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Love your Gut

Love your Gut

We all love a good curry/kebab/pizza/chinese or whatever is your ‘gut’ feeling, but how much is too much and is it good for your gut? Unfortunately, we are a nation out of portion control, leading to coeliac disease, weight gain, digestive problems, diabetes and heart disease. Those who have never listened to your gut, don’t fret! 81% are...

HOW TO DATE SOMEONE YOUNGER

HOW TO DATE SOMEONE YOUNGER

It’s official: you look younger than your years.  And to prove it all, you’ve got a toy boy/rock chick on your arm, looking all dapper, fresh-faced and rebellious.  Well, ladies and gents, how do we keep our relationship fresh and exciting for the next, erm, few years?  Do we need to behave differently? BE YOURSELF Your loved one fell in love with your wicked...

Motion In The Ocean

Motion In The Ocean

Ahoy, fellow mariners! Come aboard our Mayhem! submarine (yellow, of course) and prepare to descend as we plumb the furthest depths of the ocean for World Oceans Day – which took place on June 8th. First proposed by Canada at 1992’s Earth Summit and officially recognised by the United Nations in 2008, it’s now co-ordinated by the World Ocean Network and ...

Juggling The World

Juggling The World

We all do it don’t we? Juggling work, social and family life can be hectic, but happily there’s an arguably more entertaining and less painful form of the noble art we all practise in spirit – so step into the Mayhem! big top and join us in going for the juggler. World Juggling Day took place on 15th June! The Clown Prince Juggling To The End Juggling has...

The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives

You had a quiet 2012, playing a European tour in February, and presumably readying your new album. Is there anything you’ve missed about being a band in that time? Oh definitely, touring! I’ve missed playing gigs week in, week out … it’s the main reason we’re in a band to play music in front of people, to have fun on stage and getting reactions from...

Heston – its all about the experience…

Heston – its all about the experience…

Heston Blumenthal could arguably be described as Britain’s most ambitious chef. A self-taught chef who has risen sharply to become one of the world’s foremost authorities on food and especially known for his fantastical creations, he finds inspiration for his experiments everywhere. His flagship restaurant, The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, with its three...

All That Jazz!

All That Jazz!

Ask most people what they think jazz is and they’ll most likely tell you it’s a bloke with a trumpet, or a bloke with a trumpet with a band. But to think of it as such is to do it a disservice – it’s actually well over 100 years old, and can be broadly defined as a tuneful collision of traditional African music and its European art-school equivalent. We at...

Going Down Under…

Going Down Under…

Australia. The only country in the world which automatically generates a smile just by the mention of its name. Party Central. Laid back people and a climate that dreams are made of – plus plenty of beaches to lounge around on. Sounds good to me… …but Oz is not all beaches and beer. Oh dear me no. The country has contributed a lot to the world for which we...

Get Flippin’…

Get Flippin’…

Pancake Day brings with it lemon, sugar and syrup but are they only used to hide the dismal pancake underneath? We all want  to show our flipping skills but they normally end up a flop. So, here are some top and slightly odd, tips for ‘Perfect Pancakes The basics needed for a pancake mixture are flour, eggs and milk but too much or too little of these simple...

Eighties Music…

Eighties Music…

It was in, then it was out… now it’s very much in again! Yep, 1980’s music is being constantly revisited today with long forgotten artists making comebacks and period TV shows using the sounds of the decade as their aural backdrop – notably the BBC’s Ashes to Ashes series. So what’s it all about then – and who exactly was Frankie and why did he want you...