Monday, June 20, 2016

Winning Tips For Making Friends in a New City

It can be overwhelming to move to a new city without anyone you know. Whether it’s for education or a new job, maybe even just for a fresh start. It’s important you start networking and making friends to get yourself socializing and happy in your newfound home. Soon you’ll need this tip!

Let’s begin. Here're some winning tips that can help you along the way:

Learn to Cook

It’s no secret I love good food. Taking time out to do a cooking course is an excellent way to meet like-minded people, while also getting yourself an important life skill. Everyone there will have an interest in food so that conversation starting will be super easy. Making food is always fun, and eating it afterward is better! Suggest to the group to go for a drink later to get to know everyone outside of class time. This will give you time to talk and share interests even more.  

Join a sports team

Joining a local team can help make friends, the team spirit will get you all working together towards a victory. Regular training will help you get to know your teammates. Whatever your interest, there’s usually a club for it. Whether it’s football, rugby, tennis, or the rabble! There will likely be meetups outside of training where you’ll get to socialize even more. It’s perfect for actively reaching out and meeting new people, while keeping fit and healthy. Plus, you might even win something! Imagine a football trophy from premier trophies sat on your shelf. A great reminder of your achievements, and a bit of nostalgia with your newfound friends.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The #bgoHendrix Gig

The #bgoHendrix launch was one of the coolest blogger events I've been to. Aside from launching a sleek slot game from bgo, it was an exclusive and intimate night of Jimi Hendrix-inspired musical acts in the west side of London.

What To Do On Your Best Bud's Birthday

Best buds are important. Not a fact they will often admit to one another. But you need that guy in life who has your back, shares your stupid experiences and provides a bit more fun in life. So when it comes time to their birthday, what do you do? A lot of guys have a problem being open with their gestures of kindness and care, so instead, make it fun. 

Here are a few ways to do that.

Get out in the wild
If you prefer using your feet instead of the car, there are ways of that, too. A good old manly camping trip is just as effective a way as building those bonds. It requires a bit more practical knowledge which will no doubt lead to the occasional showing off. All the same, with a few beers and some meat cooked over a fire, it’s a chill way to spend a big day. Hashtag 'Wolfpack.'

Friday, June 3, 2016

A Modern Gentleman's Gift Guide

If you’ve got a modern gentleman in your life and you’re unsure what to buy them, you are not alone. Whether it’s your husband, brother or cousin, knowing exactly what gift to give can be a difficult task. You understandably want to buy something meaningful that is still in keeping with their lifestyle and taste. But buying for these smart, polite and chivalrous guys is much easier than you think. Here are some fantastic gift ideas that modern gentlemen of any age will appreciate.

Not your usual barber. [Image from here.]
A Grooming set
Modern gentlemen are renowned for caring about their appearance. So why not help him continue to look his best with a grooming set. These are ideal gifts for all ages and vary in content and price. So you will need to shop around to find the most suitable option. There are grooming sets for hair, nails, beards and skin, so consider what your modern gentleman might be lacking. This will make it easier to buy him something he needs. Alternatively, you can create your own using a variety of products and grooming accessories. He is bound to adore the extra effort you’ve put in and he will enjoy using new products and grooming techniques.

Easy Ways To Improve Your Driving Experience

I recently wrote a post about driving experience days. There are plenty of them about, and it’s a fun and exciting day out. But, what if you wanted to bring some of that experience home with you? I’m not suggesting stealing a Ferrari, of course. But, there are a few things that you can do to upgrade your car that will make it a far more pleasurable drive. Let’s take a look at some of the simple changes you can make to improve the driving experience in any car.

Clean it

First thing’s first, make sure your car is clean. Driving in a car full of rubbish and dirt is never a pleasant experience, and it’s also a sign that you just don’t care about it. There are no excuses for dirty cars, and they can even lead to internal damage. Not only that but the weight of all the stuff in there will decrease your fuel efficiency. Get a vacuum cleaner out, and stop using your car as extra storage for your home. You will find you save a lot of money at the fuel pumps and enjoy your drives a lot more.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Compelling Reasons Why Men Should Drink More Green Tea

Green tea - where do you stand on it? Let’s be honest, when you picture a green tea drinker, it’s not a man you will typically have in mind. It gets a bad rep as something only for hippies and vegans, not for the high-powered chap on his way to a tough workout. In short, it just isn’t manly.

The truth is somewhat different, however. If you want to see some big improvements in your life - and its length - you ought to reconsider. Here are five reasons more men should drink green tea.

It boosts your metabolism

Looking to cut down on your calories and increase your rate of metabolism? Then drink green tea. It contains substances known as catechins, which can help you increase your metabolism by a significant amount. In fact, studies show that it helps you raise your calorie burn by around 4%. If you are struggling to get beyond your fitness or weight loss plateau, green tea could be the answer you are looking for.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Amazing Driving Experiences You Should Check Out Now

For many people, there are fewer experiences better than being in control of a vehicle. They love the feel of the wheel, the roll of the tyres, the bumps in the roads, the roars of the engine. They’ll find any excuse to use their car. (Although they may feel guilty about occasionally using the car for a journey that would have taken a few minutes on foot.)

These people can often feel doomed to dissatisfaction, though. Why? Because it’s rare for someone who really loves vehicles to be able to own all the types of vehicles they want to drive. A vehicle lover wants to try out a variety of rides. And they don’t just want to be a passenger. They want to be right there at the controls, controlling all the movements and feeling that strange freedom that comes with it.

Thankfully, there are unique driving experiences all over the country. You don’t have to own a type of vehicle just to try it out for an hour or two! Here are some summer suggestions for you.

Get in a tank

That’s right: you don’t have to stick to conventional road vehicles. Many people might not believe that you can actually spend a day tank driving. But there are loads of fun and disarmed tanks you can drive around in, either along a course or freely in a field.

And yes, I did say disarmed. You won’t be able to go on some video game-esque rampage in one. Sorry!

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