Blubber, Bananas, Bake!

It’s been a while since I baked anything, it’s definitely more than the six years since my Coeliac Disease diagnosis . I say bake, but it was really in its loosest sense, as I worked with the assistance of a bread making machine. The last bread maker retired a while ago after many years of ...

Barking parkrun 2/12/17

02. January 2018 outdoors, parkrun, run, video 0
There are so many untold stories from my running trips of 2017. These sit in the draft file and I really need to post these before I forget.This is one from the “parkrun tourism file” from the 2nd of December and my trip to Barking on the eastern edge of Greater London. I was staying ...

Troon parkrun 30/12/17 no 131 venue 46

31. December 2017 outdoors, parkrun, run, travel, video 0
Another Saturday when Mr and Mrs Jack Frost and their children Snowy, Icy and Dicey played with parkrun venues. Most of the events in east central Scotland had been cancelled due to the underfoot conditions, so I decided on a bit of further flung tourism that took me to Troon.  It’s a place famous perhaps ...

Snow Ho! Ho!

26. December 2017 Uncategorised 0
Many people like Bing Crosby dream of a white Christmas but very few on these shores experience it. It might be a day later, but on Boxing Day but it was white with snow. Fuelled by treacle toffee kindly delivered by Santa, off we trundled into the woods. The path had been trod by others ...

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 ...

Scottish Men’s 10km, Edinburgh, 5/11/17

05. November 2017 outdoors, photos, run, video 0
A blue, clear sky greeted the 1,500 runners of all ages, shapes and sizes who had decided to evolve, take charge of their destiny and decide to get off the sofa to assemble at the Lawnmarket at the base of Edinburgh Castle. We were there for the start of the 2017 Edinburgh variant of the ...

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 ...

Scottish 10km – Musselburgh

24. September 2017 outdoors, photos, run, video 0
Up with the larks this morning to venture across to Musselburgh in East Lothian and the 10km road race held as part of the Scottish festival of running events. The conditions were dry and mild with the heavy-looking clouds thankfully deciding to hold onto the wet stuff for the duration of the morning. The nerves ...