Disappointment, triumph, chips and cygnets

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28 May 2016

It’s been an odd couple of days. First there was a small disaster with a WordPress update that had my heart in my mouth for a while until I called the winderful people at LCN. Of course they sorted it all out for me quick smart, much to my relief. Then there were lots of little errands to run, eating up miles but nothing that could really be called a genuine walk followed by sitting at my Mac working on my first Itchen Spitfires’ newsletter. By Friday evening the newsletter was all but ready and I needed to get out and stretch my legs. As I also realised I’d not eaten anything since breakfast I thought I’d take a wander down to the Butcher’s Hook pub, have a coffee and a look at the final piece of the Roam Art Trail puzzle then maybe get some chips from the chip shop. Continue reading Disappointment, triumph, chips and cygnets

twenty two blue sky miles – first published 29 March 2013

Frozen puddles
Frozen puddles

The end of March 2013 was Good Friday and time was running out on the Moonwalk Training front. After a horrible wet twenty miles it was time to step it up to twenty two. The forecast was good, as long as I got home before the afternoon, but it was still icy cold. As ever, there were plenty of moments when I wondered why I’d signed up for this… Continue reading twenty two blue sky miles – first published 29 March 2013

Quirky sculptures and war stories – first published 5 March 2013

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At the beginning of March 2013 I was lucky enough to be given a CD of eye witness stories from the D Day landings by a retired BBC broadcaster who was going to give talks on the Silver a Helm D Day cruise. After a bit of a false start I downloaded it to my iPod. It made for an atmospheric journey to and from work. Continue reading Quirky sculptures and war stories – first published 5 March 2013

Body butter and gadget troubles – first published 3 February 2013

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Is it only me or does everyone else suffer with the ‘whatever can go wrong will go wrong’ syndrome when it comes to all things technical? It isn’t that I don’t like gadgets, I’m as fond of my iPod, IPad, Mac, Fuelband, iPhone and any number of other little doodads as the next girl. The problem is they just don’t seem to like me. Whenever I have to do something simple like back up or sync, it seems I hit all sorts of problems and a task I thought would take seconds ends up taking hours. The beginning of February 2013 was a prime example.  Give me the simple things like, walking, gardening and home made body butter any day. Continue reading Body butter and gadget troubles – first published 3 February 2013

snow and some thoughts on technology – first published 17 January 2013

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For me, walking time is also thinking time. It’s a time when my mind wanders and with a mind like mine that often means all sorts of weird and wonderful things pop into my head. In mid January 2013 my life seemed to be filled with gadgets, fancy phones, GPS watches, computers and the like and my thoughts turned to all the technology around us as I made my way through the dawn towards work. Continue reading snow and some thoughts on technology – first published 17 January 2013

Top marks LCN, epic fail WordPress!

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17 & 18 December 2014

On Wednesday I returned to work feeling about eighty percent better but still weak and slightly wooly headed. The best I can say is that I got through the day and there was some walking. Sadly the walking was through drizzly streets. There were no photos, just one foot in front of the other and willpower to get there. Continue reading Top marks LCN, epic fail WordPress!

Phoenix rising from the ashes

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12 October 2014

For the first time in the history of the world there was no walk on Sunday morning. Instead, there I was again, looking for a non-existent email from the techy bods. As I ate my granola my mind lingered on the photos I’d lost for good. Moonwalks, Itchen Navigation walks, Race For Life’s, Commando’s marathons, Netley Abbey, views from the penthouse, holidays… the longer I thought the longer the list got. What was the point in dwelling on it though? What’s gone is gone right? Continue reading Phoenix rising from the ashes