Needle in the Hay
I’m off adventuring in Snowdonia for the next five days so I may be a little quiet.
The plan is to climb mount Snowdon for the 2nd year running and explore the beautiful countryside of Wales.
Over the past year or so I’ve really got in to hiking, I know it doesn’t sound like the coolest hobby out there but hey, I love it.
I’m just really hoping the weather holds out, it’s been beautiful in the UK this past week  ( I know, I’m shocked too!).  So no rain please.
Here is a picture I took from the very top of Snowdon last year.
See ya all soon

Luke

I’m off adventuring in Snowdonia for the next five days so I may be a little quiet.

The plan is to climb mount Snowdon for the 2nd year running and explore the beautiful countryside of Wales.

Over the past year or so I’ve really got in to hiking, I know it doesn’t sound like the coolest hobby out there but hey, I love it.

I’m just really hoping the weather holds out, it’s been beautiful in the UK this past week  ( I know, I’m shocked too!).  So no rain please.

Here is a picture I took from the very top of Snowdon last year.

See ya all soon

Luke

I really like old school red phone boxes. So I took a picture of one.
Photo taken on a country lane near Derwent Edge.

I really like old school red phone boxes. So I took a picture of one.

Photo taken on a country lane near Derwent Edge.

Time goes slow when you’re drinking PBR.

Time goes slow when you’re drinking PBR.

The music shelf.
Yeah I love Nirvana and Elliott Smith :)

The music shelf.

Yeah I love Nirvana and Elliott Smith :)

My Book Shelf
I see a lot of people posting pics of their bookshelves so I thought I’d join the club.
This is one shelf from my Ikea Expedit bookcase and yeah it’s not in alphabetical order and there’s a row behind it (sorry to all you OCDers out there, if that’s even a word).
I love to read but have already filled the entire book case so I’ve turned to the local library for books these days to save on space and money.
One day when I win the lottery i’ll have one of those awesome libraries where you have books from floor to ceiling, a ladder on wheels, a large chair and a big glass of whisky lol, bliss.

My Book Shelf

I see a lot of people posting pics of their bookshelves so I thought I’d join the club.

This is one shelf from my Ikea Expedit bookcase and yeah it’s not in alphabetical order and there’s a row behind it (sorry to all you OCDers out there, if that’s even a word).

I love to read but have already filled the entire book case so I’ve turned to the local library for books these days to save on space and money.

One day when I win the lottery i’ll have one of those awesome libraries where you have books from floor to ceiling, a ladder on wheels, a large chair and a big glass of whisky lol, bliss.

The power of food compels you!
The power of food compels you!
Red’s True Barbecue in Leeds is absolutely amazing. 
It’s not cheap but it’s totally worth it. Four hours later and I still stuffed!
This picture is from the front cover of the menu, the bible of barbecue. 
They had four different bottles of bbq sauce too! We really don’t have enough places like this in England. It was like an episode of Drive-ins, Diners and Dives lol.
Oh and the sell Pabst Blue Ribbon!

The power of food compels you!
The power of food compels you!

Red’s True Barbecue in Leeds is absolutely amazing.

It’s not cheap but it’s totally worth it. Four hours later and I still stuffed!

This picture is from the front cover of the menu, the bible of barbecue.

They had four different bottles of bbq sauce too! We really don’t have enough places like this in England. It was like an episode of Drive-ins, Diners and Dives lol.

Oh and the sell Pabst Blue Ribbon!

Off to see Rhys Darby tonight in Leeds!!!
Managed to get last minute tickets and I really can’t wait, especially as his last stand up tour This Way To Spaceship was so damn funny.
Cannot wait :) 

Off to see Rhys Darby tonight in Leeds!!!

Managed to get last minute tickets and I really can’t wait, especially as his last stand up tour This Way To Spaceship was so damn funny.

Cannot wait :) 

It’s not confirmed whether these are 100% official but they are one hell of a detailed mock up which was posted up on Twitter the other night.

Here we have the Isla Nublar Jurrasic World visitor map!

The map includes a detailed view of the entire park and timings for talks and interactions with the dinosaurs.

I loved dinosaurs ever since I was a kid and I love Jurassic Park.  I’m really excited about seeing the next instalment/reboot of this amazing franchise in IMAX.

Knowing how every single Jurassic Park scenario turns out, I’d still go ahead and build the park if I had the opportunity arose lol.

Jurassic World hits out screens June 12th 2015.

A few photos from my nine mile hike in the Peak District last Saturday.

Derwent Edge really is beautiful.

