The Political Compass and my World View

The Political Compass and my World View

Introduction As I grow older, I find myself taking more of an interest in politics and current affairs. We seem to be moving towards an increasingly polarised society, and I’m not just talking about Brexit! (Which I shall avoid as a topic, for now.) This is my first blog post that is more of an opinion piece than my usual product or hotel review, I hope you enjoy it. What is the Political Compass? A few months ago, a colleague…

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Yamaha MODX8 Synth and HS5 Speakers

Yamaha MODX8 Synth and HS5 Speakers

It’s fair to say I’m not very good at keeping this blog up-to-date, but I’m going to try harder (honest!) from now on. I’ve been lucky enough to invest in a few new things recently, so I’ll go through them bit-by-bit and explain what’s what. New Piano or No? I sold my old Kawai CN2 digital piano a couple of years ago as I didn’t have space for it in my flat. I also wasn’t playing it regularly, so it…

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Summer Fitness Goals

Summer Fitness Goals

So, the clocks have finally “sprung” forward again which must mean summer is on the horizon. Time to start thinking about that beach body again! Truth be told, I never stop thinking about it, and I’m lucky that my year-round swimming regime keeps me in reasonable shape anyway. But, my diet isn’t exactly strict most of the time, and that’s what tends to make the difference. Dropping just a few percent body fat makes a big improvement in visible muscle…

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Instagram: Viewing large profile pictures

Instagram: Viewing large profile pictures

Ever found it frustrating that the Instagram app only shows user’s profile pictures in a small, circular thumbnail format? On several occasions I’ve tried tapping on the image to make it bigger, but alas, Instagram does not offer up a larger version. Fear not though, there is a solution if you are prepared to expend a bit of effort (and have a web browser window handy). This is what you need to do: Armed with the username of the profile…

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Introducing Greece Travel Guide

Introducing Greece Travel Guide

Everyone loves a bit of shameless self-promotion, so it’s about time I introduced my main hobby site: www.greecetravelguide.co.uk! Over the past year or so, I’ve gradually been adding content, as well as having a logo designed and buying a custom WordPress theme. For now, it’s mostly a diary of my (many) trips to Greece over the last 3 years, but the aim is to expand into more of a guide to exploring my favourite country. Please check the site out,…

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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. For the longest time, I made do with the free in-ear buds that come with most new mobile phones. The ones Samsung provide on their flagship Galaxy range are okay, but really just for casual use. I listen to music at work for 4 – 6 hours most days. I also tend to wear earphones when walking around on my own, especially for those…

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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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