Download…Let’s do this

I wasn’t going to Download Festival this year, I decided before the line-up was even announced that I just didn’t want to go this year but as the year has gone on I have got more and more jealous about not going, it is one of the best festivals I have ever been to, System Of A Down are playing the Friday night and I just couldn’t pass up a chance to see them live for what might be the only chance I get in my life.

So…..I booked tickets 🤘

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Sainsburys Food Haul

I have seen so many people posting about the Fishless Fingers on Facebook and Instagram and been really excited to try them. We went to the local Sainsburys this evening to have a look if they had any to my surprise the range of vegan Quorn products had expanded massively since we were in their last.

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I managed to pick up a few bits;

  • Fishless Fingers
  • Nuggets
  • Fillets
  • Linda McCartney Country Pies

The Linda McCartney pies are also vegan which is a bonus, so we will give them a try over the next week or so too.

I will be sure to let you know what I think of these.

Crossfire @ Saith Seren

The first gig of many in 2017 was certainly one not to be missed, the incredible Crossfire were billed to play Saith Seren in Wrexham. Having seen them on the closing gig of 2016 in the freezing cold and knowing the show they put on as a band, I made my way over to the venue to experience and capture the gig in person, as expected they didn’t disappoint, playing a mixture of modern day pop songs in their own unique style and some classic rock songs from greats such as AC/DC it was definitely a gig not to be missed.

Here are some of the images I captured from that gig.

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If you didn’t make it to this gig you can see Crossfire at The Plough in Oswestry on March 25th.

2017 The Year Of The Beard

December 2016 I decided for a number of reasons that I would shave my beard, it was my pride and joy and honestly I had never felt personally as confident as I did when I had the beard I know people would look and talk about me when I wasn’t listening but I wasn’t really bothered but I shaved it, it is gone and now all that remains is a small bit of stubble.

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I sat and thought about why I had decided to shave the beard, what made me decide to get rid of it and none of the things that came to mind should have ever have played a part in that decision, I was happy, I enjoyed growing it. It wasn’t until a friend of mine recently said “the beard was your symbol” that it made me realise that I should grow it back.

So..here we are almost at the end of January 2017 and I am growing back the beard I once had, however, this time it is going to be bigger and better than it was before – this is my body, my face and the beard made me the person I am today.

Supporting Local Music

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2017 is the year I promised myself to get out with the camera and capture more bands through the lens, so far I have made good on that promise with my first gig next week and a bunch of other gigs lined up through until April it should be a good start to the year.

I will be posting the pictures from the gigs here so make sure you keep an eye out.

Flip Out Chester

Recently a new trampoline park opened local to us and it has been on the cards to visit for a while now and today we finally got to do it.

I was a bit nervous about it, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, if it was going to be a massive room full of trampolines and lots of kids running around it would be a recipe for disaster, but Flip Out Chester was totally different it was run like clockwork there were “stewards” on the park floor monitoring each section to ensure that everyone abided by the rules and nobody “stepped out of line”. What is more, you have to book on for a one-hour session, you get issued with a coloured wristband and can only enter the park when the time for your band comes, try and get onto the park when it isn’t your turn and you will be swiftly evicted.

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The park itself is MASSIVE, there is something for everyone from trampoline dodgeball to a foam bit where you can practice tricks all the way to a section just like Ninja Warriors UK.  flip-out-chester1

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Overall the day was a success, apart from Ruby hurting her foot a little bit but it wasn’t serious we got it checked over and she said it was fine it just “hurt a little” if you are looking for a day out to burn some energy when it is raining outside, Flip Out is certainly something to check out.