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Play Pick My Postcode (free)

For the past 2 months, I’ve been playing Pick My PostCode . It’s much like the Postcode Lottery, except it’s completely free. They get their money through paid advertisements. So far, I’ve won nothing as my postcode has yet to appear, but if you sign up, you might be lucky. My friend has won a tenner here and there. …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Sunday February 3, 2019


Positivity can’t be kept daily

This one may seem like a bit of a downer. Positivity can’t be kept 100% of the time, and today is like this for me. I felt a bit down and I can’t figure out why. It could be because I had to go to work during a snow day. It could also be the fact that there wasn’t much snow here. I absolutely love the snow, and I love …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Friday February 1, 2019


Moving away from Facebook services

To start, this isn’t a “we must all move away from Facebook, now!”. This is me feeling like I want to move away from Facebook and their services. Facebook plans to merge all their messaging services to allow all their users to connect through either Messenger, Instagram or WhatApp. Some of my friends think this is …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 30, 2019


January 2019 is coming to an end

This is our final week of January, and we only have 3 days left until it’s officially over. I’ve already had a few surprises, some bad and some good, and I wanted to share with you both my good and bad for this month. The Bad: Best friend’s dad’s passing PC gave up Squiggle became poorly The Good: …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday January 28, 2019


My new PC setup (Surface Pro 3)

My desktop PC is playing funny buggers, so I’ve had to switch it out. I’m now using my Surface Pro 3 which I’ve had for a few years and used it on and off. My wife was very reluctant for the switch, because of the Pro 3 having such a small screen. After reassuring her that we can still use our two monitors, I went and …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Sunday January 27, 2019


Smol Laundry tablet review

My wife and I have been enjoying Smol tablets for 4 months. They’re a laundry and dishwasher tablet service which you can subscribe to, and they’re fairly inexpensive. You can get your first month for free (you just need to pay £1 for delivery), and if you’re unhappy, you can cancel straight away. When logging …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Saturday January 26, 2019


Top 5 plugins for WordPress

These are my top 5 plugins which I think most people should have, especially if you’re a blogger looking to make connections and/or your site as fast as possible. 5. Smush Smush is a fantastic plugin which can help speed up your website by compressing images. You can bulk ‘Smush’ as they say which will compress …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Friday January 25, 2019


The best vegan meal so far

I’ve only been a vegan for 4 days, so don’t take this as an official best vegan meal. This meal really filled me up and tasted amazing. It takes around an hour (15min prep and 45min cooking), but the wait is well worth it in my opinion. It’s called “ Vegan chickpea curry jacket potatoes “, and contains a kind of …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday January 24, 2019


A year of Fitbit statistics…

This morning I decided to take a look at my Fitbit stats, and I thought… “I wonder what my yearly stats are like”. Taking a look, and I am really surprised by these stats. You can see what they are below, and as you can see, I have accomplished a lot. Calorie burn Floors climbed KM traveled Step …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Tuesday January 22, 2019


Blue Monday and National Hug Day

Today is apparently blue Monday (I say apparently because of this post ). It is also National Hug Day which is a better thing to celebrate. Our workplace decided to celebrate both days anyway, and we came in wearing blue and ready to hug anyone who was willing. Overall, it was a superb day and pretty much like …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday January 21, 2019


Going Vegan

Starting tomorrow I will be going vegan. At first, I was very reluctant because I love my meat. I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to leave such a good source of food out of their diets. Now after hearing a lot about how farming is a huge cause of global warming, and the need for more animals. We simply won’t …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Sunday January 20, 2019


Watching Aquaman with my wife

This blog post is uber late today due to a late night showing of Aquaman. We were going to watch Glass but instead voted on Aquaman due to availability and other priorities. Overall, we were very impressed with the movie. Without going into too much detail and creating potential spoilers for those who have yet to see …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Saturday January 19, 2019


Challenging myself continued…

In November, I created a post on challenging myself and connecting with other bloggers ( read here ). Firstly, my mission was to start conversations with other blogs (or bloggers) that aren’t on Medium ( read why ). I feel like the challenge is going well, and I’ve started to create stronger relationships with fellow …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday January 17, 2019


Excited for the new Spider-Man movie

POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched Avengers Infinity War and don’t know the ending, I suggest you look away now. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! The new Spider-Man trailer has hit us today, and I am excited. He is heading to Europe on this adventure and Mysterio is appearing. What strikes me and others, he is …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Tuesday January 15, 2019