Year: 2018

Thinking on the levels

For the last few weeks, I unable to ride my bike, not even on the road let alone the mountain bike due to recovering from a small operation. Quite frankly, it has been really getting to me. I’m no longer a racer, more of a bimbler, but riding a bike is what I do and always have… Read more Thinking on the levels

Burning Some Bridges

Yesterday I had a chat over coffee ‘with a very good friend’ about where life was going, future plans, personal abilities, challenges and generally what to do next. We both came to the conclusion that something holding most people back (including us), is the fear of burning bridges. How could you possibly  take that new job,… Read more Burning Some Bridges

A trip into the hill

Yesterday was a busy old day. As well as running a DofE training day in the afternoon / evening that had been postponed due to last week’s snow, I was asked to run a caving trip for 5 teenagers and their staff from a special school near Bristol. When running this sort of activity I… Read more A trip into the hill

February in the woods

Many people will go for a walk around their local woodland at this time of year and look around at the bare trees and squelchy paths and think that the wood is dead, there is nothing there and will simply stomp on with or without their dog, on their regular walk, heads down, hands in pockets… Read more February in the woods

To see a sea of steps

For as long as I can remember, I have been aware of the photograph known as “The Sea of Steps”. This image was made in 1903 by the early English photographer Frederic Evans. Evans had been a keen amateur photographer since the 1880. His specialism was the cathedrals of Britain and France. He gave up… Read more To see a sea of steps