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Right!

After yesterday’s fail with the upload I have now managed to edit together my first video for Mystery Monday’s!

For someone who is fairly computer illiterate I can’t help but feel pretty chuffed, I’ve succeeded in pasting together short clips using iMovie on my fiancés Mac. You might be wondering why to me this is such a big achievement? LET ME TELL YOU! I have literally had to click on every single icon and drop down menu there is on the programme, I went for the age old method of trial and error to put together a 5 minute video. As I’m sure you can imagine, this takes what feels like an eternity to do. It makes it even less fun when still listening to ‘Wheels on the bus’ on repeat. So I can assure you, this is an achievement!

So now…Where is this video?!

Honestly, I have no idea! With my naivety I thought it would be a case of save video, click upload, job done. Nope! Turns out my video is lost somewhere in the downloading realms and currently has 29hours left to finish the upload. COME ON!! This will have to be one for the fiancé to sort out when she is back from work.

Moving on…

I’ll tell you about what we got up to for now. With my fiancés genius idea of Mystery Monday’s I headed to the first venture.

I must admit that when I found out I would be going to the local community centre at 11 o’clock on a Monday I thought the worst. During the walk, I couldn’t help but think to myself “Please don’t be a yoga class for mums, pleeeease!” I arrived at the front door. I scanned the advertisements and timetables and the first Monday class I saw at that specific time was  PARENT AND TODDLER DANCE CLASS, this cannot be happening to me!

So after making a commitment to my fiancé, I take a deep breath and in I go.

In the corridor I see one parent with his son, looking at this chap he seems quite similar to myself in age, it put my nerves to ease a little. Then that got me thinking…this guy has tattoos all over his neck, why on earth has he turned up to a toddler dance class? Not to discriminate but he definitely doesn’t seem like that type of character? What’s he done to upset his Mrs I wonder?

Anyway. We go in. I am immediately put at ease and can take a sigh of relief when I see tonnes of footballs scattered over the floor. My fiancé is awesome! What she had signed me up to attend turned out to be a football class for toddlers. After the weekends football fail it was time for a bit of redemption! I’ll admit that at this stage my son isn’t quite ready to compete with the likes of Alan Shearer, and was more focused on how dizzy he could make himself by spinning on the spot but he did get involved once he realised how much fun the other kids were having. This is a good sign that he is capable of joining in with others and is willing to learn new activities.

These classes are a franchise and are located across the country. They are called Little Kickers and can be found on a google search. The first trial session is free and thereafter you can enrol on a 10 week course which is reasonably priced. The sessions are 45 minutes long. I would have never known that something like this existed if it wasn’t for my fiancé and this is the whole point of Mystery Monday’s. If we can help you to discover something new or just a more valuable way to spend your free time with your kids, then that is mission accomplished!

The video will be up soon…I promise!

MaxDadUK

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The Mac has crashed!

Dear loyal followers,

It gives me great sadness to inform you…the Mac has crashed.

Just after 8:30pm and after struggling for the last couple of hours to download the videos I had planned to edit together, I made the painful decision to abort download and restart computer.

I gave it every chance to avoid having to do this but the latest update could not ‘remind me later’ any longer. With that, I must apologise to my readers because there will be no Mystery Monday video today. I intend to do everything I can to get this overhyped video up for you tomorrow. Even if it means a ten hour update, I am prepared to leave the Mac on charge to see it through.

Thank you for your patience during these hard times.

Until tomorrow!

Maxdaduk

Mystery Monday’s

Soooooo!

My fiancé came up with a great idea. Mystery Monday’s.

Sometimes we can all be guilty of a little complacency. We get set in our ways and become lazy in seeking new ventures and opportunities. I definitely fall into this slippery slope far too often.

My fiancé has set me a challenge to conquer this. From now on, every Monday I will be assigned a task. This could be absolutely anything. I will know nothing of what is to be expected of me other than a time and place to be. I have agreed to put my fate in her hands and what will be will be. No refusals. I must be crazy!

The idea of this is to get Max and I out of the house to see how much there really is to do in the big wild world! Hopefully this can also give my readers some other ideas in what they can get up to with their children in their free time.

I will be filming what we get up to as often as I can but obviously not everyone will agree to being on camera, especially when there are other children involved, I will do my best to capture as much as possible. Spoil sports!

I will try to have the videos up every Monday so you can see on the day what we do, I’ll then also blog about it to give you guys some more reading material!

So keep your eyes peeled and wish me luck!!

MaxdadUK