Thursday, 24 December 2015

2015 in Photos

Here's a little story line of my year, these arn't a collection of the 'best' photos from the year, but rather a little snippet into what I got up to and how 2015 went down.

The year started off pretty cold...
...just the way I like it
St Anton was quite frankly, off the chain! Ballin' down the side of a mountain in powder with your friends is worth every penny, in fact it's priceless. Snowboarding has fast become my new obsession. 
My eyes deteriorated to the point of new glasses and contact lenses.

My eyes got a lot worse, so I tried contact lenses, and they honestly changed my life, for starters I could see the stars, and secondly I regained my confidence to ride bikes fast again.
I couldn't stay away from the trees.

I climbed my first 'proper' tree, an 80ft+ wellingtonia, the views were incredible, almost as incredible as how red my face went in climbing the bastard! Alex saw that I got there safely though.

This became my new uniform
I learnt a lot in my 9 month stint at Southmead Hospital, pity they couldn't sort me a uniform in that time, so scrubs it was.

This became my new ride
Some shit back stole my bike, so my good friend at Giant Bikes hooked me up with this beast,  which I quickly got used to, and soon entered my first triathlon!

I smashed my first triathlon.
I explored a lot of this country...
...with this crazy kook.
Loads of exploring went down, from London to Barcelona.

Natalie joined me on the mountain.
Barcelona was spectacular.
Barca will have its own post, just to facilitate my horrendous memory

Chloe and Toby got married!!!
I finally got into Uni! I can't quite believe it, the way my first exam went, I'm pretty sure I won't be returning after Christmas, but time will tell.

I finally got in to Uni...
...and gave Bristol a good send off.
By the time I got used to Bristol, I was off to London.

Good times, exploring Planet Earth.
I've got lots more blogs I want to do, one of them will showcase my 'Photography', a term I use loosely these days!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Biology Update

Well I did it. All the hard work paid off and I'm now studying Physiotherapy, not at UWE like I'd hoped, but in St Georges, West London. This was the last place I wanted to be spending three years of my life, but this is a sacrifice, and a temporary necessary that will allow me to pursue my sports I love so much, and work at the same time in the best locations in the world. That's not to say I'm going to be a bitter old man about the experience, I intend to fully embrace it, and be open to the world of a capital, It's been an amazing experience already to be honest.
My kind of view of the city, from Waterlow Park, North London

My love for Trees and Arboriculture is still very much alive, even more so than Physiotherapy, at least at the moment. That may have something to do with the huge amount of adjustments a Country Boy has to make when living in the city. Which by chance happens to have opened a new chapter, many in fact which one day I hope to share with all of you.
Richmond on a foggy morning

The trees have been my solace, and always will be. The only place I feel I can truly breath in this city is under a tree, or up one. In fact, as soon as my exams were over earlier this year I took my next ticket, and as a result I can now fell trees up to 380mm trunk diameter...legally. Ironic really, that I love trees so much, yet chop them down occasionally.
Sequoia Sunday

Oh hello

 So there we go, the country loving, tree obsessed WEP has moved to London, I made it, I did it, everything paid off, I just hope this was the right decision. I think it has been, besides, the beauty of having a mind, is that you can change it as often as you like.

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I started this Blog to document the amazing streak of bad luck I was having throughout 2010, I'd like to think my luck has changed for 2011...time will tell.