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One Hour Outside | Week 4 Update

The week just gone has been an excellent example of why I set this One Hour Outside challenge and have made so much of it here on Splodz Blogz and on my social media feeds. It’s been dark, cold, wet, and pretty miserable outside, which really does test the motivation to get out and get some fresh

One Hour Outside | Week 2 Update

Two weeks into November already – the time is FLYING by! I’ve been very fortunate to have a week off work this week, which has given me the freedom to take my One Hour Outside challenge a little further afield. But we’ve also had some horrible weather here – it’s turned very cold and has been quite

One Hour Outside | Week 1 Update

I have been completely overwhelmed with the interest that my One Hour Outside campaign has had over the last couple of weeks. It seems you think spending at least an hour outside every day in November is a good idea, and loads of you have been taking part, which is exactly what I hoped for. Thanks guys!  Country

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 37 #SplodzWPC

It’s “photo of the first day at School” week here in the UK – thousands of mums and dads getting a snap of their kid(s) standing tall outside their front door, posing in their shiny new School uniform. I don’t have kids, but I love the photos that are posted all over facebook and twitter

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 31 #SplodzWPC

Is it small, or is it far away? You decide in this week’s photo challenge theme…  Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 31 Theme: Small    I’m not sure that Guy Martin has ever been described as “small” before, but here he is, tiny in the middle of this photograph of Brayford Pool, Lincoln,

Weekly Vlog Episode 5

Happy Christmas! I hope you’ve had a great week this week, whatever you’ve been up to. After some great and very helpful comments over the last month on my weekly vlog experiment, it looks like it’s here to stay, at least for now. So here goes episode five. Skip straight to the bottom of this blog post

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