• When the Daleks invaded Northumberland

    Daleks have invaded Northumberland. The video below is the first installment about the Allendalek. For those who hadn’t heard of the Allendalek before, this story all revolves around a Science Fiction Museum in Northumberland. You did know there was a Science Fiction museum in Northumberland didn’t you? No? The idyllic village of Allendale in Northumberland…

  • Back in the forest

    This morning I was back in the forest. Working a night shift the previous day meant I arrived home early in the morning and it was an ideal time to keep going and just head out after getting changed. Arriving fairly tired, I decided to find a spot to just sit down and absorb all…

  • Emelie shows us how to make eco-friendly firestarters

    Emelie’s Outdoor Adventures is a channel that allows us to join one Swedish lady’s journey into learning about nature, bushcraft and the outdoors. Emelie is never afraid to have a go at trying things and share both successes and failures to show learning is all about experience. That means getting up of your chair and…

  • You know what you saw

    You know the sort of moment when you’re asked a question and the first reply that comes to mind is “I know what I saw”? Well this documentary from the UFO.TV channel is an excellent thought provoking watch.

  • The strange place of Bempton

    Bempton Cliffs. It is a truly spectacular piece of coastline in East Yorkshire. The cliffs are huge which makes them an ideal nesting spot for a large population of birds. In fact, the bird life is so good, the RSPB have a centre there. Popular with bird spotting enthusiasts, the cliffs also play host to…

  • Another early morning in the forest

    Despite being really tired after working through the night, today I headed off to the forest. The country is facing its hottest day in history with the mercury rising to 39˚C. In short, it’s hot. Very hot. In a bid to get out of direct sunlight, I headed to the forest. I thought I’d use…

  • Wandering the moors

    Today I spent a bit of time on the moors. The county where I live has quite a variety of environments to go walking in. Coast, hills, moorlands and forest all are within easy reach of anyone who has access to a car. Also, despite being out and about on a sunny weekend, it felt…

  • A trip to the forest on a sunny day

    I spent much of this afternoon in the forest today. It was a boiling hot day so a trip out seemed in order. The trees and leafy ferns provided ideal protection against the harsh heat of the sun, though unfortunately, they didn’t provide much protection from the midgies that seemed to have taken over one…

  • The heat of summer arrives

    It finally came this weekend. The sunshine of Summer. At least Summer finally appears as though it has arrived. Winter coats have been stored in the wardrobe and I have now switch to my Summer walking kit. That means carrying more water to remain hydrated and replacing the winter storm wear with lightweight waterproofs. I…

  • An early morning trip to the forest

    Over recent weeks I have been spending a lot of time in the forest. Much of that is during the hours of darkness, but one day last week was out early in the morning around 4am. I love the forest at night as a whole different eco-system seems to take over. You see and hear…

  • An Unusual Alarm Clock

    An Unusual Alarm Clock

    Yesterday wasn’t a good day. Working odd hours, I need to grab my sleep when I can. This involves me shutting myself off from the outside world until my alarm drags me back to the land of the living. However, when the local Constabulary decide to take to the skies the chances of sleep disappear…