foxes

We all went out a delicious Nepali meal this evening (Panas Gurkha, Lee High Road, London, highly recommended!) and Nicolas, Chris and I decided to walk the two-three miles home. On the way, we saw eight separate sightings of a fox (and one of a frog). As I remember it, there were no foxes in …

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gritstone – there’s nowt like it…

Back on Stanage after too many years away. Beautiful weather, too. It’s magnificent to be back on my favourite crags and introducing Andrea and Nicolas to the (sometimes masochistic) pleasures of ‘God’s Rock.’ The crags are surprisingly quiet (during the week, anyways) and look pristine: nice trails, very green grass and bracken, purple heather, bleating …

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canadian girls rock!

I’ve lost my voice; it must be all the shouting for the Canadian girls in the soccer Olympic semi-finals and against the ref’s questionable calls. It was an exciting, tension-filled night (and, as a bonus, in one of the best stadia in the UK, Old Trafford, without having to watch Manchester United) and the girls …

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greenwich

Watched (on TV) the Canadian girls beat Team GB 2-0 at soccer last night. A surprising (to me, at any rate) result but quite exciting for us, the Canadian contingent in Greenwich. So, Canada is going to the semi-finals in Manchester on Monday. And so are we! (What a bonus; going to Old Trafford and …

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an advantage of ageing…

… there are precious few them but today was a great example. The day started wet and windy, and we set off to look at a crag (Bosigran), to show the kids where their old man climbed way back when, before heading to tourist stuff at Land’s End. Still windy, but dry, when we parked …

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