Forged in fire!

This weekend the girlfirend and I headed off on our travels again, crossing Offa’s Dyke and coming to rest in Hereford. It’s pretty much the only place within an hour-and-a-half driving radius that we haven’t been. Apart from the middle of the Bristol frickin Channel, obviously. Luckily for us, a mate and ex-colleague of mine […]

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New Site Design!!

Hey guys! Bonjour, Bienvenue and Bore Da! (that last one is Welsh for ‘good-day’, by the way 🙂 ) How are you guys doing? It’s Friday, thank bejezeus, and, as Bob Ross would say, “it’s a great day here and I hope it is wherever you’re at”. It’s actually a grey, miserable sort of day, […]

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It's hard to write…when you're wrong

Ooh it’s back to double-meaning headline time!! But, Ian, what the hell are you warbling about this time, I hear you cry! Well, I don’t, but in my mind my blog is insanely popular and people want to hear what I have to say. Oh, to dream my band of followers! Which brings me to […]

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Dumbledore and Jurassic Park

At least that was how my sarcastic Auto Correct tried to label these pictures when I created an album on my social media accounts! It has a dry sense of humour more arid than my own. What this actually was was a place called Durdle Door and The Jurassic Coast, in Dorset. It was the […]

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Kicking the Bucket

As in, Bucket List. Nothing died, apart from my own self-restriction. For back in November, I got to tick an item off my bucket list. That was to see one of my favourite bands in concert. That band is Halestorm and I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to see them live. Then back in 2018, […]

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Photo Bum

I like taking photos. I need visual reminders of where I’ve been. Some serve as inspiration for stories or settings. Having a phone with a good camera has allowed me to snap some pretty nice pictures. Here are some random ones I like from the past few months. This one was a spooky image of […]

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Christmas Trees?

So just before Christmas we did a thing. My partner, on a whim, decided we were going to visit a place called Westonbirt Arboretum. This is the National Arboretum of England so we were crossing the Severn Bridge yet again. It is nominally a large tree garden with several thousand species of trees and some […]

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New Year, New Content

So, 2020 is upon us. And as I’m still randomly searching for content for this blog I’ve decided to add a couple more topics to explore. The first one of these is travel. I love to travel, and as my photo above shows I also love tube trains. This will be a topic I may […]

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Beer: A Brief History of Good Times

So, you want to make beer, huh? Fancy a change from the mass produced lagers that you’re used to? Well, you’re in the right place. In this second article of my brewing series, I’m going to give a brief history of beer, it’s development, and the role it’s played in society. Yes, beer is important […]

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Home Brewing: The Lazy Way

In order to finally get some structured content, I’ve decided to write a series of short articles about my hobbies. Hopefully they will be informative, maybe they’ll inspire others to try them out and, at the very least, it gives me something to do while I continue to navigate the mire of the job market. […]

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