[LIFE] Thinking about #WildSwimming #OpenWaterSwimming

I really enjoyed watching this film about Wild Swimming with Alice Roberts: There's been a spate of articles recently (or maybe I've just noticed them), here's one from the New Yorker, ''The Subversive Joy of Cold-Water Swimming' The vogue for outdoor swimming has been fuelled, in part, by the Internet. It’s easy to collect “likes” by posting a photograph of yourself waist-deep in a craggy loch. The British press provides travel advice about the most romantic…

BBC: 50 Places to See before you Die

50 places to see before you die, according to 20,000 viewers of the BBC's "Holiday" programme (2003?). See also interesting article "things to do-before-you-die-ism", and my travelblog(I never quite finished the text - I blame the chest infection I got on Europe Tour! Decided to make myself feel grateful for all the opportunities I have already had to travel - and you can pretty much assume if I haven't been somewhere, I want to go…

(Slightly belated) Happy Christmas 2009… but on time for Happy New Year 2010!

After taking 15hours to move about 4 miles along the M20 in Dover, finally made it to Lauterbrunnen where I've been cooking for 50 people all week (along with John P, who is in charge!). Christmas Eve was my day for skiing - didn't quite work, so just enjoyed the train ride/apple fritters in Brandegg on Christmas Day, before we came back and cooked up a storm... Heading back into the UK 27/28 December, so…

A real Super Fun Day Out!

Whilst checking out social marketing material for Super Fun Days Out, I came across this YouTube video... this has to be one of the best things I've seen in ages! Guess it's using the Wallace & Gromit stop-motion technique... I hate to think how long it took these guys to set this up, but I am LOVING it!