Walking with Charlie and James

I enjoyed a grand walk on the Ridgeway with Charlie and James. Chris was meant to come too, but after confirming, he later found out he hadn't checked his diary properly and could no longer come. We started our walk at Scutchamer Knob, walked South to the road,...

Ridgeway walk

Three Birthdays!!

This week three of my lovely lads had birthdays - Rob 30, Harry 3 and Reuben 3. We went to Savernake Forest to explore and enjoy a picnic. What a wonderful day - the sun shone and the rain held off until we were ready to leave. There was much excitement when Summer...


Farmoor Reservoir May 2021

I really enjoyed my trip to Farmoor Reservoir and a walk there, and the thing is that it's the first time I've visited. I have passed it countless times to and from gigs. I'll be going again soon. It's fantastic. I was surprised at how big the place is. Walking...

Howard and AnnieWalks

Besselsleigh Woods April 2021

I wanted to see some more bluebells before the season was over, so Annie and I headed off for Appleton and walked to Besselsleigh Wood (just off the A420). I had a tough time of it. Carrying my camera, stool, backpack and walkie takies, I managed to drop stuff,...

Besselsleigh Woods

Snelsmore Common May 2021

I got an early morning text from Rob asking if I'd like to go for a walk with him, Summer and Reuben. Yes please!! We met at Snelsmore Common at 10am and had an absolutely lovely walk for an hour or more. Reuben was very funny as he kept seeing Gruffalos and...

Reuben Hill
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Tumour Rumour April 2021

Today was a big day. Annie and I went to see consultant neurologist Miss Stana Bojanic to discuss my brain scan results. The good news is that tumour is not malignant, but rather a slow-growing meningioma. She showed us the scans, what different bits showed and the...

Badley Wood
Howard and AnnieWalks

Scutchamer Knob April 2021

Annie and I drove to the car park on the Ridgeway just above West Ilsley, and we walked to Scutchamer Knob and back. Although it sounds like a gentleman’s affliction, our destination was an early Iron Age barrow. It is a semi-circular bank but originally it was...

A red kite flies across The Ridgeway