I get asked this question a lot, usually by a co-worker through a mouthful of whatever sweet or savory creation I’ve brought into the office to share. I get it though. Cooking and baking are hardly considered the most manly of hobbies, certainly not what one would expect from a guy who spends a lot of… Continue reading Why do you bake Ben?
A couple of weeks ago I participated in the 2017 Survival of the Fittest event in London. My entry was haphazardly thrown together at the last minute, hoping to squeeze one more race in this summer. Although I’m beginning to lean away from distance running (seriously, screw cardio), the event’s website listed the distance as only 10k, so at worst… Continue reading Survival of the Fittest – The best/worst urban assault course ever
Whether it’s the books or the TV series, you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone anywhere who hasn’t heard of George R R Martin’s epic fantasy franchise. Oddly, you’ll probably have trouble finding anyone among them who dislikes the series. Sure, some fans make think that season was slow or that book was weak, but in general it seems… Continue reading Why Everyone Loves Game of Thrones
“Wow Ben, you really like your ice cream, don’t you? What’s your favourite flavour?” This is not a question I take lightly. Ice cream is a serious game. The playing field has changed. The world of frozen dairy has evolved. One cannot simply reply mint-choc chip anymore. After may weeks of deep thought and soul-searching, I… Continue reading My Ice Cream Top 10
Mankind vs The Undertaker – Hell in a Cell I could probably write an entire blog on the toughness of Mick Foley (also known as Mankind, also known as Cactus Jack, also known as Dude Love). Like the time he had his ear torn off his head in Germany or when he received 3rd degree… Continue reading 3 insane matches that prove wrestlers are some of the toughest motherf*ckers on earth
As a kid, games were my world. I would sit in the glow of our now-ancient Amiga 500 for hours, engrossed by 16-bit sprites bouncing around the screen with primative animation. Only a 4- directional joystick and one button? No problem! Games like Golden Axe, Shadow of the Beast, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Castle Master… Continue reading When did video games stop being fun?
Upon hearing great things about the annual BodyPower Fitness Expo from a friend at the gym, I decided this year to make the pilgrimage to the NEC in Birmingham where it was being hosted. After my flight was delayed for an hour (cheers Flybe), I touched down at Birmingham Airport at mid-day, giving me an… Continue reading Experiences at the 2017 Bodypower Expo