I Went exploring in Wantage, Oxfordshire today. It’s a nice little market town that’s apparently the birth place of Alfred the Great. The local museum was unexpectedly brilliant. My favourite bit was this replica of a Wantage tram carriage complete with dead mice: Predictably everything hereabouts is named after Alfred. Here’s King Alfred’s school which […]
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Walking from Henley to Oxford has been something I wanted to try for ages, so having a day off this Tuesday I thought I’d give it a go. It’s about 25 or so miles if you take the scenic route. Unfortunately I think this should have been a summer project as despite setting off at […]
I was visiting my friend Winni in St Albans last weekend. On Sunday afternoon we went to the nearby Butterfly World. It was very very very wet. Which was a bit unfortunate as a lot of it was outside. For somewhere so butterfly-themed there is a surprising amount of ant-based exhibits. Including a rather scary […]
Yesterday I headed to Swindon to finish off the remaining 16 or so miles of the Ridgeway path that I’ve been doing recently. While waiting for the bus I explored Swindon town centre a bit: it wasn’t really worth the effort, although there was a cool building with minis on the side (they’re produced in […]
It gets dark early in October eh?! On the way back home when I went walking in the Chilterns last weekend. Hambledon lock near Henley. Not to worry though as I have this super-awesome LED Lenser torch. It’s pocket-sized, all-metal, German-made, and even comes with a handy carry case. Buy one now!
After having fallen into disrepair my parents’ garden train is now up and running! Unfortunately since this photo was taken the viaduct was attacked by a mob of Luddite snails. Said snails became rather ill afterwards. Serves them right.
I went for an adventure this afternoon in the hitherto unexplored region north west of Reading. Started in the pleasant village of Streatley and headed in the general direction of Swindon along the “ridgeway” national trail. At first it was a little dull and plodding, the only interesting site being this memorial to a solider […]
Went for a really long walk last Monday where I discovered the previously discussed tank-tractor. On the way back to Henley there was a really awesome sunset and I managed to take some nice photos with the trees silhouetted against the dramatic clouds.
The latest innovation in farming combines both tank and tractor technology to make this wonderful machine: The farmer is surrounded by more screens than your average software developer. Although after a while he had to stop and poke about with the trailer in a rather low tech way.
Went down to Portland near Weymouth the weekend before last to go camping and climbing and generally be outdoors-y. Here, our encampment! Where we went climbing on Saturday: Nice sunset sky in the evening.