Sony WH-1000XM2 Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM2 Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones

Introduction Quite why it’s taken me so long to invest in decent headphones, I’ll never know. I listen to music at work for 4 – 6 hours most days. I also tend to use them when walking around if I’m on my own, especially for those mundane trips to the supermarket or to grab a coffee. In other words, I’m pretty reliant on headphones on a daily basis. Until late August, my only pair were the in-ear variety, a set…

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DJI Mavic Air – My Thoughts

DJI Mavic Air – My Thoughts

Like most drone owners, I felt it was about time I shared my experience of owning what is undoubtedly a cool piece of technology. Was it worth the money? What are the good and bad things about it? Did I buy the right one? Let’s find out… I bought my DJI Mavic Air from Amazon back in June this year for £830 for the ‘Fly More Combo’ kit. I also purchased a 64Gb micro SD card as well as some…

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Thor: Ragnarok Review

Thor: Ragnarok Review

Having just treated myself to an Odeon Limitless subscription, my friend and I decided we’d go and see Thor: Ragnarok as it’s been out a while now. A friend who’d already seen it gave it a thumbs up so we figured it’s worth a shot. Quick disclaimer: although I’ve seen all the previous Thor movies, I am by no means a Marvel fanatic so I’m writing this review based purely on entertainment value! I’ll go in to a bit more…

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Manos Apartments Elounda

Manos Apartments Elounda

Great Location but that’s about it… As some other reviewers have already suggested, I suspect Manos has a loyal following on TripAdvisor as I can’t think why else there are so many 5* reviews. Don’t get me wrong it’s not an awful place by any means, but it’s far from perfect too. Also I should add that I moderated my review, improving it from 2 to 3 stars as I recognize it’s been a while since I stayed self-catering and…

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Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Waha

Our first trip to Oman didn’t get off to the best of starts: beware that getting through customs at the airport is a SLOW process. After a 6.5 hour flight from London to Dubai, 2 hour stop-over in Dubai and a further 45 minute flight into Oman, we were understandably tired and very keen to get to our hotel so the delay at customs was completely unexpected and stretched my patience to its very limit! Hardly the hotel’s fault but…

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Thomson Sensatori Resort Crete

Thomson Sensatori Resort Crete

Towards the end of October there are relatively few destinations close at hand for British tourists looking for those last rays of warm sun before the realities of winter are too close to ignore. Deciding to return to Crete where I had enjoyed several family holidays as a young teenager, my wife and I spotted a bargain on Thomson’s website, staying at the luxury 5* Sensatori Resort Crete for 10 days on a full-board basis for a little under £700 each….

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Sportspark Parking Woes

Sportspark Parking Woes

I feel obliged to share some feedback I’ve just sent to the Sportspark regarding their recently reinstated parking barrier entry/exit system: Dear Sportspark, Please please PLEASE can you sort out the ticket validation system for the car park. It’s quite simply ridiculous that you have to queue and wait for a receptionist to validate your ticket before you can leave. Yesterday evening myself and at least a dozen others spent nearly TEN minutes waiting for a receptionist to become available…

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4k fast training run

4k fast training run

Following a fairly hard gym workout Monday evening (and a decent weekend’s cardio training – see previous posts), I decided on a quick post-work run aimed at a slightly shorter distance but at much faster pace. Below is my garmin data from today’s run courtesy of Strava: I was quite pleased to manage the full 4k and only just off my target pace of 4:48m/km. If you view the full data you’ll see there is a bit of a climb…

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First endurance pool swim of 2015

First endurance pool swim of 2015

To follow up yesterday’s 5k run, this evening was my first pool swim aimed at increasing the distance significantly from previous sessions, which had been focusing on speed due to my county swims being over a short 50m distance. The session, which took just over an hour, comprised of the following: 200m easy front crawl to warm up 600m f/c, rest 400m f/c 100m breaststroke recovery 600m f/c, rest 400m f/c 100m breaststroke recovery 600m f/c, rest 400m f/c 100m breaststroke…

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First 5k training run of 2015

First 5k training run of 2015

With my Norfolk County championships swimming galas out of the way, it’s time to start training properly for the upcoming Waveney Spring Triathlon, a super-sprint event being held this year on 10th May. This year’s training began last Saturday with an early morning 5k run from my house, down to the University of East Anglia and around the lake there, before heading back into Cringleford and back home through the back of our housing estate. Below is a map of…

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