“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” said Mike Tyson, a man who won his first world title when he had a severe fever from gonorrhea, and wanted to finish the fight as quickly as possible. My goal this year was to compete in a few crossfit competitions, but my pairs … Continue reading My First Triathlon: Week One
I love the puzzle of retail trading - but this post isn't about how I make millions (because I don't, and those posts are 99% bullshit anyway). It's about why I enjoy spending hours a month reading and researching to make/lose about $10 a month. If you don’t want a story, here's what I did. … Continue reading Retail Trading: or how I learned to stop worrying and love financial markets
Part One: Lifting Heavy Stuff In Lancashire there is a Latin quotation that means ‘Industry conquers all’, used sparingly (because people don’t speak or understand Latin) it refers to the industrial revolution that occurred in the North of England in the late 18th century. The official Crest of Bury Football Club - if you don't … Continue reading Living Icelandic: Loving Duglegur
Geothermal adventures in Iceland
Visiting the ‘Golden Circle’ is the most common tourist activity in Iceland, and its thoroughly worth it. Its sometimes crowded, everyone has done it, and there’s a million pictures of the features of the Golden Circle on Instagram. But it is amazing, and I’d like to tell you about my experience of it. To the … Continue reading Iceland’s Golden Circle
There was a story recently on businessinsider.com that purportedly displayed the reality of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. It was bollocks.
Dagur Ìslenskar Tungu is a day celebrating the Icelandic Language and culture on the 16th November. In it’s honour I’d like to share with you some of the interesting things I have learned about the Icelandic language.
This post is for anyone who eats vegan food, and realises too late that they are hungry in Reykjavik. Firstly I need to say - there are a hundred better posts for restaurant reviews out there. This is a story of being hungry in Reykjavik, and panicking that we wouldn't be able to find anything … Continue reading Eating vegan in Reykjavik
It was 2015 and around the half term, and going to Iceland wasn't my idea. My wife and I were trying to book somewhere last minute, but going on holiday in the winter can be a bit rubbish. I was pressing for us to return to a village in Austria called Mayrhofen because we'd been … Continue reading Our first trip to Iceland
"There's no need to learn Icelandic, everyone here speaks English"