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Game Of Thrones Returns With Longest Season Premier Ever

Game Of Thrones Returns With Longest Season Premier Ever

Following news that Game of Thrones season 7 premier will be longer than usual, the series finale is following suit with an extra-long episode. Fans were disappointed to hear that this season will only run for seven episodes so they will be delighted to hear that the episodes could be the longest yet.

 

It was reported this week that the first episode will run for 59 minutes when it premiers on 16th July in the US and simultaneously in the early hours of 17th July in the UK.

This marks the longest season premiere since the very first one in 2011 which clocked in at 62 minutes. There have been rumours that the episodes of the season seven premier will be longer too, however EW says that this isn’t the case. The site points out that the episodes will be the usual length for obvious reasons – if GOT producers needed more time to tell the story, they’d just make another episode.

 

Thiat said we will be seeing a lot more from our favourites this time around, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), and Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) are getting a lot more screen time. “When I first read this season, I thought, ‘Damn, I gotta learn some lines!’. “ Clark told Entertainment Weekly. “We’re actually filming longer now. I don’t know how that’s happening.”

 

Game of Thrones returns to HBO in the US, and Sky Atlantic in the UK in July. We can't wait!!

 

 

Every Typical Person You Will Meet at a BBQ

Every Typical Person You Will Meet at a BBQ

It’s approaching that time of year again when everyone dresses in their finest BBQ attire and sits in someone’s garden enjoying cremated chicken and ignoring the salad. There's nothing better then a BBQ in the summer, but to enjoy it you also have to endure awkward chit chat, loud children and every cliché person in the book. Maybe you know what we mean with some of these people you are bound to meet at every BBQ this summer…

 

The guy who made a salad and expects an award

 

This guy likes to make it known that this isn’t any ordinary salad, this is one of his “special salads”. It usually consists of a lot of rocket, tomatoes and maybe an olive or two, but he insists it's his “secret recipe”. The salad always comes in large quantities, in a large receptacle. The salad might taste rubbish but it’s all about “the process”.

 

Wannabe stud

 

These are easy to spot – they're always wearing their tightest polo shirt, rear hugging chinos and over gels their hair. This is to remind everyone that yes, they do go to the gym and yes, they have still “got it”. You'll also see him lifting children (usually other people's) above his head just to show how strong he is.

 

Halloumi Girl

 

Here she comes with her delicious yet incredibly difficult to manage cheese. “Is there any room for this?”. Whoever's in charge of the the cooking inexplicably has to please this woman to prove that they really can barbecue anything. They spend unnecessary amounts of time trying to balance badly cut slices of halloumi so that they don’t fall into the charcoal, and it still turns out black and rubbery.

 

The chaotic family with the crazy children

 

They arrive looking stressed and shout at each other across the garden. The kids will most likely squirt you with a water gun so you drop your burger, and parents will just ignore it because they're “off duty”.

 

The bored vegan

 

It's a well known fact that 70% of barbecues tend to be talking about meat, which vegans yawn their way through before they answer for to 100th time that afternoon why they don’t eat meat. And no, they don't eat halloumi either. They give up all hope of eating anything when the head griller cheerfully slings their bean burgers on the greasy residue from those perfectly cooked steaks.

 

Barbecue hog

“Let me do it, I’ve got one of these babies at home” he will say, as if he's finally found his purpose in life. This person usually ignores all advice, dietary issues and cooking requests, because he knows best. And when he burns everything it won’t be his fault, it will be the ‘constant interruptions’ he had to put up with.Then he goes off in a huff and the original chef has to start again from scratch.

 

I think you’ll find

 

This guy isn’t in big groups very often and so try’s to make conversation by proving everyone wrong. If you've seen the news, he will have read an entire report on it. If you have an opinion, he will have a new take on it. He's then confused as to why he's by himself at the end of the evening...

 

The bachelor who stays for 10 minutes

 

You glare at him in envy as he glides around the garden with a breezy charm that seems to win everyone over but he can only do because he knows he doesn’t have to stay for the duration. He swings round the crazy children, pretends to be interested in everyone’s lives and then refuses food because he “can’t stay but he didn’t want to miss out on seeing everyone”. Once he’s gone the party seems so much duller and it’s only 1:30 but you know you are stuck there until it gets dark.

