Category Archives: Walking

New adventures (part 2 – mushrooms)

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This year has been a bumper year for mushrooms – I have never seen so many in the wood, and my inlaws have been busy picking and preparing enough cep to keep them throughout the whole of the next year! They came to have a walk through the wood and do some mushroom identification and also to see how well… Read more »

Unplanned watery adventures

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I’m really enjoying taking Myr to new places and she’s doing brilliantly.  The one thing she hasn’t wanted to do is swim even though she’s very happy splashing about in water and running in the mud. Given that the water is soon going to start getting colder, I’ve wanted to encourage her into it soon so that she’s had at… Read more »

Mud

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I’ve struggled a bit with a theme for last weekend, and I think the main one is mud. The weekend started Friday night with Myr’s first proper off-lead walk, and her introduction to her marsh life. In summary, she loved it! We’ve found a nice stretch of marsh alongside a rarely used public footpath and it’s going to be an… Read more »

Sunrise at St Peter’s Chapel

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Growing up I spent most weekends sailing on the River Blackwater, and something that was always pointed out to me was St Peter’s chapel. From a distance it is a squarish building right on the end of the Dengie peninsula, and I was always told it was the oldest Christian chapel in the UK. It’s remoteness made it somewhere I… Read more »

Cotswolds

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We’ve had a few days away somewhere I’ve not been before – the Cotswolds.  It’s been interesting – a bit different and a bit the same.  The main thing that has surprised me is that, apart from the stone, how similar the fields and rolling is to the South Suffolk countryside.  It’s more open maybe, you can see a bit… Read more »