Journeys

Yet going into that weekend, was actually more for me personally, than just the AV10 conference. Going through relationship challenges, haven’t not been away for a little while, continued struggles with the daughter’s situation, trying to get time off work. For headspace this was the weekend away was needed. To cement, what I love doing, made a couple of short vlog journeys. Inspired by Dalton Castle, an in-ring athlete and entertainer of promotion Ring Of…

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Reflecting: Embracing the chaos and 21st Century Wire

Reflecting: Embracing the chaos and 21st Century Wire

First weekend of May for the last 4 years has played host to Alternative View conference at Horwood House arranged and hosted by Ian R Crane. A weekend of considerable quality guests and presentations. Plus 21st Century Wire broadcasting live from the venue, they are setting up just to my 2 o’clock. That was when I initially began to scribe this post, my internal monologue going over what has transpired at the event so far. Palms…

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Head of Steam, Nottingham.

Head of Steam, Nottingham.

Head of steam famous for emphasizing high-quality cocktails and a great selection of craft beers. Celebrating the first anniversary of their popular venue in the lace market, opening the first floor up to punters to relax and play some games. The pleasant ambience created by some mood lighting, red neon and shadow. Gaming icons mural decorated the venue. Strong hint of grunge, American bar influences with a tickle of steampunk and plenty of hipster. With…

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Peter Pan in Nottingham – Blog / Behind the scenes / making of

Peter Pan in Nottingham – Blog / Behind the scenes / making of

It is a conversation with Nottingham living historian Robin Hood, Tony Rotherham that began this journey and the film. Could the Arboretum really be the inspiration of Neverland? JM Barrie once lived very nearby in his tenured youth working for the Nottingham Journal albeit for only a brief 2 years. Barrie apparently walked each day to the city offices through the arboretum, full of beautiful trees and open spaces that today now more than 100 hundred…

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Haunted Museum, Nottingham

Haunted Museum, Nottingham

Haunted Museum, hosted by UK Ghost Hunts (UKGH) recently opened its doors to the public, located on Woodborough Road in the Mapperley area of the city of Nottingham. Owner Steve Wessen spoke openly of the challenges of finding such a building to house the intended vision and the collection. Happenstance and perhaps a stroke of good fortune came up trumps with the former picture house and brief golf shop. The layers of the story of the building…

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So it begins – New Year 2019

So it begins – New Year 2019

    The end of December brings a multitude of thoughts and feelings, often connected with the year gone past. Did we really stick our goals? What achievements did we make? What actions did we say we were going to do, yet didn’t. Did I complete everything I set out to do as the mystical barrier of 31st Dec 23:59 ticks over into the new year. Coupled with a strong sense of reinvention and optimism….

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Hidden Nottingham | Fortean corner of Clifton Grove

Hidden Nottingham | Fortean corner of Clifton Grove

Headed to record some footage from in and around Clifton. Exploring Fortean stories, local folklore, mythology and strange reports. Clifton Grove and Clifton Hall. http://www.kristianlander.com http://www.twitter.com/definekristian hhttp://www.facebook.com/kristianlander http://www.facebook.com/ourcuriousworlds https://theparanormalnetwork.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/feature-article-hauntings-and-history-of-clifton-hall/  

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Hair yesterday, gone today!

Hair yesterday, gone today!

When one reaches a certain age as a bloke one can expect to find hair receding. This was and is something altogether different! As a dark haired individual, losing a portion of hair in one go is quite visible. Biting at my confidence with gnarled teeth. My hair has been a defining characteristic of myself. Sporting longer locks until late twenties. Keeping it smart and trimmed. Before growing it out a couple of times since….

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Reconnecting with a friend from 16 years ago!

Reconnecting with a friend from 16 years ago!

The year 2002, I’m living at a friends house in a box room, in the urban jungle known as Forest fields after a relationship had gone sour. Aged 21. Reevaluating life, trying to get a handle on the chaos that had ensued. The beginning of legal woes that would last a number of years. Work was in full-time sales, selling PCs, software and accessories, it was busy-ish. Getting by, just. Not that I truly understood…

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Memory fading…?

Memory fading…?

Memory fading…? Our own personal worse fear. More than any height or the spider in the bathroom. The sense of existing forever we all feel inside confronted by the stark face of mortality when it starts to break down. Where did I put those keys down? What was your name again? Forgetting words, you know you knew. Am I going to become a husk of my present self unable to recall even my sons name…

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