0Planning a European driving holiday

Published on by in Trips. Updated 13th September 2014.

I recently wrote about our European driv­ing hol­i­day and a couple of people have since asked me for some more detailed inform­a­tion about the plan­ning pro­cess. Unless people want to do exactly the same trip, many of the details will be dif­fer­ent, but the key things to check remain the same. Here I’ll detail how I planned our hol­i­day and what tools and sites I used, along with spe­cific examples from our trip (more…)

Ford GT on the Autobahn

0Euro RoadTrip 2013

Published on by in Trips. Updated 1st January 2014.

Every sum­mer I go on Hol­i­day to the beau­ti­ful Greek island of Crete.  I’m yet to go alone and this year as well as my part­ner I was joined by 2 mates, both of whom have been before.  How­ever, this year, we decided to do things a little dif­fer­ently — rather than fly over most of Europe we decided to drive and see some of Europe on the jour­neys.  We had a great time and the total cost was about the same as fly­ing and rent­ing a car, so we’ll def­in­itely be doing it again. (more…)

Bottom of Sarakina Gorge

0Sarakina Gorge in South East Crete

Published on by in Trips. Updated 25th August 2014.

Just before we set off on our travels this year, I noticed a photo on face­book, pos­ted by a “page” I fol­low called Vis­it­I­era­petra. It was a photo of a beau­ti­ful look­ing fresh-water gorge, appar­ently very near to Iera­petra in South-East Crete. Hav­ing vis­ited Iera­petra over 20 times and hav­ing friends who live there, I thought I’d prob­ably seen all of the local high­lights, but I’d never heard of this gorge. A bit of research on google indic­ated that the gorge wasn’t par­tic­u­larly well known, at least to Eng­lish speak­ers. I gathered together what inform­a­tion I could and made a vow to find the place. (more…)

0A response to Dr Ridley’s Angus Millar lecture

Published on by in Current Affairs. Updated 26th June 2012.

Below fol­lows a response to argu­ments made against Anthro­po­genic Cli­mate Change in a an Angur Mil­lar lec­ture given by Dr Rid­ley.  This was ori­gin­ally sent to me by a friend who is a cli­mate change skeptic.

For the ori­ginal place I saw this art­icle please see: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/11/01/thank-you-matt-ridley/#more-50468

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0Funny synopsis of Warren G’s “Regulate”

Published on by in Musings. Updated 20th February 2013.

I saw this on Wiki­pe­dia a while ago, it might even have been a couple of years ago, thanks to a friend’s link on face­book.  It has since dis­ap­peared from wiki­pe­dia, which is a shame, as it is a work of genius.  I’ve repro­duced it here because of how much it made me chuckle.  I’m afraid I have no idea who the ori­ginal author was, but if you think you know, or are the author, please get in touch for credit.

Info on the track Reg­u­late and the artists War­ren G and Nate Dogg is avail­able on wiki­pe­dia.

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0Another Réal Ale Trail — Wherry Lines Ale Track

Published on by in Trips. Updated 15th August 2013.

There are quite a few Rail Ale Trails now avail­able in the UK, includ­ing the South Pen­nines one I recently wrote about.  I recently had to organ­ise a stag do for a mate, and after look­ing into sev­eral options I con­cluded the best option would be an Ale Trail in another part of the coun­try.  The route I worked out has since become another estab­lished Ale Trail called the Wherry Lines Ale Track
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