Michael 84

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Suicide Squad For Film Night

Sunday, 14th October, 2018

Suicide Squad For Film Night

Hey guys!

I hope you’ve had a good weekend so far. Last week I didn’t have a film night, and this time round I decided to watch Suicide Squad, a type of film which I’d never usually watch. It was on Amazon Prime, so I thought I’d give it a watch, since lots of people were talking about it when it was released.

I am not really a fan of the whole super hero franchises, in fact I don’t really like them at all. I never did as a kid, and I still don’t. Spirderman, Batman, Superman, Marvel, DC Comics…It’s all foreign to me!

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The Bold Type Season 2

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018

The Bold Type Season 2 Review

I finally watched season 2 of one of my new favourite TV shows, The Bold Type! It’s on Amazon in the UK, and I came across it last year and thought season 1 was brilliant, so I was happy when a second season was announced, and it was released in the Summer. The World Cup was on, so I was all focused on that, but I finally sat down and watched season 2, and it was just as good as the first.

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Molly’s Game For Film Night

Sunday, 30th September, 2018

Molly's Game For Film Night

Hey guys!

So for my latest film night I watched Molly’s Game. I actually wanted to watch this last week, but it’s on for quite a long time (over 2 hours) and I didn’t have enough time. But when I realised it was on for such a long time, I made sure that I was able to watch it, and I’m glad I did.

It’s a film I had never heard of before, and is based on a true story, the memoirs of Molly Bloom who is the main character played by Jessica Chastain. After watching the trailer I thought it looked like a really good story, so decided to sit down and watch it.

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How To Start A Minimalist Fashion Watch Brand

Friday, 28th September, 2018

Michael 84 - My Larsson And Jennings Watch

You’ve probably seen all these fashion and minimalist watch brands spring up from nowhere and may have wondered, can I start my own watch brand? How Easy Is It? You may think it’s hard to do, or you need a  fundamental background in timepieces. Actually that’s not the case, can you can start your own watch brand pretty easily.

So what do you need? You only need the following 3 things:

  • An idea (the brand & story etc. )
  • Marketing
  • A little bit of start up cash

And that’s it!

Are you ready to start a watch brand? YES! Let’s go.

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Restaurants Are Overrated & A Waste Of Money [Unpopular Opinion]

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018

Restaurants Are A Waste Of Money

More and more people are going out to eat, and there’s more and more places to eat in. But for me, restaurants are over rated and a waste of money. Yes, it’s going to be an unpopular opinion, but it’s a one which I’ve had for years, and firmly believe.

If you’re a foodie or someone who loves to go out to eat I’ll probably never change your mind, and it does seem like everyone loves to go out to eat, but I don’t see why.

My relationship with food is when I’m hungry, I eat. That’s it. I have some food I like, but mostly, I am a fussy eater, which I’ll get into later.

Here’s some of the reasons why restaurants are over rated.

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Spandau Ballet Film – Soul Boys of the Western World

Sunday, 23rd September, 2018

Spandau Ballet Film

So for my latest film night I was running short on time and it was quite late, so couldn’t watch something with a long run time. I didn’t know what kind of film I was in the mood for, but I do love documentary-style films, and came across Soul Boys of the Western World, the Spandau Ballet film.

I am not a Spandau Ballet fan, their music and their time was well before mine, but I do know their songs, like everyone else in the world. They were big, huge in this country, and it all ended as it usually does with groups or bands.

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Just Friends For Film Night

Sunday, 16th September, 2018

Just Friends Film Review

Hey guys!

So it was another film night, and I was having a browse around on Amazon Prime to see if there were any good films which I hadn’t seen. There’s a lot of ones I’ve seen before, but I wanted something new, at least to me, and also something a bit light.

I came across a film called Just Friends, which seemed to be quite light, and is a comedy with Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart and Anna Faris. It’s a rom-com type of film, and has a stereotypical and predictable plot, but that’s not a bad thing.

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Tattoos On Trend: Why I’ll Never Get A Tattoo

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018

Tattoo? No Thanks. Why I'll never jump on the tattoo trend

I can’t believe I’ve been writing this blog for all these years and I’ve never talked about one of the biggest trends in probably 10 – 15 years; It’s unisex and universal, I’m talking about tattoos. As you’ve seen in all my photos I don’t have any tattoos, and I’ve never felt the need to get one either. To be honest, I just don’t really ‘get’ them.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate tattoos or people who have them, I’m not against them or anything like that. I just don’t really understand why you’d want to get one, especially some of the ink people are putting on their bodies; It’s pretty crazy (even stupid) stuff. This is not really a guide or tips on reasons for you not to get one, it’s not to dissuade you, this is just some of my reasons for why I wouldn’t personally get one.

Why does it seem like everyone has a tattoo these days?

I think tattoos are just a trend, and the fad that is dying out.

This is definitely going to be Unpopular Opinion…

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Ready For Spain vs Croatia – T-Shirt Tuesday

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018

Spain Shirt - T Shirt Tuesday for Spain vs Croatia

Happy T-Shirt Tuesday guys!

This could be the last one until next year, the weather is starting to turn, it’s getting colder and I’m planning on wearing more layers and knitwear as the Autumn comes. There’s a certain football match on tonight, Spain vs Croatia, so naturally I’m wearing my Spain shirt 😀

More on this below, and what I got up to last weekend…

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The Boat That Rocked – Film Night

Sunday, 9th September, 2018

The Boat That Rocked Film Review

Happy Sunday!

I was having a browse around at what films to watch, and I came across The Boat That Rocked. It’s not a new film and was released in 2009 but I hadn’t seen it before, and the title can be a bit misleading because it could literally be about anything.

It’s written and directed by Richard Curtis and stars Bill Nighy among others, and is a comedy style film set in the 1960’s and is based on a true story surrounding pirate radio.

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