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Wednesday, 20th June, 2018

Iran 0 – 1 Spain – A Hard Fought Win For Spain

Spain beat Iran 1-0 In The World Cup 20th June 2018

Everyone seems to know the score, we’ve seen it all before…If you’re a Spain fan then you’ll be used to seeing teams not trying to play and only defending, and that’s what happened tonight, but Spain managed to grab a 1-0 win against Iran thanks to a Diego Costa goal in their second World Cup match.

Iran did not play in the first half, had 10 men behind the ball and could rarely even muster a counter attack. They added in some time wasting, really slow play and diving around like they’d been shot to waste as much time as possible, and made the beautiful game as ugly as can be.

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Monday, 18th June, 2018

Pastel Sweats From H&M For Summer 2018

H&M Pastel Sweatshirts

We’re well into the Summer season now, but since this is the UK, it still gets a bit chilly, especially on a night. I love sweats for just sitting around and chilling, there’s nothing better when you’re relaxing than wearing something comfortable. Comfort doesn’t mean sloppy, and if you’re looking for a refresh, H&M have got some pastel sweats for you!

I’ve already got a pink sweatshirt which I love, but they’re back with a slightly different colour which they’re calling apricot. Another colour in the collection is this yellow colour which I really love, perfect for a Summer night or even the day time, and if you want that ultimate clean look, white always looks fresh.

H&M Pastel Sweat Shorts

To compliment the sweatshirts, there’s something for your lower half. I’ve often spoke about sweat shorts, and just like the tops, they’re great for when you’re just kicking back and relaxing. These come in matching colours, apricot, white and yellow.

They’re perfect to wear as a pair or separates, if you’re looking to get an upgrade for Summer and up your casual style, these sweats will do it. The sweatshirts come in at £17.99 here with the shorts £12.99 each here, making a pair come in at just under £31.

The only question is, which colour should you get?

Sunday, 17th June, 2018

FMdB Football Scout App By Football Manager Review

FMdB - Football Manager Database App Review

The Football Manager team is bringing real life football and FM another step closer with the release of FMdB Football Scout – The biggest football database which you can now have in your pocket, with access at the touch of a button.

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Friday, 15th June, 2018

Portugal 3 – 3 Spain – World Cup Lives Up To It’s Billing

Portugal 3 - 3 Spain - 15th June 2018

The first big match of the World Cup has lived up to it’s billing, with an epic game! It finished Portugal 3 – 3 Spain, and was a game which had everything.

Portugal started off the better team in the first 5 minutes, with Cristiano Ronaldo winning a penalty against his Real Madrid teammate, Nacho. He scored, and made it 1-1. Busquets played a long ball to Diego Costa who had a lot of work to do up on his own, and managed to bully the Portuguese defence and make it 1-1.

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Thursday, 14th June, 2018

Rome Day 3: Villa Borghese, Trastevere, Piazzas & Shopping

Altare della Patria at Piazza Venezia

Since I did so much in Rome on Day 1 and on Day 2, I reserved day 3 for doing pretty much anything, a free-for-all where I would just explore the city in general, go in a couple of shops and just take in Rome.

One of the places I hadn’t been and wasn’t too bothered about going to was Villa Borghese, which is a huge landscape garden type of place. It was Sunday morning, so I thought I’d have a walk around here for a while. It’s the home to a few sculptures and statues, lots of greenery and the Borghese gallery and museum.

I went to the Piazza Del Popolo which is a huge square, then to the Piazza Venezia along with the Altare della Patria, yet another cool place. In the late afternoon I went to Trastevere, which is a more traditional and old fashioned neighbourhood of the centre of Rome, and saw the Piazza Santa Maria along with a couple of other things there. I also went back to the Vatican for another look around and to do some shopping, this is where the Hard Rock shop is.

I did the usual tourist types of shops when it came to shopping, and even though I love fashion and Rome has endless numbers of high street and high end fashion shops, I didn’t go in any, but saw plenty.

Here’s some more photos from Day 3 in Rome.

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Wednesday, 13th June, 2018

Rome Day 2: Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Vatican, Jewish Ghetto & More

Selfie At The Trevi Fountain

So we’ve seen Day 1 in Rome, and Day 2 was a lot of the same, sightseeing the major landmarks and sights. I saw the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Vatican, the Jewish Ghetto and a whole lot more. I packed in so much in day 2! I also had my first gelato, the first of many, which was so good and so needed, as the weather was pretty hot!

It all started at the Trevi Fountain, which was packed at around 9:30AM. This was really busy and quite hard to take photos. I thought it may be a little quieter in the morning, but it wasn’t. From there I went to the Pantheon, and took a couple of photos outside. I didn’t have any plans on going in, but I noticed there seemed to be no queue, and so I decided to go in. It’s quite an impressive little space, with lots of cool architecture.

Once I had been there, it was time for the big walk to The Vatican and St. Peter’s Square. It’s a place you have to go to when in Rome, so I did. I wasn’t too bothered about going inside, and just wanted to go to check it out.

After that I had a bite to eat, a drink and then headed to another one of Rome’s Piazzas to chill out, the Piazza Navona. I got myself a gelato and chilled by the fountain while I ate it.

From there it was yet more exploring. I went to the Jewish Ghetto which was worth going to see, with all of the ancient architecture. Then I explored more of the streets of Rome, and headed over the bridge to Tiber Island, something I never planned on doing.

That was the end of Day 2, and I saw a lot!

Check out all the photos below 🙂

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Wednesday, 13th June, 2018

Rome Day 1: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps

My journey to Rome started at Newcastle at around 5:45 when I got to the airport, boarded my flight and got underway! It almost started with disaster, There were strikes on in Italy, and Easyjet and Ryanair had both cancelled flights. but thankfully the strikes started at 13:00, with my flight from Jet2 scheduled to land before that, the pilot advised us of the strikes and said they’d fly quicker to make sure they avoided them.

Once I got to Rome I decided to take the Leonardo Express to the main station which is Termini and within 30 minutes or so I was there. I then had a bit of a walk to my hotel, and since I’ve never been didn’t know my way around, so it took a little longer, but I finally found it and got checked in. I’ll write a review of the hotel separately.

My first stop was the Spanish Steps. They were close to my hotel, and on the way to the Metro station Spagna where I’d take the Metro to the Colosseum. The one thing you’ll notice which I found out is that this is a chill out place to sit, which is really cool and I loved it. I spent a lot of my time there. Another thing you’ll notice in my pictures is the number of people taking selfies 😀

Michael 84 Selfie On The Spanish Steps

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