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 permissions near Bath & Bristol in the UK.
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!
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 […]