Booking hostels beforehand should, in theory, be a clever decision. But as anyone who’s slummed it before will know – there’s a fair amount of room for error. The hostel could be bad (that’s anything from too loud and too boring, to crawling with bed bugs), or you could go on a complete tangent and never go to the planned destination at all! We haven’t … Continue reading Affordable accommodation during a full moon party – wise or wild?
One of my favourite sayings is “The grass is always greener on the other side”. Loved the associated story as a kid, appreciate the irony of the message as an adult. It’s why we can look back at less than perfect events and see the tantalising beauty of the past. I think it’s one of the reasons why marathon runners keep coming back for more. … Continue reading Prepping for ‘nam
Finally, I’ve got the time and the inclination to write! Last time I talked about the pitfalls and must-have experiences working as a gardener. So it seems fitting my reason for beginning this at 4pm on a Monday is due to the van dying… But that’s not what I want to talk about today. With the storm clouds brewing and a throaty cough developing my … Continue reading Going back in time
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t fall into the job. There. That was an easy blog to write… After all that was my path into gardening. However, at the age of 15 I wouldn’t have called myself a gardener. I was a little on the weedy side (pardon the pun) with no coordination – largely thanks to my slightly alarming growth spurts – and … Continue reading The path to becoming a gardener
It’s inspiring discovering first hand just how far people can push their bodies and minds to achieve the unimaginable. Today Lucy and Abhinav ran 26.7 miles up and down the muddy trails of the Purbeck marathon and still managed to look photogenic on the finish line. Yesterday Roya (accountant, and hater of both exercise and dirt) braved the Tough Mudder Half, not only tackling all … Continue reading Pushing your limits
To clarify – what follows is a work of fiction. I’m sure there’ll be an epic fail of the same proportion with my name on it… In the meantime I’ll be living in dread awaiting it. (clears throat) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading Britannia’s secret weapon – writing challenge 2
I love spontaneity. Within reason – as in, I love a spontaneous chocolate bar from time to time, and everyone knows a spontaneous night out (whilst messier) is FAR more fun than an organised party. But sometimes there’s those moments in life when circumstances produce the most absurd opportunities where you just say “screw it, this is probably a terrible idea but I’m doing it anyway.” … Continue reading A lifetime’s gaming for one moment
So a man approached me today – stopped his car right beside me. Driving forwards he was! I was almost too flummoxed to answer his question, and what a peculiar question it was… “Why in God’s name is everyone walking backwards!” He exclaimed, right in my face – before I could politely turn my back to him. He must have been a hermit, or deranged, … Continue reading Why is everyone walking backwards – Writing challenge 1
I can’t be one of those people who commits 100% to the world of gaming. For one, it’s an expensive pastime, and I’ve a chronic need to spend all available change on food. Really though, it’s because I’ve got critical (or fussy) about the games I play. Nowadays I consult dozens of reviews before making a purchase just to make sure there’s no surprises – … Continue reading Why ‘From Software’ and ‘CD Projekt Red’ ruined gaming for me
It’s that time of year again. The time when gaming fans inundate themselves in syrupy hype over the unreleased skeletons of games they probably won’t buy. The time when the non-gaming community are harassed online by adverts and trailers as large corporations chuck money at Google to make their products visible. You (probably didn’t) guessed it! Another E3 has come and gone. The excitement of … Continue reading Have Playstation done it again?