Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hero on a Honda – Revisited

I discovered quite by chance a 5 star review on Amazon by Judy Appleby. Should you be visiting India, or just want a good read, or perhaps know someone who has been or intends to visit that beguiling continent, read Hero … Continue reading

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Knife Edge Anthology Please open the above link. You will find an page promoting the short story Anthology ‘Knife Edge’published 30/05 by Marble City, available in book or ebook format and containing my story ‘Soft Eyes’ selected in a recent national … Continue reading


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Gloucester Dock, hosted the Tall Ships last weekend. Beside the lock offering access to the upper reaches of the River Severn is Lock Warehouse (Alexander’s) built in 1834 for Messrs J & C Sturge, corn merchants, as it was in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

Very strange. I’m taking a photograph of my dog, Blog and a peloton of Giro d’Italia cyclists passed by in the background, and disappeared.

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No more walking

As befitting the end of a challenge, the last day turned out to be the best, ‘out came the sun and washed out all the rain’ according to the poem of my childhood starring Incey Wincey Spider. But the wind … Continue reading

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Not more walking

You guessed it; another wet day dawned. Sometimes the task seems daunting in the foul weather, there’s not much enjoyment except to load on the miles and hope. The route suggests I take a circuitous arc of more than 20 … Continue reading

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More Walking

Another WalkMore Walking Different stretch of coast: different vibe. This stretch has broader paths, expansive views, wild ponies grazing and gulls cavorting in the updraft. fleeting and welcome sunshine lifts my spirit but there’s always my constant companion nagging, tugging … Continue reading

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Going for a walk

B and B Golden Lion,coastal footpath. Gale,freezing,Pembroke,wind,sunshine,rain,clouds,Wales,estuary,Dutchman’s trousers,soaked,Newport Going for a walk I cast the heavy bow howser out over the widening gap between the departing boat and the quay, so-to-speak and wave goodbye as my wife Lynne drives away … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

In Sydney Australia, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Central court mosaic of this late 19C (1893-1898)Victorian Romanesque masterpiece by George McRae, built as a market building on one city block. Restored (in part) in the Art Deco style in 1938, … Continue reading

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Planning on Pounding the Pembrokeshire coastal Footpath

Here’s hoping the present fine weather lasts for me as I set off on the 185 mile uninterrupted footpath hugging the spectacular coastline of Pembrokeshire in west Wales. I’m steppin’ out on 9th May, armed with arnica and my bus-pass … Continue reading

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