Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside

April 5th, 2014

We visited Southwold for the first time today. A lovely spot.



It’s particularly good when the weather is fine before the high season begins because (a) it’s not too crowded and (b) dogs are allowed on the beach!



The floods are over

March 30th, 2014

That’s the only reason I can think of for somebody to have abandoned a nice pair of platform shoes in the middle of a field.


Tilly and I continued our walk, pondering what their story might be, until they vanished in the mist behind us.

The Watcher in the Water

March 25th, 2014

Tilly and I were walking yesterday on a nice meadow near the gates of the old Mines of Moria – very peaceful, no other hobbits around – when suddenly a terrifying tentacled creature rose from the depths.


It reached out for us, fixing us with a ravenous, menacing eye as it opened its gaping maw…


We ran for our lives… stopping only to capture a couple of snaps for Status-Q, of course.

Good times ready to roll

March 16th, 2014

The smell of fresh Nikwax

For me, there is nothing quite so evocative of happy adventures to come as the sight and smell of freshly-Nikwaxed walking boots.

Hidden meaning?

March 9th, 2014


At first I thought this was just a nice seat that had been installed for the purposes of enjoying the view. But now I suspect it may also say something in Japanese… :-)

Trapped on the wire

February 17th, 2014

Trapped on the wire

On Saturday, we had some of the strongest winds I can remember in the UK, at least when I wasn’t on top of a mountain or at sea…