I have recently returned to model railwaying after a hiatus of over a decade. Since I last modelled, things have changed considerably, with the wide availability of modelling software which allows layouts to be carefully designed in advance — ensuring the design will fit in the space, and that the required track is available.
Posts By: Jon Scaife
After a recent conversation I was reminded of the numerous practical jokes I have carried out over the years. A quick scan around the Internet doesn’t actually reveal a particularly good selection of cheap harmless pranks to play on friends so I thought I’d share some of my favourites
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
There are quite a few Rail Ale Trails now available in the UK, including the 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… Read more »
Recently a group of friends and I went on the South Pennines Real Ale Trail. This is the same Ale Trail that featured on Oz and James Drink to Britain. Before going into detail, a quick summary — we all had an excellent day, and enjoyed a good few ales.