Thursday, August 30, 2012

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Idea

Searching for an idea for Dad this Father's Day?

Sock and jocks are great, but what about if Dad wants to cut stuff?

The Dremel Saw-Max is a nifty little gadget that I am so thankful to have in my grubby paws.  This thing can cut through bricks god damn it!

Thanks to Dremel I get to review this for you.  The hand held saw is great.  I'm thinking about all the little projects I can create with it.

I'm also looking around the house for things that I can just cut up for fun!  I think I will have to wait though.  I'm planning on building a table once my little boy is older.  A project that we can both do together and use for life.

But the drill looks so easy to use.  Previously I've used bench top saws that are so dangerous and massive.  This one can simply take it's place back in the tool box after use!

It features:

  • Powerful 6 amp motor – easily tackles the toughest applications
  • Versatile Cutting System – for cutting a variety of materials including wood, plastic, metal, tile and masonry
  • Worm Drive™ gearing – for durability and power
  • Excellent line of sight for precise, confident cuts
  • Depth guide for precise plunge cuts
  • Lock-on button for comfort during extended use
  • On board dust extraction port to maintain a clean workplace
I just think it looks dead sexy.  Have a look at it in action.

If I was a Dad with a hobby project in mind, I'd love to see this land on my lap for Father's day.  So if it's last minute gift ideas for dad that you need, consider one of these!

Visit Dremel on Facebook or the Dremel Australia website.

- tork

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Father's Day Giveaway - Trojan Toolbox and Tools

I'm so pumped for this year's Father's day that I've got another giveaway for you!

And what a brilliant day it is. A great day! Whoever thought up the idea to have a Dad's day is a genius because dads are awesome. Being a dad, I guess I would know :)

But what does dad want for Father's day?  I have always said that I am happiest with a family BBQ, sock and jocks, or anything hand-made.  That's the only things I'd ever care about.

But I know other Dad-like creatures yearn for man presents like tackle, beer, car stuff..

..or even tools!

Trojan Tools have graciously put their hand up to help provide my biggest giveaway yet.

The Trojan Toolbox at the value of $140 will be given away to one lucky father! (or tool lover)
open to Australian Citizens only..

Pretty cooooool...

The guys at Trojan offered me a toolbox as well to review for you.  Schucks, it's no BBQ meat sandwich or macaroni self portrait, but there was no way I could refuse!

The Trojan Toolbox is a thing of beauty.  I'm almost too embarrased to talk about my previous toolbox.

Yep, this is what kept all my importants.  An old shoe box, how very lame and very embarrassing.

Hammer, screwdriver, screws, nails, powerdrill, shoehorn.. Yeah, not sure why there's a shoehorn in there.

But I don't know why I didn't upgrade soon.  The Trojan Toolbox is, to put it simply, freakin' awesome. It is a toolbox that every guy just has to have.  Look at it!

The toolbox comes with Trojan Tools top ten tools including screwdriver, hammer, chisel, a wrench, measuring tape etc all in a sturdy Trojan box.  It is seriously the basic tool kit that any household should have for fix up's or DIY jobs. The tools and the box retail for $140.

It's sturdy, has cool compartments on top of the toolbox to hold all my little bits of crap, as well as nails, screws etc.

My little boy loved it as well. He kept whacking it, making an (apparently) awesome makeshit drum :-) they do of course!

So very happy with this toolbox.  Definitely should have done it a long time ago.

Guess I better give one away now!  Enter below and don't forget to visit their site and like them on Facebook!

One lucky winner will win the Toolbox and all the tools shown in the picture for Father's Day.  Not too shabby!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

- tork

Monday, August 20, 2012

Father's Day Giveaway from

Father's Day is coming!  So at Tork's blog, I want to celebrate being a dad, so I have some giveaways coming up over the next few weeks!

But you know the worst thing about being a dad?  It's lonely...

It's lonely online!!  There's not enough dad's online and blogging!

Boohoo :'-(

So I got in touch with my good friend at Little Hero Hosting.  They are offering a wicked giveaway for Father's Day!

This is a big one...

A free .com domain name and free hosting for a whole year!

3Gb of data and 20Gb bandwidth with a fantastic, locally Aussie, domain name & web hosting provider!

Little Hero Hosting are great.  They are the first place to go if you are a blogger looking to have a real domain name and web hosting service.

They're helpful, down to earth and easy to use and they have fantastic web hosting deals.

So, Mum bloggers.. if you ever wanted your partner to be blogging, this is the competition to enter!

You can use a domain for anything, it doesn't just have to be blogging like I do.

You can show off your photos, build an online resume, a business venture or just stories about jams.  Anything you like!

Yes, it's not just for Dads.  It's open for anybody.

So, there's a few ways to enter.  Have a go and who knows, you might be the next best website on the market!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dude Food Recipe - Spuds

Dads! Here's a recipe that will make you look like a confectionary wizz!

This is an easy recipe for Spuds, those little rolled balls that look like small, dirty potatoes but taste so sugary sweet!


1 X 395gram tin condensed milk
300grams icing sugar
250grams desiccated coconut
Cocoa for dusting

1. Mix condensed milk, icing sugar and coconut together. Best done with your hands because guys, it saves time on dishwashing extra cutlery.

2. Roll into spud shaped balls approx three quarters the size of an egg.

3. Lightly dust in cocoa.

4. Chill for 10 mins then serve.

Serves: 10-15 people or one hungry dude.

Tips: Use good cocoa and not the cheap home brand. If your spuds are too sticky, add more coconut.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My Eyes Will Weep, My Heart Will Smile

Dad Poem - from the words of a Father

A cold word is said from a hospital bed,
Your child is ill with disease.
A fear knocks you down, but you stand in feet cement,
Of a life that is supposed to be an ease.

