Journeys

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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Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day what do they mean?

Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day what do they mean?

Went looking into the origins of Mothers Day and Mothering Sunday this morning. Just a year ago, lost my mother her birthday last year coincided with Mother’s day 14th March 2016. Followed by her death on my birthday of 22nd March 2016. Sinking in a little deeper this morning, what does Mothers Day mean? Heres what I discovered. We are to thank Anna Jarvis who held a memorial day service in 1908 for her mother…

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ASSAP 35th anniversary conference

ASSAP 35th anniversary conference

Seriously Strange represents 35 years of taking the strange, seriously! ASSAP is an education association dedicated to discovering the scientific truth behind unexplained anomalous phenomena. Many prominent speakers over the weekend, discussing a range of topics. I was humbly approached to give a presentation talk, by Norie Miles. ASSAP List of speakers  ASSAP has no corporate beliefs and encourages an open-minded, undogmatic scientific approach to its subject. The main activities of the association are research into reports of…

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AV7 Alternative View reflections

AV7 Alternative View reflections

AV7 Alternative View. An exceptional bold event. Held at a secluded hotel Horwood House, in the countryside of Milton Keynes. Bringing together speakers from across the globe from various disciplines and experiences gave AV7 possibly the strongest line up of information one could ever receive. Set over the course of the weekend, whilst also encapsulating the Monday for workshops and a final presentation.  Ian R Crane and his close team have created  something unique with…

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Sphinx and the Griffin

Sphinx and the Griffin

Exploring the curious connections between the Griffin and the Sphinx. There is a remarkable number of similarities in the mythos. We look at those in detail. We put forward information to the origin of the Sphinxs head, what it may have more likely been based on the stories – that it was the face of a bird of prey/falcon. The strong connections of mythological Horus / Apollo / Mercury to this. Was the Sphinx built…

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Village full of the Fortean

Village full of the Fortean

Linby, Nottingham. Village of the Fortean. Where strange events and reports coincide. Ghosts, myths and legends. From UFO reports, sightings of the infamous Spring Heeled Jack, Crop Circles, Ghosts, Phantom Battle-scenes, anomalies, disembodied sounds and voices. Home to an original maypole too and we are just scratching the surface. More appears to be lurking underneath. We show video and photographs, that have not been seen before    

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Audio hallucinations on the edge of sleep

Audio hallucinations on the edge of sleep

Audio hallucinations on the edge of sleep. Likely an occurrence that has happened to us all. When you hear a sound so vivid you wake up out of dream-state into waking. The human mind, an enigma we are continuing to probe into. Many researchers over the millennia have been fascinated by sleep and dreaming. Rightfully so, one can have the most profound of experiences. Sculpted by a combination of fears, imagination, active thoughts, concerns, life…

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York trip

York trip

A week off from the asylum, so decided to book a 4 star hotel and a couple of days in the city known as… ‘Like all the best masters of disguise it’s gone by many names: Eboracum, Eoforvic, Jorvic… today we just call it York. As our Terror Trail tour guide Damien put it so poetically.  To read the review of the Terror Trail please visit http://www.itsmuchmore.com/review/york-terror-trail York with its steeped history that is not feign from…

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What is Shenmue and why I am supporting Shenmue 3

What is Shenmue and why I am supporting Shenmue 3

From players, to developers, to game studios and E3 is the annual epic showcase of the gaming entertainment industry, showing off what titles are to come, new worlds to explore and environments to visit. Key look at Examining trends and future technology developments for the major platforms. Yu Suzuki, one of the true grandmaster of the gaming industry, setting the benchmarkers with titles such as Hang On, Afterburner, Outrun, Virtua Fighter series and a touch…

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Acceptable to strike children – How far will this go?

Acceptable to strike children – How far will this go?

On the basis of culture, immigrants are allowed to strike their children. As proper allowance must be made for different cultural context. This was the resulting end statement to a case presiding over by Judge Pauffley, that has been widely shared. Bringing condemnation from professionals and the wider public. Photographed here in the Daily Mail Her comments infer that it is permissible for immigrants to the UK being able to strike children in a cultural…

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Rabbit Hole That Is Reality – Radio Podcast Reupload

Rabbit Hole That Is Reality – Radio Podcast Reupload

Rabbit Hole That Is Reality – Radio Podcast Bi Weekly Radio Podcast show. A blend of topical talk& social commentary across a wide spectrum. From news & science, intriguing developments and a look to the strange & curious. Episodes are available on iTunes, Youtube, as well as by direct download as mp3 (to be re-available shortly) and torrent.

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