 

The empty handed

 

The classic “oh god I feel awful we didn’t bring anything “ line. Not awful enough to nip to the shop down the road, and you can always guarantee they eat the most!

 

The adventurer

 

That guy that brings the fish you've never heard of and obscure meats like rabbit. He wants to wrap everything in foil and pre-cook them in the tagine that he brought along. As lovely as his food is, you have spent all week craving the cheap burgers and sausages that you thought were going to be there.

 

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8 Foods That Will Reduce Stress

8 Foods That Will Reduce Stress

Is the pressure of work getting to you? Maybe you're feeling stressed about life in general. Everyone feels a little on edge at times and while regular exercise can help, another good option is changing what's in your diet. I bet you never knew that adding two or three of these foods to your daily food intake could make all the difference…

Kale & Spinach 

Vegetables like spinach and kale are high in folate, which makes them great stress busters! Folate produces dopamine which is the brain’s pleasure chemical, so there are proven results that folate lowers levels of depression. Best of all, the consumption of dark leafy greens will help decrease your cognitive decline as you age,so it helps preserve your memory and thinking skills as well. Handy!


Avocados

No one can get enough of avocados right now - and for good reason! These little gems are not only high in folate, they are also packed with nearly 20 vitamins and minerals including vitamins E, K, B and potassium. When you have all of these in your system, they will regulate your mood, sleep and appetite making you feel stress free!

Blueberries

Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, which is why they are often referred to as one of the healthiest foods in the world. Blueberries contain vitamin C which is what your body needs to combat stress. They're also easy to get into your diet - great with yogurt, oatmeal or just to grab a handful on your way out of the door.

Dark Chocolate

When you're feeling stressed, there's a good chance you already reach for the chocolate! Just make sure its dark instead of milk – this way you might actually do yourself some good. Dark chocolate actually contains more antioxidant activity then most fruits do. Dark chocolate can also help lower blood pressure, which in turn decreases the feeling of stress.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a non-wheat grain, high in antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds. Avenanthramides are a unique group of antioxidants that are solely found in oats, which help lower blood pressure levels. They also dilate blood vessels, which leads of better blood flow and as a result reduces stress.


Garlic

You probably don't automatically reach for the garlic after a tough day, but maybe you should! Garlic can have a significant impact on reducing blood pressure and stress levels. It's also been proven to cut down the number of colds and flus that people catch throughout the year. Plus it makes almost everything taste better, so you should definitely be working more of it into your diet.

Cashew Nuts

Cashew nuts are an excellent source of magnesium, are cholesterol-free and loaded with antioxidants that keep you away from heart disease. These again lower blood pressure which in turn reduces your risk of heart disease and that’s a sure way to reduce your long-term stress levels.

Turkey 

Researchers have found that people who take tryptophan supplements, (which is found in turkey) have higher levels of agreeableness then those who didn’t take it, which makes people much more relaxed. So grab a turkey sandwich once a week and feel the difference. Better yet, add avocado or spinach to that and you've got two stress busting super foods mixed together!

Introducing these super foods into your weekly intake will definitely reduce stress levels, make you feel more productive and keep anxiety at arm’s length.

 

 

 

 

How White Socks Have Become Cool Again

How White Socks Have Become Cool Again

Believe it or not, white socks haven’t always been so greatly hated. Paul Newman is one of the very few men that have managed to make white socks cool. This image (Below) shows Newman reclining on the front of a boat, beer in hand, looking every bit the modern style icon.

Another white sock legend is the King himself; Elvis Presley wore them in the famous 1757 Jailhouse Rock video. Probably the coolest man who ever lived definitely knew how to wear the trend.  

We cannot forget the most iconic pair of white socks…

Michael Jackson in his Swarovski crystal-encrusted socks to perform ‘Billy Jean’ on the 1984 Victory tour.

 

For those who couldn’t afford the Swarovski encrusted socks, it was the preppy college young men of the 50’s that initially made the socks work. Famous for cultivating athletic, intelligent boys styled with their slick crew cuts, bright Madras shorts, beaten up penny loafers and bright white socks. For the first time, rich, young, intelligent men were wearing white socks and looking great while doing it.

