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Images from the land of the slightly upset oak tree


Explaining Barnard Castle to Yogi.

Yogi, disappointed to find thaty Ewok's 2001 edition of Brewers does not contain the definition of Barnard Castle. But happy that Uncle Professor has the 2005 edition that does.

Meanwhile Ewok found a similar definition in 1984 edition of A Dictionary of Slang attributed (from 1864 no less) thus:

‘Come! Come! That’s Barney Castle! an expression often uttered when a person is heard making a bad excuse in a still worse cause’.

Wikipedia may or may not decide that Dominic's visit is worth noting.


Summer garden seating

Summer seating!

Blue Sky

Blue Sky




Taking Cover

Taking cover

Yogi, taking cover from the April showers in May.

Good Morning Sky

Morning sky

Nice sky this morning.

Locked down Wallingford

Locked down Wallingford on a Wednesday lunch time

A lunch time ride into town to drop a couple of things into the Post Office. Quiet.

Morning Office View

Morning office view

Someone asked for the morning view. Here was this mornings. A tad distracting at times.

Evening Ride

Shillingford Bridge

Heading to Brightwell Barrow

Evening ride. Shillingford - Brightwell loop.

Fellow walkers on the path

Old man walking

Met on my evening ride. Two gents out for a stroll.

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