Saturday, 22 October 2011

Is it time for a new coat?

I think it's time to start looking for a new jacket. I've had a few years out of my current one and it's also been used on a day to day basis. I'll make sure I do a post when it's retired ..
So, once more unto the breech my friends as i re-enter the world of buying a new jacket.. Something breathable, light, dependable and in my budget..... In a colour I like ;)

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Bad things come in small packages too... (mobile post)

yep.. You guessed it. I'm poorly. Depending on whether you're my boss or not, the timing is impeccable..
Ya see, i'd got this monday off and had a loose plan to get out. It's been impossible with other stuff going on, so i'd taken a day's holiday and was going to shuffle the weekend back.. (you know, treat sunday like it was sat, get on with sunday's chores on monday) leaving today free to go out.
Of course, i've spent today with a thick head, dozing off everytime i sit down and generally feeling like crap..

Ah well, there's a few weekends left in the year... :)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

A nice round number :)

Just a quick note from the mobile to say that, this weekend I finally broke TEN THOUSAND pageviews :)
Thanks to all those who read the blog, and to those who help me..


Friday, 7 October 2011

Where to go for a walk in winter? (mobile post)

As you will have spotted, I've not been able to get out much since the twins were born two years ago.
It's amazing how much time twins take up and how little time I can spend getting out there.
This means that any trips need to either be places I know, or very well planned. Otherwise I'd overrun the time I've put aside, or not have enough time to accomplish what I wanted..
For the last few years, the winter walks have always ended in Edale. This is because it's easy to get to, there's a good selection of bus stops outside the valley and the trains run through any snow we've had.. Edale is also beautiful in itself, there's a great pub, a shop, somewhere to get a breakfast and perhaps most importantly - a well sheltered campsite that opens all year.
As daft as it sounds, it's proving damm difficult to find a replacement. Either the campsite is closed in winter, or the village is easily cut off by snow. Somtimes there isn't a pub..
My favorite contender so far was Threlkeld, but no all year camping..
Who said sorting a walk would be easy?