So Much Fun

My weekend of harnessing the inner wee boy who squeels with glee as he zooms down the hill, pedalling harder, moving faster, wind whistling in my ears is sadly over. For someone who is unimpressed by engine cc, mph, combustion engines and general petrol headed-ness I do love human powered speed. I am so lucky ...

The Apricot Army

A “rest” day today had me dodging the Ultra-Violet rays as the 1km out & 300m to go marshal at the Edinburgh parkrun, on Cramond foreshore. The sun made an appearance as did many parkrun tourists who had made the trip north to Scotland’s capital for the Edinburgh half & full marathon events tomorrow. As ...

Spring is coming?

18. March 2017 image, outdoors, photos 0
But not here it seems….. It’s peeing down, it’s chilly and the sky is as grey as a mare’s tail. The bird feeder is a bit lonely, with the bird’s only popping out for some grub between the bouts of rain. I’m sure I saw a couple of ducks having a nibble earlier. The daffodils ...

Is the argument Black & White? #ourNHS

05. March 2017 image, outdoors, photos, work 0
Yesterday I did the Southwark parkrun and after a quick breakfast and shower I moved onto central London and the meeting point at Tavistock Square, the start for the #ourNHS march that took ten’s of thousands through the streets of London to a rally on Parliament Square. There was so much emotion on show yesterday ...

Southwark parkrun 4/3/17

04. March 2017 image, outdoors, parkrun, run, video 0
I found myself in London for work purposes today. I was taking part in the #ourNHS march and rally. Politics over but that’s what the mention in the video was referencing. So there I was and I decided to squeeze in a parkrun along with my compadre Dave before work began. Southwark parkrun was picked ...

Smile!

26. February 2017 image, photos, travel, work 0
One of the unexpected joys of my job is seeing parts of the country I wouldn’t usually see. Who knew the beach at Sunderland was like this?   Are there many shepherds in Bristol? It was a red sky after all.   In Norwich, the old reflected on the new.   Also in Norwich I ...

Pea soup & fairy tales

Pea soup & fairy tales
It’s a sleepy weekend here with almost twenty hours of sleep logged and not a spinning wheel in sight. I was tired. No parkrun for me but Boris encouraged the pulling on of my boots for a walk in the haar shrouded woods. We were met with an eerie panorama with none of the direction ...

The Walk

The morning came and I looked at the results of the “pitch inspection” – positive news, both local events a bit icy and slippery but going ahead, (at your own risk of course). Just a slight problem. After taking junior to work for the start of his early shift I returned home and decided to ...

Savouring the Sunshine

06. December 2016 image, outdoors, shinrin-yoku 0
Walking is hugely underrated, so many times it is lost in the need to move faster/harder/stronger/higher that underpins more strenuous physical activity. Nowadays so many of us rush around, head down transfixed by a piece of electronic tech cradled in our hands. The surrounding world just moves by, little more than a back drop. For ...

Walnuts & The Walking Dead

04. December 2016 image, indoors, photos, tv 0
It’s winter and Christmas is looming near, Ho Ho Ho ! Of course with Christmas comes food associated with the season of cheer. In this case roasted chestnuts. Tasty enough, they don’t take long to cook in the hot oven. Once peeled it’s an easy munch. I don’t know about you though but to me ...