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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!

Defender Tires and Bumperettes
25/01/2014Cars & Bikes
With rough weather on the horizon I thought it would be a good idea to invest in a decent set of tires to go on my Defender.
Rockin’ on my New Guitar
18/01/2014Electric Guitar
Just before Christmas I decided to start learning to play my guitar again, having given up when I couldn't play Jimmy Hendrix Purple Haze after two weeks. I've now started from the absolute basics - Guitar for Dummies and Rocksmith 2014.
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Defender TD5 Starter Motor Removal
09/11/2013Cars & Bikes
How to remove the Defender TD5 starter motor either to replace the unit or to refurbish the solenoid. Reports into the difficulty of removing the starter motor are greatly exaggerated.
X-Ray’s from RTA back in 2006
03/09/2013Health & Fitness
I've been pestering the NHS for access to my medical records for the past few months, and finally I have some of the X-Rays taken back when I was involved in a large traffic accident.
Fitting Terrafirma Wheel Spacers
28/08/2013Cars & Bikes
Terrafirma Wheel Spacers give an additional 60mm track to Defenders which improves handling, cornering and stability as well as improving steering lock.
Land Rover Defender Disklok Storage
12/08/2013Cars & Bikes
I've always used Disklok's as part of my car security, and the Defender is no exception, but I can't just tuck it in behind the seat any more... it tends to move around quite a bit and is always out of arms reach when I need to refit it!
My New Toy: Land Rover Defender 90
28/07/2013Cars & Bikes
After several years of gentle nagging by my Land Rover obsessed brother in law, I finally gave in and decided to get one of my own. After a day looking around, he found me this lovely example which I have just bought!
Yamaha XV1900 Midnight Star Bulb Types
26/07/2013Cars & Bikes
I've needed to replace one of the bulbs in my Yamaha XV1900, but nowhere can I find exactly what bulb types and sizes are used in the XV1900. So here is a list of the standard bulb fitments, types, voltages and wattage of the main bulbs.
My BMW E30 Broken Down
13/12/2012Cars & Bikes
I tried to leave work on time last night - only to find that my BMW E30 will not start! Oh noes! my car has broken down!
My New Car: 1990 BMW 318IS
05/11/2012Cars & Bikes
It's been a while since I last drove a car - my Mercedes broke down back in June and I've been riding my bike ever since. Now I have a new car ready for the bad winter weather.