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Archives for June, 2011

Wanderings in the heatwave

It was ridiculously hot on Sunday. Probably too hot to be going walking but I did anyway. Here are some photos I took on my wanderings between Henley and Marlow via Stonor and Hambledon.

Giant Bee

Breaking news! doof.me.uk brings you exclusive pictures of the GIANT BEE currently ravaging the countryside in the south of England! This blurry picture of the giant bee in the far distances was taken earlier this morning… If you see the bee do not approach! It may be dangerous!

On classical music

Now I’m not normally a fan of classical music, but this guy Max Richter, he makes some good tunes. In particular the ones on here and here.

In memoriam: the Corus pen

My beloved Corus pen has passed away. I acquired it over two years ago at a careers fair along with a steel pot of mints that was surprisingly hard to open. I’ve used it ever since, tucked in the spiral of my notebook. But finally it has run out of ink. It’s been everywhere with […]

Urban Jungle

I took a break from exploring the wild lands of southern Oxfordshire yesterday and instead headed to nearby west London and walked along the Grand Union canal from Hayes to Alperton near Wembley. I can’t say it was a particularly exciting walk and it intermittently rained which wasn’t much fun. Still, I managed to take […]

Rye from above

I went to Rye yesterday with my family and there was the happy coincidence of a reasonably sunny day and the church tower being open! I haven’t been up here since I was a sprog. Here we can see over the Romney marsh towards the sea and the local wind farm. The tower doesn’t feel […]


Here’s one I assembled earlier: I’m going on a camping trip in a few weeks. Sooo unprepared.