Parkrun and Me

This week Parkrun celebrates its FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY!  That's incredible.  But true.  And what a brilliant organisation, community event (call it what you will) it is! I started running with the couch to 5K in the early autumn of 2015 after a very sad farewell to my lovely old lady golden retriever dog.  I realised after... Continue Reading →

Lil and Daise and football

Lil (with hat) and Daise celebrating Lil's 90th Birthday in 1983 It’s Saturday evening, June 1st and for those of you out there who are football fans, you know the significance the date. Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are in Madrid playing in the Champions League final. So what has this to do with Lil and... Continue Reading →

Citydog and me

For the last 3 weeks this country girl has been living in the city, house and dog sitting for friends of mine.  Yes, the same ones that have the house in France. And living with citydog has been quite an adventure. I had a dog for many years.  A Golden Retiever called Phoebe who was... Continue Reading →

Lumps and Bumps and a Hidden Fort

It was a Sunday in late February and I was staying with my daughter and partner who live in Devon. My son had joined us for a couple of days and so, each of us with different requirements, we set off to explore Brean Down, a limestone promontory and continuation of the Mendip Hills on... Continue Reading →

‘Stuff’

Hey!  Me again.  I know I don't post on here often enough but I plan on that changing over the next few weeks. An update.  My house is on the market for rent.  But as yet I've had no takers.  I'm blaming Brexit here for the flat housing market (and much more) but don't get... Continue Reading →

Me and the cats.

Following on from 'me and the tortoise'... So here I am, it's January, a full eight months after I quit my job.  A new year and time for some new adventures.  Comfort zone?  Eeeek..... I'm ramping it up and moving out of said place again. Now, for many of you, my mini adventures may seem... Continue Reading →

The secrets of Eel Pie Island

Eel Pie Island - what a fabulous name! Until last weekend I confess to not actually knowing anything about Eel Pie Island or of its very existence.  But Eel Pie Island is indeed a real place. Located in the middle of the River Thames at Twickenham, this small private piece of land of about 9... Continue Reading →

Is it just me?

How do you pass the time as a passenger on a long journey? Is it just me who sometimes uses the time to experiment taking photos? Car journey’s, train journey’s make perfect time for this. I play with different settings on the camera, use the time to learn and explore. I love the abstract blur... Continue Reading →

Coast

Living in the UK we are fortunate to be no further than 70 miles from a coastline. And Britain has the most glorious coastline and coastal paths. This weekend I walked a very small part of the West Somerset Coastal Path to take in some of the incredible views of the Bristol Channel. We left... Continue Reading →

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