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A Walk along Ninglinspo

A recent trip to friends’ in Bruxelles took us down to just south of Li├Ęge for a walk in the Ardennes. Details of the trip (including a map!) can be found on Mike Padgett’s site in an entry called Ninglinspo — he’s got a lot more interesting walks listed! After an early start to drive […]

A Day in Birmingham, pt 2

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A Day in Birmingham

I went up to Birmingham the other week. Generally, when I felt the ‘urban urge’, I had gone to London, but being in Banbury means that Birmingham is that little bit nearer. Plus it’s cheaper to get to. And I’d not ever been there before. The primary aim was to visit the canal area there […]

Behind Bars

Not as bad as it seems — taken from a balcony at the Tate Modern, where I went to see the Exposure exhibition.

Rousham

I went to Rousham at the weekend. Even though I have lived in Oxfordshire for twelve years or so, I have never visited this William Kent landscaped garden. What a pleasant surprise the visit was…an extremely peaceful experience, with loads of fantastic photo opportunities (I’ll definitely go back!) and a lovely bike ride from Banbury […]

Bike Ride

Some time ago, my boat was hit by another…a hire boat. It was a hell of a collision, so I phoned the hire company up and reported it and we agreed on a sum for the damage caused. Anyway, I decided to get off my arse and go and pick up the cheque this weekend. […]

Green Lane

If only all roads were like this! This is part of the National Cycle Network, Route 5, which keeps cyclists away from the danger, noise and smell of traffic…lovely!