Summer in England 2018 – Running

I decided to change my running shoes as the ones I got last year are really for running on the road/paths, and I no longer do that – my running, even in the UK, is all trails.

So I picked up some rather snazzy Hoka One One (pronounced on-ey on-ey) which are more cushioned and also famously good for Achilles issues, and went out for some runs Read More

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Summer in England 2018 – Ightham Mote

I decided that we needed to combine some exercise with lunch and some local history.

We’ve been here before when Henry was very small and Ella puked ice cream on the immaculately manicured lawns.

Good times

So Henry and I set off to walk the 2.5 miles from my parents house to Ightham Mote Read More

Summer in England 2018 – Part 3: Fossil Hunting

I’ve been meaning to go to the North Kent Coast to hunt for fossils in the Eocene (50-55 million year old) London Clay

The trouble is, the clay beaches aren’t the most attractive that Kent has to offer, they’re kind of a pain to get to.

But armed with some basic tools, my hammer and some bags, we set off aiming for the falling tide – the scent of sharks teeth and other marine fossils in our noses.

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