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My Blog

This website is my online journal and personal blog. It is a place for me to record my day-to-day thoughts, activities, write about my experiences and share my photography. I am a writer, photographer, web developer and astronomer. I’m originally from Bristol and now living in Scotland. Please feel free to have a look around my site, let me know what you think!

Walking in the Shropshire Hills AONB
26/08/2016Hiking Midlands
A nice short walk through the Shropshire hills from Carding Mill Valley along the stream to the four metre cascade at the picturesque Lightspout Waterfall.
Dudley Zoo and Castle
25/08/2016Days Out Midlands
Dudley Zoological Gardens is a 40-acre zoo located within the grounds of Dudley Castle in the town of Dudley, in the Black Country.
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Red Kite Feeding at Gigrin Farm
23/08/2016Days Out Wales
A visit to the Red Kite Centre at Gigrin Farm which is located in the heart of Mid Wales, overlooking both the Wye and Elan Valleys, and just half a mile from the market town of Rhayader.
Thirty Five
21/08/2016Myself
I used to write a post at the end of each year highlighting the things that I have accomplished, place I’ve seen and any other life events. Over the past few years however I’ve not done that so much, so I’m starting again but this time writing on my birthday. So, at Thirty Five what have I done since Thirty Four?
Combatting Shin Splints with FootBallance Insoles
06/07/2016Health & Fitness
FootBallance Insoles are the latest thing in running technology. These are essentially 100% custom insoles which can be slipped into any shoe and provide arch support. Do they work? Read on and find out.
No Pain, No Gain! (Or a lesson on when to say STOP)
19/06/2016Health & Fitness
I’ve been going out running now twice a week gradually building up the distance while improving my pace. I’m aiming for a consistant pace, not a fast time. If I can keep a consistant pace from start to finish and then reduce that pace I’m doing good.
Never Fails Scottish Tablet Recipe
02/05/2016Cooking
This Scottish tablet recipe never fails to produce mouth watering results for sweet those with a sweet tooth.
After Thirty Four Years, I Learn to Run
23/04/2016Health & Fitness
After 34 years of life, I finally get why people run. I mean, I always understood why people were running in the park or down the street, but was always accompanied with mockery. “That seems like a painful way to spend time.”
Final Knee Surgury
01/03/2016Health & Fitness
Finally, after a year of being referrered between various physios and consultants, I have had my final knee operation which has at long last fixed my damaged knee.
Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea
07/10/2015Health & Fitness
For the past I don’t know how many years I’ve had problems sleeping. Sometimes difficulty in getting to sleep, other times difficulty staying asleep. Even when I wake up thinking I’ve had a "good night"I am more tired, more drained and feel worse than when I went to bed.