Make a Camp Whisk from your old Christmas Tree

It’s nearly the end of March and still the dumped Christmas trees keep appearing in the streets where I live in London.   A couple of weeks ago, one was thrown over my Scout Hall walls and I thought, “Aha! I can now make the camp whisk I have been wanting to make since being shown how to by a fellow Scout Leader and Bushscout, Mr Colin Wreyford”. I got the tree into … Continue reading Make a Camp Whisk from your old Christmas Tree

Tips for taking young children Camping

  Recently after the numerous appearances of my Daughter- Producer Grace on the recent vlogs & Podcasts, I’ve been asked if I have any tips/advice on taking young children i.e. Babies/toddlers camping. It got me thinking as I haven’t taken Grace camping yet as she’s a bit young and hasn’t hinted to me that she wants to go camping at night. We’ve done camping in … Continue reading Tips for taking young children Camping

Review on a Basic Carving Course I attended

I recently attended a basic carving day run by a very talented scout leader. I set off nice and early on a Sunday morning for a 1 hour drive, I didn’t know much about the course, what it would entail, I knew that I had 1 project I wanted to achieve by the end of the course – a beetle. It’s basically a wooden mallet … Continue reading Review on a Basic Carving Course I attended

Review: Audley End Miniature Railway Christmas 2016

Our previous yearly visits to see Father Christmas hasn’t been the best, I mean not a poor performing Father Christmas, I’m referring to how Grace freaks out by him. So this year after seeing many Instagram posts about this visitor’s attraction called Audley End Miniature Railway, we noticed on their website that they would be doing  Christmas themed weekends where you ride the steam train … Continue reading Review: Audley End Miniature Railway Christmas 2016

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide when Camping

One of my favourite times of the year to take my scouts camping is in the autumn, nice and crisp mornings and cozy and relaxing around the warm campfire in the cold evenings is just magical, On a recent autumn camp, even though I spent the previous few weeks telling the scouts to wrap up warm in the evenings, bring a nice warm jumper, hat, … Continue reading The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide when Camping

Back to Bootcamp

So after 3 months recovering from a knee injury and an amazing newborn son, I’ve returned back to my fitness class. It’s a “military” style Bootcamp called Miltary Madness run by a very experienced full-time serving solider in the Rifle brigade- Corporal “Perry Lane” and his side kick instructor “Cooper” #militarymadders I was kinda nervous that my fitness might of decreased, even though I’ve been … Continue reading Back to Bootcamp