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Life After Lockdown – It’s Weird!

Saturday, 13th June, 2020

Wearing My Retro Italy Diadora Football Shirt

Hey guys!

It’s been a while since I posted a life type of update, possibly because not a lot has been going on for any of us!

Lockdown has been a strange time, and I think life after lockdown it is going to feel weird. I have been living in the lock down for around 13 weeks, but this week I have started to gradually to come out of it, and trying to get back to some normality.

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A Visual Guide To Every World Cup Football: A Nostalgic Look Back At Match Balls

Friday, 12th June, 2020

Every World Cup Football 1930 - 2018

Balls…Footballs. Once they were just round piece of equipment which were absolutely required to play a game of football. But for the past several decades, they’ve became a lot more.

I have always loved the World Cup, and the balls have played a bigger and bigger part in that. I thought it was about time I done a visual guide on all of the balls, and the stories behind them, both in historic terms and my own memories with them.

This is every World Cup football match ball from 1930 to 2018, and some stories behind them.

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Football Restart Dates After The Coronavirus Around Europe (With Map)

Friday, 15th May, 2020

Restart date for football across Europe after the coronavirus

Who else is missing football? We all are!

It seems like we’ve been without football for such a long time, in fact it’s true, we have. Of course in times such as this, health is absolutely the most important thing. More or less everything, including football, has to take a back seat.

But it has to, and will resume some time. Across Europe everyone has a different idea, and some leagues are restarting, some have been cancelled while others only have an estimated return, with others being postponed indefinitely.

Here’s a run down of all the leagues in Europe, and when they’re planning to restart.

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14 Fun & Productive Things To Do During Quarantine – How To Keep Busy At Home In Lockdown

Friday, 1st May, 2020

Things To Do At Home When You're Bored

Still bored at home? This post has been a long time coming. If you’re stuck inside or bored in the house, I’ve come up with a list of fun things to do to pass the time.

So if you’re looking for a new hobby to start, or you just want something casual, fun and light to do, here’s some ideas to get you started.

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Gangs Of London TV Series On Sky Atlantic – Worth The Watch [No Spoilers!]

Thursday, 30th April, 2020

Gangs Of London - A TV Show Worth Watching

A new TV series has come at the right time! I love re-watching my old favourites, but it’s always nice to watch something new. Gangs of London is on SKY Atlantic and was released on 23th April, but I’ve just been watching it now.

Here’s what it’s all about, with no spoilers for you! πŸ˜‰

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We’re Living In Strange Times Right Now – Social Distancing, Lockdowns & Everything Else

Friday, 27th March, 2020

Day 20

Hey guys! I am still here!

How are you? I hope you are all well, fit and healthy and getting through this strange time the entire world is living in right now.

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The Coronavirus Stops Football Worldwide Including The Premier League

Friday, 13th March, 2020

Coronavirus Cancels Football

It’s the worldwide crisis which has dominated the news in the past several weeks, and sadly it’s probably just the beginning. Obviously I am talking about the Coronavirus aka COVID19.

This is serious, people are dying and it’s a terrible contagious infection sweeping the globe.

People and health are number 1, that goes without saying. I could write about toilet roll shortages and the stockpiling of pasta, but we’re probably sick of talking about that.

So with that said I’ll keep it light (or as light as you can be in this situation) talk about what many of us love and how it’s effected that, football and sport.

The Coronavirus has stopped football worldwide, including the Premier League, which announced this morning that it would be suspended until 4th April.

Here’s what’s happened so far.

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Quitting Twitter – It’s A Year Later, What’s Changed And Has It Improved Health/Life?

Sunday, 1st March, 2020

Twitter is toxic - 1 Year of not using twitter. What's the difference?

This week back in 2019 I quit Twitter, and it was a long time coming. I wrote a post back then about how Twitter is toxic in my opinion, this was on the back of myself declaring the platform “not the same” in 2016.

So, a year has past, what has changed, does it improve health and lift in general.

Here’s everything which has happened since I stopped using Twitter on 28th February 2019.

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The Brits 2020: The Best Brits Awards For A Long While?

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020

BRITS 2020

I watched the BRITS yesterday as I usually do each year, but they never seem what they used to be. These days the shows always seem a bit drab, boring, too scripted and nothing exciting ever really happens…But The BRITS 2020 was a good one!

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Valentines Day 2020

Friday, 14th February, 2020

Michael Day 2020 Wearing red shirt with grey sweater

Happy Valentines Michael Day!

The tradition for normal people to celebrate Valentines Day, but if you’ve been reading this blog since day one, it’s been a tradition to have Michael Day. It’s not a tradition I can stop, and why would I!? πŸ˜€

It’s an absolute eating and drinking fest, and the only food which is allowed is terrible food which is not good for you. That would be lots and lots of chocolate and various carbs, not forgetting lots of alcohol later.

If you’ve seen any of my previous Michael Day’s you’ll have seen me make home made gyros, have filet steak, plenty of champagne and of course you can’t forget the truffles!

I have toned things down in recent years, this year I will have spaghetti bolognese and I’ve already had french toast for brunch/lunch…Something I love but rarely eat.

This usually coincides with pancake day and I call it fat week, however this year that’s not until the end of the month, so there’s 2 weeks to wait for that.

If you are planning a Valentines with a girl I have some helpful posts. Whether you’re looking at what to wear, what fragrance to use, where to go & what to do, or some general style rules, here’s some posts from the blog which will help you out on this day:

Hopefully these will be helpful to you for whatever you’re getting up to tonight.

I also can’t get it go without talking about my style. Since today is all about red, I’ve dug out a red shirt I own, and teamed it up with a V-neck jumper in grey.

I bought this red shirt such a long time ago and rarely worn it. It’s such a bright poppy colour, probably too bold to wear on it’s own. I think it works fine with another darker piece, and I think it works fine with the sweater. For the lower half I’ve kept things dark with some black chinos.

Whatever you’re up to today and tonight, have a good one!

Happy Valentines Day πŸ˜‰


The Dolly Parton Challenge – Photos On LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram & Tinder

Monday, 3rd February, 2020

Dolly Parton Challenge Linkedin Facebook Instagram Tinder - Best Footwear

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or perhaps not on social media and especially Instagram, you’ll not have missed what’s being called the Dolly Parton Challenge.

If you don’t know, it’s where people upload 4 different photos which are suited best to their profiles on the different social networks. This has been named the Dolly Parton Challenge as she was the first, or one of the first’s to do this, or at least the one who got it to trend.

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James May: Our Man In Japan (Review)

Sunday, 2nd February, 2020

James May Our Man In Japan Review

Bim, Guess What!? (A joke from the show which you’ll understand when you watch it)

James May has branched out on his own and got his own Amazon show without Clarkson and Hammond, Our Man In Japan.

This is of course not the first James May show, with previous shows on the BBC such as Cars Of The People, Toy Stories and The Re-assembler, he’s no stranger at doing TV shows without the other two.

I have always wanted to go to Japan, and I think it’s quite a fascinating place, many people do. When I heard about this show I knew I had to watch it, so I did.

Here’s what it’s all about.

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