Parental Geekery
Episode 52 - The Creme Egg Taste Test

Hello, and welcome back to another episode of Parental Geekery. Following the news that Cadbury have changed the chocolate used for Creme Eggs this year, Ruth and John very nobly undertake a "taste test" to see if they can tell the difference, and more importantly whether it will stop them eating them.

Catherine has joined Brownies, and Ruth talks about the surprisingly short waiting list, and what she made of the first meeting. David was "Star of the week" at school this week, which meant we had custody of the class mascot for a few days.

As a Nintendo family blogger, Ruth has just been sent the new Nintendo 3DS for review, although John seems to have claimed it as his own. We chat about the games we've been playing recently on both 3DS and Wii-U, including Super Smash Brothers and Pokemon Omega Ruby. We also give our thoughts on Nintendo's new Amiibo range - what are these new figurines and are they worth getting?

John's bought a new camera - he's trading in his Panasonic GX7 for the Olympus EM-1 - and he talks about why.

Ruth's been suffering a bit with her gallstones, and is preparing to go into hospital in a few weeks to have her gallbladder removed. We're hoping we can use this experience to prepare David for the minor surgery he'll be undergoing in the summer to correct his hydrocele.

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Episode 51 - A Multitude of Synonyms

Welcome back to Parental Geekery, where we'd like to wish you a very Happy New Year. We're back after taking a little break over Christmas, with a suitably Big Opening.

Join us as we ramble through our world of parenting and geekery. This week John talks about playing Elite: Dangerous, but it's not long before he starts talking about his new camera, which leads onto discussion about daily photo projects, Blipfoto and iPhones and other camera phones.

We talk about our Christmas, which was mostly all about time with kids. We managed to fit in two cinema trips and really enjoyed both Paddington and Annie.

The thesaurus comes into play!

Then, with a warning to anyone who is listening with small children, we talk about what happened when Catherine figured out the whole Santa thing. She did it on Christmas Eve, no less!

We finish up talking about the presents that seem to have proved most popular with the kids this year.

Make sure you don’t miss our future episodes! You can subscribe via iTunes or YouTube, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and circle us on Google+. Come and join in the discussion on our Google+ community. We’d love to hear from you – please leave comments on the blog post for this show, contact us by email, or leave us a voicemail via the website or Facebook page. If you enjoy listening to the show, please leave a review for us on iTunes  

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