The Man Cave

Three on Thursday – Rural Albera Advantage

  Rural Alberta Advantage are a Canadian, Indie Rock band. I love their natural sound, they always make me imagine the big open spaces of Canada. I think they’re great listen on a chilled out walk in the country or on the way to a peaceful fishing session.   The Rural Alberta Advantage – Drain The Blood   The Rural Alberta Advantage – Stamp   Rural Alberta Advantage – In the Summertime

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Outdoor Adventures

Frog or Toad?

Yesterday I was doing some block laying (maybe a post about that some other time) in the drizzle. I crouched down to move a piece of wood off the ground when I discovered this little fella… Anyway it got me thinking, was it a frog or a toad? Being a 21st Century man, later in the day I took to the internet and used this little website called google (don’t know if you’ve ever heard of it) to find out…

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The Man Cave

Ultimate Man Cave Part 1

  Every single day, literally no people say to me; “Mike, what would be in your ultimate Man Cave?” Well i’m getting pretty sick and tired of this constant request, so I thought I’d best do a series of posts spilling the beans. So here you go, BOOM: All Man Caves must contain a Chesterfield. Easily the most manly sofa and superior to all other ways of sitting down. Putting it simply, its the Magnum P.I. of furniture. Bankers Lamp…

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Outdoor Adventures

Top Apps For The Outdoors

This time last year I had a pay as you go, uber basic phone. Now I have an Iphone and land in the pathetic category of having no idea how I’d survive without it. Here are a few of my favourite apps for people that enjoy the outdoors:   Night Sky – You point it space and it tells you what you’re looking at! Awesome.   BBC Weather – The best weather APP, intuitive, fast, easy to use, clean and…

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Reviews

Ray-Ban – Wayfarer

Rhetorical question – What popular eye wear have been worn by Johnny Marr, Elvis Costello, Jack Nicholson and the Blues Brothers? Rhetorical answer – Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Ray-Bans were designed in the 1950s and since then the popularity has risen and fallen – but they’ve always been cool (sometimes people just forgot)

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The Man Cave

Three on Thursday – Red Hot Chili Peppers

  This is a feature i’m going to try and weekly, on well, a Thursday. I’m going to pick a band or artist and choose my top three songs by them at that moment in time. Why? I’m not really sure. But I do love listening to music and those cringey top 5 band/film/song questions people ask on dates. Anywho, for the very first week I have decided to select Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP are now a very popular…

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Travel

My First Festival

About a month and 7 years ago I went to my very first proper festival. It was Download Festival at Donington Park 13-15 June 2006. Two friends and I traveled all the way up country for hours on the train to come and rock for the weekend. It was awesome and we went again for the next 3 years. I saw Deftones, Tool, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Stone Sour, Funeral For A Friend to name but a few. By the…

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Outdoor Adventures

Ale Review – Betty Stogs from Skinner’s Brewery

  Betty Stogs is Skinners Best selling and most popular beer. I’ll have you know, it’s not without good reason too! (A little back story – This very Cornish beer is named after a native of West Cornwall from Cornish folklore.) Betty is an easy drinking, copper ale with a perfect balance of malt, citrus hops and bitterness, the perfect accompaniment to any pasty! This beer is available bottled and on draught from the finest establishments. If you haven’t had…

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