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.
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 […]
This has to be one of the strangest things I have thrown at a wooden target to date; metal playing cards! Simon, my throwing buddy bought them from China. They took a few weeks to arrive so the anticipation had been building. The cards looked pretty well made […]
When you tell someone that you are going to be swimming with sharks, the most common comments you get back it “is that a good idea? you wouldn’t get me in the water with sharks!!!!” This idea of sharks attacking people comes from a few sources, many of […]
Horseshoes is one of those very old games that everyone seems to know about but never seem to have a go at. If the information on Wikipedia is correct, this game has been played for around 2,000 years. So we thought we should have a crack at it […]
Some of the best things in life are free, and beachcombing is one of them! As a child I was always looking at the ground trying to find treasure, bugs and interesting rocks. Its always surprising what you can find by just looking. Beach combing is always something […]
Escape rooms seem to have just exploded in the UK, and with so many different themes and locations, they are becoming very popular. I had countless friends posting pictures on social media stating whether they managed to get out or not, and it was really intriguing. I was […]