Following my failed attempt to get into World of Warcraft, another game I’d heard about, but never played was The Elder Scrolls. One of the people who works in my favourite coffee shop is a huge Elder Scrolls fan, so I thought it would be a good game to try out, little did I realise how complicated that idea was going to be! For a start, there are many versions, sequels and follow ups. I thought Skyrim was a different game, especially when I saw a poster on the tube for an orchestral performance of the music of Skyrim at the London Palladium, but it’s actually just a chapter of the game. As much as part of me thought I should start at the beginning, sometimes dated graphics and gameplay annoy me in a way that I can’t fully enjoy the story of the game. With that in mind, and with my affiliation with the MMO genre, I opted for The Elder Scrolls Online.Read More
One of my New Years resolutions for last year was to be more like James Bond. As I said in my blog post about it, in any situation he’s capable and ready for whatever comes his way. It’s a very masculine trait, and for the brief time I was in the cub scouts as a kid, I remember the motto as ‘be prepared’.
I’ve never been one for ‘hiking’. I love walking, and will spend all day wandering cities around the world, but trekking through the outdoors has just never really been a huge part of my life. Not because I’m adverse to it, it’s just never happened all that often. The result of that is a serious lack of the right gear, notably footwear!Read More
I’ve had Dolce & Gabbana ‘The One’ on my wishlist for ages, so I was super chuffed to unwrap this bottle as a Christmas present from Mum and Dad a few weeks ago. What’s even better is that this is the newer, fancier, more concentrated EDP version, which, in the words of Dolce & Gabbana offers “a deeper fragrance experience for the perfume connoisseur. Masculine and magnetic, this highly intense scent is a statement of charisma and sophistication.”
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’ve been looking to increase the number of darker fragrances that are more suitable for the winter months, as well as some slightly more masculine vibes for evenings all year round. Most of my fragrance history has consisted of light citrussy notes, and whilst I still love those fresher fragrances, I want to wear scents that are more situationally appropriate. It’s a important to smell for the occasion as it is to dress for the occasion I think.Read More
As I mentioned in my previous carnivore blog post, I planned to put the diet on hold for the Festive period. Whilst I definitely enjoy this way of eating, there are certain things in life that go hand in hand, such as the Christmas and carbs! being strict carnivore for six months and switching to what was essentially going to be a DGAF (don’t give a fuck) diet actually worried me quite a lot!
Before eating my first non-animal based food, I had many concerns over how my body was going to react, both immediately on consumption, but also on-going for the 7-10 days I was going to be with my family gorging on all the things I’ve avoided for six months.Read More
I can’t believe I’m here at this point. For the last six months, I’ve eaten a diet completely devoid of fruit, vegetables and grains. When I first started out, I didn’t imagine I’d last as long as this. Part of me was convinced that it couldn’t possibly be healthy. That’s what we’re always taught right? Meat is bad, fruit and vegetables are good… well maybe, just maybe, that’s not the case.
The zero carb animal based carnivore diet is definitely gaining popularity. Because I live in a constant state of ‘what if I’m wrong’, I question things all the time, and especially in this case, I’ve spent much of the last six months researching and listening to anecdotal stories of peoples diet experiences to make sure I’m not doing myself permanent harm. What’s shocked me, is that the more I look, the more I find people switching to this way of eating. And I’m not talking just about people like me who have always enjoyed meat, there are many many vegans who are also going from all plant, to all animal based diets, with amazing results.Read More
I’ve been on this weight loss journey for a couple of years now, and it’s been overwhelmingly positive. I have more confidence than ever before, and even though my body isn’t quite where I want it to be, I know that, as long as I keep doing what I’m doing, it’s only a matter of time. There is one con to all of this, however… none of my old clothes fit me anymore!
I’m a big fan of making the most out of a situation, so decided to take the opportunity to but myself a capsule wardrobe for the winter months and redesign my style in the process.Read More