Easter Bunny delivery – first published 18 April 2014

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Good Friday 2014 and, for my walk, I was in the guise of the Easter Bunny  delivering said treats to my granddaughters. It began with a little trip up the Big Hill. For one, there was meat to be bought at the butchers, but also I to buy the Easter treats before I could deliver them. From there it was back down the the river. Continue reading Easter Bunny delivery – first published 18 April 2014

late night phone calls are never good news – first published 14 April 2013

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14 April 2013 was a strange kind of day. It began with me worrying about my knees. They were really achy after my long Moonwalk training walk the day before and I was more than a little concerned that I’d picked up an injury that could jeopardise the Moonwalk. The day ended with an injury worry of a completely different kind. Continue reading late night phone calls are never good news – first published 14 April 2013

Birthday surprises

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2 May 2015

The day after my wedding anniversary is my birthday, which means I can’t forget the former, at least in theory. Not wishing to work on my birthday I’d booked the day off so there was no waking up at the crack of dawn and walking along the river. Given the cold, drizzly weather this was probably a good thing. A cold wet walk is never a good start to a birthday in my opinion.  Continue reading Birthday surprises

Windy City walking

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12 April 2015

The Sunday walk was dictated by the fact that it was Philo’s birthday. What with the adventure at Eton and Windsor, the change of shift and then the Easter weekend it was the first chance I’d had to get his present. Of course I knew exactly what I was going to get, I just hadn’t had time to go and get it. So, the plan was to walk into town and back, killing two birds with one stone. It was a beautiful day for it, or so it seemed. Continue reading Windy City walking

some very scary news – first published 4 December 2012

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Mostly I don’t read the news. In my opinion half of it is scaremongering and the other half over exaggerated. All of it is depressing and there’s enough depression in the world without inviting it into your home. Generally I don’t watch the news on TV either, although I do eat my breakfast to GMTV or whatever they’re calling it these days. This is mostly because I like to know what the weather is likely to be doing before I have to go out in it and they have a handy little clock on the screen. Besides, the show is usually light and fluffy and I’m not really paying attention anyway. On 4 December 2012 though, there was a horrifying news item that almost made me choke on my granola. Continue reading some very scary news – first published 4 December 2012

meet me at Borough Market – first published 17 November 2012

Commando Junior's river photo
Commando Junior’s river photo

17 November 2012

Yesterday I was housebound, waiting for the oven delivery. It was grey and foggy outside, as shown by a photo Commando Junior took from the Big Bridge, so being stuck inside was no great hardship. The oven finally arrived at half past eleven. The  delivery men probably thought I was a nutcase, I was so happy to see them. So I have a new oven. Granted it’s sitting in my gym right now but at least it’s in the house. The rest of the day was a mammoth cooking fest, leaving me free to have some fun in London today with the WLR girls. Continue reading meet me at Borough Market – first published 17 November 2012

Celebration time – first published 20 july 2012

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July 2012 was coming to a end and, along with it, my time at Mad House. So far I’d had three interviews for two jobs but I’d still not been offered one. My nerves were stretched tighter than an over tightened guitar string and the prospect of unemployment loomed.
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