“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
Little known fact about me – I friggin love obstacle courses. Love em! As a kid I would watch shows like Fun House, Total Wipeout and Ninja Warrior with a single thought running through my mind – I could do that! Fast forward to adulthood and now there’s plenty of opportunity for a grown man to test… Continue reading How Tough is Tough Mudder? – Paying to get electrocuted, gassed and set on fire.
It’s been almost three years since I stopped training to become a pro-wrestler. Most Saturdays at 5pm, I’d walk down to the harbour and board the 12-hour overnight slow boat to Portsmouth. I couldn’t afford to pay for a cabin, so I’d sleep on the empty seats. If there were no seats free I’d lie on the… Continue reading My Pro-Wrestling Post-Mortem