Tag Archives: outdoors

Coronavirus Diary 28 – Dancing in the rain

It’s raining today as I write this.  It was raining before I got up, it will be raining when I eat and still be when I go to bed and if all goes to plan, it might still be raining … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 23 – A visit to Caesar’s Pond, Stanmore.

If you remember a month or so ago I broke my curfew and went out through the woods to visit a new vantage point over London.  On that day I made sure I would take a visit to a place … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 16 – Close calls and quiet

It’s been a rough few days really.  I have been unwell.  I’d like to say that I had the virus but I don’t think I did though I suppose it is possible.  One of the things about having asthma and … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 13 – Breaking the curfew for a peek over London

You know sometimes you just think you’ll write a 10 minute blog post and then 2 hours later….. If some one had told me 6 months ago that I would be living in a 1830’s house in a village with … Continue reading

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An eerie journey along old Corpse Roads

Can anyone believe that I have written Halloween (related posts for 7 years now.  When I started this blog I thought I’d be lucky to still be going in a month.   As with everything else, I always try to keep … Continue reading

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I’m going to write a new book!

This is a dangerous thing to say in public but I’m going to write a new book. It’s dangerous because I already have a 60% completed novel and a 20% completed non-fiction book on the go.  Sadly due to my … Continue reading

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Meeting the Sun atop Primrose Hill

One of the highlights, literally, of walking along Regents Canal is the chance to journey up Primrose Hill.  I’d never been here before and so thought it was as good an opportunity as any to walk up and see one … Continue reading

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Walking Londons canals… Little Venice

If you haven’t read my recent posts on canals in general and the Paddington Basin in particular then do feel free to go back and take a peek before coming back here. It’s amazing how much the scenery changes once … Continue reading

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I met perhaps the most famous tree in the world at Sycamore Gap

If you think of how many trees are famous; there are quite a few of them but compared to the countless billions of trees on the planet they are really few and far between.  Some famous trees are no longer … Continue reading

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From the prehistoric to the merely ancient

This gallery contains 27 photos.

I’ve had a busy old week and been unwell for longer so was unable to write at all so I hope this collection of photos which I took on Thursday. It was a very windy day and the temperature was … Continue reading

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