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 ...

The Tail of a Brush?

24. December 2016 boristhedog, indoors, photos 0
Those of us who have a Labrador dog in the house are well aware of the sweeping power of a dog’s tail. This tail is designed of course to drive the dog through the water to retrieve sodden Labradorian fisherfolk or downed fowl or in our case swimming for the joy of it. It only ...

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 ...

100th parkrun

03. December 2016 outdoors, parkrun, run, video 0
Hello, A landmark day in the Fegrig parkrun journey. My official email from parkrun HQ, says it all. CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations on achieving 100 parkruns. You are our newest member of the parkrun 100 club. The results will now display a 100 club icon next to your name.   In the big parkrun scheme of things, ...

Toasty Hot

27. November 2016 image, indoors 0
All that’s missing are the marshmallows and long pointy sticks. The use of a normal sized cutlery fork would not be a smart move unless you were aiming to emulate the roast chicken we had earlier. 😳 Toasty hot it is.