Viva España

We recently headed off for a well deserved break at our usual spot in Spain, Casa Grandina, Huerta de Ranea. First stop after the airport, Torremolinos and  El Sardina, our favourite spot for Sardines a la Plancha, Boquerones, nice cold cerveza (sin alcohol) and a great view of the beach. […]

Sulphur Spring

Meerkat

Kamping in Kessingland…

…A much needed long weekend and an excuse for a campervan getaway to Kessingland in Suffolk. Never heard of the place before this trip but have enjoyed stays in the general area before. Predictably for a public holiday weekend the weather forecast was shite, and predictably for a public holiday […]


All that Jazz

Had the pleasure of going to a couple of great Jazz gigs recently… First up the fine, mellow, and melodic Alison Rayner Quintet aka ARQ. Alison on double bass, Steve Lodder piano, Buster Birch on drums, Diane McLoughlin on saxophone, Deirdre Cartwright on guitar. These guys are all superb and […]


Sherpa

Got the new year off to a sobering start by seeing this excellent, moving and anger inducing film about climbing Mount Everest. For a change, told from the point of view of the Sherpa community. (most) Westerners come off looking pretty shabby to put it mildly – both the mountaineering […]


Cycle Revolution

Very pleased to report that my favourite cycle shop exceeded its crowd funding target so now stands a great chance of staying open and remaining in the area. That’s good news for cycling, but not such good news for Jim’s big ginger beard… In a completely unrelated coincidence London’s Design […]


Save Brixton Cycles

I’m a massive fan of the folks down at Brixton Cycles. Great bikes, great helpful, friendly and non-patronising service, way more than just a local bike shop (they’re not even local to me but I’m more than happy to travel to go wild in their shop). So, it would be […]