There’s a lot of advice out there about clearing an allotment. A lot. Much of it is contradictory. I read a lot of it, from many blogs and a couple of books. Then there’s all the advice from friends and family, which again contradicts everything else. So, I decided to go with what felt right. […]Read More Clearing the allotment – part 1
So, a while ago i signed up for the waiting list for an allotment. I’ll never get one, I thought to myself. If I do it will be fun, won’t it? Plant some stuff, let it grow. Easy. Okay, anyone reading this (if anyone is) who has ever had an allotment is laughing at me […]Read More Allotment
After much recently arrow bending I looked into how to straighten arrows. My first port of call suggested building a jig with straight pieces of wood, clamps and something to go inside to push against the bend. Had my aim been to snap an arrow in half then this would have been a great idea, […]Read More Straightening Arrows
No, I don’t have sudden delusions about my abilities and, no, I have not started entering big competitive events. But, I did shoot in my club championship. If I am honest it wasn’t really a lot different to a normal shoot, a little more formal but not much else. However, it was a bit more […]Read More Competitions and Unsolicited Advice
The traditional season for outdoor shooting is coming to an end in the very near future, especially disappointing as it has been so short. Many clubs will be left wondering what is to come from the traditional indoor shooting that is coming up. Given the restrictions on the spacing of bosses, and the fact that […]Read More Archery this Winter
50m. How frustrating is it to shoot 50m? Especially with an 80cm target face. Here are my scores at 50m: WA 50m – 73 (from 6 dozen arrows) Short Metric I – 114 (from 3 dozen, then 228 at 30m with the other 3 dozen) Short Metric I – 138 (3 dozen, then 239 at […]Read More My Nemesis!
So, the idea is that you get a long rod to move the centre of gravity of your bow to just in front of the riser so it stays stable. You get the side rods to spread the weight out so the bow stays upright. You get the V-bar and an extender to link it […]Read More Bow Stabilisation
I’ve recently restarted archery after around 5 years off from the sport and it’s an interesting experience. First of all a little background. About 5 years ago I was made redundant from a well paid job in data analysis and struggled to find something new. Really struggled. In the end I started a university course […]Read More Returning to Archery
A bit of a change for this blog, a book review, but they say a change is as good as a rest so here goes. A lot of how much you enjoy this novel will depend on your affection for Tom Baker’s Doctor, Ian Marter’s Harry Sullivan and Elisabeth Sladen’s Sarah Jane Smith. Then again, […]Read More Doctor Who: Scratchman by Tom Baker with James Goss – a review.
Another review of the Diana, you say? Aren’t there enough already? Yes, there probably are . . . but here’s another one anyway. If I am honest, I went into this as a sceptic. The cult of the Diana has sometimes irritated me with vastly over enthusiastic reviews and some really bad photography disguised as […]Read More The Diana Camera