My previous visit to Staines generated quite some comment in the blogosphere. And now Staines has officially been renamed Staines-on-Thames surely it deserves a repeat visit? It’s been wet and dreary here for weeks so rather than head off somewhere remote and exotic I decided last Sunday to walk from my house over to Staines-on-Thames. […]
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I forgot to post some photos from a few weeks back. Here’s the Kennet and Avon canal near Midgham in Berkshire. The canal stretches all the way from Reading to Bath. Might be fun to adventure along sometime. On this particular outing I walked north east to Pangbourne through a forest covered in conkers! ‘Tis […]
After a three year hiatus my work trips to Oslo have happily resumed. Our company recently moved into some office space at Fornebu just outside Oslo which is coincidentally quite near the Lysaker offices of my former employer. The office itself is inside a refurbished terminal building of the old Oslo airport. The new airport […]
Last Sunday I went adventuring in the downs near Newbury. Obsessive fans of this blog may remember I last visited Newbury five years ago but I only did minor exploring of the surrounding countryside. The highlight of the whole trip was when I unexpectedly stumbled upon a large encampment of friendly piggies! The piggies came […]
I love almost everything about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00cyyqw/metroland John Betjeman was a legend, although he was very wrong about Slough.
I’ve wanted to re-walk the western half of the Ridgeway national trail for ages but the weather has either been too hot or too wet. This Saturday the weather looked good but the trains were plagued by engineering works. So I decided I’d make it into more of an adventure by having a mini holiday […]
Can you spot it?! Near Turville in the Chilterns last weekend. The grass is so dry! Or, it was until it started raining.
The BBC today has an excellent article on stuffed dogs at railway station, including the beloved Station Jim of Slough: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28420246 Favourite quote from the article: “Under the more corporate British Rail, they didn’t want things like dead dogs in stations,” says Tyson.
I happened to be on a work related expedition to Hook near Basingstoke last Tuesday and since it was such a nice day I decided to go exploring once I was done. So I drove a little bit south to visit Odiham Castle! As ruined castles go, this one is pretty good, with informative information […]
A few weekends ago I set off on another expedition to explore westwards through Gloucestershire. This time I walked from Kingham in Oxfordshire to Cheltenham. View Cheltenham in a larger map Around lunchtime I got to Bourton-on-the-Water which proudly claims to be the “Venice of the Cotswolds”. This seems a little extravagant: there’s one small […]