Gig Review - Streetboard Til’ You Die

January 26th, 2009

Saturday 24th January 2009 @ Motion
Featuring Performances From: Start of Nothing, Through The Abyss, Bury The Archive, Evita, Frenetica

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December 18th, 2008

Boxing Day is traditionally a day of great sport. There’s lots of footy on the telly and fed up with entertaining grandma all day yesterday, any excuse to get out of the house is leapt upon. In the Whittle household, every Boxing Day we go orienteering.

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Getting Fit for 2009

December 16th, 2008

December is just one long month of consumption: Christmas party after Christmas party, beer after beer, mulled wine after mulled wine, forever helping yourself to the seemingly endless string of Christmas buffets and mince pies on offer. As you greedily pack endless chocolates and slabs of turkey into you wide gob, there’s a pang of guilt but you keep telling yourself not to worry, it’s Christmas after all, just enjoy yourself.

Mince pie – 200 calories
Glass of wine – 120 calories
Pint of lager – 227 calories
Mulled wine – 245 calories
Mixed nuts – 440 calories
Candy cane – 60 calories
A chocolate from a box – 50 calories
Ice cream – 145 calories
Roast turkey – 340 calories
Stuffing – 180 calories
Cranberry sauce – 190 calories
Gravy – 150 calories
Christmas pudding with brandy butter - 423 calories
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December 8th, 2008

Long-boarding: Bombing the Clifton Avenues

November 19th, 2008

After another busy and dare I say it, rather dull week at work, we woke to a glorious sun pouring in through the crack in the curtains with the urge to long-board some local hills. After a lazy breakfast of coffee and croissants, we rolled out of Ashton Vale, our quiet suburb on the edge of town and headed for the Clifton Suspension Bridge where Mike was eager to check out the paths he’d spotted - swearing on their potential to carve down!

20 minutes later - we know the short cut across the Cumberland Basin - and we were high up and feasting our eyes on the fields that surround southern Bristol, waiting patiently for Rupert, our short-boarded friend.

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SY Meets…Bristol Rugby Club

November 6th, 2008

‘Love thy neighbour’ read the Bristol Rugby website ahead of their opening battle of the season against Bath on Sunday 7th September. That particular biblical reference may have been the last thing on the minds of the fifteen that took to the field that day, but rugby is a sport traditionally set on moral high grounds and few players evoke this in the same spirit as those of Bristol Rugby.

Rugby is more than just a sport in the West Country and Bristol, it is a way of life and with that comes a culture, as Club Captain Joe El Abd explained; “We’ve always said we want to be a professional club with an amateur heart, that’s the sort of ethos we like to carry forward.”

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Grass Roots: Filton Bowl Jam 2008

October 28th, 2008


October 20th, 2008

Manny Mania Skateboarding Compeition 2008

October 20th, 2008

Everything you need to know about Bristol if you’re into…SPORTS

October 17th, 2008

Welcome to the West Country, home to combine harvesters, cider and chivalry. Of course, there is much more than this to our beloved city but combine the three and you may begin to appreciate the fine art of Bristolian sporting heritage. Not for the faint hearted, Bristol is notorious for being a merciless away fixture. Steeped in torrential rain, strong winds and a home crowd that if you could understand, you would wish you hadn’t. So, as the saying goes, if you can’t beat them, join them! Endearing West Country custodians are more than accommodating to the outsider and will happily drink with anyone who wears their colours and shrieks “Stone him!” every time the opposition winger touches the ball.
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