In the middle of February, 2020, South Wales got hit by Storm Dennis, one of the most intense extratropical cyclones ever recorded. Many areas of South Wales experienced more than a month's worth of rainfall within a period of less than 48 hours. Record gusts accompanied the rainfall, and across Wales hundreds of residences were flooded out … Continue reading Castle Inn Bridge, Treforest
I cannot cook. In this blog entry, I try.
I get so many emails from people with my name spelled incorrectly, in spite of the replying party having my correctly-spelled name IN THE EMAIL ADDRESS. So, after months of procrastination, I gathered a tonne of these misspellings together, and put them into a book, and decided to crowdfund it. The campaign is here, if … Continue reading MY NAME: THE BOOK
William Crawshay II first started a tinplate rolling mill on site in 1794, and following a rebuild in 1834, by the mid 1800s it was the largest tin works in Britain. It was managed by Crawshay's son Francis. The works were abandoned by the Crawshay family in 1857 and in 1861, the whole property reverted … Continue reading Treforest Tin Works
Dramatic slow-motion shots? PAH. That stuff's for chumps. Shots that have been sped up, usually for comedic effect? THAT'S where the real good stuff is at, and Red Dwarf has a good chunk of it! Lets check out where my favourite TV show speeds up footage, and why. Series I Confidence and Paranoia - It … Continue reading Sped Dwarf
Before Christmas 2018, I set out to get a replica BAFTA award for my great mate Dan. But turns out, replica BAFTA's ain't cheap, but I am. So, what with it being one letter different, I made him a BACTA Award, from a Star Wars Bacta Tank playset. Here's how I did it - a … Continue reading Kris Mods Stuff – Episode 8
This time around, we're back to the Generation One Triple-Changing Headmaster Decepticon Horrorcons! It's Snapdragon's turn for a buff'n'shine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t3IiJBeymE