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!

    After the floor had been tiled, the next job was to fit the units. This wasn’t a job I was particularly looking forward to as it’s quite tricky and not something you do often. Further to this, to get a really well fitting kitchen, exact precision is needed and some of the different stages are pretty stressful. The first thing to do was collect the two 3 metre lengths of worktop that I needed. Luckily, I have a…

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  My friends and I are regulars at our local pub for their weekly quiz. We can’t quite decide on our team name: we’ve had “Spiders from Mars”, “Badgers not Hedgehogs” and “Fantastic Four” to name but a few… I’m sure one of these days we will find one we want to stick with. Normally we get to the pub early for a few drinks and a catch up. In the last few weeks, we’ve been playing cards and board…

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  Last weekend we had friends over for a games night. Normally we play the usual classics like Ticket to Ride, Camel Up, Dixit, Snake Oil or the cruder party games like Bucket of Doom or Cards Against Humanity. This time however, we decided we should all play something a little different. I’ve just bought an awesome game called Colt Express and we decided to give this a go. I had bought it because it was a Spiel des Jahres…

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  Climbing and Fireworks With winter now well and truly set in, Cornwall is a bit more bleak than it was a couple of months ago. It’s not the greatest place down here in the cold and the rain; these dark months are the only times I’ve even considered moving to the Big Smoke. However, I’ve never even come close to leaving my sweet Cornwall as the winter can still be awesome, it just needs a little bit of creative…

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  I don’t watch a great deal of television but one program that I always make sure I’m able to watch is Game Of Thrones. It’s literally the best program I’ve ever seen! If you still haven’t started watching it you need to make sure you do. Anywho, I digress, if you know someone who is, like me, a massive Game of Thrones fan, I’ve made a little list of five awesome gifts that you could get for them this…

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  I recently got a new wallet and I’ve been so impressed with it that I thought I’d feature it as my first Christmas Gift idea for outdoor lovers everywhere. Colville Leather is a brand who believe in sustainability and a connection with the wild. Despite being from my neighbouring county of Devon (Kernow bys vickan! Cornwall for ever) I love Colville Leather and their products- read on to find out why.   With Christmas quickly approaching, tis the season…

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  Way back earlier in the year, after a couple months of intensive renovations, I came home to find my house had been transformed from an empty looking to a shell, to an actual home. It was still pretty darn empty but now, with a carpet fitted, it looked like somewhere you could live. The phrase ‘blank canvas’ totally summed up my house and with big open spaces and totally white, gallery style walls the place was ready to be…

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  Last weekend, I was lucky enough to watch probably one of the most anticipated matches of the entire 2015 Rugby World Cup. A battle between two epic rivals: England vs Wales. It was over a year ago when we put in for tickets in the Rugby World Cup ballot and were fortunate enough to get tickets for this Pool Match as well as a quarter final. This has made it a very exciting year with the match just getting…

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  After getting the kitchen back to a blank canvas, it was time to start thinking about the flooring. It’s much easier to tile the floor before you put your base units in as you’ve got a nice, big, clean space to work in and you can level out the flooring which makes putting down your units easier. I decided to opt for ceramic tiles as these have several benefits. So I bought these grey slate effect tiles from Tile…

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  When I first went to view my house, way back at the beginning of the year, I could tell even then that the kitchen was going to be the biggest job. A couple of months later, in April, I completed and got the keys to the property. On the first few trips over to the house I imagined what the kitchen would look like when finished and measured up so we could start designing the layout and thinking about…

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