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DofE 4.3: change of weather and an emergency.

Rain from before dawn. 13°C, easing through the day. A slightly slower start becaue of the rain. It fell upon me to breif and set all the groups off. All 72 kids. It was an hour and a half before … Continue reading

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DofE 4.0: Cannock Chase.

17° C, sunny and dry. Very early start, wake at 4am and pack to drive the 100 miles to the school. The other staff for the trip were out and about gathrring kit and minibuses. So I hung my head … Continue reading

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Flotsam.

The flotsam was useful to prop the bike up while I photograph it. Later, I returned to collect the net for the art room. I don’t quite know what it’s for yet. Maybe a driftwood still life.

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Early misty ride

6°C, sunny still and misty start. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 73.79km, time: 03:11:29, pace: 2:36min/km, speed: 23.12km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2848921645 And it was gorgeous; rolling mist especially over each stream and drainage ditch. As for wildlife; a buzzard, remarkable … Continue reading

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Two rides today.

9C, Brisk W wind but dry and white cloud. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 29.02km, time: 01:14:59, pace: 2:35min/km, speed: 23.22km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2845558555 This crumbling restaurant has been abandoned for over 10 years. In it’s hay-day I can only imagine … Continue reading

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DofE 1.0: Princethorpe Bronze Practice.

19C, Sunny, clear and still. What a thoroughly well organised school Princethorpe is. They started this bronze practice from the school site and took rural routes to a campsite 10km away. My group were enthusiastic and lively. Though likable, that … Continue reading

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Working away.

Getting warm soon. A six day week: Invigilation; First Aid certificate renewal; Lead DofE practice expedition, then back to Invigilation. Colour testing the Masonary paint. It’s close, a smidge dark and blue. I’m steadily getting this done but my efforts … Continue reading

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Plastering

8°C, rain all day. The old techniques are coming back. Since my skills are rather rusty, I decided to buy base coat plaster and then layer skim coat over another day. That skim needs to be smooth and that’s the … Continue reading

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Normal weather again.

8°C, light S breeze, light cloud. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 49.59km, time: 02:03:55, pace: 2:30min/km, speed: 24.01km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2747744446 Running at speed, I had a very enjoyable spin. Once I passed my new house, I headed south along … Continue reading

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Ainsdale long loop, walk.

Wintery, -2°C, cold brisk E with some sun and snow showers. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 13.50km, time: 03:53:01, pace: 17:16min/km, speed: 3.48km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2737465336 Top temperature today was -2°c though the snow underfoot was still quite powdery. Take away for … Continue reading

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