Springburn parkrun

06. November 2016 outdoors, parkrun, video 0
Hello, Saturday came and it was time for another parkrun. I travelled through to the largest city on the Scottish map – Glasgow. More specifically the north side of the metropolis and a place called Springburn, for their version of the parkrun experience. A jolly nice bunch they were too. I had got in touch ...

The Copper Carpet

Neither are in their first flush of youth. The dog rustles around the leaves, sniffing and huffing, convinced there must be a grey squirrel in those leaves somewhere. The man scuffs his boots through the carpet of  fallen copper toned beech leaves, that cover the bare earthen floor of the wood. Part of both their ...

Gluten Free Fish n Chips

30. October 2016 food, gluten free 0
Although never an everyday, Fish n Chips that staple of British gastronomic life is something that is usually only open to the gluten loving community. We Coeliacs are largely left out of the loop. However on a recent work trip I found myself in Scarborough. I hadn’t been there for many years, the last time ...

Linwood parkrun

29. October 2016 outdoors, parkrun, run, video 0
Hello, I thought I would try something slightly different today. My post is a video blog entry, taken just after I had finished running the Linwood parkrun, near Paisley. I’m a bit tired, hot and sweaty but you get the picture I’m sure. Another event done and a worthy addition to my tourism experience and ...

Bra!

26. October 2016 outdoors, parkrun, photos, run 0
Bra! Note to self Too much work travel = depleted energy reserves = sleepy me So I had a late start this morning, rushing once again to get to parkrun on time. Rooting in the half dark for the required Lycra running garments resulted in me sporting a Nordic orienteering look. The only thing missing ...

Magnificent 7

15. October 2016 image, outdoors, parkrun, run 0
This isn’t a wee story about the iconic “western”. Today it was the 7th birthday of the Edinburgh variant of parkrun. After a few weeks of feeling under the weather I am now lurgy and mucus free. Is that too much information? I was swithering with phlegm, so you got off likely. Free of lurg ...

Boris

Photo’s, like you I’ve taken 1000’s and in this digital age once taken, they sit, generally unseen like some long forgotten artifect in the Indiana Jones repository of important archeological stuff. Like many my phone has become the camera of initial use, the “pocket instamatic” of the 21st Century. However I like the opportunities offered ...

Happy Autumn!

That was the subject line in a recently received email. Initially I was suspicious. Was this an unscrupulous spammer using the seasonal shift for their own ends. Fishing the pond of the gullible, in the hope that they would hook someone in. The hooked in turn would invest their savings into the proposed leaf blowing ...