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The Gunner Tavern Review – Newcastle Pub For Drinks And Food

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

Gunner Tavern Newcastle Review - Food And Drinks Michael84

A couple of Saturdays ago we were out and decided to check out a new pub, The Gunner Tavern, so we went in.

If you’re unfamiliar, it’s one of the new bars in Newcastle, and it takes up residence in the old Gotham Town, opposite the Central Station.

Here’s everything you need to know, and my thoughts on The Gunner Tavern.

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Who Pays On The First Date? The Man, Woman Or A Split? Here’s How To Know

Monday, 9th September, 2019

Who Pays On The First Date? Man Or Woman? Your Question Answered

Let’s talk about the minefield that is dating. It’s a crazy, scary and big world out there. The first date is the first step.

You eventually find a woman, ask her out, and at the end of the date the cheque comes…There’s the awkward feeling and a small moment…

Who pays on the first date?

There’s of course a ton of advice, some traditional, some more modern. Traditionally It was always expected that men would pay for women for the first date, and in fact for all dates, but we’re in a whole new world now. In fact, we’ve been in the modern times for years now.

Here’s my guide into the first date, and the awkwardness of who’s going to be paying for it.

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In The The Wardrobe: Beige Chinos For Autumn

Saturday, 7th September, 2019

Outfit Style - Beige Chinos And Navy T Shirt

Happy Saturday guys!

Autumn is here, and so it’s time to start thinking about changing the wardrobe around, or getting a couple of new items. I wanted a pair chinos which are a lighter shade, to I got myself these beige chinos.

I already have a couple of pairs of white and off white colours, and wanted something light but not too bright, and I think these fit the bill.

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The Best Autumn Fragrances For Men That Get Compliments

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019

The Best Men's Fragrances For Autumn 2018

Leaves are falling, it’s starting to get cold, it must be Autumn! But what fragrances should you be wearing this season?

We’ve just left the Summer behind, and now you’ll be thinking about what are the best Autumn fragrances to wear. There’s so many scents which can work for this season, but I’ve picked out those which are specially suited to this time of year.

The colour most associated with Autumn is brown, we think of leaves falling and so woody scents are the perfect choice. We don’t need the heavy hitters of super warming scents more suited to Winter, but something to warm you up nonetheless.

Notes to look out for when choosing a fragrance are:

  • woody
  • masculine
  • musky
  • spicy
  • aromatic
  • floral

Best avoided are the citrus heavy, sweet, aquatic or fresh scents which are better suited to the Spring or Summer.

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Can You Be Too Old For Streetwear? Your Questions Answered

Monday, 2nd September, 2019

Can You Be Too Old For Streetwear - Your Questions Answered

What is the age limit for streetwear?

Streetwear has been around for a long time, and has risen with specific brands being at the forefront of the trend for 10 or more years. We’ve all now grown up, or are growing up, so the question has been asked, Can you be too old for street wear?

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Long Sleeve Henley T-Shirt From Mango Man

Sunday, 1st September, 2019

Mango Man Long Sleeve Henley Slub Top

Hey guys!

I have a new addition to my wardrobe, perfect going into the Autumn now the summer is cooling down, it’s a long sleeve Henley T Shirt from Mango Man.

I have a couple of Henley tops already, I got a few Henleys from H&M a while back. They were short sleeve, and when I saw this long sleeve top, I decided that I’d get it, so I’d have something for this season.

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Music Playlist August 2019 – Summer Bangers 2010 – 2019

Thursday, 29th August, 2019

The Michael 84 Playlist

The summer is almost over! ๐Ÿ™

As with tradition for this summer, I thought I would create a playlist which is filled with summer bangers. I’ve already done a 90’s summer playlist, the 00’s summer playlist, and now it’s time to bring things up to date with the playlist from 2010 until now.

There hasn’t been too many massive summer bangers of late, I think we’ve definitely had less and less as the years have gone on…Or maybe I am not romanticising the music of today like I did of the previous years.

Either way, here’s my playlist of songs which I enjoyed in the summer, from 2010 until now. They may not have been released in the summer, but I was certainly listening to these back in the hot days of the years gone by.

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August Bank Holiday: Drinks & BBQ

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019

August Bank Holiday Weekend 2019

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Did you enjoy the Bank Holiday? It’s always a good one, but sad, since it basically marks the end of the Summer, and it’s the last Bank Holiday of the year (not counting Christmas obviously).

We actually had a really nice weekend in terms of the weather too…It was really hot! And it’s still going right now, although that is supposed to be coming to an end.

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The Best Binge Worthy TV Shows This Year From Amazon, SKY Atlantic & More

Friday, 23rd August, 2019

The Best TV Series To Binge Watch Or Catch Up On In 2019

So far 2019 has been a pretty good year for TV. I’ve watched quite a few programmes, most I have featured on the blog, and some I haven’t.

I thought it would be good to write a round up of the best TV series to binge watch or catch up on this year so far. So if you’ve not watched these, or fancy re-watching something, here’s some of the TV I’ve been watching this year.

There’s been so much to watch, from Amazon Prime and Netflix to the more traditional ways of watching TV from SKY Atlantic, Channel 4 and BBC.

p.s. there’ll be no mentions of dragons or anything like that, I don’t watch that show ๐Ÿ˜‰

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My Most Meaningful Fragrances – The History & Story Of My Favourite Scents

Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

The Most Meaningful Men's Fragrances

Hey guys!

So I spend a lot of time writing about fragrances, reviewing them and taking a look at the best men’s fragrances, but what about the ones which are the most meaningful to me?

Some men’s colognes and aftershaves I can’t recommend enough, they’re incredible, and I love them. But there are others, some of which aren’t really loved by the masses, but are the most meaningful to me.

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