Staying Local

Thanks to a Strava challenge, I ran a half marathon on Saturday. I ensured easy navigation by hugging the coast path from Ventnor round to Seaview (I’d initially planned to go all the way round to East Cowes, but this was the triumph of ignorance over my actual physical capability!) It was a lovely run, … More Staying Local

Visiting the Reds

With the weather warming, the bike has been emerging from its winter hibernation on a more regular basis. Saturday last, I headed straight down the cycle path to one of my favourite Island spots, Alverstone Mead. I only discovered these beautiful acres a while ago, but have been a regular visitor since. It feels like a … More Visiting the Reds

ploughing match

Many times I’ve cycled past by chance but have never stopped. So when I discovered one of the island’s ploughing matches beforehand, into the diary it went.      I’m really pleased I did, a lovely countryside event to brighten a grey Saturday. Living in town it is easy to forget just how rural we … More ploughing match

down south

Glorious summer weather has coincided with our longest days. The many hours of sun have made inside work a trial, dappled shade is the only place to be. Life is currently reports reports reports in front of a screen, but with the light so late we headed down south to begin the weekend well. I love this … More down south