10 Brilliant Peaky Blinders GIFs

I’m a huge fan of the tv series Peaky Blinders. I might just re-watch it after I finish writing this blogpost. Definitely one of my better ideas. For me, it’s one of the best productions I know of and the characters are so well played and think in depth. It’s culture and that’s why I wanted to share with you 10 of the most awesome Peaky Blinders GIFs!

Ever seen Peaky blinders? Let me know in the comments!
Marc
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Male bloggers who are fly AF – April


The last time I checked, I identify as a male blogger. I try to interact with a lot of bloggers, but I came to the conclusion that those people are mostly female. I don’t mind that all, but I think it’s time to spread some more love for my favourite male bloggers. So every month, I’m going to pick out 4 who absolutely inspire me on different levels. Time for the April edition!


The month is almost over, but I managed to get this blogpost just in time to talk about the male bloggers I admire! I’m late again, but I’ve been to London so that’s a good excuse.

Rich – Rich Biscuit


Rich is amazing. Rich was the first blogger I followed that actively blogged about mental health and is a mental health advocate. He enabled me to come in contact with so many more mental health bloggers and advocates, but also with football supporters, music bloggers and gamers. He’s one of the best guys out there, supporting everyone and spreading love where he can. I like his blogposts a lot, because he blogs so raw and honest, it gives you a real insight into the struggle of a young man with mental health issues. He’s an inspiration to us all.

Mike – Mike’s Open Journal
When I think of Mike, I always smile. He’s one of the most uplifting blokes on the planet and I think everyone will agree with me, when I say that his positivity is amazing. His blog is always very thought provoking and it makes you feel better. His podcasts are the best thing since powdered sugar and you should definitely listen to them! I was fortunate enough to get to meet Mike a few days ago and I’ve made a brilliant friend who I will cherish forever. Make sure to check him out and prepare to laugh a lot!

Elliot – Things E Likes
http://thingselikes.com/

Twitter

Elliot is a brilliant man, he loves football and his blog is amazing. What I like about his blog is the fact that he talks about lifestyle. It’s about style and fashion, about technology and all the things that are appealing to him. It’s an amazing blog and an inspiration to me. I want to explore my lifestyle side more and I definitely got a lot of inspiration from him. He also is a football fan and that always is a great thing to me. Make sure to check him out!


Rob Earl – Rob Talks Mental Health
https://robtalksblog.wordpress.com/
Twitter

Rob is a great dude. I only met him on twitter a few days before I went to London, but I’m so glad we actually met in real life. Rob is an incredibly inspiring human being and makes me aspire to be a better man. His awareness for mental health and mental health issues is amazing and I strong suggest that you follow Rob. He’s one of the most genuine male bloggers out there and is just great to hang around with. Follow this lad!

Which dudes do inspires you in the blogging world? Let me know!

Marc

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Clikd Dream Internship in London

London. One of the most vibrant, alive and busiest cities on the planet we live in. There’s so much to in the English capital and it’s amazing to go out with your significant other or with your group of friends to have an amazing time. Yet, the people living in London are quite lonely. There live and work over 9 million people in London, but 33% of the inhabitants of London regularly spend their time alone over the weekend. Which makes London one of the loneliest cities in Europe. Clikd had made it their mission to change that rather depressing statistic and they are looking for a blogger!


“Clikd is a new dating app which celebrates creativity and individuality. We are launching in a few weeks so exciting times ahead. But have we made a dating app that works? Well, we want you to help us put it to the test, with the clikd Dates & Mates Internship. We need you, our intern, to be our very own human guinea pig. But hey, its a pretty good gig — where you get some pretty sweet perks (check out below). At clikd we believe in doing things differently and having fun, so you can bet we will have some great events, gigs and parties lined up for you.” – Clikd


The job: 8 weeks, 8 dates/nights out, with 8 people, 8 blogs
  • Sign up to the app and go on 8 dates/nights out with people you have clikd with.
  • Write a photo/video journalistic report about how it went the next day. 
  • Work a minimum of 1 day (7 hours) a week.
Perks:
  • You will be paid a London living wage. 
  • Gain work, dating and startup experience. 
  • All dates, nights out and gig expenses covered. 
  • Potential of a permanent role with clikd on completion of the internship. 
  •  Chance to pimp up you friendship circle, and possibly even meet your life partner.

