Tribute To A Hero – Commando Veteran

  “Are you coming to the Remembrance Parade this year?” my ex- Lancashire Fusilier mate asked. “Yes of course, why?” Darren (known as Daz) is...

Survival Advantage

Welcome to my Survival Advantage page. Survival Advantage is the classic ‘cold war’ survival manual I wrote many years ago. I’m currently writing an enhanced...

3 Beekeepers Curiosities

  A mate of mine had attempted to have a big clear out of his house, loft, allotment and garage, to de-clutter. There were several...

Too Many Courgettes?

Anyone who grows courgettes always seems to have too many, and is constantly trying to get rid of them, often by offloading them onto unwary...

Easy Mead Making for Beekeepers

When I decided to have a go at making mead for the first time the amount of information I discovered was overwhelming. But I am...

DIY Steam Beeswax Purifier

I appreciate that this may look like a 1950’s satellite, or a space rocket from the Clangers, but it is actually a pasta pan on a...

The Red Balaclava (a kid’s story)

  Mam obviously wanted twins because me and our kid were always dressed the same, as anyone looking through our family album would casually point...

Beekeepers Spinner Tilting Boards

I used to get the last few pounds of honey out of my spinner by propping up the back edge with little blocks of wood...
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