Archive for the ‘Landscape’ Category

Hoar Frost

It’s been pretty cold on the cut (and all over Britain to be fair) just lately…in fact we’ve been iced in for almost a couple of weeks now, which is exceptionally early! The ice is already about three inches thick (or maybe a bit more by now!) and due to the moisture in the air […]

Autumn

Is it just me, or do the colours this autumn seem even more impressive? Trees are positively glowing in the gorgeous light we are having at the moment…I just don’t seem to be able to do it all justice! . . . .

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 3

. . I actually went for a ride on the trip boat above…a bit of a busman’s holiday I guess, but it allowed me to see another part of the canal whilst sat down! . .

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 […]

The Journey Home

For the last few months I have been commuting to work by train and bicycle. This gives me a few minutes to just sit and stare out of the window (on the train part that is!). It’s a lovely journey heading north from Oxford, following the route of the South Oxford Canal. Just north of […]