Move Past 2020 Challenge

Move Past 2020 ChallengeThat’s me completed yet another Strava challenge! This time the “Move Past 2020 Challenge” when you had to complete 60 minutes of total activity on 31st December 2020.

Please do check out my profile at and better still follow me. Oh and do remember, if it’s not on Strava, it did not happen! FACT!!!

Vlog: What a year 2020 was! Full of highs and lows

What a year 2020 was! It was full of highs and lows. It started off great, going to Isle of Wight, Wales, Ramsgate Tunnels. Then of course lockdown started… Lost my job… One of best mates passed away. So lets hope, that 2021 starts off better than 2020 ended…

Ordered a Rode VideoMic-R Shotgun

Just ordered a Rode VideoMic-R Shotgun, which will make all my new vlogs sound way, way better! Also hoping to order a 4K video camera soon…

So after not doing many vlogs during 2020. I plan on doing many, many more in 2021!

Got any for new vlogs, or even want I should wear in them? Then comment on this post!

Rode VideoMic-R Shotgun

Top Nine for Instagram – Best of 2020 – gordonval

Here are my Top Nine photos on Instagram during 2020! I received 26.3k likes, which I am well pleased with!

Please do check out my Instagram at and show my photos some love!

Top Nine for Instagram - Best of 2020 - gordonval

Coopers Junction going to get a flyover

Big thanks to everyone who’s donated money, so far via for Coopers Junction! Your money is going to get Coopers Junction a flyover! Which is something, I’ve always wanted for model layout! 🙂

Also check out my wishlist.

Railway stations, I visited for the first time in 2020

Well everyone knows that 2020, may not have been best of years! But before everyone went mad, I still ticked off a good number of new railway stations this year! Sure in 2021, when it’s safe, I will tick off, many, many more!!

The full list of railway stations, I’ve visited so far can be found at

Myself at Cardiff Queen Street railway station

  1. Aberdour
  2. Bamford
  3. Barnetby
  4. Barry
  5. Barry Docks
  6. Barry Island
  7. Bickley
  8. Birchgrove
  9. Bolton on Dearne
  10. Boston
  11. Brading
  12. Bristol Parkway
  13. Bromley South
  14. Cardiff Bay
  15. Cardiff Central
  16. Cardiff Queen Street
  17. Carmarthen
  18. Chinley
  19. Cleethorpes
  20. Coleshill Parkway
  21. Conisbrough
  22. Dalgety Bay
  23. Danescourt
  24. Dinas Powys
  25. Dinas Rhondda
  26. Dore & Totley
  27. Dunbar
  28. Edale
  29. Ferryside
  30. Folkestone Central
  31. Folkestone West
  32. Goldthorpe
  33. Grindleford
  34. Habrough
  35. Heath High Level
  36. Heath Low Level
  37. Hope
  38. Kidwelly
  39. Lake
  40. Llandaf
  41. Llanelli
  42. Llwynypia
  43. London Victoria
  44. Merthyr Tydfil
  45. Merthyr Vale
  46. Mexborough
  47. Newport
  48. Orpington
  49. Pembroke
  50. Pembroke Dock
  51. Penally
  52. Petts Wood
  53. Pontypridd
  54. Porth
  55. Portsmouth & Southsea
  56. Portsmouth Harbour
  57. Radyr
  58. Ramsgate
  59. Rotherham Central
  60. Ryde Esplanade
  61. Ryde Pier Head
  62. Ryde St John’s Road
  63. Sandown
  64. Scunthorpe
  65. Sevenoaks
  66. Shanklin
  67. Swansea
  68. Swinton
  69. Taffs Well
  70. Tenby
  71. Thurnscoe
  72. Ton Pentre
  73. Tonypandy
  74. Trehafod
  75. Treherbert
  76. Treorchy
  77. Ty Glas
  78. Ynyswen
  79. Ystrad Rhondda

Poll : Your favourite new gear of 2020?

So out all the new gear, I’ve got in 2020 which is your favourite (you can pick two)?

