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Hungry Ghosts, OK Go – A Review

Hungry Ghosts, OK Go – A Review

Hungry Ghosts is the fourth album from Chicago band, OK Go and I love it! That could just be the end of the review right there, but that seems a little lazy. I fell in love with OK Go right from the first song of their's that I heard, Get Over It. I must have been in Sixth Form or a uni fresher when…

It’s Mardi Gras / Pancake Day

It’s Mardi Gras / Pancake Day

Happy Mardi Gras, Pancake Day or Tuesday! Whatever you're celebrating, have a wonderful day. Here in my house, we're celebrating a combination of Pancake Day and Mardi Gras. In November 2013, my best friend and I travelled to New Orleans, Louisiana as part of my 30th birthday celebrations. Here we sang karaoke at Cat's Meow, drank Hurricanes, ate PoBoys, explored the swamps, had…

Hey Mango

Hey Mango

It's midnight and I'm inadvertently launching pieces of mango around my kitchen. I love a ripe mango as much as the next person and lord knows I've been waiting for this mango and it's been waiting for me. It's traveled many, many miles on top of it's already extensive journey from it's country of origin (maybe Kenya), as through poor forward planning it has…

My Social Stance: I won’t do that!

My Social Stance: I won’t do that!

I get contacted about Social Media jobs a lot. I get contacted about Web Analytics jobs even more. Become a Web Analyst if you're struggling for employment, there are loads of jobs in that. Anyway, the Social Media roles; I tend to find that I'm having to explain how I feel about Social over and over because what each company wants from the…

Kenya Booze Haul

Kenya Booze Haul

Just back from a wonderful 2 weeks in Kenya and had to take a trip to the duty free on the way back. I know many bloggers do make up and clothes hauls, but, well, I collect booze, and I do mean collect. It's a collection because I don't drink them all at once, I do save and savour my drinks. So, what…

Tips for Duty Free Alcohol Shopping at the Airport

Tips for Duty Free Alcohol Shopping at the Airport

After a recent holiday and some recent alcohol purchases to add to my increasing collection in cocktail corner, I thought I'd drop you a few hints on buying alcohol at the airport, where you can save a fair bit of money if you're cunning. UK customs will allow you to bring back a certain amount of alcohol into the country from outside the EU…

Pomegranate & Prosecco for Christmas Morning

Pomegranate & Prosecco for Christmas Morning

I discovered this alternative to Bucks Fizz / Mimosas a few years ago when I was living with friends in Cardiff and we celebrated Christmas at many points throughout December. My housemate Paul brought this Jamie Oliver recipe to my attention and I think I've had this prosecco cocktail most years since. It's fresh, classy and not too heavy, so could be perfect…

Pomegranate & Rosemary Gin Cocktail

Pomegranate & Rosemary Gin Cocktail

I can't claim to have created this  gin cocktail recipe and if I had I would have named it something a little more imaGINative; I was referring to it as a Rosy-Pom Gin. I found this recipe whilst looking for something for the Christmas season that wasn't full of cream, egg or mulled spices. The rosemary in this drink gives it a real…

Made in Chelsea Commentary: Episode 3, Series 8 – Alik Cheats, but probably not!

Made in Chelsea Commentary: Episode 3, Series 8 – Alik Cheats, but probably not!

I've been wanting to do this all along with Made in Chelsea, but well, who has the time? Anyway, here goes my commentary from series 8, episode 3. Bonus points if I can get one or more of the cast to comment on this - unlikely, I know. Throughout this post I'll be adding in comments that were made by myself and my buddy…

Stop HS2

Stop HS2

I've just created a new page about the UK Government's plans to start building HS2 in 2017. I opposed this decision and think it would be better to invest in high speed internet nationwide to allow people more flexibility in their working patterns and therefore reducing traffic peaks throughout the week. Please have a look at my new page and sign the petitions…

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Hungry Ghosts, OK Go – A Review
Feb 28th, 2015
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Hey Mango
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