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Written By Stevie - 1 year 3 months ago
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I never used to like nuts and dried fruit but for the last few months I have been trying out different options in an effort to snack more healthily.

Almonds are a strong favourite of mine, along with various dried fruit. However I wasn't really sure what I would and wouldn't like. After getting a code for 2 free boxes (1st and 5th) I finally decided to give graze.com a try.

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After signing up I started to go through everything they offered, this was mainly to insure I didn't get things I hate like olives etc, so I "binned" those. The rating system has 4 different options, bin, try, like and love. I kept a lot of things as "try" so I didn't miss things I actually might like.

The whole idea of graze.com is to eat healthy, but that doesn't mean they don't offer tasty treats as well. I'll be honest, I did end up "loving" brownies, sticky toffee pudding, flapjack and other nice looking choices. But I did the same to a lot of the healthy options as well so it should even out.....

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Posted In: Entertainment
Written By Stevie - 1 year 3 months ago
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It's almost been 2 weeks since I last blogged, this year is just whizzing by. I try to plan out what I'm going to blog and when but something else always crops up and my schedule goes out the window. I don't know how people do it for a living, although if it's your job to blog and make YouTube videos I guess you don't have other things getting in the way.

What's happened since I last blogged? Well, the sun is making itself well known to us, it's been in the high 20's early 30's for the last 2 weeks. It's been pretty warm, Don't worry I'm not going to moan, I do like it when its hot during the day, but not at night. I'm lucky enough to have air conditioning in my house though which makes a massive different. Without it my room can be 27 degrees which isn't very pleasant, just don't look at the electricity bill!

I decided to treat myself to a Nintendo 3DS, the main reason was because I haven't played any Mario games for years! I also wanted to take something on holiday to play games on, other than my iPad.

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Posted In: Entertainment
Written By Stevie - 1 year 3 months ago
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For the first time in 77 years a British player won Wimbledon.

Andy Murray played superbly and fought his way to win in 3 straight sets against Novak Djokovic. It was a tense match all the way to the final point, but Andy held is nerve and won in style.

Now time for him to become the world number one? I'm sure he will do it no problem.

Well done Andy, you have made your country proud.

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Posted In: Life
Written By Stevie - 1 year 3 months ago
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Summer may have finally arrived, well for the next few days at least, it was a balmy (what sort of word is balmy?) 28 degrees down south today. It's going to be even hotter today, I don't mind the sun or the heat, but I'm not the kinda guy that likes to sit around on a beach, I just get bored.

I've spent a fair amount of the last 2 weeks watching Wimbledon, and it's certainly been one of the better years. With Nadal, Federer and others out in the first week, has it paved the way for Andy Murray to win? I don't want to tempt fate as the mens final is not until later today. Murray played Rodger Federer in last years Wimbledon final and lost, but can he win this year? I really hope so.

Random Wimbledon fact, each year they go through 54,000 tennis balls.

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone last weekend was also slightly dramatic. Hamilton started on pole, had a blow out and fell to the back of the pack. After a storming drive though he recovered to 4th which was pretty amazing. He wasn't the only blow out though, there seemed to be a bit of an issue with the tyres or curbs.

Pirelli have made some changes to the tyres for the German Grand Prix this weekend and they seem to have been fine during qualifying with Hamilton on pole once again. It looks like Lewis made the right choice moving to Mercedes as McClaren are not doing to well this season, it feels like they have taken some steps backwards from the car last year.

I really need to go and watch a race live one day, the thing is you only see the car for a second every minute or so. Is it really worth it?

If Andy and Lewis can win this weekend it will be the perfect end to a sunny day! Fingers crossed!....

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Posted In: Podcasts
Written By Stevie - 1 year 3 months ago
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I must do more audio blogs!

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Posted In: Tech
Written By Stevie - 1 year 3 months ago
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Google announced a few months ago that they were going to discontinue Google Reader, there popular RSS service, on the 1st of July 2013.

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For those of you that don't know, RSS readers allow you to get all of your favourite news, blogs and other articles in one place. You can then read them whenever you want, wherever you are.

I've used Google Reader for years, it's how I stay up to date with whats going on. I tend to focus around technology blogs, apple news and interesting blogs etc. I tend to get over 1000 new articles a day, obviously I can't read them all but I can scroll through quickly and find the ones that I want to read.

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I use Google Reader to sync all my subscriptions rather than read them, I don't find the web interface very good especially when your using a mobile device.....

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Posted In: Music
Written By Stevie - 1 year 4 months ago
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This couldn't not be my record of the week!



It's been in my head all day!

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Posted In: Entertainment
Written By Stevie - 1 year 4 months ago
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New balls please! Yep that's right, Wimbledon is back on our screens! I've watched Wimbledon for as long as I can remember, there have been times where I've watched it solidly for 2 weeks, unfortunately working life doesn't allow that. Thankfully I've had my trusty iPhone app to keep me updated wherever I am.

Whilst the iPhone app is great, i, along with many others have wanted an iPad app, but every year it never arrived.

I'm happy to say that's all changed this year! The iPad app has arrived! We returned to the famous grass courts today and I got to try out the new iPad app for the first time and wow I love it.....

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Posted In: Life
Written By Stevie - 1 year 4 months ago
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Apparently today is the longest day of the year? This year is going really fast and we haven't really seen any sign of summer yet. I read the other day that the weather might be pretty miserable for the next 10 years, although they said it might not be so no one really seems to know.

Big Brother has been back on our screens for just over a week and I hate to say this but I'm already addicted to it. This series is called secrets & lies and it was all kicked off by an actor being put in the house. Michael had todo whatever the public voted for, this included shredding the housemates luggage, nominating the housemates and causing them to fail the task.

A couple of the housemates had their suspicions, but he managed to convince them otherwise. I think it was a good thing todo but they could have done it a bit better. I'm really enjoying it so far though, it's a good mix of housemates and there have already been some entertaining moments.....

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Posted In: Tech
Written By Stevie - 1 year 4 months ago
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A few months ago I received The Nifty MiniDrive, my first Kickstarter backed project.

At first I wasn't sure what to expect, who are these people making this random product?, will it ever arrive?, Is it actually worth the money? It turns out I had nothing to be concerned about, the Nifty guys are great and the product is great.

The only problem is, now i'm slightly addicted to Kickstarter projects. Since backing my first project i've backed 3 more and I get tempted by more all the time.

Let's start with the most random one, Thermodo, a tiny thermometer for mobile devices. I know what you're thinking what do you need to know the temperature via for phone? Well, the truth is I don't really know, but I backed it anyway.

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