“Once a man has seen a dragon in flight, let him stay home and tend his garden in content… for this wide world has no greater wonder.” Tyrion Lannister 

   Wales had already exceeded all expectations at the Euro2016 Finals by playing at the quarter finals against Northern Ireland last week but have now just gone and and surpassed their previous record of reaching the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup by securing their place at this tournament’s Semi Finals.   With Belgium ranked as […]

Christmas Is Coming 2015

It was time for the annual “Christmas at the Englands’” shindig, and, whilst Star Wars was the obvious choice (but it seemed a little too soon to replicate our Star Wars Xmas 2013 party), we decided instead, that the Seven Kingdoms would be a fitting backdrop to our festive celebrations.   The Game of Thrones is […]

Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park – Edge of the world wilderness and my favourite National Park. So far…

The U.S. National Park Service will celebrate its centennial next year on the 25 August, having been established by President Woodrow Wilson under the Organic Act of 1916. The precursor to this government agency was the proclamation of Devils Tower in Wyoming as the first National Monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, and the dedication […]

To the Batcave!

Hiking in the Brecon Beacons offers such diversity in terms of the landscape that is available to be explored, and yesterday, we visited what is known as Waterfall Country, in search of Bruce Wayne’s legendary Batcave. The Batcave hides behind the tallest waterfall in South Wales (at 90 feet), in the county of Powys.  The […]

Clash of Kings: Super Saturday Showdown

The conclusion of the 2015 RBS Six Nations championship proved worthy of a season finale George R.R.Martin himself would have been proud of. As the participant nations broke their fast yesterday morning, it was a three-way battle between Ireland, Wales and England, with an outside mathematical chance for France thrown in for good measure. There […]

Super Science Day!

Last Saturday may have been Super Pi Day, but today was Super Science Day, as the Spring Equinox corresponded with the best Solar Eclipse in the UK since 1999. . We were fortunate enough to have crisp clear skies this morning to witness this remarkable celestial phenomenon, after the warnings of grey and overcast conditions […]

Last Guardian of the Iron Isles

The Gower peninsular in South Wales has an abundance of beautiful hikes.  Some of the better known hiking landmarks of the area include the gorgeous Three Cliffs Bay and the iconic Worms Head tidal island off Rhossili Beach. Whiteford Sands is one of the more unusual destinations of the Gower, in that its most notable […]

Tales from the Six Kingdoms: “A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep”

The 2015 Six Nations Championship kicked off in true George R.R.Martin style on Friday night as Wales’s mind games failed to rattle Robshaw’s men at the Millennium Stadium.   The BBC’s homage to the HBO fantasy blockbuster, Game of Thrones, was well timed in readiness for the biggest opening clash for a decade. The scene […]