Walks

walks round and about


Viva España

We recently headed off for a well deserved break at our usual spot in Spain, Casa Grandina, Huerta de Ranea. First stop after the airport, Torremolinos and  El Sardina, our favourite spot for Sardines a la Plancha, Boquerones, nice cold cerveza (sin alcohol) and a great view of the beach. Despite being early in the season, the restaurant was packed as usual – unsurprisingly as the food is delicious. Bellies […]

Sulphur Spring

Meerkat

Kamping in Kessingland…

…A much needed long weekend and an excuse for a campervan getaway to Kessingland in Suffolk. Never heard of the place before this trip but have enjoyed stays in the general area before. Predictably for a public holiday weekend the weather forecast was shite, and predictably for a public holiday weekend, the forecast for shite weather was accurate. We arrived at the campsite a couple of hours before Africa Alive, […]


Oh what a luvverly summer… 1

OK, so this is gonna be a long post. Been somewhat remiss about blogging as has been pointed out to me… but only because I’ve been oot and aboot enjoying the summer while it lasts. Early September saw us in Woolacombe Devon, for a great week in the camper van, and visiting friends en route in Bristol and other bits of Devon. Our first campsite in Devon was something of […]

White Emu

Kasai Masai's, Nickens Nkoso dancing

Sounds of…

…Free music… One of the things I love about a typical fickle British summer is the amount of superb free music that can be found without too much looking. The Horniman Museum and Gardens is one such fabulous venue and provides lots of other stuff to occupy, including the nearby lovely Sydenham Hill Woods, which form part of London’s Green Chain Walk. I digress. I’ve spoken of the fantastic Congolese […]


There goes the summer…

Ok so in typical UK summertime fashion, it’s come and gone in the blink of an eye… Still, the rain didn’t dampen our spirits for our second trip in the camper van. With a couple of weeks gone since we first tried her out, we were better equipped for a longer weekend. We arrived at Crowborough campsite in the pouring rain but hey, a sunny day was forecast for the […]

Grain field

Wild flowers

Here comes the summer…

Very excited about the summer which hasn’t been shaping up too badly so far… After falling in love with travels in a camper van in foreign climes, finally bit the bullet and got one of these. For our first try out we headed out to Oldbury Hill in kent. The campsite was great, not least because of the friendly couple running it. Better still we only had to walk to […]


Brighton Festival

Had a lovely weekend in / around Brighton during which we checked out a couple of great acts at the festival, went for a lovely walk at Castle Hill Reserve on the South Downs and visited a great artist open house whilst indulging myself with the best flapjack I’ve ever tasted accompanied by a lovely cuppa, courtesy of Connie’s Kitzchen. The orchids and other wildflowers were out at the reserve, […]

Sustainable Garden

Olympic Stadium London

London Fields to Hackney Wick… 2

Got a couple of Stephen Miller’s series of books on London’s Hidden Walks for crimbo, and have made it my mission to get through all of the walks in volume 3 during 2015.   It remains to be seen whether that goal is actually achieved. However, we made a damn good start today with a variation on walk no. 11 of Volume 3 – Bethnal Green and Hackney Wick. These […]


A wonderful week in Spain… 2

Back to Casa Granadina for a week of spring sunshine, warmth, relaxation, walking and all things good. Stopped off in Torremelinos en route from the airport for lovely meal,  cold beer (non alcoholic). Picked up a couple of nice tees in a local mall. Arrived at Casa Granadina, the river was more than a trickle and refreshingly cooling on the feet. Got down and dirty on the river bank trying […]


The Brown Boot of Anne 3

Had a fabulous weekend down in Hampshire taking in a walk to Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve amongst other things. An ancient Yew woodland and tree hugger’s paradise. We even ran into a marauding Saxon who’d lost the rest of his tribe (we were able to point him in the right direction – at least we later passed him having been reunited with his friends). As well as containing possibly […]