Archives for June 2022



Well done F. End of an era, dawn of the next.

Prom Paparazzi



We think he was allowed in. Eventually.

Lurking in the shadows

Lurking the shadows

There's a ghost in my elevator.

Wittenham Home

Running views

Walked the boys with F around the Dorchester Loop but then left them half way round to jog/waddle home.

Running views

The on-road bits were more overgrown than the off-road.

Running views


Next day six week delivery

The hand written scrawl across the computer generated barcode said it all. 'Expired' in large red ink. DPD strikes again, delivering a next day COVID test package six weeks later.

Expectant Yogi

Expectant Yogi

Yes, he was successful.

Val & Caroline

Val & Caroline

With lovely Valerie & Caroline.

Cyclists from shop windows

Olde Skool

Cyclists from shop windows

Cyclists from shop windows

Hanging out in Wallingford, getting new specs fitted and grabbing coffee while spotting a person or more on a bike or two.

June in the Garden



June in the Garden

Simon & Gary

G & S

An absolute privilege to share such a special day. Thanks guys ♡

Sounders T

Sounders Soccer Camp shirt -- 13 years later

F spotting a 13 year old Seattle Sounders Soccer Camp T-Shirt. Perfect revision attire for the last A-Level exam tomorrow...

Zoombie Sunset

Zoombie Sunset



Choices, choices, choices.

hide and seek

Anyone seen Ewok?

Anyone seen where Ewok is hiding?



Lovely. Thanks F!

Beautiful Clouds

Evening Sky

Happy Birthday Ewok

Happy birthday Ewok -- 13 today!

Happy Birthday Ewok! Thirteen today, wowzers!


Cuppa tea cake

Cuppa-tea-cake @ 50. Perfecto.

Running to the office

Running views: the mall

Admiralty Arch

Achievement unlocked: 5.01k from Paddington Station to the office. I hadn't factored in running with a backpack (laptop, change of clothes, spare shoes, bike lock‽‽‽). It was a tad warm too.


Heading out for dinner

Walking to dinner with Lovely F last night.

Tom's Badge

We found Tom's badge on the path. So we wedged it in the gate post in case Tom, or someone who knows them, passes by.

Jubilee Sweet Shop

After dinner we found the best Jubilee Shop window. If only I cared 😜

Heading home from dinner

While on the way home we admired the roof tops and bunting.

Regent Street

Which was almost as impressive as the flags still adorning Regent Street this morning. Colourful.

Post Sunday-Brunch Xbox Chill Games

With the boys

I play, but it's a stretch to say I compete.





Yogi, hope over expectation.

Wet Yogi

Yogi, after chasing rabbits through a rain-drenched garden

Yogi, after chasing rabbits around a rain-drenched garden.

Rabbits 1:0 Yogi

A walk from Padstow

Padstow Walk

Padstow Walk

Padstow Walk

Padstow Walk

Padstow Walk

Padstow Walk

Padstow Walk

Padstow Walk

Padstow Walk

A slightly longer dog walk: Padstow — St Saviour's Point — St George's Cove — Hawkers Cove — Lellizzick — Harbour Cove — St George's Cove — St Saviour's Point — Padstow

I'm looking for the opportunities


"I'm looking for the opportunities" said Yogi. "Apparently now we've "taken back control" they're everywhere".

"Maybe you need new glasses" replied Ewok.

With lovely F


Jubilee Dennis

Dennis Road preparing for Jubilee

Dennis Road preparing for Jubilee

Dennis Road preparing for Jubilee

Distracted Walk

Ewok & Yogi, distracted

Yogi was meant to pose for the view, but was distracted by something off-camera.

Ewok & Yogi, distracted

Ewok was hardly any better. Amateurs.

Tea in bed Ewok?

Tea in bed Ewok?

Don't mind if I do.

100 days

100 days

100 days. Слава Україні! Героям слава!

Coast Walk Padstow Loop

Coast walk

A beautiful day for a beautiful loop with the bubbas and beautiful F.


Lower Camel


We found a swimming hole

The bubbas found a swimming hole, although not as deep as this swimming hole.

Jubilee Strand

Window bunting

F made bunting for the jubilee.

Tide's Out


Top right!

Arlanda books

Wow, in the top three of business books in Sweden. At least according to the book shop at Arlanda. It's been a while since I first stumbled on a copy in the North Cascades Institute library.

Space Invaders at Arlanda


Chess with Pineapple

Pineapple chess

Team off-site in Stockholm. The pineapple always wins.

Hainault Forest

Over Hainault Forest

Flying over Hainault Forest in circles, waiting for the Queen's Jubilee flypast to fly past.

Around Stockholm

Lost shoe

Hammarby IP



Central Station

Central Station

40 minutes after wheels down and I'm 40km away and heading out from Central Station for an evening stroll across Stockholm to the hotel.

Nothing like a bit of Northern European efficiency to slap you in the face with what a monumentally stupid mess of things we've made with Brexit.