For hundreds of Years the Great British Adventurer stood as testament to the birth of a developing nation. From Captain Cook to Sir Francis Drake to Stanley, the thirst for adventure resonated throughout the national psyche. Around the turn of the twentieth century trade routes began opening up across the globe with a list of […]Read More 10 Great British ‘Modern’ Adventurers
I’m not unique in getting hold of the term Dadventure, but I am keen to attach it to my blog as I feel it fits with what I’m trying to achieve. The esteemed Author and Adventurer Al Humphries has coined the phrase #microadventure to describe an adventure that is short, simple, local, cheap – yet […]Read More What is a ‘Dad’venture?
Keen to promote the growing advenuture touism business globally and put Wales firmly on the map, the Welsh Government announced that 2016 would be its ‘Year of Adventure‘. Official Adventure Ambassadors; Bear Grylls, Richard Parks, Maria Leijerstam and Tori James have been spreadng the word and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps. Having spent […]Read More Wales – 6 Best Dadventures
Moving from one month vegan diet to vegetarian.Read More Goodbye Vegan, Hello Vegetarian
Two weeks into Veganuary and the change from life long meateater to vegan is proving more difficult. I’m guessing that coming off meat and dairy is like quitting anything, with the psychological effects being the ones most heavily felt. I’ve successfully cooked a couple of dishes from the Veganuary website, vegan sausage rolls, and vegan […]Read More Dad, thats not a Vegan burger is it?
The first few days of life as a vegan have gone well.. As the old saying goes, ‘a change is a good as a rest’, the initial radical impact of the different diet has subsided. On the first ‘vegan’ morning I finished my night shift at work and headed straight to the supermarket to find […]Read More A meat eaters guide to going vegan..
For a little over 40 years I’ve eaten meat, and lots of it, some good quality, some well sourced, plenty bad quality and badly sourced. From a fine steak to a simple sausage sandwich, meat has been the fundamental keystone of my diet. It tastes good, it smells good and surely it has to be […]Read More Dad, Whats a Vegan?
Harking back to my childhood in the mid 80s the Black Widow Catapult was quite literally the weapon of choice for the tough kids from the estate. Local urban myth had it that said catapult was an illegal weapon, banned by the government, anyone found with one would be expelled at best, sent to a […]Read More Catapult memories
Keep within the confines of sense, decency and morality, and YouTube can indeed be a wonderful tool in your search for knowledge. Whilst I agree that you can lose a large amount of time chasing through a variety of pointless videos to find the gold. I believe that if you are learning something new, this […]Read More After School Bushcraft – The ‘Swedish Candle’
Without sounding like a pretentious profile description created for a social media site, I have always loved the great outdoors, and more specifically the great British countryside. Growing up in the North East of England, only ten minutes walk from the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, the environment shaped me as a person, with the freedom of […]Read More Drifting back to the ‘Great Outdoors’