#SplodzDPC 2021

posted in: Photography, Uncategorized | 0

For the last few years Zoe Homes (@splodz) has run a daily photo challenge in February. You take a photo to show your interpretation of the day’s theme and post it to social media. I’ll still put them on Twitter but I’ll also collect them in this blog post.

1st of the month photos 2021

posted in: 1stofthemonth, Landscape, Photography | 0

On Twitter John Baxter suggested taking a photo of the same view on the first of every month and posting it with the tag #1stofthemonthpictures. I missed 1st January but I had a photo from 7th January (below) which is a nice view from the old Great Central Railway track north of Rugby looking over the River Avon towards Clifton-upon-Dunsmore.

The (Miscellany) Christmas Tag

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One of my favourite bloggers, Zoe Homes of splodzblogz.co.uk, has posed some Christmas questions. Reading her answers has been interesting and it’s the sort of thing that always starts my subconscious pondering what my own answers are.

Sutton Park

We were looking for somewhere for a decent walk on a day out, but not inclined to risk unknown footpaths given the seemingly never-ending rain and consequent flooding and mud. Sutton Park, in Sutton Coldfield seemed to fit the bill.

Napton and Shuckburgh

We last did this walk in March 2018. Our abiding memories are endless mud and painfully cold hands. But it’s a nice walk, with a couple of climbs (for Warwickshire) and good views over Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, so we tried again and walked it in pleasant, warm, spring weather.

Ladybower Reservoir

posted in: Peak District, Walking | 1

This was the first day of a two-day visit to the Peak District. The primary purpose of the expedition was to try out a Youth Hostel, but I hoped to get in two good walks as well in an area … Continued

Cotswold Way 1

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Janet and I are walking the Cotswold Way in sections as time and fitness allow. We did the first leg on 7th May 2016. We managed two more legs – 4th June 2016 and 17th September 2016 – before injury … Continued

Confronting the Classics

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This wasn’t really the book I expected. I can’t recall for certain the circumstances of its purchase, but I thought I had an introduction to classics. The blurb on the back says “In Confronting the Classics, one of our leading … Continued