Category Archives: Friends

Walking With The Boys #Wandletrail

I mentioned this a week or so ago and planned it for after my little procedure as a sort of test of… well,. everything. Yesterday was the day, the weather threatened rain but it held off and was pleasantly cool. … Continue reading

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Second Contact

When I moved school, in 1970 one of the first friends I made was with a bespectacled thoughtful northerner called Mike. His family had moved to south Hampshire a couple of years before mine. We were 12 going on 10 … Continue reading

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Dukes, Daves And Driving

In the light of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh, known as Phil the Greek to we schoolboys back whenever, I was recalling my own skirmishes with the Duke of Edinburgh award. It wasn’t a success and I never … Continue reading

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A Fine Surrey White

I’ve been walking with a few of my former law colleagues for a few years now, usually twice or three times a year. This Year of the Turnip has put paid to most of that (we had grand plans to … Continue reading

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Murder Mystery – The Definitive How-To (Not)

Every Christmas time my family and a close set of friends get together for a large meal and then lots of ridiculous games. This has been going on without a break for twelve years at least and mostly ends up … Continue reading

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Where The East Begins #capitalring #walking

A week or so ago, I wrote about a wander with the APE when we did a section of the Capital Ring, a circular walk around London that aims to take in as many of the green spaces as possible … Continue reading

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Walking Talking Reminiscing…

The images are from a recent walk around Southwold, Coveheithe, Walberswick, Sizewell, Dunwich, Thorpeness and Aldeburgh with three friends and their dogs. If you are wondering at the absence of Dog, he is off games just now, having a stone removed … Continue reading

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Drawing A Snow Line Under The Day

I’m skiing. In Italy. In the shadow of the Matterhorn. Cervinia, which apparently is ‘Matterhorn’ for the locals and the town, originally Breuil, was renamed by Mussolini…. but I digress. I’m with six friends, a small hand-picked elite of post … Continue reading

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Slipping Down the Slopes #travel #skiing

Day One   Funny this skiing lark. You travel miles to obscure valleys and mountains that clever engineers have criss-crossed with wires and metal stanchions. You put on clothes in colours normally seen in Farrow and Ball paint charts (pistachio … Continue reading

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Moi Aussi #walking #france

Ah La Belle France! I’ve had a few days, with three old friends, walking near Jarnac, which in turn is near Cognac (notice the …ac suffix, not sure what that means but there are a lot of acs in that … Continue reading

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