Oxfordshire have a policy to encourage active travel. You probably couldn't guess from the state of the footways.
Frost turned to freezing fog for the best part of the week.
Which meant the smoke from that smouldering bonfire lingered.
While the newly cleared woodland path disappeared into white nothing
It was even foggy in the big smoke. Look carefully and you'll see not-really-Big-Ben peering through the murk.
But, it did mean the patio lights were pretty!
The River Thames at Castle Meadows looking a bit wider than usual.
R had a theory that time goes faster as you get older because you have fewer new experiences. We decided to put this to the test by going for a different bottle of wine at our favourite Wallingford eatery. Comfort-zone expanding.
Garry, the garden waste bin, feels unloved. Biffa have been ignoring him. I've said not to take it personally, but I don't think I've been that persuasive.
Garry has written to Biffa, we'll keep you updated.
The kids that jump really do keep the woods tidy. We could learn a thing or too from them. Not least because they clean up the mess that people throw out of their car windows and then blows in from the road.
The environment agency are preparing a rescue mission for the lock keeper. First stage is creating a parking area that's protected from the mud-quake.
Hey, it's dual-aspect!
A working from home (working from the garden) upgrade: DasKeyboard. Clickerty click.
In to the office on a Tuesday. Wow is it quiet.
A locked up dead bike opposite Charring Cross police station. Active travel FTW.
Yup, the lovely tree fern is happy 😁
Horses at Hawker's Cove.
Winter boarding at Harlyn with F. Great waves!
Popped into next door to say hello to the neighbours.
The diverge managed an awesome south Oxfordshire loop. It was nicely muddy, with only just enough grip from the hybrid tyres. A slip-sliding backend of a ride.
Happy new year.
Smiling but still a bit blurry.
The path is closed at Benson lock.
Debris damage to the wear and the walkway over it means the path across the river may be shut for a while, possibly to 2024.
The folks from Richmond who left their boat on the beach in September came back to try and pump it out. But the pump and generator weren't up to the task so the boat is still there... but now with fresh coloured holding straps.
The best footwear. Obvs.