Do It For The Gram


Hello today I’m doing it for the gram.

I love Instagram as I have a love for photography and videography. I love going out and taking photos and making videos. It’s a great social network site to share your photos and videos. Whether it’s a photo of a great view, something you love, people or a night out. It’s a perfect site to get creative with. It’s one of if not my favourite social network. Have a look at mine if you get a chance davidjoman 

Here’s one of my recent videos I made and shared to Instagram and YouTube: Spring Is Here

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Do It For The Gram

Views Of My City

Hello, I’m lucky enough to live in Newcastle, Upon Tyne and I’ve got to say I love this city. 

There’s lots to do and see. As someone who loves photography there’s lots to take photos of and lots of opportunities to get some great looking photos. 

These are just some of my favourite photos I have taken. They’ll be more to come in the future on my blog from me and may give selling prints a go soon. I’ll update if and when I do. 

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Views Of My City

Choose Life, Choose Vinyl

Hello, A while ago I bought a Crosley Crusier Record Player from work for about £50 with discount and a voucher taken off. Bargain right? 

I’ve wanted a new record player for a while and liked the look of those players so decided to get one. I’ve got to say I love it, it looks good and sounds good. If you want to get a record player and don’t want to spend a small fortune then I recommend getting one. I also bought Prince – Purple Rain soundtrack along with the player as it was there, I’m a fan and have wanted it on vinyl for some time. As a kid growing up in the 80’s I was a fan of Prince and used to have vinyl back then. Being an 80’s kid as was a fan of Michael Jackson and Thriller is a classic so that was one I had to have. I kind of wish I kept the vinyl I had back then and I wouldn’t have had to start a collection all over again. After my first Prince purchase I bought The Stone Roses, Blondie – Parallel Lines and one of my all time favourite film soundtracks Trainspotting limited edition orange vinyl. I love that movie and soundtrack it brings back so many memories of the 90’s and being a teenager. The limited edition orange vinyl comes in orange vinyl form obviously and two records. It looks good and it’s right what people say vinyl sounds better. The soundtrack sounds so good on vinyl. So that was a good edition to my collection and I’ll be collecting more vinyl soon. 


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Choose Life, Choose Vinyl

Captain Fawcett And Beard Tips 


Hello, I’ve had a beard now for nearly four years and I don’t think I could ever shave it off, it’s a part of me now. 

Some people have asked me how I take care of it and keep it neat. It’s simple really, you grow it to the length you want, invest in a decent beard trimmer and trim your beard when needed and use a good beard oil. I heard about beard oil a couple of years ago now and I decided to give it a try. 

One brand of beard oil I have tried is Captain Fawcett. The latest I’ve tried is Booze & Baccy by Ricki Hall. I bought a 10ml bottle for £11:99. You only need a few drops of the oil, It looks great, smells great and make your beard feel great. I also bought Ricki Halls beard balm too for £15:00. It’s perfect for taming your beard. In the past I’ve tried the moustache wax for £9:00 it’s good for taming your moustache or pointing the ends if that’s what your into. The original beard oil smells good and works great too. Last but not least is Jimmy Niggles Million Dollar beard oil. It has 23 carrot gold flakes in the oil, It smells great and leaves your beard feeling like (pardon the pun) a million dollars. 

Other tips I recommend to maintain your beard is to buy a good comb too, I use Kent combs they are reasonably priced and do the job. One of the most important things to do in growing a beard is to just let it grow don’t try and trim it in the beginning and mess with the neck line to much. You can style it the way you want once it grows to a decent length and keep it the way you want it. So if you’re growing a beard or already have one I recommend those little tips and beard oils. You’ll not regret trying them, your beard will smell nice and will thank you for it too. 

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Captain Fawcett And Beard Tips 

My Thoughts On Spider-Man Homecoming 

Hello happy Monday. Yesterday I went to see Spider-Man Homecoming. 

This is the first Spider-Man movie I’ve been   excited to see in a while after a few disappointing movies. The first thing that got me excited was that he was in Captain America: Civil War and Marvel were giving the rights to make a Spider-Man movie. It was Marvels big chance to make a good Spider-Man movie about one of the most famous Marvel characters and most famous superheroes ever. They introduced him in a big way first in Civil War He stole the show in that movie as he showed up stole Captain Americas shield and uttered the now famous line in the movie “Hey everyone.” Mavel got everything right the choice of actor Tom Holland is a great Spider-Man, the best in my opinion, the suit was right and his humour which is a big part of Spider-Man. 

