Summer into Autumn

The summer was packed with days out, new experiences and the odd bit of decorating. Richard and I took a trip on the Tornado steam train from Walton on the Naze to Colchester in August.  The Tornado is a new steam train which has been built by hand based on a traditional steam locomotive.  It was…

A brief love affair

You will recall I mentioned not so long ago about being excited to be the owner of a Leica camera.  Well I am about to sell it! Don’t get me wrong, I love it but the photography course I have started ensures that you take all of your photos in manual mode. The Leica can…

Welcome to Colchester

  The weather has been lovely today so we decided to take a long walk around Colchester. We’ve lived here just over five years and we have had a good exploration of the town whilst we’ve been here and yet there is always more to see. I have seen Jumbo (the Victorian water tower) from a…

That wasn’t so bad was it?

It was dark It was wet And it was windy But you know what? It wasn’t a bad run. It was actually quite mild considering it’s November and to be honest it was comfortable enough. Yes my shoes felt a bit different but I didn’t really ache and there was no soreness. In fact when…

Yay it’s working ;)

Thankfully when I returned home and dug out the official cable for my Polaroid Cube camera, it worked first time!  (Isn’t micro USB a pain in the ass!). Anyway that mean’s there are indeed some images from today (although I do think the battery was running low which is why it only recorded a handful of shots)….

A fluorescent run!

Another cool and sunny October day in the UK and another day working from home so I had the perfect opportunity to get straight out for my run as soon as I had finished everything today. I had no plan, I simply headed out to see how I would get on. It was a bit…

Acorns and Conkers

Today’s plan was a flat 4K.  The weather last night and this morning was quite wet and horrible but it had cleared during the afternoon. When I got out on my run I decided I wanted to push myself – if not to a further distance but to do some extra work so I took…

Could this be the first run of Autumn?

Around the block with a bit of  twist took me to 4K today. Managed to get out in the break in the storm but it was very windy today. I added an extra kilometre following last weeks 3K’s as my knee is feeling ok – I am going to gradually add in the mileage which I…

Hard but fun!

Oooer misses that sounds a bit risqué… I woke with a  lot of chest and shoulder pain as I had been to the physic yesterday and as well as some traction and hard manipulation he also gave me some acupuncture which left me a little sore and tired.  He did say to see how I…

Minsmere

Richard and I spent this wonderfully warm autumnal morning walking around the RSPB nature reserve at Minsmere. Today’s highlight was a Tawny Owl (which we saw en route to the reserve)