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 ...

Canons Park parkrun 17/12/16

15. January 2017 outdoors, parkrun, video 0
No parkrun for me this week end but what I have is a backlog of short video’s from my parkrun tourist adventures. I’m unlikely to return to some of these events so I will try to post and share my thoughts in case it helps someone else make a decision on wether to visit and ...

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 ...

parkrun sweats!

13. January 2017 outdoors, parkrun 0
parkrun sweats!
No, the title of the post doesn’t relate to some recent sub 20 minute, Olympian inspired, sweat producing 5km. I’m on tenterhooks here, a creeping freeze resulting in the sort of weather that has brass monkeys anxious means a “pitch inspection” will be made at my two nearest parkruns in the morning. Inspections will be ...

Happy Birthday Livingston parkrun

07. January 2017 outdoors, parkrun, photos 0
A bumper parkrun at Livingston today, it was their first anniversary event, so lots of extra folk. Add in the new year resolutioners and the event broke their previous attendance record by ninety to 360. As the tailrunner today I was that number 360. Not needing to run without stopping I took the opportunity to ...

Favourite things

A couple of my favourite things happened today, they are both in different ways things I find so therapeutic. If I get regular doses in 2017, I’ll be a happy & peaceful camper. First of all chopping wood with an axe. A simple thing to do but no room for a wandering mind or psychological ...

A Black & White Walk

Today’s walk for Boris and me was to a woodland we haven’t been to for a couple of months. On the last visit we spied the boards that the Forestry Commission had put up, inviting bids from companies to harvest the soft wood forest. A crop grown over the last thirty to forty years now ...

Toffee or Teeth

Santa in the guise of son the elder has for many years brought two bags of treacle toffee to me on Xmas Day. When money was tight it was an easy and relatively inexpensive Christmas gift that provided me with a festive sugar buzz. Money may not be so tight nowadays but the toffee still ...

Santa parkrun !

25. December 2016 outdoors, parkrun, photos, video 0
Christmas came a day early, to the little boy, in the shape of a present from Santa parkrun. Santa didn’t do all it himself, no. Assisting Santa were the Christmas Elves – Wiggle & Tribesports. So through the letterbox dropped a package. The eager young parkrunner collected his package from the mat with a level ...