Monthly Archives: Jul 2012

Rhinogau and grasslands

19°C, light rain I drove away from Snowdonia with a heavy heart this afternoon. A polar opposite to the feeling I took with me last Friday. It felt almost routine, and would perhaps, be not such a big deal. Saturday … Continue reading

Posted in Hiking | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Another 30 miler

25°C, sun & light wind. feels hot & close. CR:30.7 miles Same route as last time, but slightly slower. The bike is running well if rather clunky. Should I get up and change the bottom bracket bearing or pack hiking … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling | Leave a comment

Cash in hand

26°C, Sun, little wind. It’s morally wrong: BBC. Spot the stupid assumptions- Cash paid to a builder is not declared for tax purposes. house-holders have a responsibility for the way tradesmen handle their tax affairs. It’s okay though, politicians can … Continue reading

Posted in News and politics | Leave a comment


28°C, crisp bright sun. CR:30miles Emperor Dragonfly: strange fluttering near the kitchen sink earlier. Strange because I was sure the tap was off properly, then I saw it. A huge bejewelled pre-historic creature, caught up with its biplane wings on … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Summer spirit

23°C bright sun & winds. CR:33 miles. What are these things I pass on my ride so often? The girders seem to be aligned north-south and are on a pivoting support. Will solar panels be fitted sometime soon? There are … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Weather | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Life in pot

15°C, rain Three months of rain would suggest that summer is as good as cancelled this year. All that water has driven the garden wild, it’s a jungle out there. I have some work to do this weekend with the … Continue reading

Posted in Garden, Home | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment


16°C, rain Three months of rain. The met-office say it’s the Jetstream running unusually far south this summer. Normally it flows north west of Scotland and sends to occasional storm down the northern approaches. This year it’s overhead. For those … Continue reading

Posted in Home, Weather | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Waiting for them

15°C, rain In biggin Dale yesterday. I was on station to wait for the DofEers who might make a wrong turn and walk off the map. Two groups were supposed to come by and I would sure see them while … Continue reading

Posted in Weather, Work | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment


20°C, light summer clouds. CK:30 miles I am poisoned. I think it was triggered by contact with Ivy. It causes a reaction that takes a few days to reach full rage. I have furious itching on my hands, especially on … Continue reading

Posted in Health | Tagged , | Leave a comment