In what’s become something of a winter tradition I walked along the Beeches Way last Saturday. It’s roughly 18 miles long which is a good distance for the available daylight in December. Although you do need to get up early. It started off in this eerie fog on Cookham Moor but that soon disappeared and […]
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I was in London last weekend and took some photos along the Thames near Chelsea. This one is the Albert Bridge. And this one I think the Chelsea Bridge. And a really pretty sunset later on.
We’ve been hard at work in our office rating the 2014 mince pie selection. The Fortnum & Mason “traditional” pie is the current front runner. Although the M&S regular pie is a good choice on a more modest budget.
Really pretty sunset near my house this evening. Fellow admirers of the humble telegraph pole may appreciate this website.
Yesterday I was out exploring near Marlborough and stumbled across this ancient burial chamber just as it was getting dark. With the moon out already it was super creepy. Apparently this is the “Devil’s Den” and if I had been foolish enough to pour water into the hollows in the capstone and demon would have […]
Everyone knows squirrels are stupid but this one seems extra doof: he has climbed up to the top of this tree (I’m on the third floor) and is swaying around in the wind!
Last weekend I was having a rather uneventful day out exploring the western end of Berkshire when I was caught in a sudden and unexpected downpour. Afterwards there was this totally awesome rainbow! It looked like the end was about 100m away in neighbouring field. Unfortunately as I chased after it it retreated further away […]
I was pleasantly surprised today when I did a dist-upgrade on Debian Jessie today and it upgraded xcowsay to version 1.3 which was released a mere four years ago. Alarmingly, there appear to be bug reports! Methinks I should be working on a 1.4 release…
The Bootsy says it so it must be true: warmest Halloween ever! I went for a walk to Bexhill with my parents and it was positively summery. Also, much to my horror, I turned 30 today. And now for some happy news! You might remember almost exactly four years ago on this very blog I […]
…you’d better watch out for the abandoned rusting circular saw and canister of unidentified hazardous liquid! This footpath has FAILED its health and safety inspection. So I was out adventuring near Henley this Saturday. I figured I knew the area well enough that I didn’t need to bother looking at the map. This turned out […]