If you want something doing

If you want something doing

If you want something doing, do it yourself. That's how the old phrase goes and it seems to be the ...
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Books and Lamp on table

A writer’s struggle

Today has been a struggle. I tried to sit down to continue writing my second novel and got absolutely nowhere ...
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Tornado - Twisters and Clouds over water

The storm is coming – tornado, twister and rain

This weekend we're expecting to be hit by Storm Freya in the United Kingdom. The Met Office (UK weather service) ...
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Lunar Moon behind tree branch

Lunar Pictures

There are many speculative lunar theories. Did mankind really land there in the late 1960s? Are there aliens on the ...
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes front cover

Sherlock Holmes is complete

Sherlock Holmes. He's probably the most famous detective in the history of crime fiction. Having posted a picture of the ...
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I know what I saw

Whenever you listen to someone describe something in the sky they can't explain, it is not too long before the ...
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Sun through the trees

Getting back to the forest

Can you feel it? Can you sense the better weather coming? It is normally at this time of year that ...
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Cutting tree bark to make a torch

Making a torch

Making a torch is an important skill. Making a good torch is even better. I saw the video below on ...
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Legends and Superstitions of the County of Durham cover

Legends and Superstitions of the County of Durham

County Durham is an ancient place with a deep and rich history. So it is really not too surprising to ...
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Ruwa Incident

The Ruwa incident of 1994

In September 1994, Friday the 16th started off like any other day for the students of Ariel School in Ruwa, ...
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Orb off Bempton with arrow showing orb

I can’t explain it. Can you?

Every so often in life, you experience something that you simply can't explain. No matter how much you try to ...
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Snow covered hills

Knowing when to turn back

We have had a little snow today here in the UK and as usual, the media have gone into a ...
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Durham City

The Gateshead Ripper?

Most people will have heard of "Jack the Ripper", the person responsible for the gruesome murders in Whitechapel, London, during ...
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Houses of Parliament and Bridge

The Whitechapel Murders of 1888

The Whitechapel murders of 1888 sent a shiver down the spine of late Victorian England. What would become a series ...
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Risk Matrix Zoned

What are you preparing for?

Your environment What do you know about the space around you? It seems like a fairly obvious question to ask ...
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Supermarket Aisle

Preparedness – An introduction

The Stereotypes Whenever you start talking about preparedness or self-reliance, it's not long before someone uses the word 'prepper' and ...
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Bigfoot Video Analysis

Bigfoot – real or fake?

In this modern digital world, photographs and videos are very cheap to make compared with years ago. Whilst this opens ...
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Forest drive at night

Night drive in the forest

I get an overwhelming sense of well-being whenever I spend time in the forest. I'm not sure if it is ...
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Drone and Clouds

The Gatwick drone

unsplash-logoMitch Nielsen Whatever happened to the Gatwick drone? Remember shortly before Christmas the holiday plans of tens of thousands of ...
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Misty Forest

Tales from the Trail Cam

Trail cameras are handy devices for monitoring an area. Often left in place for weeks at a time, they can ...
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