Winter storms can often bring the more interesting things on to the shores of the UK. All manner of weird and wonderful things get washed up, from swordfish, palm seeds from the Caribbean and ambergris or whale vomit! So when you go beach combing you really never know […]
Academy of Steel run a sword skills school based in Cardiff and Bristol. Based on 14th century Italian skills, Jordan and Melissa who run the school have had years of experience and now want to share their knowledge and passion. Lessons are available from tasters to ongoing training so we decided to go and have a go.
Finds Timeline for our permission near Bath Somerset. Roman 43 to 410 AD: 193-211 AD Tudor period 1485 to 1603 Staffordshire Combed Slipware 1690- 1830 Victorian period 1837 to 1901 WW1 1914-1918 Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry cap badge 1914-1918 WW2 1939-1945
We stumbled across a Tobogganing track in Pembrey Country Park whilst spending a week near Kidwelly, South Wales. Tobogganing draws up lots of ideas in my head, but here it was on a tubular metal track, like a huge water-slide that wraps around the corners. As it was […]
Most people, including myself a few years ago, imagined a man throwing knives around a woman on a target in some sort of nail biting scenario, as seen on TV over the years. Although this does actually happen around the world, and in some cases women are the expert throwers doing the throwing, there is also another knife throwing community that’s growing fast. Target knife throwing!
If I’m totally honest my ice skating isn’t great but I do enjoy it when I go, especially now I have kids. When I was told that Glice® skating having their first rink setup at the Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park in Bristol I had to go […]
A few years ago I visited Swildons hole in the Mendip Hills for a caving session and whilst on that trip, apart from having a great time, I found a couple of pieces of pottery and a bone. I took these to the Wells Museum open day for […]
I get asked a lot about how I go about taking my kids to the top of the Brecon Beacons in the winter. I’m not a mountain leader or expert in the mountains, but I have picked up a lot of helpful tips over the last few years […]
Taking my 8 year son to the Brecon Beacons on a snowy, winters day is one of the best things we have done together. Looking forward to our next trip in the mountains!
In September this year four of us travelled from the source of the river Wye to the sea by walking, biking and SUP. Here is the video we chucked together from our trip. What a stunning river the Wye is!