• Jun 12, 2021

    Roxie is the best dog anyone could hope for! She is a Welsh Springer Spaniel, and doesn't enjoy swimming very much, but loves climbing things!
  • Dec 25, 2020

    2020 has been a tumultous year. We were lucky enough to have my brother in our support bubble for Christmas, and it was a privilege to cook for us all.
  • Danum Valley Conservation Area, Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia
    Sep 16, 2019

    We spent a few nights in Danum Valley for our honeymoon - an area of protected primary rainforest. The noise was fantastic, and the morning sunlight through the trees was paradise on earth!
  • Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
    Sep 10, 2019

    Saw the orangutans at the centre in Sepilok and along the Kinabatangan river. They were so playful and innocent - I'll never forget it.
  • Aug 3, 2019

    Me and Gemma had been together 10 years before getting married, and although life hasn't always been easy I can't think of anyone else I'd rather share mine with.
  • Jun 8, 2019

    Honoured to do this for my stag do (not conventional!) with a fab group of guys. Driving was a bit tiring but loved climbing every day and wanted to keep going once we'd completed Snowdon!
  • Mar 3, 2019

    I was lucky enough to be in Colorado for work, and hit the slopes on a rest day after a long flight. After initially being cautious it was really good fun despite frequently falling over and clattering through a few fences! By the end of...
  • Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
    Dec 17, 2018

    A fantastic thing to hear. Would have loved to hear more of his classic songs, but still a great performance as a trio of piano, cello and violin at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan.
  • Dec 18, 2017

    Drinks and stalls are similar to the English markets - but the food is on another level! Although the experience isn't as magical before it gets dark, the stalls get so busy that visiting early lets you experience everything - by 7pm we ...
  • Dec 2, 2017

    Watched Wales vs. South Africa from some great seats near the try line! The national anthem was phenomenal and the whole match was very tense - Wales edged it 24-22! Fantastic experience, and the whole of Cardiff city centre was buzzing!
  • Apr 23, 2017

    Watched from the Byzantine castle in Oia. It was so crowded it lost some of the atmosphere, there were even drones in the air, although it was still stunning to see the sun disappear behind the Greek islands. The reason this gets 5 stars...
  • Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece
    Apr 18, 2017

    Awesome walk from the south slope. The museum nearby is a must before you head up and I felt to have benefited from reading the popular Greek myths beforehand. Definitely arrive early - we were at the top for 9am and it was quiet, but by...
  • Dec 10, 2016

    After 3 years of saving, me and Gemma finally have a place to call our own. Learning to compromise! Looking forward to growing onions in the garden!!
  • Mar 27, 2016

    Long weekend with my Birmingham housemates George, Dec and Miles. Incredible walking around the Old Man of Storr, with blazing sunshine, rain and snow all in one day!
  • Jemaa EL Fnaa, Derb Chtouka, Marrakesh, Morocco
    Feb 23, 2016

    Well Marrakech certainly isn't a place for the faint of heart! The market sellers are persistent and not afraid to get hands on! Enjoyed the little rhymes the food stalls use at night to bring you back - 37, takes you to heaven! You'll h...
  • Jun 20, 2015

    A very long, cold night and some very colourful characters! Worth the wait for the sunrise, and not as busy as I was expecting.
  • The Pyramids of Giza, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt
    Apr 20, 2015

    One hell of a trip through the Sinai peninsula by bus from Sharm with Will, an old workmate, and well over 20 loud Eygptian blokes! Over 10 hours each way, with a very early start and late finish! Well worth it, few tourists and once sel...
  • Naama Bay Sharm el Sheik, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
    Apr 17, 2015

    Great experience with Red Sea Diving College, Sharm el Sheikh. Sashka was patient with our buoyancy and we got there in the end! Awesome wildlife - Eagle Rays, Lionfish and a Green Turtle - all in warm water!  
  • Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, Barcelona, Spain
    Dec 28, 2014

    Headed out to Barcelona for the new year with my brother! Fantastic beach and some very impressive buildings - Sagrada Familia was certainly worth the hype and Park Guell was a fantastic end to the day (some very contemporary busking at ...
  • Lake Endine, Bergamo, Italy
    Jul 27, 2014

    Surprise holiday with Gemma! I'd always wanted to see the Italian Lakes so she must have been listening! Stayed at Lake Iseo in a town called Lovere which had astonishing views over to Monte Isola. Headed to Lake Endine for a swim in the...
  • Elsecar Heritage Railway, Wath Road, Barnsley, United Kingdom
    Jul 11, 2014

    I'd loved trains when I was a kid! Not in a train-spotting kind of way, but I had a train set! The train thing went away for a decade or so and I wouldn't say it's back, but having driven a steam train I can thoroughly recommend it to an...
  • Mar 22, 2014

    Started nicely, ended up being one of the hardest things I've ever done! Great views of the Eternal City! Posted a time of 4:55, keen to try for a faster run some time!  
  • Mar 20, 2014

    I'll never forget the sensation of walking from the Roman Forum towards the Colosseum along the huge weathered stones. Very easy to imagine what it would have been like 2000 years before I was around! Fantastic short break with my parent...
  • May 12, 2013

    Dubrovnik was the last destination of a fantastic island-hopping exercise I undertook with my good friend Matt! The old town really is an incredible place to walk around, especially the harbour which is the perfect place for a cold beer!...
  • Jan 1, 2013

    Saw in New Year 2013 with Gemma in Paris - eternally the romantic! You can buy a glass of Champagne at the top. Make sure you look down the crack in the floor as you get in and out of the elevator!
  • Dec 13, 2012

    Even getting to Lantau Island was an amazing experience - cable cars with glass floors! At the bottom of the hill is a circular area with some very unusual acoustic effects. Make sure you check out the temples around the island too!
  • Dec 11, 2012

    A few dollars at the Hong Kong Jockey Club & Macau casinos!
  • Dec 10, 2012

    In China for work whilst I was at EAL so stopped off for an extra week of sightseeing with my colleagues! View from the topmost watchtower was astonishing. Great time of year to visit. Chinese tourists were surprised to see westerners so...
  • University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Jul 9, 2012

    BSc Environmental Geoscience at the University of Birmingham. A great three years surrounded by great people!