Monthly Archives: November 2015

Brewing wild hop beer

I’ve written before about the annual Glebe Cottage hop harvest, and I thought it might be fun to post my latest method for dealing with such a glut of pungent little flowers. I speak, of course, of making wild hop … Continue reading

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The Sherlock Holmes Book

Sometimes the perfect job falls into your lap. As a 13 year-old picking my GCSE options, I quite fancied taking chemistry. Until further consideration revealed that I was abysmal at the subject, and always had been, despite the concerted efforts … Continue reading

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Wild camping in Kielder Forest

[Edit, June 2020: There’s been quite a bit of interest in this blog lately, so it’s worth pointing out that it’s five years old. Since then, some of the backpacker campsites I stayed at have closed. If you’re looking for … Continue reading

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