lovers would enjoy a good game of golf to unwind. Personalised golf balls and accessories would also be great unique gifts to accompany a good game of golf for the golf crazy daddies.

Bingo Games

For the Bingo playing fans, an afternoon playing Bingo games could be a fab gift idea. There are many different online games around these days, which means there is surely a game to tickle the fancy on an online game fanatic. William Hill review from Boomtown Bingo explains some promotions and sign up offers currently running on the William Hill website, so do have a look for more information.

 

Watch a Football Match

 

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Tickets to go watch their favourite team play footy is another great gift idea for Father’s Day. Many men are football freaks! The gift of football would definitely put a smile on the faces of many fathers.

Are you sorted for Father’s Day? Or you still undecided like me?

 

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Do We Need a Pet

My kiddies have decided that need a pet. They have been bugging me about having one for some time now, and the bugging has now increased. We are one of the only ones on our street without a dog or cat, so I can understand why they are so bent on having one. They see pets in almost every garden apart from theirs, and they are obsessed with them.

However, I don’t think I can deal with the stress and responsibilities of having a pet, but you never know what you are capable of sometimes. If we had to have one now, I would rather we pick a dog. I think some breeds are really cute, and dogs look like they would be fun to have around.

One thing I know for sure is, our home and garden is not dog friendly at all, so that would need sorting out before anything else, if we do go ahead. I recently came across an infographic by Ratten Direct – a leading supplier of garden furniture in the UK,and this infographic explained how a dog friendly garden should look like. It is definitely food for thought for dog owners and lovers. Here is the infographic below.

 

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I bet many of you were not aware of these possible dangers in the garden. I know I was aware of any of these, until I came across this infographic. Good I did, because I now know we are not having a dog or any kind of pet anytime soon, because our garden is nowhere where it needs to be in order to have one safely.

Is your garden dog friendly? What are your thoughts on this?

Please free feel to sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the sunshine or rain wherever you are.

 

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Road Trips this Summer

I hear the weather is going to be nice and warm for the next 10 days, so I have started making plans to ensure I make the most of the sunshine, before it gets all wet and gloomy again.

The summer holidays are around the corner, and that means road trips and holidays are being planned as I type. I enjoy road trips. We do a couple every year, and we have now become professionals at planning them.

 

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You may find these summer road trip tips very useful, if you have a road trip planned –

Check the Car

Make sure your car is ready for the long trip ahead. Check the car all around, especially the tyres, to ensure it is ready for the trip. If you don’t know what to look out for, seek advice from a professional.

Get a Breakdown Cover

Ensure you have a breakdown cover. Being stuck on the motorway is the last thing you would expect but it does happen. It has happened to us before years ago. We had a car accident, and we were grateful to have a breakdown cover, which helped us in the accident situation. Trust me, the shock of an accident and having to deal with a car accident injury is enough, being  stranded on the road and having to worry about the recovery of the car, is too much. It is better to get a breakdown cover in place before embarking on a trip.

Entertainment and Snacks

If your kids are like mine, then they get bored very quickly on long road trips. So we like to go with entertainment and snacks to get them happy. So snacks in abundance on our trips. The tablets come in very handy, especially the LeapFrog, with the amazing battery life. We are a family that likes to read, so I also make sure there are books to keep the kiddies happy, and I am never without my Kindle as well.

Regular Breaks

Depending on how far you are travelling, stopping regularly for short breaks also help keep everyone refreshed and fed.

Have a Sat Nav

I don’t like maps, and I don’t know how to read them. So I rely on Sat Navs that speaks, so the instructions are clear and there is no room for assumptions. Having a Sat Nav usually help ensure the road trip goes smoothly. We would be lost without one.

 

Do you have any road trips to share?

 

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