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Lincoln Castle Revealed

Over the last year or more, Lincoln Castle has undergone a rather extensive transformation as millions of pounds have been spent on the buildings and grounds to restore and develop this incredibly important historical artefact and encourage lots more visitors to come and learn about what went on within its walls.  The grounds are now open to the public, which means

Looking Up

When you are wandering around town on your lunch break, are you guilty of concentrating on the floor or your smart phone rather than taking in the things around you? I know I am. Especially when I have a list of errands to run – I use an app on my phone as my list of chores

Video Diary 2 | Splodz Blogz TV

A new video diary – my second attempt at such a vlog – is now online. Would love you to check it out either below or over on Splodz Blogz TV.    If you like the video please give it a thumbs up over on YouTube and click subscribe so I know… and feel free to make suggestions

TopDeck Turkey Diary Day 1 | Home to Istanbul

Last month I had the pleasure joining TopDeck on The Sultan’s Trail, a week-long tour of Turkey from Istanbul to Fethiye. It was a jam packed week full of culture, sights, sunshine, education and of course – a coach. The tour was so full that I’ve decided to bring you an old fashioned traditional blog, my

My Journey to Istanbul | Splodz Blogz TV

Last weekend I headed over to Istanbul to join the TopDeck Travel Sultan’s Trail tour from Istanbul to Fethiye. I prepared this video of my journey from Lincoln to Istanbul while away but couldn’t upload it until I got home (intermittent hotel wifi!). It took all day to get there, and longer to get home again at the

Video Diary | Splodz Blogz TV

After losing an awful lot of time to YouTube and its millions of hours of content this week to see how the experts do this thing, I decided to go back to my “just do it” approach. So here’s my first video diary. If you like the video please give it a thumbs up over

My #GetOutside Pledge – Swim in a Lake

Earlier on in the summer I decided to take part in the Ordnance Survey campaign to #GetOutside more, and pledged to swim in a lake. As those of you who are early adopters of Splodz Blogz TV already know I have now fulfilled my pledge by having a cold but great swim in a lake close to home at

Making the Most of Local Trails

I feel it is very important to explore where you live, and this year so far I have been making an effort to make use of the many local trails that I can find close to my own home. Lincolnshire may not be the most obvious choice for hiking, people tend to head to more well-known

My Introduction to Geocaching

I know quite a number of people who go out geocaching on a regular basis, and have always been intrigued about the whole thing. It’s one of those past times that has been on my list to try for a little while but I’ve not actually got around to it. I guess I liken it

Walking The Stephen Langton Trail

The Stephen Langton Trail is a newly devised walking route celebrating 800 years since the sealing of the Magna Carta. The 16.5 mile trail takes walkers from Langton-by-Wragby into Lincoln itself. I’ll let you read about the history over on the Visit Lincoln page dedicated to it, this post is all about the walking. Langton-by-Wragby

30 Days Wild – Days 1-7

Have you been inspired by The Wildlife Trusts to take part in the 30 Days Wild campaign? How have the first few days of 30 Days Wild gone for you? Rather than posting every day I thought I’d give you a taster of my wild activities every few days. Day 01 – Monday With a

Inspiration Comes from Living

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. Anais Nin What inspires you? Perhaps it is seeing someone else – someone you love or just someone you’ve ‘met’ on twitter – accomplish something great. How about witnessing someone overcome adversity of some kind. Or maybe it’s the sheer beauty of