The Time I Abseiled Down the UK’s Tallest Sculpture…

    Whilst this weekend saw people flock to Stratford in East London to enjoy of blue skies, sunshine, shopping and a Guns’n’Roses concert, I took a trip over in order to attempt once again to abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit – the UK’s tallest sculpture – with Wire & Sky Urban Aerial Adventures. It… Read More

Why Experiences Make Better Gifts Than Things (And How to Give Them)

    We have just emerged from a very busy birthday-filled fortnight in our house. Mike’s birthday falls at the end of January and Ben’s, Harry’s and Tim’s follow within the next two weeks or so. In another couple of weeks our first (and currently only) grandchild Oscar celebrates his first birthday, except he was… Read More

A is for ‘Adventure’, ‘Abseil’, ‘ArcelorMittal Orbit’ and ‘Aargh! I’m really going to do this!’

  In the last few weeks of my brother’s life he talked a great deal about what he wanted me to remember, what he wanted me to pass on to the children and what he wanted me to do. Through the simple incidence of being my little brother Jimmy knew that I would struggle with losing him… Read More

Days Out Review: Getting Physical With Go Ape Tree Top Adventure

  This week saw Caitlin celebrating yet another birthday. Honestly, with the speed at which her birthdays seem to come around I’m sure she must be about 64 by now or something. She is insistent that she’s only turned 17 which is fine by me because if she were 64 I would be almost 90,… Read More