Middle Aged Gardening

I never thought I'd become this guy. But something about making the back garden thrive with greenery and life just makes me smile. It has taken some time to get the garden to a state where I feel it's ok to show somebody, mainly due to it being a new build house. We basically got a square of grass and a few basic slabs leading to the back gate. Much time, a patio, shed and a few raised beds later I've finally been ready to plant something! Whilst I'd love to go off-grid like Tom and Barbara Good, to not end up with a garden that looks like an allotment, I think we have to temper the amount of edible produce. However, a starter-for-ten were the eighteen strawberry plants I stuck in in March. It has been a success! They are delicious. I'm fairly sure they're only about 20% better than can be bought from the supermarket. But they're all shapes and sizes, I took care of them, and they're just better. Like having chips out of the paper. It wasn't even a g

Pseudo Skydiving

During the Christmas shopping season last year I was on the search for a present for a close friend of mine. Jim has many times forced me into situations I wouldn't touch whilst wearing a hazmat suit, so I'd been looking for a good opportunity to put him through some misery (with the disguise of being a thoughtful gift of course).

Being slightly afraid of heights, I thought indoor skydiving would be a perfect activity to a) work up to a real one for my 30th birthday, and b) to put the wind up him.

In true millennial style nothing ever happens if it isn't recorded, so naturally here's a video!

Warning: Jim is ever so slightly hard-of-having-hair. To avoid potentially permanent eye injuries please ensure you have suitable PPE before pressing play.