Alton Towers part 2

Dinner was in my usual haunt, Woodcutters. Their vegan burger is great! Washed down with a Bud Light. It’s amazing how the 20% Gold Membership brings the price down too. After lunch and a few rides on Th13teen I chose to walk through the gardens. I forget how much of a climb it is downContinue reading “Alton Towers part 2”

Alton Towers… Nice to be back!

I’m just sat in Woodcutters (my go to bar at Alton Towers) and after a good morning of coaster riding I’ve already done my daily exercise! Time for vegan jerk burger! High points so far? Three rides on Smiler! Low points? Well a couple… One was the stupid entitled mum who snapped at the staffContinue reading “Alton Towers… Nice to be back!”

The Needle’s Eye

A couple of my followers have recently messaged me about this monument I talked about, so I thought I’d have a ride up there and show you want it’s all about. The Needle’s Eye is a monument located near me, within about 25 minutes cycling distance. It’s a mid 18th Century folly, supposedly built atContinue reading “The Needle’s Eye”

The Moon in the Marble Hall

After hearing that The Moon by Luke Jerram was coming to Wentworth Woodhouse I just had to get tickets. It wasn’t too expensive (under £10 a ticket) and I was certainly looking forward to seeing it. So rather than waffle on for ages… Here’s the gallery. What did I think? Well the Woodhouse is great.Continue reading “The Moon in the Marble Hall”

Supporting a mate

A weekend off gigging, so I went to see some of the guys play in their covers band. The gig was really local so we met up beforehand for some coffee. The gig was great! I was really impressed with how tight the guys were and how good the music sounded. All in all aContinue reading “Supporting a mate”

A trip to Hull

Today I had to have a trip to Hull to sort the layout on a fire alarm system. I traveled over there with one of the guys from the team of electricians dealing with the job, but the return journey was made using public/self powered transport. Leg 1: Site->Hull – 2 miles – this wasContinue reading “A trip to Hull”

Johnfest

I know this has taken me a few days, but last weekend was Johnfest – a festival to celebrate the life of one of Strangefish’ longest term fans. We played a selection from the first two albums including a rendition of Lighthouse Jig with his son Ian on fiddle. I also got to wear theContinue reading “Johnfest”

Alton Towers – October

I have to say that October is one of my favourite times of year for Alton Towers. The crowds are thinning a little, the leaves are turning, and it’s quite magical. This time I went with Gaz and Ana again. Gaz is such a lovable scatterbrain idiot, very much like myself! High points… Most ofContinue reading “Alton Towers – October”

A visit to Papplewick Pumping Station

I know I’ve been before a couple of times, but Papplewick always fascinates me. It’s the Victorian thing for making engineering beautiful. I know cost wasn’t as much of an issue back then, but I do wish modern engineers would pay half the attention to detail that the creators of this amazing machine did. ThisContinue reading “A visit to Papplewick Pumping Station”