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Christmas Common

It’s been ages since I last went adventuring in the Chilterns so this May Day holiday I headed off to cheerfully named village of Christmas Common. The long day out had the useful side-effect of distracting me from worrying about the flat I was trying to buy. (I didn’t get it: some cash buyer paid […]

Stratford-upon-Avon

Sunny spring Saturday? Sounds like time for an epic adventure! I hadn’t been to the Cotswolds since my adventure to Cheltenham nearly a year ago so it was high time for another visit. I caught the train to Kingham on the edge of Oxfordshire and planned to walk to Stratford-upon-Avon. I was hampered a bit […]

Brecon Beacons

I had a couple of days off work last week and thought I’d go adventuring further afield. So I backed up my tent and headed for the nearest mountain range in the Brecon Beacons. I only had one full day so I tried to plan a route visiting as many peaks as possible. Or, to […]

Pevensey to Battle

I tried to convince my parents of the fun of point-to-point adventuring by taking them on a family outing from Pevensey castle to the site of the battle of Hastings at the appropriately named town of “Battle”. My first mistake was picking a rather dismal day to do it: the weather was mostly drizzle and […]

Aylesbury

Yesterday was unseasonably warm and fine so I headed off for an epic adventure from High Wycombe to previously unvisited county town of Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury. I could have followed the sensible route and headed directly north but that would have been boring. Instead I veered east to visit the pleasant Hertfordshire town of Tring and […]

Nuremberg

So after I’d been to the trade show in Nuremberg I took a day of holiday and did some sight seeing! Nuremberg has a lovely “old” town most was destroyed during the second world war and the rebuilt, although you can’t tell this immediately. Some buildings are original however, such as this cathedral and the […]

Embedded World

I spent a few days last week at the Embedded World trade show in Nuremberg, Germany. Ostensibly to chat to some suppliers – no one else was available 😉 – but also to check out new technology and the like. It was the first time I’ve been to one of these events and I really […]

Circumnavigation of High Wycombe

Like a modern day Magellan I set off yesterday on an epic quest to circumnavigate High Wycombe. The town is only a few miles north of where I live but I have only ever visited it a handful of times. Having seen it from all sides I have reached the conclusion that it is very […]

Happy Cow

I met a really friendly cow while I was out today near reading! Here he is munching on some straw and sinking into the bog. I walked around a slightly epic 25 mile loop north of Reading which meant I didn’t get back to Henley until after dark. However, that meant I could test out […]

Brown Cheese With Jam

I was in Oslo again this week which is usually a cause for celebration as it’s the only place I know of where you can sample my favourite caramelised cheese by-product: brown cheese! Normally I have a few slices on bread like a regular cheese. This time however I was chatting to a colleague about […]