I just finished John Green’s Looking for Alaska, a book I really enjoyed.   Yes it’s a young adult novel but that doesn’t mean it’s something to be scoffed at. 
I found it both an entertaining and engaging read that really had me invested in all of its characters.
Alaska Young…Maybe you knew someone just like her or at least wish you did during your teenage years.  Either way you cannot help falling for her.  For all her faults and failures she’s someone you’d want in your life.  
One of my very favourite novels is The Perks of Being a Wallflower and in a way Looking for Alaska reminded me of it.  (I still haven’t seen the film, and no disrespect to the guys involved but I probably never will. I’ve heard great things but the imagery in my head is all I need.)  A young naïve boy in high school who meets some quirky new friends that lead him down a new path to discovery of alcohol, love, pranks and how to live.     
I’d highly recommend this book, I managed to plough through it in 3-4 days and what starts as teenage melodrama/coming of age tale completely turns around mid-way through.  It’s full of great quotations and memorable moments, it’s a book I’d definitely read again.  It’s definitely a young adult novel through and through but don’t let that put you off.
Before this I was worried that Green wouldn’t live up to the hype of the internet but you know what…he kinda did :)

I just finished John Green’s Looking for Alaska, a book I really enjoyed.   Yes it’s a young adult novel but that doesn’t mean it’s something to be scoffed at. 

I found it both an entertaining and engaging read that really had me invested in all of its characters.

Alaska Young…Maybe you knew someone just like her or at least wish you did during your teenage years.  Either way you cannot help falling for her.  For all her faults and failures she’s someone you’d want in your life.  

One of my very favourite novels is The Perks of Being a Wallflower and in a way Looking for Alaska reminded me of it.  (I still haven’t seen the film, and no disrespect to the guys involved but I probably never will. I’ve heard great things but the imagery in my head is all I need.)  A young naïve boy in high school who meets some quirky new friends that lead him down a new path to discovery of alcohol, love, pranks and how to live.     

I’d highly recommend this book, I managed to plough through it in 3-4 days and what starts as teenage melodrama/coming of age tale completely turns around mid-way through.  It’s full of great quotations and memorable moments, it’s a book I’d definitely read again.  It’s definitely a young adult novel through and through but don’t let that put you off.

Before this I was worried that Green wouldn’t live up to the hype of the internet but you know what…he kinda did :)

Neo: Whoa, deja vu.Trinity: What did you just say?Neo: Nothing, I just had a little deja vu.Trinity: What did you see?Cypher: What happened?Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it.Trinity: How much like it, was it the same cat?Neo: Might have been, I’m not sure.Morpheus: Switch, Apoc.Neo: What is it?Trinity: Deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.

Neo: Whoa, deja vu.
Trinity: What did you just say?
Neo: Nothing, I just had a little deja vu.
Trinity: What did you see?
Cypher: What happened?
Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it.
Trinity: How much like it, was it the same cat?
Neo: Might have been, I’m not sure.
Morpheus: Switch, Apoc.
Neo: What is it?
Trinity: Deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.

“So this guy…Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.”
John Green – Looking for Alaska

“So this guy…Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.”

John Green – Looking for Alaska

My work friend Yvonne is an avid reader just like me. The other week she went away on holiday and brought me back this awesome badge, that really is just too true!
Thanks Yvonne :)

My work friend Yvonne is an avid reader just like me. The other week she went away on holiday and brought me back this awesome badge, that really is just too true!

Thanks Yvonne :)

This IS the droid you were looking for!
Everyone loves Star Wars right?
Well my good friend Richard Radford has designed his first ever shirt for the website Quertee!
It’s not for sale yet as it’s still in the voting stages, but if you’re a Star Wars/R2-D2 fan then please vote by clicking here, and help get this one on general sale.
I know I’m biased but his work is awesome and he’s a real great friend, who’s killer on Golden Axe and if that isn’t enough to impress you, I don’t know what is.
Feel free to check out his Instagram: R_Radford for more of his art work and photography.
Edit: Link is currently down due to site altering the thumb nail, should be back up soon.

This IS the droid you were looking for!

Everyone loves Star Wars right?

Well my good friend Richard Radford has designed his first ever shirt for the website Quertee!

It’s not for sale yet as it’s still in the voting stages, but if you’re a Star Wars/R2-D2 fan then please vote by clicking here, and help get this one on general sale.

I know I’m biased but his work is awesome and he’s a real great friend, who’s killer on Golden Axe and if that isn’t enough to impress you, I don’t know what is.

Feel free to check out his Instagram: R_Radford for more of his art work and photography.

Edit: Link is currently down due to site altering the thumb nail, should be back up soon.