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My Kitchen Renovation – Part 4 – Tiling The Walls

    As I’d had so much success tiling my kitchen’s floor, I decided to get my tiles from Tile Mountain again. They were great quality, well priced and delivery was fast and all of the tiles arrived in A1 condition. After much research and contemplation, I decided to go for their Metro White Wall Tiles on my walls. These tiles look modern, yet classic in a brick bond formation. I was sure I wanted something that looked cool and…

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5 Reasons You Should Play Squash

    Over the past six months I’ve really gotten into squash. It’s such a great sport to play. I’ve been going regularly with my friends and sometimes girlfriend (about once a week) and I absolutely love it. I can really see an improvement in my game, it so much fun either when just rallying or when playing competitively. Aside from being an easy sport to pick up, here are my 5 reasons that you should have a go at…

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Outdoor Adventures

Why Should You Try Cold Brew Coffee

    Recently, I’ve heard a lot about how amazing cold brew coffee is supposed to be (Starbucks are even introducing it on their menu as it is becoming so popular). I wanted to try it for myself and find out what all the fuss was about, so I purchased this Cold Brew Coffee Maker from OXO. What is cold brew, I hear you say?… Well basically, it is a process to brew coffee (or even tea) which makes every…

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The Logo Board Game Review

    A couple of weekends ago, we travelled up to Torquay to visit my girlfriend’s family. It was a jam packed 2 days, visiting relatives and friends, having dinner and lots of socialising. I wasn’t sure if we would even have much time for games, but just in case, we decided to bring a board game with us that I had recently bought. This was The Logo Board Game. We’ve played it a few times before and absolutely love…

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Outdoor Adventures

Cycling The Mineral Tramway Cornwall

  Last Monday the weather was absolutely glorious – it made a change from the horrid weather we have had recently. So my girlfriend and I took advantage and decided to go for a cycle. One of my favourite routes to go on is the Mineral Tramway. This route starts at Portreath and goes all the way to the picturesque harbour village of Devoran. Basically all the way from one coast to the other.   We packed our picnic and…

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Outdoor Adventures

5 Reasons To Get Into Climbing

  Rock climbing has always appealed to me. I remember watching Cliff Hanger as a teenager just thinking how cool it was and how exciting- a really daring sport. Last year, I realised there was a climbing club not too far away, Granite Planet. Although they run weekly sessions indoors, the club regularly take trips outside to popular rock climbing routes all over Cornwall and beyond. So my girlfriend and I decided to join up. Everyone was so nice and…

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My Kitchen Renovation – Part 3 – Fitting The Units

    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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Outdoor Adventures

A Beginner’s Guide: Must Haves For A Good Hike

    For a healthy body, it is necessary to follow some sort of exercise regime. For this very reason, people get involved in different awesome outdoor activities. One of them which is comparatively easier to get into is hiking, this is because it requires little gear and can be done almost anywhere. If you have the enthusiasm to enjoy nature and have a pair of good athletic shoes, you can get started on your hiking adventure any time. If…

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Timeline – Card Game Review

  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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Travel

My Trip To Salamanca, Spain

  This is a bit of a catch up piece about a trip I made with work, way back 2015. I had an awesome time and took some great photos I’ve been meaning to share with you all. Enjoy.   One day back in October, while I was at work, I got an email from a collegue asking if I was free in a couple weeks. I was really confused, so I phoned them up to find out why they…

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