Get the strap

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The guys over at Daniel Wellington must be very proud of themselves after this one, and it is easy to see why.

When they decided to ditch the traditional notion of ‘one watch one strap’ for one watch many straps – they were changing the game. And ever since this decision, watch companies have been struggling to keep up.

In my opinion, interchangeable watch straps are like sandwiches – THE BEST GOD DAMN SANDWICHES EVER INVENTED.

Everyone loves a good sandwich, don’t lie. We all know that you eat them when nobody’s around. The fluffy white bread, the thick layer of yellow, buttery goodness, and the filling… now, that’s the important part.

The filling changes almost every time. In the morning, it has to be jam. Off to work, some meat – extra fuel for a long day. For supper, maybe just toast. It’s always changing, but always the same.

This is the freedom of interchangeable watch straps. It allows the owner (me 😉) to have many different looks while remaining exactly the same.

Owning one watch is a pretty big achievement, let’s be honest, but it can be limiting when putting an outfit together.

It has a brown leather strap, white face, Roman numerals, a gold buckle… but you’re not going with the brown leather shoes tonight… so, ditch the watch?

Absolutely not.

Since discovering interchangeable watch straps, the way I look at an outfit has changed. The devil is in the detail, but now, these details can change at any second.

Yesterday, I had a watch with a brown leather strap, and it matched my brown belt and shoes. Today, I have a blue material strap to compliment my blue suede boots. Tomorrow, maybe I’ll have a something a little more colourful to jazz up a more monotone look. This all happened with one watch, and three different straps. It’s insane!

Basically what I’m saying is – less can be more. We all love sandwiches because of what we can do with them, so we will all love interchangeable watch straps because of what they can do for us.


And think about packing for holidays, one watch on my wrist, three straps in the carry-on. Sorted.

Watch – Reclaimed Vintage

Instagram – mr_wigglez_kane


The Devil wears Primark 🙌🏻

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Can we all collectively just take a second, and thank the fashion gods for creating the wonder that is Primark?

We can? Perfect.

Then let’s get a move on.

Primark has been a staple of wardrobes around Ireland for the last three decades, if not longer. I remember being dragged through the aisles by my mother on more than one occasion as a child. “We’ll only be here for a second,” was her famous line, “just a quick look.”

Fast-forward two hours, and we’re still there, and she’s still repeating that same sentence…

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To blog or not to blog

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Starting a blog can be a frustrating experience because it takes a lot time and effort.

Time to take out our computers, and turn them on. Time to make the perfect brew which will power us and our ideas for the next two hours. Time to find the perfect playlist for typing, and the perfect font for our words.

And effort – it takes an awful lot of effort. What should I write about? Will this be interesting? Who will read it? Should I have a picture at the start? Or at the end? Is this the right word?

And in the midst of all this panic, another question comes along – do I even care anymore?

This was me.

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Addicted to social media

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Do you ever find yourself just scrolling through Instagram, and scrolling, and scrolling… and next thing you know, you’re three years deep in your favourite youtuber’s brother’s wife’s account looking through their 2014 holiday pics.


Just me… well, this is awkward.

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You are what you wear

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It is said that only two things in life are certain – death and taxes. But I think that there could be a third – death, taxes and the memory of your old school uniform.

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F*ck bloggers

Since starting this blog and pressing ‘publish’ on that very first post, I have always wondered am I a blogger? It is a question that means little to anyone but me, but what really is a blogger? The term holds so many high fluting, fiddly-idle-dee notions, but what does it actually mean? I enjoy writing about stuff. I do it all the time. I have a blog. I have an Instagram account. They’re linked. So that must mean that I’m a blogger… right?

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Hasta la pizza, baby

The Dough Bros fire up new ovens in a new location

Local foodies were thrown into disarray when the Dough Bros announced that they would be closing the doors of their beloved pop-up.

The wood fired pizzeria opened almost two years ago, and following a whirlwind romance with pizza lovers nationwide, the Bros have decided to shut operations on Abbeygate Street Upper ahead of a game-changing move. This week, Eugene and Ronan Greaney, the Galway brothers behind what has become one of the most popular eateries in Ireland, explained why last Sunday was the perfect time to serve the last slice… for now.

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