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”

Cargo Fleet… Oh yes.

Cargo Fleet club strikes fear into the hearts of all covers bands. Imagine taking a venue, putting it upstairs, putting a fire escape onto the back of it and then making sure the ground at the bottom is just rough enough to snag the wheels of all your flight cases and you’re pretty much bangContinue reading “Cargo Fleet… Oh yes.”

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”

My last seasonal trip to Alton Towers

Winter is incoming and November usually marks my final trip to Alton Towers. I generally like to go the very last Tuesday as the park is often very quiet and quite delightful to be in. Queues never get longer than 20 minutes, the kids are back in school, and the autumn colours light up theContinue reading “My last seasonal trip to Alton Towers”

Of confusing gigs and floods

Yesterday was gig day. I shared a post originally stating that I was playing at North Ormesby Institute. Well as it happens that was not quite right. As it turned out we were actually booked to play North Ormesby WMC, a very different club two miles down the road. We only found this out thenContinue reading “Of confusing gigs and floods”

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”