The tale of the amateur brewer
04 November, 2014
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The tale of the amateur brewer

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Like many before me I succumbed to the urge. I was in my mid-20’s, slightly hazy, after one too many, and felt like I could take on the world. I was going to do it. No matter what my girlfriend would say, this was going to happen. I was going to brew my own beer... Read more
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04 November, 2014
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Where the wild things are

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When you take a bit of time out to drink in the wonders of nature, there’s no getting away from the fact that wildlife is bizarre. And this blog is dedicated to one of the more unconventional-looking creatures; the flamingo... Read more
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04 November, 2014
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How to increase your chances of surviving a bear attack

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With many Brits planning their summer holidays to North America, Canada and other bear countries, I thought it would be good to write something practical relating to the unpleasant scenario of coming face to face with a bear... Read more
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04 November, 2014
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A westerner's search for peace and quiet

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As I walked beside the River Ouse, I couldn’t help but grow agitated at the sounds of heavy machinery digging up the adjacent land. I’d specifically set off that morning to find somewhere quiet... Read more
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04 November, 2014
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Weekend woes

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It’s powerful, it dominates our thoughts and for many of us, it’s what gets us through the working day. The weekend. For one evening and two whole days we can do whatever we want. Whether it’s action packed, relaxing or the perfect combination of both, the best weekends are when they’re ours... Read more
  • The tale of the amateur brewer
    04.11.14

    The tale of the amateur brewer

    Like many before me I succumbed to the urge. I was in my mid-20’s, slightly hazy, after one too many, and felt like I could take on the world. I was going to do it. No matter what my girlfriend ... Read more
    Comments (0)
  • flamingo21-509x325 (1)
    04.11.14

    Where the wild things are

    When you take a bit of time out to drink in the wonders of nature, there’s no getting away from the fact that wildlife is bizarre. And this blog is dedicated to one of the more unconventional-looking creatures; the flamingo...... Read more
    Comments (0)
  • bear1-640x325
    04.11.14

    How to increase your chances of surviving a bear attack

    With many Brits planning their summer holidays to North America, Canada and other bear countries, I thought it would be good to write something practical relating to the unpleasant scenario of coming face to face with a bear... Read more
    Comments (0)
  • peace-and-quiet1-513x325
    04.11.14

    A westerner's search for peace and quiet

    As I walked beside the River Ouse, I couldn’t help but grow agitated at the sounds of heavy machinery digging up the adjacent land. I’d specifically set off that morning to find somewhere quiet... Read more
    Comments (0)
  • 4613029411-640x325
    04.11.14

    Weekend woes

    It’s powerful, it dominates our thoughts and for many of us, it’s what gets us through the working day. The weekend. For one evening and two whole days we can do whatever we want. Whether it’s action packed, relaxing or ... Read more
    Comments (0)
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    04.11.14

    The Fans' Best Room in the World

    The stunning cathedral dominates the town, and was opened in 1239. The hotel is a youngster in comparison, but even the hotel dates from 1422, that’s when its first mention is recorded, and apparently it was good back then too...... Read more
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  • surf1-506x325
    04.11.14

    Me, My Surfboard and a Curious Seal

    For me, sport always existed in two exclusive worlds: football and rugby. Everything else felt like a distraction. It wasn’t until I was 18-years-old that I discovered how wrong I had been. I moved from the landlocked South Wales Valleys ... Read more
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  • sandwiches1-640x325
    04.11.14

    Nine Weird Sandwiches

    It is rumoured that the sandwich started life as a humble snack designed for an aristocrat. Over the centuries it has become the cornerstone of packed lunches, light bites and global business ventures... Read more
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    04.11.14

    10 Things We Know You Don't Know About British Food

    Let’s be honest, the British don’t have a brilliant reputation for food. But oddly enough, for many centuries the kitchens of the English court and the great houses of the Middle Ages cooked with a much wider variety of spices ... Read more
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    04.11.14

    Britains Best Rivers

    Across the land, you will find rivers famed for their history, scenery or the challenge they pose. All of those mentioned here can give you a day to remember but be warned, some of them must be handled carefully once ... Read more
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    04.11.14

    The five most underrated counties in Britain

    I’ve chosen these as the most underrated counties to visit in England; and the least written-about. As a Midlander (originally) there’s maybe a bias in favour of those counties folk from the south and north speed through on the motorways. ... Read more
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    04.11.14

    A Driven Personality

    I always like to think that a car is an extension of yourself. Even if you’re not into modifying cars, your car is still something that represents you, even if it is those pink fluffy dice that you hang from ... Read more
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    04.11.14

    A trip to the seaside

    Without a doubt, there was no better feeling as a child than breaking up from school for the summer. Six weeks off school to do whatever you want, brilliant. The countdown seemed to last forever but, it was finally here. ... Read more
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    04.11.14

    A journey from a nervous to an intrepid traveller...

    London scares me…well it used to. Recently I had to make the grand journey down to the capital from little old Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. With a two and half train journey ahead of me, I waited nervously on the platform...... Read more
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  • do-not-disturb-on-your-knee-son-credit-rex1
    04.11.14

    On Your Knee, Son

    According to the latest Census there were nearly 200,000 fewer marriages in the UK than in 1991. The number of married people fell to 20.4 million. In 2012, The Office of National Statistics reported a slight rise of 3.7 per ... Read more
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    04.11.14

    Fancy a quick Twiz?

    How many times have you contentedly ambled through a beautiful lakeside town, hand in hand with your other half, when they’ve turned to ask, ‘Fancy a quick Twiz?’ Not many, I’d imagine. And if you’re now looking quizzically at the ... Read more
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    30.10.14

    Flying High

    When you think of a plane that is over 70 years old, you don’t necessarily think that it is still functioning. I had that thought on Christmas day, when my Aunty bought my Grandpa a ticket to fly on a ... Read more
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    27.10.14

    Hot Chocolate Fondant Recipe

    Executive Head Chef, Justin Woods from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Green Hotel in Kendal has kindly shared his Hot Chocolate Fondant recipe and instructions to bake these delicious Chocolate Fondants:… Read more
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