The fence

The Fence

Fence: a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary. It is generally distinguished from a wall by the lightness of its construction.


Path: A Footpath (also pedestrian way, walking trail, nature trail) is a thoroughfare intended for by pedestrians but not by motorized vehicles.

Harry Potter, Pah!

Doorway dozers

Harry Potter thought sleeping under the stairs was rough. H sleeps with Ewok on the door mat. At least he’s first to get the post.

The adventures of fred ted

Fred ted

Fred Ted helped to cook the dinner

Fred ted

And lit the candle for the table

Fred ted

After dinner Fred Ted went exploring in the garden

Fred ted

and then took us on a moon-lit walk

Fred ted

the next day we wanted to take Fed Tred canoeing on the Thames. But the water was flowing too fast and the health & safety assessment concluded an excursion would be too dangerous for Ted Fred.

The end.

Dog walking


A nice wonder along the river for Ewok and Shadow (friend of Ewok)

Set Aside

Across the field skirting the set aside

Castle Meadows

through castle meadows

Benson Lock Cut

and then back along the river bank

Benson Lock

Benson Weir

to check out the lock and weir where the gauge was at 12 feet.

Parcel Force Fail


Coming home from work this was blocking the lane.
Apparently a parcel force driver had decided ours was a quiet spot for a spot of lunch, pulled over into the alluvial mud, and got stuck. Fast.
Some time later, with the van still stuck, two other parcel force vans arrived to pick up the parcels (one of which also managed to get stuck for a while). So if something you were expecting to arrive today didn’t, maybe you now know why.


Muddy hand

It’s very muddy. Alluvium mud, very sticky.
Here H demonstrates the preferred technique to avoid muddy hands when nearly falling into the river.

Dusky Walk

Copse sunset

Dusky Fred

Leeds drew, much to pablo’s (and our) relief. Pants avoided.
We wrapped up warm and headed out for some needed fresh air as the sun sank,

The moon trees

to watch the moon trees dancing.

Emirates tour with Granddad

Heading to the station

Harvey and Granddad go to London to get a tour of The Emirates

Map picture


Emirates grounds

Harvey with some kind of trophy or sum'int

Harvey under premier league cup

Harvey, Granddad and Fabregas

Harvey and Granddad under Fabregas shirt

The tunnel

Arsenal put on music[of the crowd]when we go through the tunnel



Harvey outside Emirates grounds

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Near Tyneham

Trail at Tyneham


The gang

Tyneham is an evacuated village (population zero in the 2001 census) on the south coast that was initially used for pre D-Day training and then became part of the Lulworth Military Range (MOD).

A perfect place to meet up with M, K, D, F & M on the way back from Devon…

Big 3

…but best not to loiter by the targets for too long!

Exploring Sidmouth

Felix as Pootle

F explored Sidmouth as pootle

Amelie puddle finding

while A sought out the puddles


and F, H & F carved graffiti into the cliff at chit rocks.