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Springy

I went for an epic hike last Sunday in the Chilterns near Henley. I’m pondering applying for the London Marathon next year and as this was just shy of 25 miles I reckon that gives a firm 10 hour upper bound. Just need to repeat it again and again with increasing speed… View Henley Ridgeway […]

Bedwyn

I went for another walk on Saturday, this time through unexplored territory in Wiltshire. Caught a train to Bedwyn and then headed off through the Savernake Forest and then a really interesting (but windy!) ridge along the Pewsey Downs. Finally I headed north to Avebury, which I visited last year, via the West Kennet long […]

Incremental Improvement

Did the Hastings Half Marathon last weekend in 1:33:51. A whole two minutes faster than last year! Another fifteen years of this rate of improvement and I’ll be a winner…

Ancient Things

My parents were visiting last weekend and we did lots of driving around in my car (see earlier!). Happened to coincide with a burst of unseasonably nice weather. Went to a couple of good places including the Didcot railway museum. On the Saturday afternoon we journeyed way out west to White Horse Hill. It’s got […]

Can Has Car

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Hemel Hempstead

Ah, Hemel Hempstead. Who hasn’t dreamed of visiting that mythical town? On Saturday morning I woke up and decided I’d do just that, following a similar route to one I did a few years ago. I wisely decided to cheat a little bit and got a bus part of the way to Loudwater, near High […]

Thank You Tesco

I just don’t know what to spend my 2p coupon on!

Tree With Limited Flooding

I went down to the river last weekend to try taking photos of the swollen river. However it was nearly so bad compared to downstream, so instead here is a rather elegant tree:

AutoRip Fail

I love Amazon’s AutoRip feature. For just a few quid extra you get a real physical product and the convenience of downloading MP3s right now. Recently though I’ve noticed cases where Amazon wants you to pay more to not receive the CD in the post. E.g. I came across these two in the last few […]

Underwhelming Temple

I was searching the map for somewhere to explore this weekend when I came across, in an area I hadn’t previously visited, a landmark grandiosely called the “Temple of the Four Winds” which sounded like the perfect place for an adventure. So like a hero in a trashy fantasy story I set off on my […]