As the nights are drawing in and it looks like summer is officially over, I thought i’d hark back to those good summer days. BackBeat Soundsystem are a very funky, reggae 8 piece from Cornwall. If you imagine a perfect summers day, mucking around with friends in the surf and on the beach – BackBeat are that in musical form. The perfect soundtrack to a windows down-drive to the beach. If you are lucky enough to live in Cornwall,…

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  For the last almost 100 years Falmouth has been lacking a brewery. Yes, there are some great breweries nearby, but Falmouth deserves its own. The good people at Black Rock Brewing have stepped up to the plate, or should that be pint? Putting the actual drink to a side for a moment, I love the Black Rock brand and how it reflects their hometown. Black Rock is a cluster of rocks hidden beneath the surface at the entrance of…

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  With the Met Office dishing out weather warnings across the United Kingdom left right and center, it’s time you got your dapper hands on some appropriate clothing. A good quality umbrella, stylish wellies and a hardy hooded coat are a must for this time of year. Remember people, it’s only the very start of October and winter is coming.  

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  Some people may disagree with me but I don’t really think the 80’s were a great decade for horror movies. There were a lot of slasher sequels and it just wasn’t as inventive as some of the other decades. Saying that, there are still quite a few to choose from, here are my top 5: The Fly The is a fantastic David Cronenberg film featuring amazing special effects and Jeff Goldblums best ever performance. It tells of the story…

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  This is Fiiish’s Black Minnow. I really like the 12g, it swims really nicely and you can easily work it over shallow ground, which makes them ace for bass. They’re a French soft plastic lure but are now getting very popular over here. The Black Minnow is made up of three sections. 1. Weighted head with big eye which is sure to attracted predatory fish. 2. Soft plastic body which gives it a great swimming motion. 3. Weedless style…

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  I spent Saturday afternoon down at 5 Degrees West in Falmouth, it’s normally one of the better pubs in the Town for a good pint, but this weekend, it was definitely the best.  There were over 25 beers and 20 ciders on offer and it was fantastic. A good beer festival is brilliant for several reasons: You get to try lots of new beers you probably wouldn’t already. A room is filled with people who drink too much beer,…

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  Today is a day for mourning, for Breaking Bad is over, the final episode of the final season has been shown. On the other side of the coin, there is call for celebration, for Breaking Bad was amazing. I enjoy loved, every single minute of it, from start to finish. I want to encourage anyone who hasn’t seen it to see it, so I will not give away anything. What I can tell you, is what makes Breaking Bad…

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  This is a cake that will bring a tear to the eye of any patriotic Cornish gentleman or lady. What’s more, it’s massive, delicious and easy to make. It’s basically one of those little crispy cakes you see at village fetes, but with the slight tweak of going supersize and using two types of crispyness to create the beautiful image of the Saint Piran’s Flag. Now strap yourself in, here we go: So basically for this recipe you are…

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  A couple eves ago my friend and I had a great dusk session. The surf was good and the sea was busy until about 30mins before the sun disappeared below the horizon. With about 30mins left before pitch blackness everyone left and we finally had almost the whole beach to ourselves. Awesome.

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  One of the very first mods I did to my T4 was to upgrade the dash speakers. This wasn’t a permanent solution to the lack of good tunes in the van, but as a very easy and temporary fix – it’s a must. The standard head unit and dash speakers are as rubbish as you can get, so upgrading them is essential. I’d recommend getting the best head unit you can afford. The speakers are a bit more flexible…

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