The length of Hadrian’s wall makes for an interesting, if lengthy hike. Recently RAF Airman Charlie Hammerton set off to tackle the 84 mile walk but his was no ordinary journey. He was looking to raise funds for charity and to get over the loss of his mother by breaking the record for the fastest hike of the wall by a human-animal duo! Continue reading
May 2015 saw the opening of a new attraction in London that will appeal to art lovers and ramblers alike. The Line is a series of three connected walks in East London beginning in North Greenwich. Sculptures have been placed along the route, many by household-name artists. The Line sounds like a decent idea but there are some issues with the walk not the least of which is signage! Continue reading
Being a football and music fan I have found myself a frequent visitor to Wembley for events at both the stadium and the arena. I have always cringed at the area around the venues because Wembley has frankly always been a less than picturesque part of London and it has been hard to avoid wondering what tourists must think when they find themselves in Wembley High Street making their way to an event. It is a shame that our national stadium has such an unattractive location or that some of the millions spent on the site couldn’t have been directed at the surrounding region.
These days a night out at the theatre or a gig can be very costly. With seats in the West End costing anything up to £150 it is difficult to finance a night on the town and so such trips can become occasional luxuries. So what do you do if you like a bit of live entertainment but your bank balance isn’t looking too favourable? One solution is to attend a recordings of a television show. Continue reading
I have to admit that I was in two minds about whether to attend this year’s Farnborough Air Show. As I live all of 10 minutes from the airfield you would think that it would be a no brainer but there were a couple of issues which I was finding it hard to get past. These were the fact that the 2012 show had been very disappointing and the enormity of the ticket price. Continue reading
Last Weekend I decided to attend West End Live for the first time. As a theatre lover I am not entirely sure why I haven‘t made the trip before as the theatrical extravaganza is now a well-publicised annual event. West End Live showcases London’s musicals and as it is free to attend, it promised to be a great way to catch up with some favourite shows and to grab a preview of new productions.
If you love West End theatre but struggle to afford the ever increasing prices or if you are in a quandary over what to go to see then West End Live Could be the solution. The event is held annually in London to showcase the great musicals running in the capital and provides two days of fabulous entertainment for people of all ages. The best new is that the entire event is free. Continue reading
I used to do the odd boot sale to generate some cash from my unwanted goods but had largely given up on the idea since the arrival of eBay. The online auction site offered an opportunity to achieve better prices for items of genuine value and then there was the fact that you didn’t have to get up at some ungodly time of the morning to do your listings. Boot sales were looking considerably less attractive propositions in comparison to eBay but I have recently had cause to visit one again and it was well worth the effort. Continue reading