A few years have passed when your child should not be,
The unwell is not a thought in your mind.
But a cough turns to wheeze in life's high air trapeze,
All the years that have passed you can't find.

And when Grim comes to take, a choice you can't shake,
And your eyes run rivers and streams.
When eyes shut like dams, in your heart you can see,
All your child's hopes and dreams.

These dreams will live on, in friend's hearts ever long,
But there is nothing that you can say.
For when a child is lost, not much you can do,
Than promise to remember each day.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Top 5 Car Apps for Dads

This is a guest post from FCS Surfing Fins all about must have Car Apps for Fathers.

There are three things almost all fathers love: their family, their car, and their technology. Whether it’s your GPS that you use for driving the kids to a friend’s house, or the Wii you bought so you can beat your kids at Mario Kart, there’s always plenty of ways to incorporate the three together. From GPS to buying the latest cars, technology offers countless apps to help dads with their family life. Here’s a pick of the bunch: these are the top five apps every dad with a car should get.

Sygic Australia & New Zealand: GPS Navigation

A good GPS app is a necessity these days: it’s safer, more efficient and just easier to use than manual maps, and for now the pre-installed navigation apps are not quite up to scratch. I usually swear by finding a free equivalent to paid apps, but with this one it’s really worth the money. At $34.99, Sygic is a bargain compared to the TomTom app, and works as well, if not better. The text-to-speech features makes it safer than ever to drive with, minimising how often you’ll be looking at the phone screen. You’ll never get lost looking for the location of your kid’s footy game.


Whether you’re looking to buy a new car for yourself or the family, or you just enjoy “window shopping”, this app is one of the best around. The app is free and you can browse car prices and search for the nearest dealer that is selling the car you want. It’s smart, intuitive and also a lot of fun to use.

Family Car Games

It’s exactly what it looks like. Not an app many people would think to buy, but you’ll be so thankful for this $1.99 app when you are taking your kids on a long trip in the car. There are 100 different games, ranging from “out the window” style to singing games, so you can put off the inevitable “are we there yet?” questions for as long as possible, and if you’re lucky, for the entire trip.

Google+ Local

An absolute essential application on any phone. It used to be called Google Places, but still boasts the same features: Google+ Local gives users the ability to look up businesses and entertainment nearby. Whether you’re looking for restaurants, petrol stations, a place to entertain the kids, or even the Australian Fitness Network for those personal trainer courses you still need to take, you’ll be able to find it all in this app.

Car Facts App

The Car Facts App is perfect for mums, dads and teen drivers. It stores insurance policy information all ready to go at the touch of a button; you can even email the details to someone. Custom Maintenance reminders a must for oil changes and tire rotation. The app also has a fuel and service tracker and a place to save vehicle details like license plate number. With this app you will always be prepared.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Air Fresheners That Should Exist

You know, I've been thinking...

Stuff Lemon Air Fresheners, Lavender, or whatever the hell Sea Breeze Freshener is, there should be real fresheners that people can sniff and go "ooh, your place smells great!".

I knocked up a few air fresheners that should exist. What do you think?

Nothing better than the smell of freshly baked cookies!!! Ohh hell yeah..

Chocolate!  Mmmm.. gimme summa that!

Can't be bothered mowing but want that cut grass smell? Oh yeah! I can smell it now..

Sea Fresh.. WTF is that?  Sea Fresh Meat.. now that's what I'm talking about.  The smell of a BBQ by the beach, why not fill your house with that!?

If you could make your own Air Freshener, what would it be?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Family Road Trip Do’s and Don’ts

This is a guest post from WAF, friendly advice on how to survive the family road trip!

A road trip with the family can be both a blessing and a curse. Between the kids asking “are we there yet?” and fighting over who gets to play music in the car, a great drive can quickly turn into a great headache – and that’s before you’ve even arrived at your destination. There are a few things you can do to make sure your family road trip doesn’t end up in a screaming match (or someone being left behind on the highway).
Here’s some do’s and don’ts that will help you survive a road trip with your family, and actually have a good time!

DO pack snacks

Everyone gets the munchies on road trips, so make sure you pack plenty of nibbles for your long drive. No one wants to drive on an empty stomach and for kids, this can be a major irritant. To avoid stopping at restaurants every few hours, have lots of snacks in the car (be sure to include a variety as well). Biscuits, chips and lollies are more often than not the preferred option, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to pack some fruit and nuts for some much needed healthy alternatives. Water, soft drinks and juice will also need to be in good supply to satisfy the thirsty masses once their hunger has been satiated.

DO keep the kids entertained

There’s only so much I-Spy you can play before boredom inevitably sets in, and no one wants to listen to tired old stories like when you got great boat finance in Perth. Whether it be portable DVD players, iPods or a good old fashioned deck of cards, the kids need to be kept occupied for long periods of time. Otherwise, your sanity will be at stake.

DON’T drive for too long

Try not to drive for very long stretches at a time; take breaks every few hours. While it is extremely important that the driver is refreshed, taking a break at rest stops along highways allows everyone else to take a break, stretch their legs and have a snack or a drink. It’s also an opportunity to swap drivers if you need to.

DON’T leave late

Try and get a head start on the traffic. The earlier you set off on your journey, the earlier you can arrive at your destination. I know waking up the clan at 4am can be painful but it will be worth the time you get to relax when you arrive well ahead of schedule.

Lastly…DO enjoy the ride

If you’re going to spend multiple hours in a car with the same people, you better make sure it’s enjoyable. I hope these tips can help your next road trip be a success!