Va Va Voom Vogrie parkrun 15/4/17

Remember Crackerjack? C’mon, you do? It was on Beeb 1 for decades. It used to start with – “It’s Friday, It’s 5 O’clock, It’s CRACKERJACK!!” Queue the hormonally enthused audience of pre-adolescents and beyond, cheering and bellowing, fuelled by sugar and the colourants ingested with their tea time snacks. So It’s Saturday, It’s 09:30 (other ...

Cassiobury parkrun 1/4/17

After being in London for work on a Friday, I decided to stay over to collect another piece of the parkrun tourist puzzle. I was staying at Wembley and took the 35 minute trip on the Metropolitan line north to the end of the Watford branch. At the station there’s a set of toilets, just ...

Boris off piste?

I ended the last story with the prophetic words, “Who mentioned snow? ” and then 48 hours later we have this! It was only a few centimetres but it was a lovely morning at the spot for our walk, with pristine snow untouched by human or canine paw’s. I fortunately had the day off, so ...

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 ...

It’s that kind of day 

12. February 2017 food, gluten free, indoors, photos 0
Cold front here, wind chill there, meteorologists will use all their experience and expertise to inform  us of the winter chill. Despite all the forecasting and technological wizardry there is the heuristic knowledge that informs you that it’s that kind of day. A cheese on toast in front of the fire day. With the healthy ...

Edinburgh parkrun 11/2/17

11. February 2017 outdoors, parkrun, photos, run, video 0
This morning after a recent spate of parkrun wandering and savouring other running fare I decided to return to the Edinburgh variant held on the River Forth foreshore at Cramond. Being on the shore path with nothing stopping the North Sea from chucking all and sundry at the route, you take your climatic chances. When ...