Back on my Feet

Jeff and I were both felled by nasty colds on Saturday, so going walking was out of the question for a couple of days while we shivered and sneezed uncontrollably. Just being back in the world felt good today, and I was grateful for the sunshine and blue skies, despite the cruel nip of the…

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Aaah…… Paris!

Can there be a better place to celebrate one's 60th birthday week? Lots of gentle walking, great food, meaningful conversation. The trip from England is a quick and comfortable train ride, depositing us in the heart of Paris just as the morning rush hour ends. The weather was crisp, the crowds non-existent…. A perfect day!…

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On My Own

Solitude and an empty road…. aaaaahhhhhhh.

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Fit for a Queen

Every Queen needs a bit of castle time, and I’m no exception. We walked out to one of my happy spots, the ruins of Hadleigh Castle, to take advantage of this morning’s crisp, clear weather. Set on high ground overlooking the Thames Estuary, the ruins of the 13th century castle are beautifully maintained, and provide…

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Magic Happens

I wrote a silly little post about going walking in glorious sunshine this morning and seeing a ridiculously big and sunny bus parked on a very small road, but I didn’t feel quite right about hitting that no-going-back publish button. I then worked on Desk Stuff all afternoon (including a few tweaks and a Twitter…

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Well and Truly January

Today is exactly why I made my walking resolution and started this blog – or more precisely, today’s weather is why I need public motivation to get me out and walking. The weather was just cold enough to leave icy tracings in hidden corners of the world, the days are still so short that darkness…

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