Travel

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My Weekend In Cardiff & Wales Vs Italy at the Millenium Stadium 01/2/14

  I absolutely love the 6 Nations, it makes the months of February and March awesome and something to really look forward to. Guaranteed fantastic weekends to get over the bleak weather and January, which is always a bit of a lame month. My brother from another mother and I were lucky enough to celebrate the start of the 6 Nations in style by watching the Wales v Italy game live. We were so stoked that we left Cornwall and…

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

  The Christmas lights at Mousehole are a Cornish institution now being in their 50th year! It was all started by a local artist called Joan Gillchrest whom, in 1963 decided to run a string of Christmas lights along both quays in the small fishing village of Mousehole, in order to make it look a bit more festive. Since then the display has grown and now uses an incredible 7000 bulbs, inexcess of 5.5 miles of cable and has an…

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Three of the Worlds Best Forests

  I love forests. Standing in a forest crammed full of gigantic trees makes you feel really small. It’s a great leveler knowing that these trees; some of which may have stood since the time of the Romans, will be around for hundred of years after you have left this world. I find that it puts all my tiny ‘first world problems‘ into perspective. Sequoia National Forest, California – USA Named after the Giant Sequoia tree, the largest of which…

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Things to always have in your car or van!

  You never know when you’re gonna be out later than expected. That’s why I always keep a ton of gear in the back of my van ‘just in case’. There are literally a million reasons why you might get caught out somewhere and end up staying later or needing extra supplies: You’re invited on a really cool night out. The van breaks down and you’re stranded (you obviously don’t have a VW) Blizzards and tundra appear and leave you…

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Sand Sculptures

This week I was lucky enough to go on a little road trip up to Weston Super-Mare to the Sand Sculpture Festival. This years theme was Movies and Cinema. The selection ranged from the spectacular to the very good. I was particularly impressed with the sheer size of King Kong and the awesome work on the face of Ron Weasley. Check out some pics (they sure beat my sand castles): Jurassic Park King Kong Jaws Harry Potter Toy Story

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