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Happy 100 – Sand, sea and s…


Nom, nom, nom.

Nom, nom, nom.

…ix or more hot dogs.

Sometimes, the best family trips can be the ones that are ‘free’. Granted you have food and fuel costs to cover, but that’s a given considering how far people are willing to travel nowadays.

On Sunday my family, accompanied by the Miles family, drove to Charmouth where we spent most of the day walking up and down the beach looking for fossils. We did appallingly badly this time for some reason, but that didn’t matter. We were out in the fresh air, walking along a beautiful beach and spending time with people we love. The hotdogs also helped. It’s amazing how much fun it is to take portable cookers and the like and just cook our food rather than go to the usually over-priced beach shacks. Naturally, we didn’t want to waste any of the food, hence the fact that I had roughly six hotdogs. I say roughly, because it was probably 8 (not 8 separate rolls, I just doubled up the dogs themselves), but that would have ruined the title of this blog 🙂

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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