Tag Archives: walking

The Rivers Of London #Wandle

The Rivers of London is a tremendous series of fantasy books by Ben Aaronovitch. It’s also a truism that London has many rivers and not just the dominating thug of a watercourse, the Thames. In my part of the south … Continue reading

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Week Fourteen: 2022

Our house is filling up. The financial adviser and his new wife are planning on moving in while the house they are buying is restored to rude health. I believe this is called boomeranging though that usually entails someone out … Continue reading

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The Lakes And Stuff

A joy of blogging is when a blogging friend posts something that brings back a rather lovely memory. George Kitching writes beautifully about his beloved Lakes and the walks and tramps he undertakes. He also fills in the history and … Continue reading

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Week Four: 2022

I worry about law breaking. I do it, more often than I’d like to admit. Speeding – staying at 20 mph, which is universal around here, is darned tricky – the odd parking infraction, the occasional littering and I can’t … Continue reading

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Walking The Dog #walks

This could be a post about my years as a pogoing punk rocker and the glories of Dr Feelgood circa 1979. It’s not. It’s about art. Specifically something called strava art. I’d not heard about this until a WhatsApp from … Continue reading

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There Yet: A Poem

I moaned, as a child If made to go on a walk. ‘It’s good for you,’ he’d say. As if I cared. Those miles, Wasted space in a day. Each step a trial Each foot a mile. Pointless to ask, … Continue reading

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Purbeck, Purrfect

The Isle of Purbeck isn’t actually an island, it’s a peninsula. Typical really for us to misdescribe it in its current form. Like calling instant coffee, coffee. Once maybe a coffee bean was involved but by the time it’s reached … Continue reading

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Lambeth To St Pancras

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a walk I’d planned for some friends and trialled. On Wednesday, before I gave into my sporting addiction and suffered my way through 120 minutes of football we undertook the walk. I … Continue reading

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Wandering Curios #walks #london

The other day I prepped a walk for some old friends around some of the waterways and green spaces of London. Yesterday was that day and it was sunny and lovely and everyone turned up. The thing about this city, … Continue reading

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St Pancras To Westminster

A few friends wanted me to organise a walk or two around town so clutching my edition of London Oddities, a notebook and Google I headed off. I thought I’d share a few highlights of my first scouting for boys … Continue reading

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