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Crusts Off!

We’ve all probably eaten a sandwich. Two bits of bread and a filling. I lived on them, to the detriment of my waistline during several phases of my legal career. The fillings morphed from the functional – cheese, ham, tuna … Continue reading

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Biking For Boys #motorcycles #memories #walking

I’m not your classic petrol head. I passed my motorbike test in 1980 but my driving test took another 3 years and one epic fail (reversing round the corner and aligning ones vehicle with the pavement – a totally useless … Continue reading

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Kingston To Donkey Wood

Another day, another walk. This one is a section of the LOOP. The London Outer Orbital Path and is reasonably signposted. The LOOP, as the name suggests skirts around London and in total is about 150 miles. It’s a brother … Continue reading

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Richmond To Hayes: More Grand Union Canal

As I wrote the other day, I’m plotting out some possible walks for me and some erstwhile colleagues. Part one was the Paddington Branch of the Grand Union Canal. Part two was the section from where the canal originally met … Continue reading

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One Sunny Sunday

Years ago, when I was a junior lawyer, working near St Paul’s this New Zealander joined us. He was bright, always positive and never shied away from any job. He came to my wedding in 1984, with his wife. They … Continue reading

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That Bear Fella

I undertook a walk along the Paddington branch of the Grand Union canal. I’ll do a post about it soon. However I was just tightening the straps on my rucksack when I came across this… Aw, bless…

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Toads And Bones #tunbridgewells #highrocks

One lesson from my preteens was a realisation that Dad was a bit of a wimp. He’d been in the elite Parachute Regiment at the end of the war and was extremely proud that he’d passed all the physical and … Continue reading

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Impressionism (with flowers): By Van G(e)off

Southwold and Dunwich, Suffolk, February 2023

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Staying Local: Crystal Palace Park

In 1851, Prince Albert, Prince Regent to Queen Victoria had what was possibly his finest hour with the opening of his Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. He commissioned a glass house designer, Joseph Paxton (his gong came after) to come … Continue reading

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Cotswolds Way: Inspiration Follows Perspiration

It’s early 1993, pretty much 30 years ago to the day when a letter arrived. I’ve lost my copy but the other day, tucked in a guidebook for the above walk, I found Dad’s copy. The writer was Ernie, an … Continue reading

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