Michael 84

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Goose Island IPA & Midway Session IPA Review – Are These Ales Any Good?

Friday, 14th January, 2022

Goose Island IPA And Midway IPA Session Beer Review

Over the past few months I have been thinking about trying new beer. You’ll have to forgive me, when I say beer I am using the word for all “ale”, so I apologise for that off the bat.

I was never really into the whole ale thing, and just drank the usual lager you’d find in most bars or shops. But then I kind of wanted to experiment a bit.

Recently I got a double pack of Goose Island IPA. Included were a few cans of Goose Island IPA and Midway IPA, what they call a session IPA.

Here’s what I think of both of these.

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Euphoria Season 2 Is Finally Here In 2022!

Tuesday, 11th January, 2022

Euphoria Season 2 Is Back In 2022

That’s right, it’s back and will be better than ever. One of my favourite TV shows of recent times Euphoria is back for season 2.

It was delayed because of the lockdowns and everything else that went wrong in 2020-21, but season 2 has finally made it to TV.

Episode 1 has just aired on Sky Atlantic, and it was good!

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Hello 2022!

Tuesday, 4th January, 2022

Wine Colour Merino Knit Jumper For Today's Look

Hello 2022!

It seems so weird to say that. 2021 went over in a flash, and so did 2020. It doesn’t feel like we’ve had years just pass us by, but that is what has happened.

It’s also the longest break I think I have taken on the blog, with my last post being on Christmas Eve.

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year, and are looking forward to the year ahead.

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The Grand Tour Carnage A Trois Review: Clarkson, Hammond & May Back To Their Best

Saturday, 18th December, 2021

Grand Tour Carnage A Trois Review

The boys are back. The Grand Tour has returned for it’s 2nd lockdown special, The Grand Tour: Carnage A Trios.

This time round Clarkson, Hammond and May delve deep into the world of French car culture.

You can watch this episode which is part of season 4 on Amazon Prime Video. Here’s what to expect if you haven’t seen it yet. (with no or little spoilers)

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Hard Rock Cafe Newcastle Review – Here’s What The Food, Drinks & Service Are Like

Wednesday, 8th December, 2021

Hard Rock Newcastle Review by Michael 84

A few week’s back we went to the Hard Rock Café in Newcastle for some food and drinks. I was quite looking forward to it, after having been to many Hard Rock Cafes around the world.

It’s cool that Newcastle has one, and they are always worth a look.

If you’ve been to others, or have never been to any, here’s how I found my Newcastle Hard Rock experience.

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Something’s Off By Virgil Abloh & Soled Out By Sneaker Freaker Books

Tuesday, 7th December, 2021

Something's Off Virgil Abloh And Soled Out Book

A few weeks ago I was out and happened to find these two books: Something’s Off by Virgil Abloh and Soled Out by Sneaker Freaker.

I had seen both books online but when I was out I wasn’t shopping for them, and came across them both by chance. I was thinking about getting them for a few weeks, and decided that I’d go out and get them.

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Gamesmaster Returns On E4 In 2021 – Watch Tonight at 10PM

Wednesday, 24th November, 2021

Gamesmaster is back in 2021 on E4

Gamesmaster is back! That means nothing if you didn’t live in the 90’s or like computer games, but if you did then you’ll know what a great time this is.

It had it’s hay day in the early to late 90’s, in the times of NES and SNES, Master System and Mega Drive, and later the Playstation, Saturn and N64 days.

This time round the new Gamesmaster (oracle, guru or whatever you’d like to call him) is Trevor McDonald, and I can’t wait to see it.

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Gucci x XBOX Series X Collab Console

Tuesday, 16th November, 2021

XBOX Series X Gucci Collab Console

XBOX have collaborated with Gucci to bring us all the console we didn’t ask for. But I have to say, I love this.

It’s the Gucci x XBOX Series X Console, and it looks great!

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Football Manager 22, GTA San Andreas & Forza Horizon 5: It’s A Bit Of A Gaming Weekend

Saturday, 13th November, 2021

Football Manager 22, GTA San Andreas & Forza Horizon 5: It's A Bit Of A Gaming Weekend

This week 3 games were released that I wanted to play: Football Manager 22, Grand Theft Auto The Definitive Edition and Forza Horizon 5.

It’s going to be a bit of a gaming weekend.

Although these games are brand new releases I was able to play them all for FREE! Here’s how.

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The New H&M Store Opening In Eldon Square Newcastle

Monday, 4th October, 2021

H&M In Newcastle Eldon Square

There’s a new shop in Eldon Square. Well it’s technically not new, at least not a new brand, it’s H&M. They have moved their store from Northumberland Street into Eldon Square.

If you’re wondering where exactly is H&M, It’s in St. Andrews Way, next to where the Apple store is.

It was the opening weekend last Saturday and they had 30% off for members, so I thought I’d have a look in since I wanted to buy a few things.

Here’s what it’s like.

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Do I Need To Bring Alcohol To A House Party? Drinks Etiquette & The Best Drinks To Take To Parties

Saturday, 18th September, 2021

The Best Alcohol To Take To A House Party

The good old house party, you can’t beat them…Especially if it’s someone else’s house and you don’t need to worry about the mess!

But there’s one question which sparks a lot of debate, Do you need to bring alcohol to a house party? Should the host provide the drinks?

There’s not one right answer, and it varies between the types of party and age groups. I’ve been to many over the years, and I’ll break down each type of gathering you’re likely to encounter and what you should expect when it comes to alcohol.

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Cruel Summer Review – A Brilliant 90’s Nostalgic TV Series To Binge Watch

Friday, 3rd September, 2021

Cruel Summer Review - Brilliant Nostalgic Teen Drama On Amazon Prime Video

A while ago I saw there was a new show on Amazon Prime Video called Cruel Summer. It didn’t look good, but then I read some reviews of it and saw some clips, so I sat down and watched the first episode.

I’m glad I did, because it was brilliant! It’s one of the best things I have watched in 2021.

Here’s what it’s all about.

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