Posted on April 12, 2020
No, I didn’t get abducted by aliens (although I have a cool foggy pic).
But where have I even been?
Do blog platforms have relevance anymore, given the transition to face-o-gram or snap-tock? I think as a society we are increasingly crippled by inattention disorder – the addictive quest for new and shiny stimulus.
If it takes longer than a minute to consume, it’s too long, move on – tl;dr as they say. If I have to read it to appreciate it – move on, video and click like is all it needs.
I’m semi guilty of this – I post on Instagram more than anything, because it takes no effort and is a half replacement feel good for actual content and connection. And 12 months of no blogging later, no audience, no meaning and no narrative.
So what’s been happening? Read More
Category: Autumn 2019, camera, family, photography, travel, UK Tagged: Historic Dockyard, HMS Victory, Kent, Oldbury Hill, Oldbury Woods, Port Solent, son, X100T
Posted on October 16, 2018
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
Category: photography, running, Summer 2018, travel, UK Tagged: England Summer 2018, Kent, Plaxtol, running, Summer 2018
Posted on October 10, 2018
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.
So Henry and I set off to walk the 2.5 miles from my parents house to Ightham Mote Read More
Category: photography, Summer 2018, travel, UK Tagged: England Summer 2018, Ightham Mote, Kent, Plaxtol, Summer 2018
Posted on September 30, 2018
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.
Category: photography, Summer 2018, travel Tagged: England Summer 2018, fossils, Kent, London Clay
Posted on September 27, 2018
Of course, the weather breaks within days of me arriving!
So we’re stuck inside for a day or so, but soon get bored and go out for a walk.
Classic holiday – Oldbury Woods.
Category: photography, Summer 2018, travel, UK Tagged: Kent, Oldbury Hill, Oldbury Woods, Summer 2018
Posted on September 19, 2017
Sorry for the slight delay – I have succumbed to the rather nasty flu that is doing the rounds here in Perth..
I dropped the kids back off in Suffolk and said our goodbyes and given a minor miracle with the lack of weekend traffic, was back home in Kent nice and early with time to kill for a change.
The weather was beautiful so I decided to go for a run around Plaxtol. Read More
Category: photography, running, Summer 2017, travel, UK Tagged: England, England Summer 2017, Kent, Plaxtol, running
Posted on September 9, 2017
Whilst Deal was fun in a kind of ‘faded English seaside town with castles’ kind of a way, we were a bit unsatisfied and it was only just early afternoon and the sun was shining.
As we drove through Dover, I saw a sign for ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ and made an executive decision.. detour time.
So we went up the steep hill past Dover Castle to see what the famous White Cliffs of Dover had to offer Read More
Category: photography, Summer 2017, travel, UK Tagged: Dover, England, England Summer 2017, family, Kent, White cliffs of Dover, X100T
Posted on September 7, 2017
It was getting towards the end of the trip and I wanted to take the kids somewhere different. The day wasn’t going to be ideal weather wise early on, but it was promising to clear up late morning and be a beautifully sunny summer day.
So I packed the kids in the car on a rainy morning and we drove an hour to the far eastern part of Kent to go see the Henry VIII era castle and what else was there. Read More
Category: photography, Summer 2017, travel, UK Tagged: Deal, Deal Castle, England Summer 2017, Kent, X100T
Posted on September 6, 2017
We’d done this before, but we decided to go to Tonbridge and hire a rowing boat and row around the river.
It was a much nicer day than last time (it rained on us before!) and Ella being a bit older this time, took the oars and rowed us around! Read More
Category: family, photography, Summer 2017, travel, UK Tagged: England Summer 2017, Kent, rowing, Tonbridge, Tonbridge Castle
Posted on September 5, 2017
This is a simple post, with lots of pretty pictures 🙂
I got up early and went for an ambitious walk, through the footpaths and laneways of the places I know like the back of my hand from when I grew up.
Views for days, beautiful old buildings and the paths go on and on for as long as you can.
I was a beautiful day too. Was so perfect. So much so that I even ran back from where I ended up – 6km. Read More
Category: photography, Summer 2017, travel, UK Tagged: England Summer 2017, get fit, Ightham Mote, Kent, Plaxtol, walking