The Man Cave

Unfortunately in England, you can’t be outside 100% of the time and sometimes have to retreat to your Man Cave. Here you can read about DIY, Music, Entertainment and VW Transporters!

  Give your car a check up You want to walk around your car or van and give it a really good once over. Then move to the windscreen and look at the wiper blades. You must replace any worn out blades. If your wiper blades aren’t up to scratch this will greatly decrease visibility in the event of rain or snow.   Look at the liquids After looking at the outside of your car you need to open up…

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I’ve been on the lookout for some new headphones and I have finally found the perfect ones. The Skullcandy Grind Wireless on-ear bluetooth headphones from The Board Basement really are awesome. Bluetooth headphones have been around for a while and have always been a great idea but now with most of the latest smartphones ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack all together, they’re becoming a necessity. So what do I really like about the Skullcandy Grind Headphones? Firstly, they sit very…

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  If you’ve read my previous two posts, Part 1 and Part 2, you’ll know that my grandparents have given me their old 50s kitchen larder. It was in a pretty tattered state but it definitely had potential. After hours and hours of rebuilding, fixing, sanding, filling, replacing, priming and painting the larder was finally finished and could take pride of place in my house. If you hover your mouse over the rather fancy image below you will see it…

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  Kicking off from where I got to in part one, I had got the whole unit stripped down and sanded to bear wood. The process had unveiled, as well as created, a few scuff and scratches. There were also lots of holes from fixing the different shelves. Some serious application of wood filler was definitely needed!     The original chrome handles were in quite a state. They had several coats of paint splatters and some serious pitting. I…

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  Normally, I write about adventures in the outdoors. Today though, I’m going to write about something completely different – furniture restoration! Don’t worry if you only come here for stories about sea, adventure sports, gear and mountains – it’s not a permanent change. Normal service will resume shortly. Anywho enjoy reading about something different or just scroll down past it to read about some cool, snowy mountains: For absolutely ages, I’ve always loved and pined for an old 50s…

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  I always think winter is the hardest time of year to live in Cornwall. It’s dark not long after you leave work, so evenings fishing or on the beach become almost impossible. It’s not all bad though and as long as you keep your eyes peeled, there is a lot of stuff to do and keep you occupied. Here are a few things we’ve been up to as well as games we’ve been playing to stop us going stir…

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  Halloween is an awesome time of year – nights out, horror films, pumpkins, decorations, sweets! My favourite part is the dressing up. I love looking at homemade creations and clever disguises as well as the awesome costumes that you can buy. I’ve been browsing the internet over the last couple of weeks to try and choose what my costume will be. Here are my top three: Mummy Morphsuit This is actually my costume for this year and what I’ve…

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  The bathroom in my house is the only room that isn’t totally finished. I can’t quite work out which tiles I want and what sort of bathroom sink and unit to get. There are too many choices! In our shower cubicle, we’ve been getting frustrated with keeping all the shampoos and toiletries on the floor and I decided it was time to fix it. I’m not normally DIY adverse but as I haven’t decided what to do with the…

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    Recently we stayed in a hostel in Snowdonia. It was such a great experience being able to hike and scramble up to some of the highest places in Wales. Although there was a TV at the hostel, we felt it is always better to make the most of the evenings, instead of just chilling in front of the television. And what better way than to play some games. The ones we managed to take in our bags were…

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  Despite clearly being terrible at it, the country is really ‘loving’ democracy at the moment. So I thought I’d give it a go here on Wild Tide and let you lot decide what you want to see more of here on Wild Tide. You can vote a maximum of five times, which will be great for all the indecisive people out there like me.

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