Pics, pics, pics

26. November 2017 camera, image, photos, travel 0
Digital images. I have 1000’s and it’s not until something happens with your lap top that you realise you should have a back up, (now done). I just snap now without any thought of the cost of developing – remember that? At the chemist too, not those chains that sprung up where you could have ...

Paying It Forward?

21. October 2017 travel, work 0
As a result of work I travel a lot, and on the whole I enjoy it. It gives me the opportunity to see other things, observe how other parts of the United Kingdom work, it gives reality to names on a map. Recently I found myself travelling once again, this time by plane. Of course ...

Ellipti-Oh!!

15. October 2017 cycle, outdoors, photos, travel, video 1
I’m in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, a lovely place, a city I’ve been to a few times. I’ve ran and walked around a fair bit of it and today I tried another mode of transport. An Elliptigo!     I first tried this machine about five years ago and I was hooked, it was ...

Rising Sun parkrun #43

16. September 2017 outdoors, parkrun, photos, travel, video 0
This morning’s parkrun adventure took me to my 43rd venue, my first in the North East parkrun region of England, a part of the parkrun world that has a bucket load of event’s in a relatively small geographical patch, especially when compared to my home patch of Scotland. Population density I suppose. So up – ...

Hareing Around the Helsinki City Run 13/5/17

13. May 2017 photos, run, travel, video 0
After a morning spent resting and getting myself organised I trooped off to the starting area for the Helsinki City Run, Half Marathon, for a day that was not to disappoint. I’ll gloss over the initial mistake of sitting at the tram stop on the wrong side of the street, thankfully not an omen for ...

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 ...

It’s not all black & white

20. November 2016 camera, outdoors, travel 0
Here we are in Helsinki, national capital of Finland and the furthest north I’ve ever been. Certainly the closest to Santa Claus. So what’s it like? Chilly and damp but better than the snow we just missed, and being near the water there’s a bit of a nippy wind now and again. It’s flat, easy ...