odyssey

Get Motivated to Get Out There

Get Motivated to Get Out There

I don’t think there can be many of us that don’t desire to be more active and enjoy the great outdoors more – is there? It's often said that we are so fortunate living on our amazing Yorkshire Coast but how many of us take it for granted? Sometimes the beauty on our doorstep can be overlooked - when was the last time you actually got out there and explored somewhere new right here on your doorstep? If you’re nodding in agreement at this point – then maybe what you need is a little extra motivation to help you get…
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Sewing the seeds of an epic adventure

Sewing the seeds of an epic adventure

It feels like a long time now since I was out on the bitingly cold day in Scarborough, listening to The Odyssey on a walk throughout the seafront, but it is a memory that has stuck with me. Something about listening to this epic tale told by people from the area resonated with me, and I've been following the story, eagerly awaiting the next instalment. Thankfully, I didn't need to wait too long, so when I saw the next part, "The Trojan Wars", advertised, I put it straight in the diary. It was well worth the trip out to the…
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Greek Mythology – The Trojan Wars

Greek Mythology – The Trojan Wars

It is often said that the Greeks pretty much invented everything. Whether they actually invented storytelling or not I don’t know. But one thing you cannot deny is the fact they really knew how to tell a tale. They threw everything into it. Love, loss, battles, heroes, heroines, monsters, gods and adventures galore. One of my favourite films as a kid was Jason & the Argonauts (an ancient Greek tale). The skeleton battle was ground-breaking for its time, though it looks positively cartoon-like next to today’s CGI techniques. It’s still a great film, fundamentally because it’s a great story.  https://youtu.be/C-ZQGRM7GW0…
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A Thousand Ships (well, four) in a sea of flowers

A Thousand Ships (well, four) in a sea of flowers

After my first introduction to Odyssey on that bitterly cold April day where I battled with the dog to listen to the first instalment, I started following the story was excited to find out what was coming up next. What I didn't expect, however, was to be getting hands-on with Origami! When I read about the plan for the community to create, literally, a thousand origami ships, I was intrigued and decided to put in my order. Now, as a serial hobbyist who has many a project unfinished, like my out of control garden, I was excited about how labour…
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A story never felt so real…and so Coast!

A story never felt so real…and so Coast!

It was a blustery day on the south bay in Scarborough, but needless to say, there is something quite comforting about the sting of the bitter sea air when you live on the Yorkshire Coast! This day was a little different, though, because I was excited about trying out a new walk, which promised to capture my imagination...and be easy on the limbs. I had decided to add a bit of variety to the dog walk by downloading a new Echoes App where I could listen to The Odyssey, which had been voiced by people living on the coast. It…
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