Category Archives: Days Out

An occasional series of blogs about all manner of days out, including restaurant reviews

Bigfoot Challenge – A Marshall’s View

I had met Coach Tony Campbell through the St Albans OCR Training Group (with Coffee & Cake) on Sunday mornings, so when I saw that his event, Bigfoot Challenge, needed marshalls for their Saturday race in February 2017, I was … Continue reading

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Tough Guy 2017 – A Spectator’s View

The Sunday morning training sessions of the St Albans OCR Training Group (With Coffee & Cake) run by Tony Leary had been leading towards his running of Tough Guy 2017, and I knew a few of the group were going … Continue reading

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Pilatus Kulm

We were over in Lucerne, Switzerland, for the Christmas markets, and as the Ibis hotel we were staying at in Kriens Mattenhof was in the shadow of a mountain we decided to go to the top of it.  We needed … Continue reading

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South West Coast Path : Ilfracombe

I was down in North Devon because Debbie was spending the weekend with some fellow bassoonists, but I was not restricting myself to sitting indoors reading while I was down there, and had already taken in the parkrun in the … Continue reading

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Foraging With Amelia And Leon : Mushroom Walk

I have known Amelia and Leon for some time through Prog but only became aware of this chance to forage with them on the Saturday, because Facebook is so good at allowing you to see the things you actually want … Continue reading

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Regiment Fitness Dragon Boat Race 2014

Those of you who read my blogs will know that I go to bootcamp sessions with Regiment Fitness and that more recently they have started up some extra tabbing sessions which I am enjoying.  They had organised a Dragon Boat … Continue reading

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Vanilla Black

Our diet has been vegetarian-based since the new year (although it must be said that more applies to Debbie than to me, as can be seen in my blog from the Burns Dinner I attended, which you can read here) so it made … Continue reading

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Simpson & Marwick Burns Dinner 2014

I was very fortunate to receive an invitation to the Burns Dinner being hosted by Simpson & Marwick in London, and as I had never been to one before I was delighted to accept.  Thanks to other work meetings during … Continue reading

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Castlerigg Stone Circle

After my walk around Little Town, which you can read about here, we headed into Keswick to buy a whisk.  We know how to live a little.  We had decided to then take a walk around Castlerigg and Tewet Tarn, … Continue reading

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Kapuzinerberg and a tour of Salzburg

We were in Salzburg for a few days and had already visited the town of Silent Night (which you can read about here) and enjoyed a Mozart Dinner Concert (which you can read about here), and now I was about … Continue reading

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