Skills: communication skills, content creation, content writing
Is this something you think you might be interested in? Are you up for it? –  For more information click here

Disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with Clikd


Marc

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Review: Baseball24

Disclaimer: This post was made in collaboration with the developers of the app Baseball24. My opinions and views of the app however, are entirely my own.

I love baseball, maybe that’s something new to you. But there’s something about baseball that really is awesome and entertaining. But because of the time differences with America and Japan, I not often get to see all of the games. Sometimes I have other obligations, so that’s when the app Baseball24 comes in handy for me!

The app is free to download on the app store on an Apple devide or an Android device. The app is structured and quite simple to use. The simplicity of the app doesn’t make it any weaker, it just makes it’s stronger in my opinion.
If you are a fan of American sports, baseball in general or have some bets running, the Baseball24 app is what you need! I already had something similar on my phone, Flashscore24. Where Flashscore updates me on a different sports, Baseball24 updates you on all the baseball games you need to know!

The app’s home screen with all the games being played on that day.
This is how the live games screen looks like
You can select a game you want to follow. The able enables push notifications, so that you can see your favourite teams pop on your phone and follow the game as close as possible!
You can also add your favourite teams and follow their live games, their past games, their fixtures, standing and their form.
What makes this app one of the better ones to follow baseball, is the fact that you can follow all the competitions and not just the MLB. This makes the app very complete and a great app to have as an avid baseball fan.
In the live screen of a particular game, you can absolutely see a lot of information about the game. It’s very cool and gives you a great digital matchday experience.
I’ve made a little video review going through the app:
I like the app a lot, for several reasons. I already used similar apps for other sports, so it was like coming home for me. It’s very easy to use, so you don’t have to search of the endless options and stuff like that. If you are an fan of baseball it’s something I would definitely recommend, but it’s more about scores than it is about team news. It’s about scores and statistics, not so much about the story behind it. For the regular follower of baseball this is amazing and you can easily keep up to date with all the scores and fixtures. It’s great that you can also keep up to date with more leagues and countries.
I would love to see the lay out being more appealing to the eye. It’s all very cold right now and I think people could really make it work more if they would look into it.
Marc
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#TalkMH Meet in London!

Blogging has probably been one of the best decisions of my life. Seriously. But when I started blogging about mental health, my life changed. Mental health issues or mental illnesses are very unpredictable, I won’t say that it has become better. But I’ve met some lovely people, who have made it so much more bearable and I’ve no idea where I would be without them. Last Saturday I was in London – yeah, I know, pretty rad right?! – and met a majority of them in person. It was bloody brilliant.

So I had never visited a blog event or meet, I think that has to do with the fact that I don’t live in the UK. I suppose there are events in the Netherlands, but they are very woman orientated and it’s all about beauty, glamour and make up. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s not really my jam, y’all feel me? So when I heard that my pal Hannah was organising a #TalkMH meet in London, I really wanted to go! I think some of the others still are surprised that I actually came to the UK for this, but that’s how I roll. Okay sorry, I will stop.

My trip to London was just amazing and I can’t believe I’ve met so many incredible people, but I will write more about the whole trip later. It was so amazing to meet so many awesome mental health advocates in Hyde Park on Saturday, that even thinking about it now, makes me quite emotional really. The day was so nice and I really feel that this has contributed so much to my own life, but also to others. It was just great to see everyone getting along.

I started the day quite early, because I met the amazing Liv at 8.30 in the morning. YES, that is pure dedication from both of us. Ironically we met at Euston station at a Dutch shop haha. I got the first big hug of the day and it meant so much, to finally see Liv and have that feeling that it was not only an online friendship, but a real friendship. If that makes sense? After one of the best breakfast I will ever have – we eventually made it to Hyde Park where we met my spirit animal Rachel (nospaceformilk) and the one and only, the legend himself: Mike Douglas! At this point I was quite emotional and happy already! The moment was here, many of my friends at the same place.

