Watersports

Summer Holiday Week One – Lyme Regis, Paington, Ultimate Adventure Centre

    If you were to ask most teachers what their favourite part of their job was, I’m positive they’d say it was the altruism and how it’s a platform to make a positive impact on the lives of kids. Personally, I also love the people I work with and how constantly funny the children are, such a rewarding role. However, high up on every teacher’s list of their favourite parts of their job must be the holidays, in particular,…

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Outdoor Adventures

The Start To The Summer Camping, Beach & BBQ

    It’s been an awesome start to the summer. I’ve built up a little collection of photos and anecdotal stuff we’ve been doing so I thought I’d share it on here, cos that’s well what my site’s for! I’m going to try and keep this pretty text light and photo heavy as they paint 1000 words and all that. Don’t be surprised if I ramble on though, it normally happens.   Beach BBQs have literally become a weekly occurrence…

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The Man Cave

What Do You Want To See On Wild Tide?

  Despite clearly being terrible at it, the country is really ‘loving’ democracy at the moment. So I thought I’d give it a go here on Wild Tide and let you lot decide what you want to see more of here on Wild Tide. You can vote a maximum of five times, which will be great for all the indecisive people out there like me.

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Clothing

Handmade Colville Leather Belt Review

    You might remember that back at the end of last year, I wrote about how smitten I was with my Colville Leather Wallet. Well my love for that wallet is still going strong; in fact, it’s actually increasing, as like posh wine, cheese and whiskey it’s getting better with age. With use, the colours of the wallet have become even more rich and the wallet’s leather more supple. So when my trusty brown belt broke after serving me…

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Watersports

The Hoop by Kipsta and My New Sport SeaBall

    My friends and I are lovers of unusual missions and adventures and any idea like “I wonder if we can do this?” is always met with a response of “challenge accepted!” So when I spotted an ingenious invention on the Decathlon website (now one of my most visited websites apparently!) we had to get it and have a go. The sporting creation in question is a portable basketball hoop simply called The Hoop by Kipsta.   Basically, it’s…

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The Man Cave

3 Great Expandable Board Games

  Timeline: Science and Discoveries I originally bought Timeline: Music and Cinema a few months ago and absolutely love it. The simple rules make this game super easy to play with anyone and anywhere. You have to lay your Music and Cinema themed cards in order of release date. The only goal is that you have to get the order correct in the timeline. The cards come in their own tin, making it easy to transport and so far, we…

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The Man Cave

How To Fit Decking In Your Garden

    As you may have seen in some of my other garden posts (here and here) my back garden was in a totally, unkempt, baron state. Obviously, my first concern was sorting the house out. However, once I was happy with that, I moved onto sorting out the garden and putting in a second off road parking space out the front of the house. These things not only make life nicer but also add value to the house –…

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The Man Cave

How To Make A Japanese Trellis and Smarten Up Your Garden

    On one side of my garden was a long, dirty, scruffy looking, grey wall (I think it was originally white?). It made that whole part of the garden look nasty and I’ve been keen to sort it out for a while. With a wire brush and a tub of white masonry paint I quickly sorted the wall out. I then added a nice Japanese style border in front of the wall, which I’ll go into in greater depth…

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Travel

Outdoor Gear Tested in Sunny Spain

    Last year I went to Salamanca in Spain to take part in a project working with a Spanish language college. The trip was amazing, I learnt a lot, developed my practice, made some new international connections, saw some fantastic places and got to travel at a time when I was saving money. So when the second part of the project was announced as happening in May, I was stoked. This next stage continued from the first and had…

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The Man Cave

Smite and Ice Cold Drinks at the Beach

    Summer has finally arrived and last weekend we decided to make the most of this glorious sunshine. We arranged to meet up with a few friends on our local beach. So in preparation we thought it would be the perfect occasion to try out our new ice cube tray and 3 piece Ice bucket by OXO.   The ice cube tray is so practical. There are two trays made of silicone, making 24 ice cubes in total! You…

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