Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ambling Around Ashford

Ashford in the farming heart of Kent was a place we had always tried to avoid.  It was one of those towns that had a reputation for being dull, boring and not at all worth a visit, unless you were … Continue reading

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Darent Valley – Horton Kirby

With predictions of cloud and rain and the Eurovision contest looming to spoil the day we set off to Farningham and stopped after a drive up Wrotham Hill, past Brands Hatch at the Red Lion where we had drink and … Continue reading

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In search of Bluebells – Ightham Village

It is bluebell time – that means looking for swathes of the things in coppiced woods and wherever they are likely to grow. We headed for Ightham Mote where we intend to walk the woods and gorge on the sight of millions of bluebells as well as have a good walk. Instead we stopped in the village of Ightham, parked the car in the village car park and took a stroll around. Continue reading

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The Eden Project

The Eden Project struck me as a unique and unusual place to be, a tourist in a crowd enjoying and learning – wow! Like so many thousands of visitors I stood on the viewing platform and waffled appreciatively – I think I said “******* hell! That is ******* beautiful!” After which I elected to walk across the bridge and down behind the Core Building, and as I strolled I realised that a one time visit on one day is nowhere near enough. Continue reading

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Journey to the West (2)

Newquay for the day or to travel out of the town to another, but why bother when I had yet to see the place.  I took off on foot after breakfast to walk the cliff walk, see the harbour and … Continue reading

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Dodging the Dog Turds

There was so many doggie doo’s along that stretch of the public footpath we were forced to look where we put our feet. The law is that you got a dog, it drops its shit in a public place – you pick it up Moron! Half the path was a treacherous trap for the unwary. Yuk! We came to the conclusion that Borden was a pretty village and that the walk to Oad Street had a lot to offer. Continue reading

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A Journey to the West (1)

Released for a weekend, I took a trip to Cornwall to visit the Eden Project and the Heligan gardens, by coach which seemed to me to be a good idea. It was a good idea because not only did I enjoy the trip but I also met a few nice people, a couple of guys I can keep in contact with and a lady I admire for her perseverance. Continue reading

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