Sunday, April 03, 2016

My Perfect Man Cave

Move over Batman, there is a new cave in town that rocks (well, there is in my world of positive thinking). The word Man Cave is one phrase I utter a lot to BeautyqueenUK when we talk about moving to a house or larger flat (we live in London, larger flat is more probable - I'm not rich by any stretch of the imagination). In my mind I've buried a shipping container under the back lawn (of my imaginary house with 50 foot garden) to create a little den of my own. At a push though I'd settle for a spare room to convert into my own haven where I can go to seek out my creative flair (read play Call of Duty) or just have a space where I can sit and write this here blog. In my head (not a place you ever want to be or understand) I have my dream man cave planned out with the help of this Pinterest board.

The official description of a Man Cave is: "A man cave or manspace is a male retreat or sanctuary in a home, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, or basement" 



So, in this place of retreat or sanctuary would be everything I need to do 'stuff' - loose term. Stuff that allows me space and time to sit back, relax, watch the Soprano's or Band of Brothers on repeat (I watch box sets like this over and over until I can quote the script) on a massive television (we have a small 50 inch TV in the lounge, I have my eye on that after moving) or I could hook up my PS4 and play Call of Duty online without being reminded Pretty Little Liars, Nashville or Devious Maids is on and is in need of watching (no not for me thanks).

As you can see in this Man Cave of mine, I would have all the gadgets I need. I have an image in my head of lazing back in an easy boy chair, a bit of Metallica on the surround sound and Panzer General on my laptop while England are winning a tournament on the TV in the background. I lost years of my youth to Panzer General, nearly as much as I lost (and continue to lose) playing Football Manager.

How cool is some of this stuff?



So, apart from making my space look something like this, with my interest in modern history I would also want a few genuine (but deactivated) weapons from past hung on the wall to really make the Call of Duty experience come to life.



What would you put in your own personal space?

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17 comments:

  1. I love this! We have just come back from a trip to Nashville and whilst there visited the Jack Daniel's distillery ;) My son would love your ideas, he's a massive COD fan.

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  2. When we move my boyfriend is getting his own man cave and he is obsessed with talking about it haha, he says it's a makeup free zone and he's pretty much planned it down to a T. :D

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  3. Keep dreaming my love ha... cat room will come first ;) x

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    1. Every inch of our living space counts as 'cat room'......

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    2. haha this comment was my favourite part of this post, I love the idea of a cat room!

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  4. When my daughter was born I had to give up the spare room housing all my post box miniatures and turn it into a nursery. One day they will be released from the boxes in the loft!

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  5. Hubby wants his own mancave - I suspect he would fill it with WW2 and Walking Dead memoribilia

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    1. I have found an awesome website where you can buy deactivated WW2 weapons - it's so cool. It brings out my inner child.

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  6. Caves are for troglodytes. Every time I hear the phrase man cave i think of prehistoric man, wearing animal skins, going out to kill things for dinner. Don't women get to have their own get away spaces then?

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    1. You've summed me up beautifully! In my house my wife has take over pretty much every available space!

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  7. Your man cave ideas are very manly and look nothing like my floral she shed!!!

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  8. ha ha I suspect my husbands man cave would look pretty much like yours - good job we dont have a spare room ;-)

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  9. The Winchester is where you will find everything that is needed for a man cave. bar, ice machine, fairy lights, ashtrays. hang on though are you still barred?

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  10. My husband had a man cave until the children came along - oops!

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  11. my husband would love a room filled with his iron maiden and sports merchandise! If i could have a room for me it would be full of books, a nice big comfy chair, warm blanket, a lamp and a table to put my cuppa on lol

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  12. I'd love a she shed to escape to, mainly to write in but also to read. Good luck with your dream

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