Where did it all go wrong? As any fashion trend, it is likely they just ran their course and they fell out of fashion. Where the white tube sock once signified athlete or the calling of a hard drinker, hard womanizer, by the late nineties they became synonymous with creepy uncles that would wear them with sandals bought from the classified section of The Daily Express.

Well now we can safely say they are starting to become cool again, whether they are being ironically worn with Adidas or Supreme pool slides by the fashion crowd or teamed with skate shoes by new, more soulful brand of urban artists, white socks are definitely starting to look cool again.

 

How To Wear…

If you are going to attempt the daring trend then be sure to pull it off in the right way. Wear white socks with trainers and slim cut jeans (very Newman). The Bewley and Ritch Favel shirt will give your look a preppy and quirky twist. Alternatively a simpler shirt like Stroke or Roes will give you the cool, laid back, Athletic look of the 50’s.

Favel - Navy £35.00

Stroke - Black £40.00

Roes - White £40.00

Best Alternative Weekend Breaks in the UK

Best Alternative Weekend Breaks in the UK

Planning a quick getaway for the upcoming summer? Maybe you fancy going somewhere new that you haven't thought of before. We have put together some alternative British holiday destinations for you that are guaranteed to not disappoint. 

Peak District

Located in Derbyshire the Peak District is a great place to spend the weekend exploring. There is plenty to see and do with a walk around Chatsworth House, a trip to Pooles Cavern or a wander around the quaint town of Matlock.

 

Forest of Dean

Not far from Gloucester, the Forest of Dean is packed full of activities and entertainment. For adventure seekers there are mountain bikes, cycle tracks, zip wires and Kayaking. For the explorers there is a great range of attractions, from the Puzzlewood to caves and steam trains. And if you fancy something more relaxing enjoy the sculpture trail, many walks and spectacular views. There's something for everyone!

 

Durham

Rolling into Durham after a long journey from Kings Cross is as close as you can get to experiencing the journey made by Harry Potter to get to Hogwarts. The centre has a distinctly cut-off feel to it with an atmosphere very similar to Cambridge thanks to its student population. Durham is great for a low-stress city break in the far north - charming buildings, winding café lined streets and circular river walks.

 

Brighton

Brighton is as good as the British seaside gets. Take a sunny stroll along the pier, ice cream in hand, makes for an idyllic day. Follow up with exploring in the Lanes where you will find plenty of quirky clothing boutiques and coffee shops.

 

Lincoln

It may be small, but Lincoln has a lot to offer. A great place to begin exploring is the eleventh-century castle, where you can climb the walls for a panoramic view of the city. Just across the cobbled square from here is the Lincoln Cathedral, one of the most spectacular pieces of Gothic architecture in Europe. Make your way down Steep Hill into town and pop in and out of the many boutique shops and rickety pubs that line the streets.

 

The Gower Peninsula

Located on the coast of Wales and just a short drive from Swansea, The Gower Peninsula is a combination of beaches and ruined medieval castles. Make sure you take a walk from Rhossili to Worm’s Head, but check the tide before braving the climb across, the Atlantic current will always be quicker then you think! From wild moors and limestone cliffs to golden, sandy beaches, Gower will not disappoint. It's the perfect escape from the busy life of a city.

 

Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay is a quaint fishing village and bay located in the North York moors. Stay in a beautiful holiday cottage and take in the stunning views of the bay. For a day out, Scarborough is only 15 miles away and Whitby just five. This a great stress-free getaway for anyone who loves unusual architecture and breathtaking scenery.

 

Glasgow

Glasgow is a great place for shopping and restaurants if you 're looking for a livelier city break. Everything is tightly packed into just a few streets about a 20-minute walk from each other. Glasgow has a considerable number of students which means there is a great nightlife for those looking to let their hair down, however there are a number of historical buildings and museums to take a look around too.

 

What to Wear...

We have some great new Bewley and Ritch shirts that have just landed on our website so make sure you get yours before your holiday. Don't miss out on having a killer holiday wardrobe!!

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