Fun fact! This post was sponsored by a well-known whisky brand. After the campaign ended, they asked me to remove the post and mentions of their brand, which made me sad because I thought they liked my writing, not the links. Ah well. Marketing. Anyway! This is my only directly sponsored post I’ve ever done. They paid me well, and … Read More
Hadrian’s Wall: Fear and Loathing in Twice Brewed
Okay, so I’m a total fraud. But look, I’ve no time to feel sorry for myself. Get inside. Get warm. Self-loathing, later.
Who Is In Charge – You Or Your Map?
They say it’s impossible to take a bad photo of Hadrian’s Wall. There are two reasons why this rule doesn’t apply to me right now. 1) My camera just died. 2) I’m nowhere near Hadrian’s Wall.
Hexham Abbey: Where Romans Come Out Of The Walls
We step through the doors (modern, efficient, out of place) and into Hexham Abbey…and the world goes silent.
Introducing Hadrian’s Wall: Where Rome Meets Westeros
Watched or read George RR Martin’s Game Of Thrones? Been captivated by that colossal wrought-ice defensive battlement known as The Wall? Here’s some news that may interest you. It exists in our world too.
Hadrian’s Wall: A Birthday Adventure / Cry For Help
Every year I set myself a birthday challenge – something that looks feasible from a distance but turns into a living hell close-up. Last year, I wandered across the North York Moors in an 8-hour October rainstorm (and ended up writing it up for the San Francisco Chronicle). On my birthday this year…well, I was busy. Too much writing, too much … Read More