Tag Archives: Active travel

Meanwhile, back in Bath…..

Earlier this week Bath hosted the end of Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain (cycling).  There was great celebration by our local council, and lots of publicity for the event. Many of us turned out on a lovely late summer … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: July’s adventure(s)

This month there were two ‘adventures’.  Or to be more precise. one micro-adventure that turned out to be more of an adventure than expected; and one trip that honestly wasn’t in the slightest bit adventurous but was none the less … Continue reading

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Another challenge

This time an old one – a reminder of the cycling challenge I did almost 11 years ago, to celebrate my 50th birthday that year. It feels like a lifetime ago, so much has happened in those years since, but … Continue reading

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April adventure: Walking the Capital Ring

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. I don’t know much about Samuel Johnson, but he certainly had that right. We both thought we knew London pretty well.  It turns out that we (still) only … Continue reading

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The Gap Year

Well now you might be forgiven for thinking that we are about to up sticks and travel for a year, but really, truly – that just doesn’t appeal to me.  At least, not right now, at this point in my … Continue reading

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Signs of interest

Last week we had another free day and decided on a new (to us) walk: from Bath to Bristol on the River Avon path all the way.  We’ve walked from Bath to Bristol before.  We’ve walked a few sections of … Continue reading

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London’s green pearls

Last November I spent a couple of days in South London, and was lucky enough that this was ‘time off’.  So I was able to enjoy much of my time just walking.  I was in an area I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Climate change, Paris, and me

“Fine words butter no parsnips”.  A phrase I first came across many years ago in a Jane Austen novel (Northanger Abbey??), and oh so true. The agreement made in Paris this weekend was momentous, but only if it is followed … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: car-free Paris in the autumn (with added wheels): Part 2 – free from cars

Oh, how strange!  I thought I had posted this last week, but somehow didn’t.  Was of course meant to be between part 1 and part 3!  Better late than not at all….. This is the second of my Paris posts, … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: car-free Paris in the autumn (with added wheels): Part 3 – gardens

This is my third (and last) post drafted following our September visit to Paris, and finished during the aftermath of the horrible attacks last Friday.   An email exchange with our French friends moved us very much.  The daughter of … Continue reading

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