North Wales – Penmachno Trail, Llanberis

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The Penmachno trail was an excellent woodland, mostly natural trail. Mostly single track with some monster climbing, but generally lots of fun!

Zip World Velocity

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Europes longest and the Worlds fastest zip wire really did not disappoint. They say it’s the closest thing you can get to flying, and when the world opens up below you after you fly over the top of the open face quarry, and then the man made reservoir below that you certainly can understand why they say that. A unique and bizarlley not very scary experience. Thoroughly recommended!

http://www.zipworld.co.uk/what-to-expect-at-zip-world-velocity/

Zipworld Velocity

Christmas 2013 / New Year 2014

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Christmas 2013 and New Year 2014 were a bit of a mixed bag. The lead up to Christmas was all pretty manic. Winding down for Christmas isn’t something our customers seem to believe in anymore, and as per usual despite all best plans, Christmas shopping was all left until the last minute again!

There was a timely poker win, a christmas film night in Durham, boarding session in Castleford pre-Christmas, a good night out with friends and one with work colleagues (I even won the christmas jumper competition!) and a trip to Leeds to finish off the shopping efforts.

Christmas day itself was a family affair, with my brother and his family down to visit. Christmas dinner was done at my new pad, prepared and cooked by my goodself. Check out the menu:

Starters: Smoked salmon, & cranberry roulade oatcakes, melon & grape fruit cocktail

Main: Turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, brussel sprouts (and sprouts cooked with bacon), new potatoes, roast sweet potato, butternut squash, parsnip, red onion and garlic, and lashings of Yorkshire puddings and gravy!

Dessert: Chocolate Yule log & Cream, Christmas Pudding & Rum Sauce!

New years eve, a planned quiet affair all got a bit rowdy when Pictionary got involved, but was drunkenly fun none-the-less!

Some photos 🙂

Revolution Cocktail Masterclass!

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For Clares birthday, we went for a day out in Newcastle – starting out with a fun, and booze fuelled cocktail masterclass in Revolution! Much funs!

Stereophonics – O2 Arena

Category : Blog, Gig Photos, Gig Reviews, Music, Music Venues and Gig Guides, Photos

My 19th Sterephonics gig was my first at the impressive O2 Arena in London. I was pretty surprised at the size of the place, but despite that it had a great atmosphere and a good sound.

The gig was great. Good songs, good visuals and some good stories. A good mix of new and old in the set list. It was great to here “I stopped to fill my car up” and “Traffic” again and all the songs off the new album have made themselves at home in the bands set list. All in all, a cracking gig.

 

Setlist

Catacomb
Local Boy in the Photograph
Superman
Graffiti on the Train
We Share the Same Sun
A Thousand Trees
More Life in a Tramp’s Vest
Pick a Part That’s New
I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio
Maybe Tomorrow
Vegas Two Times
Mr Writer
In a Moment
Indian Summer
Have a Nice Day
Roll the Dice
Violins and Tambourines
Been Caught Cheating
Traffic
The Bartender and the Thief

Encore:
I Stopped to Fill My Car Up
Just Looking
Handbags and Gladrags
Dakota

York Day Out

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Durham Day Out!

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Fun times with friends 🙂

Alton Towers Stag / Birthday!

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Jagshemash, stag do in Alton Towers and Derby. Very niiiiice!

Cairngorms boarding trip

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Philly M ‏@mayb2moro Mar 31
There were some pretty big kickers to play on at @cairngormmountain http://twitpic.com/cg02ho  . Awesome!
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Philly M ‏@mayb2moro Mar 31
Absolute textbook drive home. Good weekend away in the highlands!
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Philly M ‏@mayb2moro Mar 31
In true easter style, today’s snowboarding is powered by cadburys cream eggs!!
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Philly M ‏@mayb2moro Mar 30
Pretty gorgeous day up at @cairngormmountain though!!
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Philly M ‏@mayb2moro Mar 30
Monster refreshment required after rubbish sleep in the hostel. Seriously, who gets up at 4.30am?? #antisocial
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Philly M ‏@mayb2moro Mar 29
Err how am I meant to eat this?? #monsterburger http://twitpic.com/cfegtl
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Whitley Bay Vs Darlington day out

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My first Darlo game in many years. A clash of the titans at Whitley Bay.