Things I like, Friends and Previous Lives.

In a very 1990’s early web fashion,  here’s a few things that I like, have had involvement with and are just friends doing good things:

Southern Motion Car Sales

Specialist in 1-2 Owner Low Mileage Second hand vehicle car sales, making your next purchase a personal, enjoyable and hassle free. See them at Southern Motion Car Sales

Academy for Distance Learning 

The Academy for Distance Learning (ADL) is based in the historic university city of Canterbury (England) and welcomes students from around the world. It is affiliated with ACS Distance Education which was established in 1979, and licenses ADL to offer and award ACS courses, certificates and diplomas.

what they say

Our educational Philosophy is based on the commitment: Students are our priority.  The Hallmark of any good distance learning institution is the level of support supplied to students as they journey through their studies.  At the heart of ADL are our committed exceptional tutors, most holding a 3 year degree, with 5 years industry experience and remaining active in industry. This combination together with frequent review and updating of courses, application of real world problems and developing the capacity to solve problems rather than simply regurgitate information, makes our courses and learning experience unique.

ADL does not cater to everyone. We offer courses designed to be globally relevant, a characteristic we believe important in today’s world. Our goal is to provide a high quality education and cost effective alternative to post secondary education for anyone who is primarily concerned with developing knowledge and skills that distinguish them from the crowd.

ADL is committed to your success. Please take this opportunity to obtain a qualification that will enhance your career, income and status. There is no better testament to our status than to see our graduates successful in all walks of life:- in industry, commerce, academia and the professions.” See more here;  Academy for Distance Learning

Invicta Angling

Situated only 5 minutes from British record breaking Conningbrook, and equally close to junction 10 on the M20 motorway, between Maidstone and the ports of Dover and Folkestone.   Invicta Angling has been offering local anglers a comprehensive range of tackle, bait and services since our launch in early 2006.  Whilst a small shop, they offer and hold a massive selection of the latest fishing tackle from all leading manufacturers, including Fox, Drennan, Greys, Shimano, Daiwa, Chub, Korum, Preston Innovations, Maver, Garbolino and many more.

Staffed by leading local anglers of all churches; Tim Barnes, Lee Randall, Shaun “Needle” Grist and Gareth and more… for all the advice, tips and tricks, for local waters, venues and the near continent.

In addition to the more well known manufacturers, they also stock items from slightly more unique manufacturers such as custom rods,  Steve Neville stainless and JAG stainless.

See more at Invicta Angling (

Beer Merchants was one of the UK’s first online beer retailers.  We have worked with our friends across the beer industry for nearly two decades, sourcing world-class craft beer from all around the globe and delivering it direct to people’s doors. We specialize in Belgian beer and British craft beer, and have worked with some of these breweries since the moment they opened their doors. Because we work directly you’ll find us the cheapest online, as well as offering the freshest bottles. As well as individual bottles and curated mixed cases, we also offer a beer subscription service – our beer club gets you 10 bottles every month, as well as 5% off the rest of the site. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram or like us on Facebook.

Beermerchants Tap

taproom. bottleshop. blendery.

The Beer Merchants Tap is a craft beer bar and bottleshop in Hackney Wick, East London. We have 20 keg taps, 2 cask pumps and 500 bottles/cans from the world’s best breweries plus cheese and meat platters from artisan producers. On top of that we’ll soon make our own lambic-style Belgian sour beers in our blendery, the first of its kind in the UK.”

We’re open all day every day, and serve filter coffees and Teapigs if you’re not ready for beer.  Perhaps London’s best Craft Beer selection?

Find out what’s on the tap on our beer page or check out our online shop,

Beer Merchants is part of the Cave Direct family, which imports and distributes specialty beers to the on trade. This family business has been in the industry since 1979 and has an unrivaled selection of Belgian and British beer. If you’re a bar, bottleshop or restaurant looking for a range of craft beers, go to Cave Direct to find out more.