At this point I was feeling incredibly proud of Hannah, who created the #TalkMH chat and organised this meet up. She has been a personal angel to me, saving me from doing something very drastic on several occasions. She has always been the supportive soul that makes all of our lives better and her personality shines through in every thing she does in life and this meet wasn’t different from it.You are a fantastic person. Very kind, honest and genuine. You are funny, intelligent, beautiful and you always have the right things to say. Your blog is absolutely fantastic and I look up to it so much. You never back down from helping people, even if you are struggling yourself. That is so admirable and I have thought and think very high of you. I saw the strength and the ability to help people in you, but creating and introducing #TalkMH to us all. Wow. You are a true angel to us all and you helped us out so so much. The love and support that characterizes the chat, was all over the place and it’s all down to Hannah for starting it. Obviously we all made it a succes, but I think no one will disagree that Hannah is momma bear!

I was ridiculously nervous to meet everyone and to be honest, I had no idea why. Well maybe the fact that I got to London for it and I was insecure about my English got something to do with it, but that wasn’t really what it was I think. Maybe it was because people act differently on the internet than they do online. I also was scared of being perceived as different or weird or dull. Well I’m dull, but that’s a story for another time. I was scared of being unworthy of everyone. It was quite hard for me. Although I might have been joking a lot, I was scared as hell. Seeing Rachel was the most scared I felt, because she’s one of the people I admire the most.

BUT IT WAS AMAZING! There’s this amazing thing about meeting people and giving them a good hug. It was brilliant to see people from all over the UK come together – and there’s me – and just give love to each other. Love is universal and love doesn’t always mean romance. I love everyone that was at the meet and I’m proud of saying that. You are like my family and I have not felt safer than in Hyde Park. I’ve not felt safer in the last few years. I’ve felt safe in one of the busiest cities of the world and I was complete at easy and comfortable.

There’s always this thing I have when meeting people online. I’m a person that gives his all into relationships and I know I’ve been hurt, upset and disappointed in the past. Now, I’m not saying I was waiting to be disappointed, but it was a possibility and sometimes you need to take care of yourself. WOW, did I just said that? Everyone gave the best hugs, made each other laugh and was so kind. Everyone praised each other for their work and achievements, it was an amazing experience for me. I got rid of that brake and I feel like I’ve made a great group of friends, a group of friends I will cherish forever.

It was so good for me to do this. Not only did I travel on my own to London, but I also conquered another fear. The fear of being disliked. I had the idea that many people there were starting to dislike me before the meet. But when people like Melissa and Lauren give you the biggest hug, and tell you that they are so excited to meet you. You have no idea what that’s like. It’s like a massive weight being lift of your shoulder. It’s as if you are allowed to love and be loved.
I loved to see that there were more male mental health advocates. It was amazing to see that for several reasons. I think many men are put in this stigma, the stigma of not talking about your feelings, let alone your mental health issues. To see more men there than I had anticipated was just a wonderful feeling.

Sian is literally my sister, separated at birth or something, so much love for this rad girl!

The brilliant creator of the chat and meet, the always awesome Hannah! (excuse the extra continent beneath my chin)

Swear to God, there’s no one cooler, more stylish and awesome than Lauren!

This girl is such an inspiration to me always and she made me laugh so much. A brilliant friend, lovely Jodie!

It was amazing to meet you in person Amy! You are full of so much positive energy!

Megan you are so lovely, please never change. You give this life so much!

This is such a cool photo! We are like the RAD squad!

Finally got to meet Bex, god I adore you!

I think I’ve found my spirit animal. You are amazing Rachel!

Mike’s such a cool dude, this man make me laugh so much. Massive bromance.

Ben and Mary, you are so amazing, intelligent and such lovely people. Love you

The incredible Meg!

The whole group! – I’ve got so much love for you guys!
Sian, Barry, Faisal, Jodie, Liv, Mary, Rachel, Rob, Hannah, Angela, Lauren, Beth, Meg, Hannah, Mike, Amy, Josh, Megan, George, Bex, Pete, Shan, Melissa and Marc.

It was amazing to meet everyone, but I’m a bit sad that I haven’t spoken to everyone and made to few selfies! But I know, next times will be better. I know that the next time we will meet again and be so lovely again. We have a great support system going guys, never forget your worth. It also was amazing to meet Charlie, who it was great to talk to and find out similar interests with.

I really think I’ve made incredible friends and I’m even more certain that I belong with these brilliant people. They have always been there for me, supported me and understand me. I can’t describe the brilliant feeling it gives me, that I’m loved by you and it makes me really emotional. With you, I’ve felt welcome and I felt wanted. I didn’t feel like parting this world. I felt happy to be alive. Thank you and I hope to meet you all very soon. Thank you!

Marc

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