The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
The internet has opened up so many doors, windows and opportunity to us all; And I, for one have started taking full advantage of that! Being able to speak to anyone from around the world is something I have been doing for a while now and has led to some of the greatest adventures and friendships so far.
So with that in mind, I took Maisie for an adventure for her first time over to Berlin.
We stayed in a rad hotel called michelbergerhotel fully recommend it. It was like a childhood den made into a hotel room! Also if you visit this area stop by a breakfast/lunch spot called Nest for some awesome treats.
We saw some cool characters along the way! These guy’s looked super cool so I had grab a shot of them.
A while back me and John (JC) where roaming the internet late one night, and we wondered across the work of Pasquale…
Fast forward a few years John & Pasquale ended up becoming good friends and working together to produce some rad JC content.
I was told when I end up meeting Pasquale the world would implode from all the made up words and conversations birthed from things that float in our heads. Well it seemed with our combined random travels off to different countries it has taken a good while for us to meet.
Its fair to say, we got on pretty well and our first encounter turned in to a fairly eventful night of chatting, wandering berlin and a handful of hours spent in a bizarre karaoke bar with a guy in a dress singing Eminem exceptionally well, before we all myself, Maisie, Pasquale and Saskia glued the microphones to our lips and made are way through the musical archives. Till next time.
The best prize that life has to offer by far is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
I was approached to be part of a great campaign… for which I got to take three cars full of my mates out to risk their lives.
(Official Video : Link / Direct )
It all started with the idea of ‘Over to You’, a Samsung campaign which, through the help of some nice people, I was lucky enough to be involved in. The idea of going wild swimming had been floating in my head for a while now and near the top of my wish list is, at some point, to jump off a waterfall. So, when given the opportunity to have an adventure involving throwing myself off a cliff, I literally jumped at the chance.
Accompanied by a waterproof phone and some of my best friends, we packed our cars at the last minute, got up before the sun and set off to Wales for the weekend.
I had found this spot via the Wildswimming.co.uk site and had to check it out in real life. As you see it was mind blowing even in the forever-falling rain of Wales.
With all of our nerves at top peak, we dipped our toes into our first ever wild swimming experience. After losing our breath from the ice-cold water, the laughs began to trickle out whilst we gazed around, swimming in the awe of the moment.
After asking a few locals, they recommended not to jump from the waterfall top because of the shallow edges and random rocks, BUT we held out hope and, just as we where about to call it a day, a group of guys on their friend’s stag-do, wandered over and began chatting. They clearly had experience wild swimming but had never been here either, and so, after a good check over, it was go-time and the risk taking began.
One after the next, buzzing off each other’s adrelarine rush, we looped from the river bottom to the waterfall top pushing nerves aside to take flight.
I honestly don’t think we would have jumped if the group of guys did not appear, so a big thank you to Robert and the gang, I owe you.
Time flew by and we began to tire after all the excitement so with a ridiculously big eight man tent I decided to get for the trip, to keep everyone together, we retreated to eat, talk over the day and rest for the morning drive back while buzzing from the days adventure.
This is exactly the type of thing I’ve been looking to do with Suffoca and so it’s amazing to finally do it. Taking friends, crew members or customers on wild adventures experiencing something incredible together. Expect to see a lot more of these sort of adventures or, better still, if you want to be a part or have any great ideas hit us up via Twitter or Facebook.
We’re all waiting impatiently on the next adventure…
Although it looks all fun , there is still work to be done, which, of course when its Suffoca, it’s still fun!
Whilst on all these recent adventures and in-between, I have been working on getting a whole new level of Suffoca products ready for release. There will also be a brand new website! We are adding in lots of awesome new features which will allow you guys to get a lot more involved and keep updated a lot easier than before.
I am super happy with these Chenille patches and, although they took me some serious time to track down a trusty producer, it was well worth the search. On the way I learnt a bunch about the process and do’s and don’ts, which is always handy when you’re trying out something new!
Samples are essential, and even more with the new product range. It would be easy to use a ready-made template from a wholesale company, but I wanted to give you guys a individual tailored product, custom-designed, that will be great quality and different from what is out in the high street – which after all, is what we’re all about!
I have been making a conscious effort to start ticking off things that I have always wanted to do and with great present from my Mum I got to tick off a big adventure…
…To be a Zoo Keeper! (At least for the day!)
Getting the chance just to hang out with a Penguin is amazing enough. After learning their individual backstories and nicknames I was completely blown away, so I happily popped to the kitchen and had the opportunity to feed the little wonders.
After dusting a dozen penguin footprints off my shoes, we set off to feed the giraffes up-close. Imagine if this photo was a scratch and sniff…
My brother-in-law’s turn came around… He had a different kind of favourite animal: the big cats. Rather you then me! After teaching and feeding the big guys, he set them loose to play.