Now came the big test a Spider-Man movie. With his entrance made in Civil War it was time for Tom Hollands Peter Parker/Spider-Man to make his first big movie and make it good. Tom Holland and Marvel have certainly succeeded in making this a big, funny and in my opinion the best Spider-Man movie ever. It has so many elements to this movie. You’ve got the big superhero action sequences, to the friendship and relationships he has with his Aunt May and with Tony Stark his mentor. It has funny moments and is a coming of age story. A young 15 year old boy having these powers and learning to juggle everything in his life. In parts it reminded me of an 80’s teen movie, with some of the music and especially the scene of him running through the gardens with Ferris Bueler playing on tv as he passes through those gardens. Michael Keaton is great as The Vulture and Robert Downey Jr is as always awesome as Tony Stark. I like the fact they made Aunt May younger and cast Marisa Tomei she’s funny and likeable as her. His best friend and relationship they have in the movie is great too and funny to watch. Of course there’s a love interest but there’s no Gwen Stacey or Mary Jane. His love interest in this is a girl in his high school called Liz and maybe Michelle in the next film? There’s a few twists and surprises in the movie which I won’t spoil and some cameos too from Donald Glover and Jon Favareau. There’s some more cameos too but I won’t spoil that either. 

So all in all I was impressed by the movie and think they got everything spot on. This has to be the best Spider-Man movie ever made and Tom Holland the best Peter Parker/Spider-Man too. It’s also one of Marvels best movies too. The movie as a whole felt like a celebration that Spider-Man was home at Marvel and Homecoming is the perfect name for the movie too because he was home where he belongs. So if you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for? Go, no seriously go see it. You won’t be disappointed.

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My Thoughts On Spider-Man Homecoming 

If You Haven’t Got Anything Nice To Say, Don’t Say Anything 

Hello, I’m back and I’ve got a few things to get of my chest in the next few blogs, so a couple of new, different blogs coming. I said in The Blog Where It All Begins to expect a pretty honest blog by me so here we go. 

I have a full time job working at a shop and at times it’s like being back at school. People gossip and spread lies like wild fire at times. People get in relationships with people they work with and that’s not always the best idea considering if you break up you still have to work with that person. I myself have been in that situation so I know what I’m talking about. It’s like when we have our Christmas party the talk of the shop the next day is who hooked up with who, who argued or who had a fight. It always happens and not just at that time of year. It’s human nature to talk about people but sometimes it just gets a bit childish and blown out of per portion. I wonder at times if some people have nothing better to talk about. Everyone of us is adults and I just think everyone should be a little more mindful about what they say. Not everyone takes things the same way and people need to realise gossip and rumours can actually have a negative impact on someone. 

I just like to keep myself to myself and only tell stuff to the people I trust which is only a few people to be honest. Like the saying goes “If you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say anything.”  

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If You Haven’t Got Anything Nice To Say, Don’t Say Anything 

Dead Beat Dads 

Hello, this blog has been sat in my drafts  for a while now and I was unsure if I was going to post it or not but now is the time I suppose. 

Last Sunday was Fathers Day and it got me thinking about me being about what it is to be a father and about my relationship, well lack of relationship with my father. I was just a young boy when my Mother and Father got divorced. My Mam raised me pretty much on her own from then on. My father wasn’t around much after the divorce and then wasn’t around at all. I never felt close to my father and never felt like he wanted me around. He pretty much proved that when he never bothered anymore. 

The thing I don’t get is how anyone can just forget about their children and have nothing to do with them? 

No matter how bad things get in a marriage or relationship you should never just give up on your children aswell. I know it’s easier said than done and not everyone has things the same way in life, but if you’re man enough to make a child then you should be man enough to raise a child. I always said that before I had children that I would never be like my father and I will always be there for them. Becoming a dad was the best thing that has ever happened to me. The bond and love I have for my children is strong and I don’t think I could never not be in there lives. Me and my ex have been separated for over a year now for different reasons, but I have stayed true to what I have said about being in my children’s lives. It’s something that will never change no matter what has happened in the past or in the future.

It’s just a shame not all fathers think the same and make the effort. So for all the real Fathers out there keep up the good work. 


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Dead Beat Dads