Shark week on the Discovery Channel is celebrating its 26th year this week with an awesome line-up of sharky shows, it’s developed somewhat of a cult status over the years. We’re always intrigued to check out their annual advert, and this year’s did not disappoint…
Despite a controversial kick-off with their ‘mockumentary’ about the big beast that goes by the name of Megalodon which caused a bit of viewer backlash, the general consensus is that everyone is really rather excited about Shark Week judging from the waves of memes being shared in the Twittershpere…
Here are some of our favourite Shark Week themed ideas to get you right into the spirit of things…
Get your JAWS round some of these FINtastic treats, we recommend Pinterest for giving you plenty of ideas…
Sink a brew or two watching your favourite shark week shows. We’d recommend a Landshark Lager, or (and we know it isn’t a shark but it’s close enough, huh?) one of the specialty bevies from Dogfish Brewery!
Ultimate comfort and style:
Here’s the best bit chaps. This week we’re giving you 50% off our shark onesie! Kick back in comfort with our cool and cosy onesie at half price when you use the code ‘JAWS’. Pick one up now!
And when shark week is over but you’ve not had quite enough sharp toothed, sharky action, well then there is always Sharknado. WIN!
The British Summer has officially arrived and we’ve been PROMISED it’s going to stick around for at least a couple of weeks! Well, you know what that means don’t you chaps?
Time to get the BBQ out!
That’s right, trim back the overgrown hedges which have engulfed your BBQ that’s been retired to the corner of the garden for the last couple of years, get out the wire brush and BBQ cleaner and scrub that slightly dirty, unloved, grilling bad boy back to brand new!
Get the beers in the fridge, invite all your pals round and demonstrate your ULTIMATE manliness by getting grilling! Here are our top 5 BBQ delicacies for you to cook up and serve to your mates:
1. Brilliant Burgers - Burgers don’t need to be dried out and charred to within an inch of their lives! We love this BBQ Burger recipe for big juicy burgers that will have your mates green with envy at your BBQ prowess!
Enjoy your weekend grilling, follow our tips and your mates will be astounded! Take heed though…. Barbequing can be a risky business as these BBQ FAILS will demonstrate!
Right chaps, here it is! The second Bank Holiday weekend in May! We’re a little bit excited for that extra lie in on Monday morning, because it means we get to go out on a Sunday night for a few pints with our mates, which is a rare and special occasion!
We’ve got this Bank Holiday hit list to help you make the MOST of your 3 day weekend!
Festival season kicks off this bank holiday weekend with a couple of corkers! WE R FESTVL is set to take over Essex on Saturday with a jam packed Elec-tastic line up and Field Day takes over Victoria Park for the day with another massive roster of artists performing on the day! We’d highly recommend kicking off your festival fun for the year with one of these events!
Ok, we’ve looked at the weather forecast and it’s not exactly looking like shorts and tees weather. When the heavens open make your way to the cinema and catch one of the new releases including Fast & Furious 6 (read our review here), The Great Gatsby or The Hangover III (our guilty pleasure!), check out the trailer above and TRY to tell us this won’t be worth a watch!
You can’t beat a Bank Holiday weekend food fest. We’re thinking Saturday street eats whilst we’re out and about, Sunday roast and Monday hangover burgers! We’ve put our faith in the Shortlist ‘search for the UKs best burger’ and not been let down! So find a burger joint near you and try it out for yourself and cure that hangover!
Happy Bank Holiday weekend to one and all!
Here at Burton HQ we’re a fairly health conscious bunch! A whole mob of us are even running 10K in June for our chosen charity Trekstock!
So, whilst we know crisps and pies in the pub aren’t doing wonders for us, we aren’t specialists and asked the guys at Trekstock for a bit of advice on healthy eating! Their resident expert Alex answers some questions from the team about getting your 5 a day and eating healthily…
How many of our recommended ‘5 a day’ should be fruits?
“First off I would actually aim to have more than 5 fruits and vegetables per day – aim for 8 or 9 – all of them ideally from fresh, or if that isn’t possible, then frozen. If you make or buy freshly made juices, smoothies, salads and soups, it’s easier than you might think! All those enzymes and fibre mean better digestion, which means better absorption of nutrients and detoxification. Absorption + detoxification = more energy, healthy weight, better looks and better health.
In terms of the ratio of vegetables to fruit, aim for a ratio of 3 to 4 portions of vegetables to 1 portion of fruit. Even though fruit is high in vitamins and antioxidants, which help to protect the cells in your body from daily damage, many are very high in sugar, which itself can damage cells and lead to health problems when eaten in excess. It’s key to get the balance right!”
Are there any fruits I should avoid if I’m making a particular effort to keep trim? Which fruits, for example, have the highest sugar content?
“If you take a balanced approach to your daily fruit and veg intake, you don’t need to completely avoid any fruits. Essentially it comes down to blood sugar. If we have too much sugar in the bloodstream at any one time (e.g. from sugary fruits), we can either store the excess calories as fat, or the resulting crash in blood sugar could cause us to want to snack – usually on something sweet and unhealthy, starting the cycle over again.
Everyday fruits I recommend, that are naturally lower in sugar, and/or higher in fibre would be apples, pears, lemons/limes (in juices & dressings) and all organic berries, if eaten whole (the berries that is!). These can be enjoyed as a stand-alone snack without negatively impacting on your blood sugar.
Other fruits I would recommend for good health (when in season) include peaches, plums and nectarines, which have been shown to contain anti-obesity and anti-diabetic properties. If eaten with something else, e.g. nuts or seeds, the fat and protein contained within these will slow the absorption of the sugar into the bloodstream. This is the same for tropical fruits (to be eaten only occasionally ideally, as they come with a heavy carbon footprint) such as mangoes, papaya and pineapple. These are full of antioxidants and healthy enzymes.
Some root vegetables can almost be as sugary as fruit, especially when juiced. These would include carrots, parsnips and beetroot. It’s important to eat a rainbow of different colours! Aim for around 50% green and leafy, and enjoy the health benefits that your new food choices bring!”
Alex is a London-based natural healthcare practitioner, coaching people to feel as healthy and happy as possible. Visit www.alexnh.com for more information.
What better excuse to dig out these clips and pics…
Look, it’s McFly flipping pancakes with Gordon Ramsey (yep, it didn’t go so well…)
Check out these jokers from PointlessBlog making theirs (nice pinnys, lads.)
And this rather cool skit from Pancake Man (no need for sound)
Feeling competitive? Why not take on the Man vs. Food pancake challenge
…And when all else fails, just make yourself a pancake face!
HAPPY FLIPPIN’ PANCAKE DAY!