Archives for February 2022

Dinner with Yogi

Is it time for dinner?


Enjoying the sun

The boys taking advantage of some late February sun to top up on the Vit-D.



Surprising how quickly your friends turn up when there's Sticky Toffee Pudding up for grabs.



Is it normal for it to look like this?

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Red Cross Crisis Appeal.

The secret fly-poster


Someone is fly-posting around the house. (Watch out Loughborough!)

I can see the sea

I can see the sea

Comb Over Ewok




We love a good fringe.

A walk to lower beach

Lower Beach

Lower Beach

Lower Beach

A morning walk to Lower Beach. After the storm (storm Franklin, the next one after Eunice and high tide, the incoming waves up the estuary looked eminently surfable. But in the pictures you can't see that.

Oh, BTW today the government announced the end of COVID restrictions. It's been a while: 38,409 cases per day and 160,610 official UK deaths.

(I'm still trying to figure out why the family call me the GRoC)

Running-ish (again) to Little Petherwick

Little Petherick Run

Little Petherick Run

Little Petherick Run

Little Petherick Run

Little Petherick Run

Another little run around the Little Petherwick loop. Hard work with the 50mph breeze.

There have been some complaints about the lack of colo(u)r, so I'm alternating a bit.

Bedside Reading

bedside reading

"Hate crimes in cyberspace".

Unimpressed Yogi

Yogi in a breeze

Yogi was not impressed when F decided to wait at a bench for us to finish the walk. He ummmmed and ahhhhed and then took off like a rocket to find her.


F (the other one) was not impressed with my Yogi-control skills.

Survey Marker


Survey markers for, well, surveying. They're not messing around with these measured drawings are they?

Memorial Walk



A walk up to the memorial for the views.

After Storm Eunice

After storm Eunice

A was a tad breezy yesterday. 122mph at The Needles on the Isle of Wight.

A 50+mph headwind dropped the average mile per kWh somewhat.

Late night essay editing

Late night easay editing

Moral support as F wraps up History course work.

Use much not I am.

A work thread, out of control

The Elements of Typographic Style

A thread about the distinctiveness of a certain author's documents, resulted in an admission that said author owned a copy of The Elements of Typographic Style.


It then somehow descended into LinkedIn spam and recruiters looking for engineers with Infinidash experience.


The day, bookended

Day bookends

Morning sun.

Day bookends

Evening sun.

With wind, rain and chilliness in between.

Leaflet Walk

10,000th step

10,000th step of the morningโ€ฆ


โ€ฆdelivering leaflets.

Sky Walk


An afternoon walk with the boys, in which Ewok head-faked me twice to retrieve hedgerow tissues. Yes, he was mighty pleased with himself.

Loo Library

Loo library

Big thank you to secret santa!

Ewok Lounges

Ewok lounges

Another comfy spot for Ewok.




Painting the kitchen. F was "well impressed" with my ability to paint around the wires. It was shocking.

Sunday Rainbow



Cup Match

Cup match winter skies

Cup match against Benson in the winter sunshine. The beautiful game.

Waiting for a paw wash

Waiting for a paw wash

Yogi decided that the walk was a little too muddyโ€ฆ so he decided to camp out in the shower to wait for a bronze wash and dry. Clever pup.

Swan's Way

Swan's Way

Out and about on a warm early February day.



Nearly the end of the walk.



Monkey kept me awake two nights running then nicks the bog roll!

Lunch time ponder

Lunch view

Found a spot to sit and think.

Lunch time stroll

Coastal Dancing

Ferry a low tide



Some things workish are a tad busy right now; Neil, Joe, both, neither; so decompressing with a lunch time walk.

And yes, the first picture was because of complaints that there have been too few pix of people on c r o s s o a k recently.

Who pulled the plug out?

Someone pulled the plug out

Tides gone out

Walking to grab my morning coffee I noticed the water in the inner harbour was a tad low. Was it the plug getting knocked out, or maybe it's time for an inspection.