“You still watch wrestling?” That’s usually the reaction I get when I mention to the average Joe that I enjoy that unique hybrid of live-action theatre and performance art known as professional wrestling. Usually it’s followed up by “But, it’s all fake isn’t it?” Years ago I would have burst into a defensive spiel,… Continue reading Why I love Wrestling (explained using mostly GIFs)
According to my social media account, it was the 22nd May 2015 when I received the confirmation that my place in the 2016 London Marathon was secured. I joked that Mo Farah would have some competition. I was cocky. I was confident. I had no idea what I had gotten myself in to. At that point, I… Continue reading The Road to, on and after the 2016 London Marathon
Following up my ice cream top 10, the following is what I consider to be the 10 best video games to grace PC and consoles. Although my game playing has slowed down in recent years, this was actually harder to put together then my favourite ice cream list, as I’ve played more video games than I… Continue reading No debate – These are the top 10 video games of all time
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