If You Haven’t Got Anything Nice To Say, Don’t Say Anything 

Hello, I’m back and I’ve got a few things to get of my chest in the next few blogs, so a couple of new, different blogs coming. I said in The Blog Where It All Begins to expect a pretty honest blog by me so here we go. 

I have a full time job working at a shop and at times it’s like being back at school. People gossip and spread lies like wild fire at times. People get in relationships with people they work with and that’s not always the best idea considering if you break up you still have to work with that person. I myself have been in that situation so I know what I’m talking about. It’s like when we have our Christmas party the talk of the shop the next day is who hooked up with who, who argued or who had a fight. It always happens and not just at that time of year. It’s human nature to talk about people but sometimes it just gets a bit childish and blown out of per portion. I wonder at times if some people have nothing better to talk about. Everyone of us is adults and I just think everyone should be a little more mindful about what they say. Not everyone takes things the same way and people need to realise gossip and rumours can actually have a negative impact on someone. 

I just like to keep myself to myself and only tell stuff to the people I trust which is only a few people to be honest. Like the saying goes “If you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say anything.”  

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If You Haven’t Got Anything Nice To Say, Don’t Say Anything 

Dead Beat Dads 

Hello, this blog has been sat in my drafts  for a while now and I was unsure if I was going to post it or not but now is the time I suppose. 

Last Sunday was Fathers Day and it got me thinking about me being about what it is to be a father and about my relationship, well lack of relationship with my father. I was just a young boy when my Mother and Father got divorced. My Mam raised me pretty much on her own from then on. My father wasn’t around much after the divorce and then wasn’t around at all. I never felt close to my father and never felt like he wanted me around. He pretty much proved that when he never bothered anymore. 

The thing I don’t get is how anyone can just forget about their children and have nothing to do with them? 

No matter how bad things get in a marriage or relationship you should never just give up on your children aswell. I know it’s easier said than done and not everyone has things the same way in life, but if you’re man enough to make a child then you should be man enough to raise a child. I always said that before I had children that I would never be like my father and I will always be there for them. Becoming a dad was the best thing that has ever happened to me. The bond and love I have for my children is strong and I don’t think I could never not be in there lives. Me and my ex have been separated for over a year now for different reasons, but I have stayed true to what I have said about being in my children’s lives. It’s something that will never change no matter what has happened in the past or in the future.

It’s just a shame not all fathers think the same and make the effort. So for all the real Fathers out there keep up the good work. 


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Dead Beat Dads 

Father’s Day Trip To Tynemouth 

Hello, last Sunday it was Father’s Day. 

I spent my Father’s Day with my children and we went to Tynemouth. It was a perfect day to go to the beach it was sunny and one of the hottest days of the year. Tynemouth is one of my favourite places to go. The beach is one of my favourites, I love the town, the priory and castle. It has the Blue Reef aquarium there which we have been too before but didn’t go this time, maybe next time. It’s a great place to visit especially on days like today and perfect for photographers. If you live in the north east give it a visit, you’ll love it.

I’ve also added a new YouTube video to my channel of the day. So check it out, link below. 

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Father’s Day Trip To Tynemouth 

I Love My City

Hello happy Bank Holiday Monday, hope you’re all enjoying it even if the weather today isn’t so good. 

We’ve had some good weather lately though and I’ve been out enjoying it and taking some photos of my favourite place Newcastle Quayside and also around Newcastle. I’ve said it before in previous posts that I love this city and lucky to have grown up here. The city is beautiful to look at, I love the Quayside, there’s lots to do and see and the people are friendly. It’s the home of Newcastle United of course who are back where we belong now in the premiership. Let’s not forget the nightlife it’s not voted the party city for nothing. It’s also been voted lately the best place for families to live. 

The Quayside Seaside is back and I’ve managed to go and enjoy the sun there and also visited the Baltic Centre. The Baltic is a contemporary art centre and at the moment the Rodney Graham exhibition is on. He’s an Canadian artist and his exhibition combines works in film and video with an extensive presentation of his photographic images. The Baltic has some viewing platforms with amazing views of the River Tyne which is where I have taken these photos. One platform has a great view of all the nesting kittiwakes on the Baltic, so if you like bird watching it’s perfect for you. If you haven’t visited the Baltic yet the I recommend you do especially if you love art and photography. 


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I Love My City

Spring Is Here

Hello, Spring is here and I’m a little late but it’s gonna be May ha. 

It’s that time of year when the weather starts getting a little better after winter and the April showers. The flowers start blooming and everything starts looking a little brighter. I like this time of year it’s the warm up for Summer, the weather gets warmer, it gets dark later and my birthday is in April and I always take a week of work to enjoy my birthday week. It’s a good time of year to start going out and about more. Going to the park and taking photos. Where I live we have two big parks, Leazes Park and Saltwell Park. There’s always a good chance of talking some good photos in those parks. 

I just thought I would share some of my favourite photos I’ve taken of spring in those parks with you and a little video. 

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Spring Is Here

My Thoughts On The Lego Batman Movie

Hello yesterday I took my son to see The Lego Batman Movie. 

The story goes: There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera) and loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) can show him a thing or two.

I’ve always been a big Batman fan and have seen The Lego Movie and Batman was the best thing about that movie, so a solo Lego Batman Movie was inevitable. Will Arnett is a great comedic actor and sounds like Batman so he’s the perfect choice for the movie. Zack Galifianakis is also a great comedic actor and is a good choice for The Joker. He hasn’t got the voice and laugh that Mark Hamill has but for this movie it works. Got to remember this is a family movie after all. There’s  lots of famous voice overs in this movie from Channing Tatum as Superman and Jonah Hill as the Green Lantern. As a fan I got all the references to previous movies and liked those, like the parade with Prince playing reference, Batman 1989. I enjoyed the movie it’s an enjoyable, funny family movie which all the family will enjoy. There’s something for everyone in it. If you’re a fan or even if you’re not I think you’ll enjoy it and recommend you go see it. 

Thanks for reading. 

My Thoughts On The Lego Batman Movie

The Blog About Resolutions 2017

Hello, I decided to make some resolutions this year, as I a rule I don’t normally make them because let’s be real who keeps them? Last year I made a few and I think I kept one or two. This year it’s pretty much the same and I’m going to keep to them because they are things I actually want to do. 

The first one is to read more. There is a lot of of books on my to read list and it’s time to start ticking them off. I have a habit of starting to read a book putting it down and never getting back to it. I have about five books I’m in the middle of reading now and I’m determined to finish them. I’ve just joined Goodreads and set myself a reading challenge which will help me in this. My Goodreads profile if you wish to follow my progress. 

Another resolution was to cook more. I never really cook much with working full time and being busy but I’ve decided when I have the time I need to learn to cook more things instead of just putting something in the oven out of the freezer. This month I have been cooking more than normal and I’m going to continue with this and learn to cook new things. It’s always good to learn new things and it helps impress the ladies. 

Other resolutions I want to keep are to keep up with my photography, keep fit and travel more. I’m also going to blog more because I haven’t blogged much lately. This year is the year when I will stick to my resolutions. 

Thanks for reading. 

The Blog About Resolutions 2017