All the writings in this category are about myself, my dreams, goals, ambitions and self-improvement.
Inspired by a video on YouTube I have decided to have a go at making my own Tsuka (hilt) for a short Japanese blade using some blocks of wood and a few sword fittings I have been collecting.
One of my recently acquired katana came with an untied sageo (silk cord used for tying the sword scabbard to the wearer). For display purposes, the sageo cord can be wrapped around the saya (scabbard) and tied in a decorative knot.
I've been looking around lately for a martial art and I have narrowed the list down to a few, unfortunately, due to the injuries I sustained in the car crash a few years ago I'm not the most suitable student for any of them.
I tried out some new techniques with my camera while taking these pictures of my new Katana.
Meet Ernie, the newest member of our family. At approximately four weeks old, he was found abandoned, miles away from anywhere and very weak. He was taken to the vets and given emergency treatment and after a rough few days he pulled through and is making a full recovery, growing stronger every day.
Happy Halloween everybody! I thought this year I would do something to celebrate, so what do you think of my first ever, hand carved, Jack o Lantern? I was really pleased with my first attempt, what say you?
It's official now! I have just completed studying for a Certificate in Astronomy with the University of Central Lancashire, via distance learning, and the result: a pass (of course!)
Putting my knee to the test by climbing Jacobs Ladder in Cheddar Gorge, a little over a year since it was shattered in a car crash. I was discharged from hospital exactly one month ago.
On Monday 27th February 2006, whilst innocently driving home from work after my shift finished (around 11 pm), unknown to me an oncoming car round the next bend swerved to avoid an animal on the road and lost control...
A short tutorial on how to grow cacti from seeds, including care and watering information.