It’s almost Christmas time! Are you prepared? Sent your cards? Bought all the presents? Sorted the dinner? Great, then you’re ready for pretty much everyone’s favourite holiday! Christmas is amazing, you can’t deny it. What makes it fantastic is that quality family time, eating Christmas dinner, giving gifts, watching Christmas movies and of course playing games. Bored of charades, monopoly and trivial pursuit? Yeah, we all get fed up of the same ol’ games every year. Well, I’m about…

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  It’s getting to that time shortly before Christmas when panic shopping commences. So before you start buying novelty books and apparently humorous gifts for your loved one, I thought I’d give you some top tips; Here are some stocking size items that any active, outdoor lover will thoroughly be glad to receive this Christmas. BEET IT Sports Bar BEET IT make organic beetroot juice which is super nutritional and great body fuel. They have recently launched the world’s first…

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    With the clocks now set back the light is normally long gone by the time I get back from work, team this up with weather that is only good for ducks and you’ve got the possibility of some boring evenings in. Throughout the summer my friends and I would spend our evenings in or by the water, adventuring, cycling or enjoying the beach; it’s sad to think that we’ve got a long few months before we can get…

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  The Christmas lights at Mousehole are a Cornish institution now being in their 50th year! It was all started by a local artist called Joan Gillchrest whom, in 1963 decided to run a string of Christmas lights along both quays in the small fishing village of Mousehole, in order to make it look a bit more festive. Since then the display has grown and now uses an incredible 7000 bulbs, inexcess of 5.5 miles of cable and has an…

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  Merry Christmas from Wild Tide, hope you had a fantastic day yesterday! First off don’t worry, I’m not blogging on boxing day, that would be almost as bad as getting up at 5am to go into town for the sales! I’ve scheduled this post and am actually writing it way before Christmas! Genius. Three on Thursday is going to have a Christmas special and I’m gonna give you a rundown of my favourite slightly less usual Christmas tunes. Hope…

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  Who doesn’t love a Mince Pie at Christmas? I consider every day in December that I don’t consume one, a massive failure. I’m going to share my favourite recipe with you so that you can make your own Ultimate Mince Pie. Mr Kipling, eat your heart out… Mince Pie Ingredients Plain flour (370g) Butter (80g) Lard (80g) Salt (Just a pinch) Water (chilly) Mincemeat (580g) Milk (just a touch) Icing sugar (for decoration) You Will Also Need: 6cm Cutter…

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  Sweets were better in the good old days, going into the Happy Shopper with some change to buy some Black Jacks, a Freddo and a Beano was a beautiful thing. If you tried to do that today you’d have a hard time. Shelves are full of celebrity news and lad magazines, I can’t remember the last time I saw a Happy Shopper, and have you even seen the price of Freddo recently? Never mind the double dip recession and…

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  What are the greatest Christmas films? This question is particularly important to me at the moment as I’m buying a new Panasonic TV from John Lewis and am planning on breaking it in with plenty of the best Christmas movies over the festive season. I’ve been thinking about which films I’m really looking forward to watching on this new super clear, high resolution television. I’ve drawn a few into a short list to share with all of you:  …

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  Every skater, everywhere would like a new skateboard deck. They might use it to replace a beat up deck or to build a new custom board. I recently got a new deck by Fabric Skateboards and I love it. It’s a great 7.9″ board made from 7-Ply Canadian Maple (using resin glue to make it uber strong), with awesome graphics and a cool cut in logo on the grip tape. Before I fitted some trucks and started scuffing it…

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  Buying Skateboard Bearings for a skater is like buying boardwax for a surfer – they’re the perfect stocking filler. So whats a bearing? Well basically in the middle of all skate wheels is a cutout which has the job of housing and protecting two sets of ball bearings. The purpose of these bearings is to stop friction between the axle and the inside of the each wheel as you skate around and these spin. You need this because the…

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