February, 2015

Travel: Wabakimi Provincial Park with Ray Mears

Pete Coombs travelled with Ray Mears to Wabakimi Provincial Park, which is a 90 minute drive due north of the Lake Superior harbour city of Thunder Bay. Wabakimi is accessed at the end of highway 527, where it meets the Trans Canadian Railway line (CNR).

Food: Busaba Eathai – Shoreditch

Busaba Eathai needs no introduction for many Londoners, frequently full to the rafters with punters siting around the dark wood communal style tables, most often found surrounded by a series of dishes strewn around the table, enthusiastically attacked by chopstick wielding diners.

London Fashion Week Round Up 2015

London Fashion Week has now left the building! And left a lot of fashionistas pining after the AW15 fashions on the runways. The trends were wide and varied and as usual ranged from the sublime to the surreal.

Win: The Internet’s Own Boy on DVD

THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY depicts the fascinating story of internet prodigy, Aaron Swartz, who co-founded Reddit and worked as a political “hacktavist”. This documentary takes an intimate, personal look at the life of Swartz, and his tragic death, when he took his life at the early age of 26.

Music: Petite Noir – The King of Anxiety EP

Noir Wave is a thing, or at least it is according to twenty something Yannick Ilunga. And if he’s right, you’d file the likes of Toro Y Moi and Twin Shadow into this category, and of course the music of Petite Noir.

Music: The Darkness – Barbarians

Lowestoft’s finest, The Darkness are back with a new single, a new album and a new drummer too. ‘Barbarians’ is the first track to be taken off the forth-coming record ‘Last Of Our Kind’ out on 1st June.

Car Review: Skoda Superb 2015

This is the 2015 Skoda Superb. It was unveiled amid much pomp and fanfare in the beautiful city of Prague this February. Underneath its…

Cars: Smart fortwo & forfour 2015

I was at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Tyneside last week for the UK launch of Smart’s 2015 reboot of the fortwo and forfour cars, this is what happened.

Film: The Duke Of Burgundy

And as in the immortal words of Ian Curtis in Joy Division, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, or it has the capacity to (literally) bind us closer, just remember your release word.

Film Review: The Wedding Ringer

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re all set to get married, got the bride-to-be, the old, the new, the borrowed and the blue but there’s one small thing missing…?

Car Review: Peugeot 208 2015

Car Review: Peugeot 108 82bhp 1.2litre

THIS week I encountered a lion cub. No, I haven’t been to Africa, or even Chester Zoo, as this little cat had four wheels and a hatch rather than four legs and a tail.
I’m talking about the new wee Peugeot, a marque that has a rather heraldic-looking lion as a badge.

Win: One of 3 Copies of Point and Shoot on DVD

When Matthew VanDyke, a self-conscious 27-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, leaves home, he embarks on a self-described “crash course in manhood” with little more than a motorcycle and a video camera at his disposal.

Travel: Sani Gourmet Festival, Halkidiki, Greece

For 10 days during May there is a Gourmet Food Festival, the gastronomical celebration brings award-winning chefs from around the globe, and guests and visitors are invited to partake in a torrent of taste ticklers across the Hotel’s many restaurants.