Mallorca – 300 Days of Sunshine

The British package holiday was pretty much invented in Mallorca and my parents went here on their honeymoon in the late sixties. That was when you couldn’t leave the country with more than £50 in your pocket and big aeroplane’s still had propellers instead of jet engines. Over time perceptions have changed and to be honest I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I arrived for my first visit to the island.

Masseria San Domenico – The Heart of Puglia

Positioned forty minutes from both Brindisi and Bari airports at the top of Italy’s heal in Puglia, this former 15th century watchtower for the Knights of Malta has been a five-star luxury hotel and world class Spa since 1996. Set in 60 hectares of olive trees, Masseria San Domenico is the perfect place for the ultimate long weekend getaway. But be warned, you’ll want to stay longer.

Car Review: Chrysler Ypsilon

If I got £10 for every time someone said to me “What is it?” during my time with the Ypsilon I would probably be able to buy one even though the Black & Red special edition you see here costs an eye-popping £14,950 on the road. What I must explain however is why this car wears a Chrysler badge which is a brand that are know for their larger cars.

Imagelogger: Week 6 – Burgers and Bloggers

Week six of my imagelogger diary – Strangely this is the only Hotel in Reykjavik with an indoor Spa. Strange because there are hundreds of outdoor ones and it’s not the warmest place in the world.

Tech Review: Samsung Galaxy NX Camera

You know when a company is series about a product. They always keep the name short and easy to remember. The BMW M1, the iPad, (I’ll think of a few more in a minute). Samsung carry on the tradition with the launch of the Samsung NX, a digital camera that will have the semi-professional (and professional) photographer with a few quid in his pocket drooling over their tripod in anticipation and with a moniker so short even I can remember it.

Film Review: This Is The End

Descending (or possibly ascending) to Earth in the week after one of my favourite movies of the year (Before Midnight), we have what may appear on parchment, to be the complete opposite in every way, but actually isn’t. ‘This Is The End’ (2013) is also one of my favourite movies of the year, and if judged on bad taste laugh per minute quota, one of my favourite comedies of all time.

Game Review: Rush Bros

Music has a very adverse affect on people. It can relax us, inspire is, and can motivate us to go full speed ahead. Not only that, it can influence our games, and how we play them. In this case, it’s a crucial part of Rush Bros, the latest 2D platformer by XYLA Entertainment.

Film Review: Despicable Me 2

It would appear Gru has indeed shunned his former career for a new business making jams and jellies with his faithful assistant Dr Nefarious (Russell Brand) and his Minions, but before life can get too dull he is enlisted by the AVL (Anti-Villain League) to catch the perpetrator of the opening heist and heads undercover with new partner, Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig).

Comics, Meet the Internet

Comic books – or graphic novels, as the elite would say – have been around for years, generations if you happen to pass down the greats through the family.

The Hush Now – Memos (+ Interview)

What can I say, it’s 3am and ‘Clouds’, a track from The Hush Now’s third album is still stuck in my head. Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts I definitely was expecting that same old American safe bland indie-rock, however Adam, Noel, Barry, Pat and Jon have created their own identity in a highly competitive field drawing clear influences from the British ‘indie’ sound. By twisting and infusing it with American roots they’ve come up with something rather delightful.

Imagelogger: Week 5 – Iceland

I was in Iceland this week. It was our first time there and I will definitely be going back, is amazing, beautiful, quirky, fresh, modern and exciting. I arrived at 12.30am and it was still daylight. At this time of year it never really goes properly dark, which is a bit weird. There isn’t much ice actually, some people think Greenland and Iceland swapped names by mistake as Greenland has all the snow.

Flush Magazine #8

Flush Magazine is available as a free iPad Newsstand Application, and is also published online via Issuu. We’re already working hard on our next edition and are always looking for writers to get involved.

Japandroids: Live at the Newport Music Hall

Ripping through hits from last year’s “Album of the Year contender,” Celebration Rock as well as 2009’s dynamite debut Post-Nothing, the two noisy mothercanuckers, Brian King and David Prowse shook the show-goers harder than their one guitar and one set of drums arsenal seemed to suggest they were capable of doing.

Car review: Volvo V40 – 1.6 litre 8v 115 bhp D2 SE Nav

Refinement is first rate thanks to the rides superb bump absorption that seems to have been perfectly tuned for Britain’s decaying carriageways. Wind and road noise are barely noticeable on the move thanks to the modestly sized wheels and sleek shape; the diesel engine also goes about its business with minimal clatter. It all adds up to a relaxed environment for undertaking long cross country jaunts.