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The First Post Of 2020

Saturday, 4th January, 2020

First blog post of 2020 on Michael 84

Hey guys!

Yes, I am still here, we’ve made it to 2020!

This must be the longest blog break I have done, not posting for around 10 days. But it has been Christmas and then New Year, so I guess everyone has been busy to just relaxing.

I hope that everyone had a good Christmas and New Year, and got themselves something good over the festive season, or bought stuff from the sales.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be showcasing what I got…

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Newcastle Christmas Market – Photos & Everything You Need To Know (Review)

Wednesday, 18th December, 2019

Newcastle Christmas Market At Northumberland Street

For the past few weeks Newcastle Christmas Markets have been in the town, and I decided that I would go and check them out.

Here’s some pictures, and information about the Christmas Markets in Newcastle this year.

When they announced that they would extend Newcastle’s Christmas Market, I was excited. I thought it would be a great thing for the city. But then I later found out that the council had basically sold the rights to the markets to a company based in Nottingham. So we’re already off to a bad start.

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Fenwick Christmas Window Newcastle 2019 Pictures – Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Monday, 16th December, 2019

Fenwick Christmas Window 2019 In Newcastle By Michael 84

It’s been that time of the year again, it’s Christmas which means a few things, and in Newcastle it means the Fenwick Christmas Window.

If you’re not from Newcastle or you’re just unaware, Fenwick dresses up their window every year in some kind of theme for the festive season. Sometimes it’s holiday related, such as last year when it was the Snowman, and other times it’s related to other childhood memories.

In 2019 the Fenwick Christmas Window is Charlie and the chocolate factory. It’s not something I ever loved as a kid, but it’s a story that virtually everyone knows and remembers. This year it also has the Christmas Market to contend with, which is on Northumberland Street too.

As always, each window tells a different part of the story, and here’s every window for you to see if you haven’t already checked it out.

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Premier League On Amazon Prime – What’s It Like? (Review)

Thursday, 5th December, 2019

Premier League Amazon Prime Review

The Premier League has fully entered the digital age for the first time, with live streamed games on Amazon Prime. Since I am an Amazon Prime customer already, it’s good news for me. But what is it like?

I watched a couple of games on Amazon Prime in the past couple of days, and this has been my experience so far.

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Leeds United: Take Us Home Documentary Review

Sunday, 1st December, 2019

Leeds United: Take Us Home Documentary Review

As you’ll know I am quite a fan of football and football documentaries and films, and this has been in my watch list for quite a while. Leeds United, Take Us Home is another football documentary, this one showcasing the 2018-19 season for Leeds.

I am somewhat of a veteran of football documentaries now (I should make a best of list), loving the Man City All Or Nothing doc, Inside Borussia Dortmund and Six Dreams to name only three. This one is of a similar structure, following Leeds through the 2018-19 season.

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Christmas Wishlist 2019 – The Best Things To Buy For Men This Year

Friday, 29th November, 2019

The Best Christmas Presents You Can Buy Men In 2019

It’s that time of the year again, it’s time to give (or receive) presents!

But what is good to buy this year?

Whether you’re buying something for another guy, looking for ideas for presents to receive yourself, or even buying your own gifts this year, these are some ideas on what to shop for.

Here’s some ideas to get you started, and hopefully you’ll be able to get some good deals in the sales.

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Inside Borussia Dortmund Documentary Review On Amazon

Sunday, 24th November, 2019

Inside Borussia Dortmund - Review of the Amazon Documentary

Amazon is getting a good reputation for it’s football documentaries. I’ve watched a couple of them, and when I saw Inside Borussia Dortmund, I had to watch it.

It’s a 4 part documentary which tells you exactly what it is from the title: Inside Borussia Dortmund, where it takes you on board and gives you a look back at the 2018-19 season.

Here’s what I thought it.

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Take Me Out 2019 Series 11 Girls Photos

Saturday, 26th October, 2019

Take Me Out 2019 Series 11 Girls Photos - Michael 84 Blog

No lighty, no likey! Take Me Out is back on our TV screens on a Saturday night!

As Paddy McGuinness says… Bring on the girls.

The last series was in January 2018, so series 11 has been well over-due, and it’s finally back on ITV tonight (26th October) and every Saturday night, from 19:15.

Who’s excited to see the girls?

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Film Night: The House With Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler

Sunday, 20th October, 2019

The House 2017 Film Review

I was browsing around films to watch and wanted something light and funny to watch, and came across this film called The House with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. I like both of these actors, and so I decided to give this film a watch, although I knew nothing about it.

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FIFA 20: Football & VOLTA: Initial Thoughts And Review

Sunday, 29th September, 2019

FIFA 20 Review - Is VOLTA Good?

It’s that time of the year again…FIFA 20 was released on Friday! That means it’s been a weekend of playing FIFA, or at least a few hours of playing ๐Ÿ˜‰

This year there has been one big addition, which is VOLTA.

Here’s what it’s all about, and a small initial review of the game.

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