Thursday, October 29, 2015
My parents met at Swansea School of Art, but both were too shy to strike up. A night out was arranged to the cinema by their mutual friend Robert, who then stepped aside at the last minute, leaving the rest to history.
Chris managed to get this photograph outside their old haunt quite recently, so it has to go up on the blog!
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Sunday, October 25, 2015
I have been out on my bike, as this shot is designed to remind me. The legacy of the Olympic Games as Weymouth was host town for the sailing events, was a much improved road and cycle trail system. I had noticed various tracks suggesting there was a network, but not until this recent had I tried it out. This weekend I pushed the envelope to every corner and would like to give the planners a big pat on the back for building such a great resource for Weymouth. I have spoken to lots of locals and other bike riders on my travels, and everyone sings its praises. The trails are often completely separate from the roads, and well sign posted, although like all things added after the evnt need a bit of working out.
This was on my trail out of Weymouth past Upwey towards Dorchester which you can see in the background here. Dorchester is a great place with so much character. Some great food and drink places, for those with money in their pockets and time to burn! I had a tasty spot of lunch at Finca an independent coffee shop, before headed over to Poundbury to explore some photographic potential.
My trail took me past Hardy's Tower with its splendid views over towards the boys sailing on the sea, and back inland towards Dorset. A blast back along the ridge towards Upwey and back down to Portland just as the boys came off the water. Perfect, five hours in the saddle - sun sea sand...
After 4 Grand Prix Events the boys are sitting at 41st out of 89 boats, which is a good improvement on last year, with plenty of scope to improve in the year ahead.
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Friday, October 23, 2015
I'm listening to Fracture and Chimpo...
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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Lewis has been home for the day as he's broken up for half term; didn't get out of bed until gone 9, and then work his PJ's all day. To be fair he did do some homework, and coursework, so no grumbles!! Lunch together peacefully was enjoyable too.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Plans being made for some new activities, I was told when I spoke to them earlier.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
You'll notice she's wearing jodhpurs to mix and match, always ready for any opportunity!
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Friday, October 16, 2015
Very nice sunset on Sunday, and we had chips in the beach. This weekend Lewi has two days Team Racing near Oxford with Peter Symonds College. They are competing in the Eric Twinane Team Racing Cup against the likes of Winchester College and Sevenoaks School in the Firefly. Is he ready for a boat with so little power I ask myself!
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Monday, October 12, 2015
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Sunday, October 11, 2015
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