Summer Morning

Southern England is quite beautiful at the moment, with sunny days, deep blue skies, and glorious flowers. As we had to do a few errands in Rayleigh early this morning, I took advantage of being out and about and went for a stroll along the High Street. This abundant display is outside the Crown pub, on…

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Cast Iron Cross

Walking through Hadleigh en route to a business meeting, I passed by the Church of St. James the Less (which I’ve shown you before), and noticed an unusual grave cross in one corner of the church yard. Made of cast iron, it doesn’t give any information about the person whose grave it marks, but it…

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Happiness is…

The bluebird of happiness was spotted in our garden this morning — I’m expecting great things to happen now! I’m not sure if this counts as birdwatching or yarnbombing, but either way, we had a bit of fun with it.  

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The River Chelmer

We were well rewarded for our early start this morning — we had time for a walk before our meetings, enjoying the loveliness of the river Chelmer where it flows through central Chelmsford. By the time we concluded our business, clouds had rolled in, and the rest of the day has been grey and wet.

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Girls’ Day Out

Yes, I realise that today’s photo is rather uninspired and you may well wonder what it has to do with walking, but that’s because I was having too good a time to bother with photos – this is one I took to consider for a future purchase. My friend’s FitBit swears that we walked well over…

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Precious Perfume

The weather cleared in time for me to walk to Bodkins this evening. One garden always smells particularly nice as I walk past, and this beauty is the reason why. Resuming my summer evening walks is one the best parts of being back home again! Every summer, like the roses, childhood returns. ― Marty Rubin…

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Beautiful Things in Humble Places

After weeks of exciting travel and interesting adventures, it is a bit jolting be home where no one asks me what I want for breakfast and my daily walks in the world are once again practical and mundane. Does anyone care that I walked to Rouge on Saturday to get a pedicure? Or that I couldn’t…

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Homecoming

We’re home. My hip is tired of sitting in the car and my Hermit Self is ready for some down time, but my soul is glowing with three tours worth of memories and friendship. After yesterday’s pelting rain, today was gloriously sunny, a perfect kind of day to reconnect with friends and family, including friendly Viking…

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Colourful Visby

Visby is one of the more colourful and charming places I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. But of course it would be colourful – it is, after all, Pippi Longstocking‘s home town. We spent much of the day yesterday exploring its historic nooks and crannies – walking miles as we meandered through its picturesque…

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