Fragrance Review - John Varvatos Artisan Acqua

I probably have enough summer fresh scents right now, but I saw this in TK Maxx and was compelled to pick it up. I've seen loads of reviews of John Varvatos Artisan Pure, but I hadn't seen any for Artisan Aqua, but I thought 'what the hell'.

My first impressions of the presentation are that it's unique. The rustic cap and the woven covering around the bottle give a real sense of how this is going to smell. Even the box has a textured feel, to give a subtle feeling of sand.

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Carnivore Diet - Week Four

Trying to keep enough variation in what I’m eating to prevent boredom has meant various impulse buys from Amazon Now. Amazon bought Whole Foods recently and now I have so many more options available when I can’t be bothered to go out to the butchers. The latest purchase was a rack of pork ribs which I slow cooked for about 3 hours. Only downside is that I couldn’t smother them in sticky bbq sauce, but they were still super tasty.

What’s really interesting is that despite really enjoying the ribs, especially as I had pork loin steaks for lunch, I really felt like I was missing the satiation I get from beef. I’ll do more experimentation of the next week or so, but it may be that the higher fat content meats really do make me feel better and more satiated than the leaner meats. I’m actually yet to have chicken since starting this diet for the simple reason that it’s about the leanest meat available, and I can honestly say I’m not craving chicken in any way.

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Classic Movie Review - Bullitt

I have a bit of an obsession with Steve McQueen. As far as style icons go, I don’t think there are many men that can measure up to how effortlessly cool he was. So with that said, it’s surprising I haven’t seen more stuff with him in. As far as I can remember, the only movie so far is Le Mans, which is pretty epic, and definitely one to watch.

I’ve known about Bullitt for years, ever since Ford made an advert for the Puma using not only the music, but footage of McQueen driving to advertise their new sports car. Now the Puma was a great car, but let’s be real, it’s no Mustang, like the one seen in Bullitt!

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My First Time #9 - Cooking Fish

I really hate fish. For as long as I can remember I’ve disliked it. It’s taste, smell, texture, everything! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried to like it. I’ve supposedly had some amazing fish on my travels according to everyone I was with at the time, but I really didn’t get on with it.

I want to like fish, I really do. There’s some amazing looking fish dishes out there, and it would make life easier when eating out or travelling, but up to this point I haven’t managed to convince myself to stomach it.

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Classic Movie Review - Ben Hur

At 3hrs 42mins, the 1959 release of Ben Hur has to be one of the longest films I’ve ever seen! Starring Charlton Heston, this was actually a remake of a silent movie from 1925, and has since been remade again in 2016. That being said, this is the one most people talk about when they mention Ben Hur.

Due to its length, I’d been putting this one off for ages. Dedicating almost 4 hours to a single movie is a proper commitment, and not one you can do at half nine on weeknight!

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Carnivore Diet - Week Three

Took 3 days for the bloated feeling to subside, and  a whole week for my weight to return to where it was pre-cheat day. The idea of another weekend cheat day was still appealing in a small way, but only because we naturally want things more when we can’t have them. The main difference this time around was that it was entirely resistible.

As time has passed, I’ve found this diet to become easier and easier. I’m still not bored of eating just meat, and really not craving any kind of fruit or vegetable. I am, however, occasionally getting cravings for fizzy sweets and ice cream, but so far they’ve been short lived.

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