Was a bit of a gut punch seeing the news, not gonna lie. Will miss seeing/hearing your voices every week tbh!
Simply just want to say to all three of you for honestly making my life better in some tough times over the last decade and more. Your warmth, humour and general talent are a gift that I'm convinced you regularly had to go above and beyond to give; it was more than just doing your jobs. Hope you see this and all the other positive messages here.
Looking to the future, just renewed my subscription over the weekend and still got lots of love for the remaining GB crew and excitement for what comes next.
Hi All, sorry if this has already been asked (I’m sure it has) but I couldn’t find a previous thread.
I know that I can “follow” certain shows on GB, e.g. Playdates, UPF etc but is there a way to create a “Watch Later” list of individual videos? If not on the main site, does anyone use a third party tool to do that that they can recommend?
In Dublin, I echo sentiments that it’s worth heading to Temple Bar and soaking up the live music in the evening.
Also recommend the Guinness factory - it ends in a glass roof bar that’s very cool.
Last time I went to Dublin I think I did a historical walking tour, this one:
and also the literary tour in the evening:
I really enjoyed both, the latter in particular felt very unique to Dublin.
It’s one of my favourite places I’ve ever been to, the people are wonderful and it’s a lovely city.
London....don’t even know where to start really. Can’t go wrong with the museums. Perhaps consider hitting a cocktail bar in Covent Garden during happy hour? Be @ One was always quite a good one when I was a bit younger ?
I suppose to be more accurate my diet isn’t keto, it’s more low carb (but still some carbs). So I don’t think I’m in a state of ketosis day to day, or whatever the parlance is.
As for the fat piling on - I don’t mean to imply that after eating a bag of sweets or plate of fries I can go look at the mirror and see a bunch of new adipose on my waist immediately. It’s more that if I eat junk for a few days, then I notice it a few days after that. In practice it’s probably more that I’ll have a few sloppy weekends with lots of potato and alcohol and then it’s evident to me that there’s weight on my waist. In a nutshell, it happens pretty quickly if I keep slipping.
I’ve always been slim but I do work out regularly now and I’m definitely getting stronger.
I’ve found diet to be so key....to the point where I (feel like at least) I can feel it at the gym when I’ve had just one fast food lapse, or have gobbled down a bag of Haribo in a shameful incident.
I got this occasional pain in my side a while back - seemed to be my liver. I had all sorts of tests a couple of years back and the conclusion from the doctor was that I needed to switch to a high fat low carb diet (“keto” I guess). It changed my life - couple of big promotions at work since then and I’m the fittest I’ve ever been. The difference in energy and focus is staggering. I kept a food diary and also noticed that I seem to have digestive issues when I eat certain breaded goods. Nothing too profound but cutting that out has obviously also changed things for the better.
I’m a bit of an outlier I think, but if I cheat on carbs for a few days then I can tell in the mirror straight away. The fat piles on pretty quickly.
Artificial sweeteners give me that pain in my side even more than carbs - I guess something to do with the way my digestive system recognises them as sugar (although I know they are not sugar). As mentioned, I’m a unusual case but because of that I avoid sweeteners - if I’m really wanting a coke then I just have a normal sugar coke as a rare treat.
How about Minecraft on Switch? Or laptop for that matter. If he can get to grips with the 3D movement then it's still a completely absorbing experience.
I'd maybe consider something like Shovel Knight or another fairly simple retro-ish platformer....speaking personally (albeit never having been anything like that ill), I think in that situation I might gravitate towards a simpler experience with less to think about around the edges i.e. not a strategy game.
The Witness might be a good option along those lines too...not sure if it would run on the laptop, but it is on phones now.
Just finishing Bloodborne. I fell off it last year but I’ve gone back to get through it so I can say I did. It’s obvs a really good game but to be honest I like my Souls games with a shield not a pistol you barely ever get/need to use. It’s not quite for me, but it’s good all the same.