I’m not far off the half way point of my challenge to myself to run 1000 miles in 2018. So far I am not doing too well! This is day 144 and I am 113 miles down on my target. I’ve completed 280 of 394 miles (give or take a few tenths). This gives me…Read more Marching On
The month started with Foxtrail Winter Running Series Race 5 - Harvest Moon Half Marathon. This followed an interestingly shaped course that looped back through past the start line three times before the finish. The weather was kind but cold on the day, with much of the course looping back and forth through woodland. Quite…Read more February Fun
Time has a habit of rolling on and here I find myself at the beginning of February 2018! So what has been happening so far this year? Well, the year started in France for me. We avoided the snowmageddon that was being reported back home but we did suffer a wet spell while we were…Read more January 2018!
I’ve had a few days to recover from the exertions of the Coast to Coast 2017 and, as ever, I’m starting to look ahead to the next thing. We’ll get to that later. In the meantime we should get caught up on the exploits of the weekend of 9th September 2017. I took the Friday…Read more Coast to Coast 2017 Report
The van needed a service. A message about needing an oil change had been showing on the dash since I went up Ben Vorlich and so in it went for some TLC. That meant that I had a couple of hours to kill, and what better way to do that than to take a wander…Read more Berwick upon Tweed
April was an eventful month. I finished work on the last day of March, my project had been cancelled and so that meant that my services were no longer required, and headed straight down through England and south through France to Peyrar. We spent two weeks working on the house to get it ready for…Read more Two Hills and more to come
It’s time to dust off the website and get back out on the road. After a very quiet 2016 I have plans again this year. I’ve spent time getting myself back together physically and feel as though I am getting back to where I was fitness wise 5 years ago. With unemployment staring me in…Read more I’m back!!
It’s been a while since I last wrote, and to be honest I have done very little that was worth sharing. Life has continued apace, our great French adventure is taking shape, and I have been sitting around on my backside getting slower, older and heavier. But fear not dear reader, for a couple of…Read more What is best in life?
This week’s mini adventure didn’t include any mountains, camping, or self-sufficiency. This week’s mini adventure was small, hairy and many-legged. We went to Butterfly & Insect World at Dobbies Garden Centre near Dalkeith. If you’ve never been then it is a big green house full of tropical plants and some gigantic free-flying butterflies. If you…Read more A mini, and quite hairy, adventure
Modern working life appears to be made up of project work. Everything is a project. Even if you work every day doing the same thing there will be a project on the go to improve it, or add new things to the list. Outside of work we seem to be compartmentalising more and more of…Read more Projects, projects, projects