I've had my share of adventures, and insofar as
they coincide with my having a camera and a website, I try to include
I visit my folks, my abode of choice is a wooden
shack we built in the garden. Designed at the back of A-level
maths classrooms and built from the remains of old dairy buildings,
what it lacks in central heating it makes up for in character and
year working for an Engineering Consultancy firm may sound glamorous to
some. Three days cleaning up after a Branston Pickle
explosion will soon change such rosy preconceptions.
few friends and I developed and perfected the Brave and Noble game of
Glassball while at university. Basic equipment required:
standard-issue university ashtray, 13 Stella bottles and one ping pong
ball. Read this dedicated blog to find out more.
said it couldn't be done. They said it was a stupid idea.
This pair of madcap thrill-seekers - Colin and myself - spend a
day seeking out and photographing every Number 67 house in the area.
anyone who has had the privilege of a university education will tell
you, it's all about the pranks. Throughout my three years, when I
wasn't busy napping in lectures, I was subtly relabelling local
specimens of modern art.
the incubator of such greats of jet-powered flight as Sir Frank
Whittle, is riddled with memorabilia. At any rate, you'd be
surprised what you can find if you look hard enough.
open road, the dusty
highway. When you've got to get to Scotland, and you've got to
get there fast, this is not the way to travel. Nevertheless, from
someone who has hitched in almost as many countries as his brother, I
highly recommend it.
a country of
glorious scenery and a night-sky nothing like Coventry's, the location
of a mission trip during university, and a subsequent visit shortly
Logos Hope, a 12,500 tonne
car-ferry that I helped convert into the world's largest floating
bookshop. Run by a crew of 400 volunteers, this ship is now
sailing around the world. Summer 2009 saw me return to share in
their transatlantic voyage to the Caribbean.
|Building a canoe is something more
people should try. My wife and I
built our own at my parents' place in the summer of 2012. My dad
canoe building weekends through his business, BirchCanoes.com
you're looking for my
personal blog, Footnotes, I don't know what to tell ya. It's
gone, folks. Move on. I'm a professional now, you know.
Can't be putting all my crazy online now, can I?