Crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct

Posted by alipuk on July 23, 2023 in Videos |

Crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the West Highland Line. Most famous as a Harry Potter location, It carries one of Read more…


Mead is My New Honey

Posted by alipuk on October 16, 2021 in Brewing, Cider, Mead |
Blackberry Mead

Another Mead was born last week, Blackberry Mead. This mead I will attempt to actually take pictures of and show the progress through to bottling.

The recipe for this is incredibly simple with only 5 ingredients, and hopefully, will come out as well as my previous two attempts.

The blackberry’s have come from the supermarket, and are frozen. This has the effect of exploding the cell walls of the fruit and and allowing more of the flavour to be released from the fruit intro the Mead!

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Racking my Brain? I Mead Too!

Posted by alipuk on August 17, 2021 in Brewing, Me, Mead |

“Its time to rack the mead” I said to the wife last week, and after a grumbled comment she agreed to help. I think she mentioned I could do it myself until I pointed out that I could do the same when I went to drink the mead!

The point of course to racking is so that the liquid in the demijohn has a better chance of clearing and giving you a better clearer brew when you get round to bottling the drink.

So out came the box of brewing kit, the two demijohns of by now pretty still and none fermenting mead and prepared to crack on with the racking process.

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The Oldest Drink in the World? Possibly

Posted by alipuk on August 15, 2021 in Brewing, Me, Mead, Videos |

I have started to get into brewing, and specifically. starting to make one of the oldest brewed drinks, Mead.

Having managed to source a decent supply of Honey from a local bee keeper and bought myself some brewing kit consisting of 3 demijohns, some airlocks and bungs, a couple of funnels and some other brewing kit, I made my first batch.

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Birthdays, Pandemics and Anniversaries

Posted by alipuk on September 2, 2020 in Me |

Today is my 49th birthday, but more importantly, its also my 25th Wedding Anniversary!

This means that I have been married for over half my life. It also means that next year, some 365 days hence forth, or 1 complete orbit around the sun I will be half a century old! Read more…

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Favourite Rides

Posted by alipuk on January 28, 2020 in Me, Motorbikes, Riding |

I am lucky enough to live in an area with some great roads to ride the bike on. One of my favourites is Weymouth to West Bay, which has some great views across Chesil Beach and some of the best Dorset countryside.

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Weymouth to Rainbow Garage Cafe (Full Ride)

Posted by alipuk on September 21, 2019 in Uncategorized |

Simple ride from Weymouth to The Rainbow Garage Cafe at East Knighton in Dorset. Encountering 1 idiot (7 min 10 Read more…


West Bay to Weymouth – full ride

Posted by alipuk on August 4, 2019 in Uncategorized |

Ride back to Weymouth from West Bay on the 4th August 2019.

My first filmed ride on my new bike.

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I Gone and Got A Present for Me!

Posted by alipuk on July 20, 2019 in Me, Motorbikes, Riding |

Yesterday I have bought myself a present for passing my motorbike license (thats a full unrestricted license) which was 30 years to the month that I had passed my car license!

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Weymouth Veterans Bike Parade 2019

Posted by alipuk on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized |

My view of the bike parade at the Weymouth Veterans Service.

37 bikes set out from Lodmoor car park after the Read more…

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