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 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 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
Posted on September 3, 2017
We took the kids to a local indoor climbing place in Tonbridge – they have all these really cool climbing challenges for all sorts of levels of ability with a special ‘auto belay’ line thingo that means they can climb high without worrying about falling off; the thing always lowers you gently to the ground very cool and safe. Read More
Category: photography, Summer 2017, travel, UK Tagged: England Summer 2017, Ightham, Kent, Marc Chagall, Oldbury Hill, Plaxtol, Tonbridge, Tudeley
Posted on October 8, 2016
As ever, all good things must come to an end – time was up and we had to pack up and go.
We went out for a little wander before I drove the kids off home and played ‘Pooh sticks’ off a bridge over a little brook
Simple things but such a lot of fun. Read More
Category: family, photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: family, Kent, kids, Plaxtol
Posted on September 4, 2016
Because of the injuries I picked up in the motorbike accident in November last year, I was unable to get back to England in the spring, so it had been a year since I saw the kids. I was really looking forward to this trip.
Having had bad experiences with Malaysia Airlines the last 2 times I flew with them, I paid a bit extra and booked with Singapore. Malaysia Airlines are struggling since they lost those 2 planes and it shows. Singapore Airlines never seem to have an issue with their schedules and thats what counts for me, sorry Malaysia Airlines!
Category: photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: England, England Summer 2016, family, Kent, Plaxtol, X100T
Posted on September 16, 2015
Kent is amazingly beautiful and I always considered myself very privileged to grow up there. I used to cycle and walk all over the place as soon as I was old enough (which in those days was from about twelve – times change!) and I built up an intimate knowledge of every lane and footpath I could get to under my own steam. So whenever I return, I love to expand that knowledge and add more detail to my personal map of of the place that will always feel like ‘home’ Read More
Category: Summer 2015, UK Tagged: England, England Summer 2015, family, Fujifilm, Kent, Plaxtol, Shipbourne, X100T
Posted on August 29, 2015
It’s that time of year again when I go back to spend some quality time with the kids in England.
English summer is a magical time and really shows off the country to its absolute best – if you’re going to go – then July and August, even though it’s probably the busiest time, is probably the best. Read More
Category: family, Summer 2015, UK Tagged: England, England Summer 2015, holiday, Kent, Malaysia, Plaxtol, summer, X100T
Posted on April 18, 2015
It’s that time of year again – another trip to England to see my children.
I arrived in England early in the morning and Heathrow was packed. As in 2 hour queue to get through passport control.
Luckily, I knew the epassport gate was on the left of the line, so I wiggled through to the unloved machines and was out within 15 minutes.
Category: Easter 2015, family, travel, UK Tagged: Children, England Easter 2015, Kent, kids, Plaxtol, X100T