“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” – Ještěd, Czech Republic

The Ukulele Diaries

Perhaps one of the more unique and delightfully unpolished videos I’ve made (because ukuleles need to have fun too), this experience was a fulfillment of my desire to make a video on the chairlift to Ještěd Mountain (home of Ještěd Tower) in Liberec. And what better song to commemorate the paralyzing fear that Laura and I experienced on our first chair lift trip to Ještěd in October than this Monty Python classic. However, it was EXTREMELY cold (in my defense, Liberec has until now been having an incredibly mild winter, so Laura and I had been lulled into a false sense of security). We had to film the video in segments, because it was too frigid to do more than one verse at a time, and hand-warming breaks were necessary. Enjoy not only the video, but also our various antics during a frozen yet adrenaline-filled ride. No need to show the bloopers after the video…

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Enjoy A Ride In The Backseat Of An RAF Typhoon At 400MPH , 300 Feet Above The Ground


Typhoon – A Ride With The Best



Published on Jan 19, 2014

” Typhoon…a ride with the best’ — Experience the thrills of flying backseat in the RAF’s Typhoon frontline jet fighter. This film features highlights of an ultra-low level mission over the stunning scenery of the Lake District and the Welsh valleys.

Now showing at The Science Museum in London.”




HT/The Blaze









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Death and Toilets: The Only Certainties.

Kate Shrewsday

The Romans were good at certainties. They were excellent, as you will all know, at Death. They did death spectacularly. And they were really great at Taxes, too. For everyone else, not themselves, obviously.

But they were also super-efficient at that third certainty, which no-one likes to mention.

Toilets. Latrines, dunnies, bogs, privies, lavs, potties, crappers, commodes. Thrones.

The best-preserved latrine from Roman Britain is, as I write, shrouded in dark and wet, much as it was two thousand years ago. These days, however, it does not have a roof, and local folks prefer to use the water closets which have been gracing Northumberland for the last couple of centuries or so.

It is one of the most prominent features of Houseteads, the remains of a Roman fort perching high up in the green wastes of English borderland on Hadrian’s Wall. It was built in 124AD.

Despite the ravages of…

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Visit Northumberland | Win an exciting activity break in Northumberland!

Nosey Traveller

Unleash your Active Spirit by entering our competition to win a family weekend break to Northumberland.
This fabulous prize includes a 2 night stay for a family of 4 in a hand crafted Yurt, courtesy of Wild Northumbrian Tipis and Yurts, and a spectacular Star Gazing Experience with Northern… – Short breaks – northumberland, uk – http://noseytraveller.com/visit-northumberland-win-an-exciting-activity-break-in-northumberland/

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Friday photo…..

Travel With Molly

Storm clouds over Tynemouth Longsands


This photo was taken at one of my favourite places, Longsands beach at Tynemouth in Northumberland. It’s often very busy, even in the winter, with walkers, swimmers and even the odd surfer if conditions are right! I love going there anyway, but it’s particularly beautiful on those few days when it’s really deserted. Usually the only thing that keeps people away is the weather, and a couple of days ago I was there when the beach was empty and the storm clouds were rolling in from the north. I didn’t get a very long walk – I got back to the car just as the heavens opened – but I was pleased with this image from the day, since it makes the beach look so dramatic!

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