what a great place for a fathers day Gift ….

So we all know that  its fathers day soon enough, me, i know what i am hoping for, and i know  that i will enjoy fathers day, cos in the oldmanleslie house, its not about the money, its the smiles and the nice times.

Any how, the reason for today’s blog, is a website that i wanted to tell you about, UK-based,  Ships globally, and  offers what i think would be Ideal gifts for Dads  for father’s day, Things that are a little “Gadgety” ” geeky” and scientific. From Brands that are world leaders.

for example ,  weather stations for the garden at prices that wont break the bank , traditional Gifts that look good & work well.  and gadgets that tell you all sorts about the weather where you are.Oregon Scientific Anywhere Weather Station

I will  add that they are now under the Brand of Tempcon , They are UK Based , and they are good when it comes to all things Customer service .

Might be worth a look for a father’s day Gift, they are even running a competition to win a weather station on their facebook page 

If you do  have a look, let me know your thoughts, and don’t forget to tell them where you saw this Blog

This is NOT a sponsored Blog ,

a freebie for dads, cos its fathers day soon

Don’t forget it’s Father’s Day on 15th June – and Asda have  got some great gift ideas from fun novelty products and DVDs, to fantastic experience gifts. You can also take advantage of our personalised products – where you can get great family photos printed on a range of products.

Take your  kids into store on 7th June to get great offers and a free printed photo – which will make a special Father’s Day gift.

If your dad or partner is a super dad show him he’s your hero with our fun “SuperDad” personalised photo back drops and capes. Simply get a cute photo of the kids on your phone, then take your phone to the photo centre or the instant print photo machine, to get your free printed photo.

Asda  be offering 50% off personalised key rings at the photo centre, and the kids can take home free colour-in comic books that will also hold your printed photo.

Head to selected Asda stores with a photo centre or instant print photo machine on 7th June between 10am and 4pm to take part.
Store’s list here http://your.asda.com/news-and-blogs/father-s-day-store-list

Found on the WWW  on the asda Site   Its up to you to check your local store is doing this and that their facilities for printing are working 

so thats it, Training over for another few months

I never knew it was so hard being a dad that tries to lead by example, Some of you will have seen my blog and will know that as a family we have been training for a family event .

went to the The South Coast Roll 

For the second year running, Aiming to Skate Scoot push  our selves around the circuit. The South Coast RollWe had help from a few regular skaters that have turned out before  for the Charity we were raising funds for, They Know who they are, and they know how grate full we are to them for their brilliant efforts

So how does this become  “parenting tips ” blog

Well as the son of one of committee of the charity, i use my dad as my inspiration,and i hope to  end up half the man he is

And as a dad to 2 of the Skaters I am so Proud that they turned out, to help a really good cause…

I have always kind of Joked with  one of my sons about ” go hard or go home ” ….as a means of making sure you always commit  all that you can to all that you  do …..and then just that little bit more

Both of my boys did, 3 generations of ” oldmanleslie’s” out on the track at the same time , doing good things

It was just down to me  to try and put the cherry on top of the day by lapping the circuit in a wheel chair, after looking and thinking how hard could it be , well it was, i admit i needed help, but i got there…..

any way , a great day , should be running again next year, its NOT a freebie. but its brilliant  and great for families

 

Stabilo ” SmartBall2.0″

Stabilo ” SmartBall2.0″ , Its a pen, and a touch screen stylus all in one, So you wouldnt imagine that there was a lot to say about a pen, in a review.

Well, thats what i thought, so when the people at BWP Primal asked me to review it it was to be a challenge…..

Not at all, the device is really tactile, the ball is smooth, its ” formed ” to be easy to write with , and it made my writing almost legible.

No having to scribble  to get it started, it worked straight out of the pack

The ” touch screen ” pointer at the other end worked fine with my Phone, and was more accurate than my fingers

The Pen point retracts fully and doesnt operate the  touch screen so you can ” use the wrong end ” 

The Pen comes  securely packed and  would be easy to post, it came through the letter box so no having to go and collect it from the post office ,  It is available  direct from the manufacturer 

Where they claim

“The best of both worlds.

  • STABILO combines smartphone operation with ergonomic writing comfort. The SMARTball 2.0 features an entirely conductive, optimised shaft design which makes it even smarter!”

I would say that is well deserved  and that this device is all that it claims to be, I Was sent this to evaluate  and review. But it really is as we have described ( in my opinion )