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018Hunter Speedsuit RTR lycra met cap Retro PINKScotland cycling kit from Pedal Clothing

White MorphsuitCaptain America Morphsuit

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New Balance Race to the Finish Challenge

New Balance Race to the Finish ChallengeThat’s me completed yet another Strava challenge! This time the “New Balance Race to the Finish Challenge” when you had to complete 20 kilometers of activity between 18th December 2020 and 31st December 2020.

Please do check out my profile at and better still follow me. Oh and do remember, if it’s not on Strava, it did not happen! FACT!!!

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 19/12/2020

Britain’s Most Historic Towns (Channel 4/HD | 8:20pm to 9:20pm | Saturday 19th December 2020)

Alice Roberts visits Manchester to explore the spirit of protest and revolution that grew out of the experience of Britain’s working class during the Industrial Revolution. At the John Ryland Library, Alice is granted access to rarely-seen period documents that highlight the true human cost of the Peterloo massacre. At the Free Trade Hall, she explores how Manchester found itself at the heart of the battle against the hated Corn Laws, and at Chetham’s Library, Roberts sits at the very desk where Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx, inspired by the living conditions of Manchester’s working poor, began the discussions and research that would lead to the publication of the Communist Manifesto.

The Home Alone Story (Channel 5/HD | 8:20pm to 9:50pm | Saturday 19th December 2020)

Documentary celebrating the 1990 festive classic written by John Hughes. It’s a movie that turned its then-nine-year-old star, Macaulay Culkin, into the biggest child actor since Shirley Temple. Featuring interviews with film critics, fans, stuntmen and even a reformed burglar, who assesses the home security at the Home Alone house.

Off the Tracks: Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 20th December 2020)

A special festive peek behind the scenes at Glasgow Central. The tree is up, the Christmas shoppers are out and there is a very special visitor to the station concourse.

The Vicar of Dibley (BBC 1/HD | 8:50pm to 9:00pm | Monday 21st December 2020)

Geraldine anounces the winner of the Dibley mask competition, Hugo sets a new record as he delivers a sermon and the vicar reflects on a challenging year as Christmas draws near. The last of three mini-episodes of Richard Curtis’s comedy, starring Dawn French and James Fleet.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (BBC 1/HD | 7:55pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 22nd December 2020)

Peter Parker balances life as an ordinary high-school student with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, while waiting in vain to join his mentor Iron Man on a world-saving mission. Determined to prove he is ready for bigger challenges, he investigates a spree of crimes committed with advanced weapons – leading him into a battle with a ruthless winged enemy on the hunt for priceless technology. Superhero

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD| 9:00pm to 10:25pm | Tuesday 22nd December 2020) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

It’s Christmas Eve and the day before Helen’s much-anticipated wedding to Hugh, and everyone is gathering to celebrate at the Skeldale Christmas party. However, James is called away to help with a dog in labour, so Helen asks to go with him to get away from all the wedding talk, only for a descending fog to trap the pair in the Dales overnight. The vet promises he will get her back in time for her wedding in the morning, all the while wondering if he will be able to suppress his true feelings for her. Festive special of the drama, starring Nicholas Ralph and Rachel Shenton.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 23rd December 2020)

It’s Christmas at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, and cameras follow staff as they prepare for the festive season. In an effort to generate more winter revenue, a brand-new train, the Northern Lights Express, has been brought in, which features 25,000 lights fixed to a moving steam train. However, the staff are faced with a multitude of problems as generators break down, computers fail, and the engine that is pulling the new service develops a last-minute fault that threatens to stop the whole show in its tracks.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 7:40pm to 9:10pm | Friday 25th December 2020)

It’s December 1965, and everyone at Nonnatus House is looking forward to the festive celebrations, but nothing seems to go quite to plan. Sister Monica Joan is rushed to hospital, and Trixie is incensed that her dress allowance has been replaced with a marriage bureau consultation. Elsewhere, the circus arrives in Poplar, leading to an exciting adventure for Nurse Phyllis Crane. Seasonal instalment of the hit drama, starring Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Peter Davison and featuring the voice of Vanessa Redgrave.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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