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Something New, Something Blue

If I’ve said it once then I’ve surely said it a hundred times (to be honest, I probably haven't even said it out loud before) - I actually cannot resist a matching set. Maybe that has something to do with my childhood? Although having a twin would have been chaotic. Or maybe it is because matching sets are fresh as hell? I guess we will never know. All I know is that I am here for it. 
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'M' Is For. . .

'M' is for: mazed, manic, meticulous, mischievous. 'M' is for moody. To be honest these are all adjectives that probably describe me. But no, its obviously for 'Mark My Style'. A few years ago I shut down my first blog because I wasn't enjoying it one bit. The fun and excitement had just vanished and I just couldn't get those creative juices flowing but I missed it at the same time, you know? For the life of me though, I could not think of a new blog name until it slapped me in the face while I was lying on the bed. It's gas how things find a way of sorting themselves when you just leave them be. Anyway, if I'm needed I'l be on the bed waiting for the next big break through (get your mind out of the gutter, lads). 
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Members Only, Ye?

Lets talk about Flamingos. Mainly because they are on the back of my t-shirt, though. Honesty, right? They are intriguing creatures - they stand on one leg, they're pink and they are one of the most sought after spirit animals. Why the one leg though? Obviously its for warmth but its more interesting to think they are withholding a bunch of secrets. And whats with them always being in a massive group? In fairness though, when we all flock around our friends its like a cheeky members club too. 
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On Yer Bike, Mate

When I was younger there was nothing that excited me more than going out to kick a bit of football with the lads. It literally made me the happiest kid. Since then, blogging, work, the sesh and life in general has taken over, which is kind of sad but sure look. Not one bit of exercise to be seen. That is until now though. You know that love at first sight blabber? Yeah its true. Any chance I get, the new bike comes out. Such a beauty. Can you really blame me? 
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The Name's Red

Over the past couple of weeks my friend group has got very well acquainted with astrology and to be honest, some of us love it and some of us hate it. That's pretty standard though. For me, a great deal of it grabs my attention and that's down to various reasons but you have to admit when you read your star sign and its bang on it is a little baffling. I've went a little in depth with mine and apparently I'm a lover of material things and when I am being emotionally unfulfilled I turn to gaining material wealth. Now, I've purchased a few pairs of converse over the past few weeks so if my self worth is linked to my material comfort I ain't really complaining here. Comfort is key, right?
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Such a Dad

If I was to say go ahead and rank your superstition on a scale of 1 to 10, where do you think you'd rank? Because mine is off the carts to be honest. A few days ago I came across not one, but two dead seagulls within a few hours and I was like "man there is something going on here". Of course I took to Google to research this and the general feedback was that it meant new beginnings. I mean that's something, right? Speaking of new beginnings though - I am getting major dad vibes off this oversized polo...
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Man Up

If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is to stand up and say you have a problem. But man, I've only been able to do that recently. I came across a campaign last week that really hit me and its kind of frustrated me since. Not at the campaign but at the worlds general view of men. Being told to "be a man" or "man up" are probably some of the most destructive terms today. I'm fairly sure its been said to you at some point of your life, right? And even though you may not have realised it, that experience affected you. However, I cant just sit here and act all high and mighty when I throw around derogatory terms from time to time. The difference here is though that I only do that with my closest mates where I have found a happy medium and I know the boundary. That boundary is crossed when you end up being detrimental to a guys self esteem and confidence though. Being a man has always been linked with power, wealth and athletic prowess but it is these as…