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Sunday, 12th February, 2017

What To Do For Michael Day 2017?

It’s Valentines Day Michael Day on Tuesday, and I don’t have any idea on what food to eat! It’s become some tradition that on this day I make food, which started out as just Spaghetti Bolognese which I love, to then making gyros with kebabs and chips, and of course plenty chocolates, red wine and champagne.

I was going to buy some Aberdeen Angus Fillet Steak, but I am not really in a “steak mood”, so it would be pretty much. So what should I eat? I am the most fussy eater in the World, so maybe I will have gyros once again, or I might just keep it nice and simple and have the traditional Northern dish which is Pie & Chips! :mrgreen:

On the night I have champagne, chocolate and truffles at the ready, and I am really ready for those! 😀

If you have ideas on something which I can make (or buy) feel free to let me know in the comments. Here’s some pics of what I’ve had in the last couple of years.

2016 Michael Day! Kebab Gyros and Chips with Prosecco
2016 Michael Day

2015 and 2014 Michael Day Extravaganza!!!
2015 and 2014 Michael Day

Friday, 10th February, 2017

Adidas Tango Cage Blue Collection

Adidas Tango Cage Blue Jackets

Although it’s still Winter, you should probably be thinking about getting out and training, if you haven’t already. Addias have released the Cage collection which I really like. There’s pieces including jackets, hooded tops, T-shirts and shorts, and come with iconic prints and designs.

The Tango collection is actually based on football clothing, the Tango football was an iconic football created by Adidas and used in the 1978 and 1982 World Cups. With all sportswear they have multiple uses, so if you’re having a kick around, playing 5 a side or going for a run, these pieces will work well for any occasion. The Tango Cage collection has a distinctive sublimation print throughout, and is available in red and black, although I love the blue variations which I have chosen here.

Selected pieces are also made with recycled polyester. This is part of the Adidas sustainable product program which sees the products made in the most sustainable ways possible.

My favourite pieces from the collection include the T-shirt above, which has the cool printed design and only costs £25 from Adidas here. The track jacket in the middle is another favourite. It’s a classic Adidas track jacket with tonal three stripes down the arms, and the pattern on 2/3 of the jacket and arms. This is another reasonably priced piece of clothing at £48 here. The first top is a more toned down version, which is priced at £35.

Adidas Tango Cage Blue T Shirts
The blue T Shirt comes in climalite fabric to sweep the sweat away from the body, and will set you back £30. The shorts will give you good freedom and movement for running, and are £22. Finally the classic track jacket comes with contrasting white colour zip and stripes on the arms, it’s navy in colour, has kangaroo pockets to the sides, hood and white zipped front. This one is also from the recycle range, and has the recycle logo to the front left breast, and costs £60.

Wednesday, 8th February, 2017

Dior Homme Intense Review

Dior Homme Intense Review EDP

A fragrance which I have had for a couple of years is Dior Homme Intense. It was released back in 2007, and I’ve had it in my collection for around 5 years. As the name suggests, it’s a masculine style of scent, and I think it’s quite a nice, underrated one for men. It’s an EDP, Eau De Parfum, so has a higher concentration of scent than your usual EDT would have.

First off let’s talk about the bottle. It’s a real clean and simple bottle, which keeps the style to a minimum, but does feel quite elegant with the bottle being more of a cube type of shape, chunky glass, and the fragrance sitting in the middle of it. The top is a heavy black plastic, with the atomizer also being black plastic, and has quite a wide spray, so only a few sprays are required for good coverage.

As for the smell, it’s perfect for an evening, especially in the Autumn or Winter, as it’s quite a warm manly smell. You get a real sense of the woody nature, as you can tell from looking at the colour, however it’s not overpowering, and the vanilla calms it down, with the lavender also toning it down with some powdery tones.

It’s a good choice if you’re looking for something masculine and woody, but something which is not too musky. If this is not for you try checking out more of my aftershave reviews and see if there’s one you can find.

Best season to wear – Autumn/Winter
Scent type – Woody, Aromatic, Floral
Age Recommendation – 23+
Best Worn – Evening, Casual, Formal

Top Notes – Lavender

Heart Notes – Iris, Ambrette seed

Base Notes – Virginia cedarwood, Vetiver, Vanilla

Tuesday, 7th February, 2017

Adidas Superstar Boost Trainers

Adidas Superstar Boost

Adidas have announced their latest trainers which will use the boost technology, and it’s a familiar style, the Superstar. Released on the 9th February, you can get the Adidas Superstar Boost trainers in a few days.

The trainers come with the iconic Superstar design which were launched in 1970. You get the same premium flexible leather upper and leather lining, which comes with a rubber toe complete with the herringbone pattern. The three stripes to the side of the trainers are the standard, and these kicks come in either black or white with a cream midsole. You can pick these up for £95 when they are released from Adidas online here or other shops.

I think these are pretty nice, it’s a combination of the old classics which are the Superstar with the brand new and hugely popular Boost tech. These will probably sell out really quick, so if you do want these you should act fast. However if I want some Adidas Boost I would rather buy a pair of NMD or Ultra, rather than these which I would consider classics. If I wanted to buy some classic Superstar’s then that’s what I would buy.

Let me know your thoughts on these.

Adidas Superstar With Boost Trainers In Black

Sunday, 5th February, 2017

Superbowl Sunday 2017!

Ready for Superbowl LI in my Patriots T Shirt

It’s time for Superbowl LI! (51)

I am not a big fan of American Football, but like so many other people here in the UK and around the World, I have got into the Superbowl for a couple of years, and this year will be no different. It all kicks off tonight from 23:30 and comes from Houston, Texas. This year it’s between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.

I bought this NFL Patriots T-shirt several years ago, and it’s really come in! The New England Patriots won in 2015, were in the final in 2012 and are in the final again this year. They have one of the biggest names in NFL, and he must be since it’s one I have heard of 😀 Tom Brady is their Quarterback.

I will be of course supporting the New England Patriots, and I am looking forward to the game. It’s not all about the game, the half time show is always a spectacular, and this year it’s headlined by Lady Gaga. The adverts are also a highlight if you’re an American, sadly we don’t get those over here.

I am going to buy some food and drink to keep my going, it’s usually on until after 4AM, so tomorrow will be a long day!

Close up of the New England Patriots T Shirt

Saturday, 4th February, 2017

Men’s Style Tips – What To Wear On Valentines Day

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UPDATED for 2017

Valentines day is upon us, which means you’re probably going to want to look your best, whether you’re going out on a date with a girl, you’re out with your girlfriend/wife, or you plan on going out with your friends on the usual night out, you’ll want to look sharp for this night of all nights. When the day or night comes, you’ll want to know what to wear, the best way is to prepare and make sure you have what you need, but what do you wear anyway!? Here’s some style tips to get you started.

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Thursday, 2nd February, 2017

Valentines Day Gift Guide – Ideas What To Get Her

Valentines Day Gift Guide - Ideas For Her

It’s that time of year again, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so if you’re looking for some ideas on what to get her, I have come up with a few things. I have written guides in previous years such as last year here, and it’s more of the same, but if you did not read it then, here’s a little update and some ideas on what to get your significant other. If you still haven’t planned an event or activity you can check out my Valentines Day date ideas, and remember to look the part and check out the Valentine’s outfit tips post too.

With that said, here’s some ideas on what to buy and where to get them from.

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