Volcano Adventure #1

As soon as I saw the volcano erupting in Iceland at the start of the year and people getting a good peek at its incredible lava flows, I was itching to go. Covid-19 had other plans, though, and lockdown meant there was little chance due to restrictions at international borders and the resulting lack ofContinue reading “Volcano Adventure #1”

How to become a world champion

Becoming the leading competitor in your chosen sport sprint necessarily require rich parents investing in lessons and world class equipment. It might not even include all that much talent on your behalf. It all depends what your chosen event is. A few years ago I entered the World Conker Championship in England and wasn’t allContinue reading “How to become a world champion”

When there’s no vet on the island…

It seems such a simple and straight thing for those of us living on the mainland. If your dog gets ill, you can take it to the vet to get help, or contact a charity to help out. On an island as small as Eigg, though, there aren’t facilities like a supermarket let alone aContinue reading “When there’s no vet on the island…”

Treasured Islands

When the advance copies of a new publication pop along in the post, the excitement is high as the box gets ripped open. It’s been months since I penned the last words of Treasured Islands and since then the editors and designers have been busy. So much time passes from the end of the writtenContinue reading “Treasured Islands”

Western Approaches

Liverpool is a city on the rise and visitors flock to the city to enjoy the redeveloped waterfront, Beatles history and Premier League football. One of the less-known attractions in Liverpool is beneath the city’s streets and is the third chapter in my Days Out Underground book. The Western Approaches is a fabulous way toContinue reading “Western Approaches”

The Beatles Story

By Peter Naldrett, author of Days Out Underground. The anniversary of the iconic Abbey Road album has seen a surge in Beatles programming on the TV and radio this week. One of the best ways to get involved with Beatles history is to enjoy a trip to the stunning Beatles Story in Liverpool’s historic AlbertContinue reading “The Beatles Story”

San Francisco – what’s not to love?

Driving holidays in and around California often start and finish at Los Angeles or Las Vegas, but leaving San Francisco out of the equation is something that should be avoided. It’s a lengthy drive up the coast from L.A. to San Fran and the weather often takes a turn for the worse, but some ofContinue reading “San Francisco – what’s not to love?”

A Cornish Delight

As the weather improves, more sunshine hours cheer us up and we start thinking about our holidays, many of us will be booking an annual trip to Cornwall – myself included! While we may hope for the best possible weather on a trip to the surfing heaven of the south west, the skies often don’tContinue reading “A Cornish Delight”

The Rare Witch Project

Strange discoveries involving witchcraft and superstition have been made, deep inside a cave on the rural border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. In the underground spaces at Creswell Crags, walls covered in markings were spotted by experts late last year and identified as witch marks made as far back as the 1600s. After academics were calledContinue reading “The Rare Witch Project”