The (Miscellany) Christmas Tag

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One of my favourite bloggers, Zoe Homes of, 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

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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 β€œIn Confronting the Classics, one of our leading … Continued