Segwaying in Southport

Sunday Segway Session in Southport


The Easter weekend presented a great opportunity to tick something off my monthly challenge list. Initially I planned to head to Wales to tackle Snowdon, but the weather forecast was pretty abysmal so we had

Amazing and colourful carnival at Brugges

Boozy Belgium – 100 beer challenge


The trip: At the end of February 2015 I visited Belgium with Laura and two friends (Scotty and Carla). We travelled to Brussels and spent four nights there from Thursday to Monday. To give our

Berlin Christmas Markets

Berlin Christmas markets and sites


Day 1: A day of two halves – History and Christmas markets An early start saw us leave the house at 4am. I slept from take-off to landing. Once in Berlin getting train tickets was

Ice wall manchester

Ice climbing in Manchester


For my October challenge I wanted something relatively cheap and local. I searched the internet for ideas and found ice climbing in the centre of Manchester. Perfect! I tweeted @vertchill from Vertical Chill Manchester to

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7 great bars to visit while in Belgium


1) Taverne Manneken Pis, Brussels: This charming little bar with a traditional feel is located right next to the famous bronze sculpture – Manneken Pis. Despite this location it seems a million miles away from

Tandem Skydive at Skydive North West

Jumping out of a plane – My first ever Skydive


Today was perfect from start to finish. We hit the skydive jackpot with the weather. Clear blue skies, warm sunshine and very little breeze all day. Laura and I arrived at Cark Airfield in Flookburgh

Paramedics tending to my broken leg

Broken leg – my biggest challenge yet


It is exactly two years today since I broke my leg. A poor first touch, a mis-timed challenge and bit of bad luck saw me snap my tibia and fibula 30 seconds into a game

Yarrow Valkey 10k

Yarrow Valley 10km trail run


Yesterday I woke up to the sound of my alarm at 7.30am. Tired and aching from playing 90minutes of football a day earlier I cursed agreeing to run a 10k. I had blisters on my