Tommy the turtle

Somehow Sam and I have been trekking up and down the beaches of the Durham coast with Ghyll for like a year now and we've only just come upon the marvellous rock sculptures of Hedley Mason at Blackhall Rocks.

The most impressive one we saw was a massive sea turtle, made of patterns of rocks of different shapes and sizes. I can't imagine the physical labour it would have taken to move all of the rocks (solo!), let alone sort them all into the right piles, from the detritus strewn across the beach.

How these haven't been vandalised into oblivion by local kids I can't fathom, but I'm glad they exist.

County Durham


Alton Towers

A trip to the United Kingdom's answer to Disney World.


The Idiot