Monthly Archives: July 2015

Confession time: our front garden

Oh dear.  It’s not a place to feel proud of.  It’s most definitely a ‘work in progress’, a space for improvement.  Not a pretty sight.  I did warn you! The bare bone are there, but all we have at the … Continue reading

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River Thames walk: Day 3 – Kingston to Putney

The good thing about setting your own challenge is that you get to make up your own rules. On day 3 of this part of the walk I wanted to walk with a good friend.  I had stayed with her … Continue reading

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Walking the river: Day 2 – Marlow to Datchet

Thank goodness my second day walking the Thames was a happier one than my first.  I pondered why – was it that the walk was intrinsically more appealing to me? or was it that my mood was more positive and … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: urban cycling the gentle way – building the Happy City

Here’s another version of my vision of how I’d like my home city to be. Ferrara, northern Italy.  Photos taken (by Malcolm) one afternoon in the summer, about 4 years ago.  The photos below are from a series he took within 5 … Continue reading

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Milestones

Two major milestones in our lives (already) this month. First of all, we completed the sale of my mother-in-law’s flat, which was the last piece of the admin and paperwork following her death. As a result both sons and their … Continue reading

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Picking up where I left off – the walk: River Thames walk Day 1

It’s a while since I arrived in Reading at the end of the first half of my walk from Bath to Greenwich.  Life has been busy, so it’s been hard to find a clear day for walking.  But last week … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: Forced Walks

Today I was privileged to go to an exhibition honouring Esther, the mother of one of the two artists who created the exhibition: Esther is a survivor of a Nazi death march from Hanover to Belsen (1945). The exhibition continues … Continue reading

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