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Our Hallway in the new ITV Player for Android advert

September 15, 2013

A few weeks ago, we had the TV crews turn up and film our hallway for the new ITV Android app. Today, we finally saw the final product.. our hallway is featured in the opening shot only for a few seconds but the whole process took hours and had a whole team on it! They […]

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Trekking in Nepal – Part 1

September 9, 2013

So earlier this year, we went to Nepal to do the Everest trek. We didn’t actually make it all the way to basecamp, that would have been too ambitious! However, we did get all the way to Tengboche which is where the famous Sherpa Tenzin Norgay grew up (the’s the one who went up with […]

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Bootcamp Exercise in Wapping – Timelapse Video

June 1, 2013

Every Saturday we do an exercise class.. it’s a bootcamp class at 9.30am in Wapping, London. I thought it would be fun to make a timelapse video on all the things we get up to so we turned up this morning with my tripod and iPhone. I really like the panning effect on timelapse so […]

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Alan's Sky Dive

May 29, 2013

In November we raised money for a sponsored sky dive – thanks again to all those people that sponsored us! We went mob handed, waking up at 4am to get there for 7am. We waited and waited to be told after 5 hours or so that due to weather conditions, no jumps were going to […]

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Timelapse Video – Making Tibetan Momos

May 19, 2013

  We had some friends round last night and we thought we would make them some momos. Metok had the idea to make a timelapse video of the process. It was actually very easy armed with just an Iphone 4S using the Timelapse Pro app. For the panning which you see at the beginning of […]

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Metok's Near Death Experience – Rafting in Nepal

April 29, 2013

I survived falling off a white water raft in Nepal, admittedly my most terrifying moment of my life! As I fell into the water, I lost my sunglasses and one contact lens; I crashed into the guy who fell off behind me; then hit my head on the boat and lost direction; saw white light […]

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Metok Drives her new Car around London

April 21, 2013

  Today Metok took her new car out for a spin.. well, it’s a new car for her but it’s a second owner one which we bought from my cousin who did a great job in fixing it up and everything else! He’s a car mechanic afterall! We bought the car a few weeks back […]

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Wilton's Music Hall – the amazing half-derelict oldest music hall in the World!

February 24, 2013

London is one of those interesting cities where you will never tire to find something new, interesting and quirky. I’ve lived in London now for over 3 decades now and it still amazes me all the wonderful things which are still to be discovered. Since moving into our new neighbourhood, we’ve decided to find out […]

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The View from the Shard – our Visit

February 3, 2013

We were fortunate to get preview tickets to see the Shard last week before the official opening this weekend. We have watched the Shard go up over the last few years always wondering what the views would be like and it was great to get the chance to finally see it. Our slot was 10am […]

Camel Rides in Marrakech

Camel Rides in Marrakech

December 31, 2012

After the camel rides in China, Metok really wanted to do a camel ride and actually, one of the reasons why we chose Marrakech was because we could ride a camel there. However, the camel experience in Marrakech wasn’t as enjoyable as the ones in China.. still we had fun! The first video is from […]

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Leaving for China – Missing our Flight to China

September 29, 2012

Our journey to get us to China started on the Saturday 25th August. It was a early PM flight leaving at 5pm which meant no crazy morning wake up.. in fact, it was nice and leisurely allowing us to wake up our normal weekend time and have a decent breakfast before departing. Our journey with […]

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Our China trip 2012

September 15, 2012

So we were hoping to get to Tibet this year but had a lot of difficulty because of the situation there, it finally got cancelled by the tour operator. At this stage we had already arranged for our China visa and it seemed like a waste if we didn’t use it. So, we researched online […]

Hovercraft Adventures in Sandwich

Hovercraft Experience in Sandwich, Kent

April 22, 2012

Last weekend (16th April) we had booked ourselves for an afternoon Hovercraft experience. It was quite a drive from London and we did arrive a tad early so we had a peek around Sandwich to see what there was to offer. To be quite frank, these little villages are indeed very little and there isn’t […]

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The Brick Lane Curry House Rip Offs

March 8, 2012

Yesterday I met up with a friend I’ve not caught up with in a while. Our thing is usually a good old curry in London’s Brick Lane.. the home of the curry. For those who don’t know, Brick Lane is famous for the many curry houses.. in fact, there are so many that it’s rather […]

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Lion Dance, London China Town – 2012

January 29, 2012

I was having dimsum with some friends in the New Loon Foon restaurant when we saw the Lion Dance had appear directly infront of the Haozhan restaurant. We got a great view from where we are. The Lion dances in front of the shop and eyes up the lettuce which is bundled with Lai See […]

Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai

Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai

October 26, 2011

So on our last day in Chiang Mai with the morning spare we wondered where we should go, what we should do and we were told that you can spend a couple of hours at Tiger Kingdom. Tiger Kingdom is where you can spend time with Tigers and get your pictures taken with them. They […]

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Pillbug/Rollie Pollie/Rolli Puchi Insect in Kodaikanal, India

October 13, 2011

So whilst looked for new places to explore in Kodaikanal in India, we found this rather large insect at a place called Bear Shola. It goes by a few names: pillbug, rollie pollie, roly pollie, rolli puchi.. I don’t know what it is called exactly but this one was huge.. about 2 inches in length. […]

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Only In India

October 7, 2011

I always bring my video camera with me wherever we go so you never know what you’ll capture. In the course of a couple of hours as we made our journey from Bangalore to Kodaikanal we saw two interesting sites which I managed to capture on my camera. Firstly a family were travelling on a […]

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Pictures from the Strata building at Elephant and Castle

September 20, 2010

For those who have gone through the Elephant and Castle area, I’m sure you’ve noticed the Strata tower. This the space aged looking building with 3 wind turbines at the top (rumoured to actually require more energy to drive the turbines than the energy it generates!). It also recently won an award for being the […]

Go Car in Barcelona

June 7, 2010

We spent a few days in Barcelona and the first day we booked ourselves a little yellow car called Go Car. It’s a converted 50cc converted moped on 3 wheels and it was the best fun we had! You can get it for a whole day and it’s like having your own convertible as you […]

Vietnamese Restaurants on Kingsland Road

June 3, 2010

There’s this particular Vietnamese restaurant we visit every time we’re in the Old Street area called Loong Kee Cafe.. it’s a great little place to eat and a real hidden gem. Although aesthetically, it’s nothing great to look at, the restaurant (or cafe as it’s called) is pretty basic with cheap quality laminate curling at […]

Running in the Spring around Southbank and my iPhone

March 14, 2010

Looks like the weather has started to turn and the Spring is on it’s way. I went out the usual running route today with my newly purchased gadget.. the iPhone. Loaded with the Map My Run applet, I set off on my way. The Map My Run is a fantastic little bit of software which […]

The Kenko Fish Spa in Bangalore – these fish are greedy for you!

The Kenko Fish Spa in Bangalore – these fish are greedy for you!

March 8, 2010

I have another video which shows Metok being tried by the fish at the spa but it won’t make sense for those who don’t know what a Fish Spa is… So, this ┬ápost is a little taster as to what the Kenko Fish Spa is. In a nutshell, these little fish (known as doctor fish […]