Category Archives: walking

A winter walk #cuckfield

My birthday rarely passes without the Vet proposing a family get together. This year we found ourselves in the heart of the Sussex countryside, in Cuckfield. This place is what gives the word ‘quaint’ it’s reason to exist. Every buildings … Continue reading

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The Book of Trees #dulwich #trees #villagelife #poetry

I live in a part of South London that is full of trees. The other day I got hold of this. It is hand drawn and shows the position of many unique and rare species of tree in my neighbourhood. … Continue reading

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Cake Not Hate – a walk and some thoughts #london #walking #lookingforthesilverlinings

Father’s day here coincided with a series of events to show the sunny side of humanity, in the spirit and memory of murdered MP Jo Cox and at the end of a dreadful week in the UK and especially London … Continue reading

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A wander about #sundaywalks

We took in some air today. Sunshine and sea were the hope but as ever  we hoped for variety. Walking around the town of Southwold on the Suffolk coast gives us that. We strolled through a seared landscape of both … Continue reading

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Losing its Rivers: following careless London #londonwalks #lostrivers

When we moved into our house we found the end of the garden flooded at the slightest sign of a downpour. In the first summer huge cracks appeared in the path at the back when the heat rose above 22C. … Continue reading

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History in the here and now

Despite it being May, it is cold here, misty too, as Dog and I perambulate around the Park. Once crisp views of the city in a chill winter are hazed to a blur, technicolour leached to monochromes. The radio talked … Continue reading

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Brecon Beacons – a lesson in green living #walking #breconbeacons

My dad told this story of a Welsh friend, who was also, like me, called Geoff who, when told that Dad and Mum were engaged, asked, ‘So Barbara’s pregnant, is she?’ Horrified, Dad denied the slur. Geoff pushed out his … Continue reading

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