Category Archives: Exercise

“Let’s go fly a kite”

Having failed to get to my great-niece’s birthday – so I still had the present – and as my niece has been talking about bringing her children to Old Sarum for over a year, we eventually planned that.  The aim was to have a picnic there, with both of us providing different food.  She sent …

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Yet another holiday at Haytor

This was the holiday I booked when ‘hf booking’ said that none of the ones I wanted were available!  They didn’t tell me then, or in any of the information that was sent, that that the hotel – Moorlands – had been sold and hf would be using it but with different management and ideas …

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Holiday Part III – Walking

From the Tuesday until Thursday I was (supposed to be) on the walking holiday from the same location – Abingworth Hall in Sussex. The walk on Tuesday took us first to the viewpoint at the Devil’s Dyke……. ……where we enjoyed the (slightly misty) views. Those of us on the easier walk then got back on …

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Leaf Collecting

This is one of my least favourite jobs in the garden.  I quite enjoy weeding and cutting the lawns (when I get into it) but collecting leaves is just a chore.  And there are thousands of leaves fall onto my garden from the trees behind it. So I fill the “green bin” with leaves and …

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Go on holiday to Shropshire

Another walking holiday; same company (hf holidays) as usual but different location.  I decided to go by train as that only involved one change and was probably about the same cost as petrol for the journey and the road route seemed quite complicated when I looked it up.  Perhaps I should invest in a sat …

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Taking dogs for walks

I don’t have a dog of my own – I am out too much and they have to be walked (at least once) every day so are too much of a tie.  The dog in my brother’s family, Sasha, is also extremely badly behaved – out of the house, even though she is lovely inside. …

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ANOTHER holiday…..

This was the holiday that was (partly) paid for by the cancellation of the singing holiday.  I had chosen three nights, so 2 days of walking, at Lulwoth Cove.  This was partly because it is my closest hf house – only 1½ hours drive away, so ideal for a short break – and I was …

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Take a holiday in the Cotswolds

Time for yet another holiday with hf holidays, but in the Cotswolds this time.  The hotel is based at Bourton-on-the-Water, which is quite an easy drive for me.  I even broke it up by stopping for lunch with my niece and family, so I did have a bit of time to play with my great-niece …

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Have a holiday based on Dartmoor

A walking holiday with hf holidays – 3 nights this time.  This is the one to replace the singing holiday and lasted from Wednesday to Saturday. So on Wednesday I drove to the house near Haytor on Dartmoor.  I keep forgetting that my car is not keen on hills, but it does make it – …

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First cut of the new lawn

Having spent hours watering the new lawn, to make sure the turf  “took” and waited to make sure that it really had done so, the grass had grown long and it was time to cut it. It needed doing when I got back from my holiday, but I was rather busy on the first two …

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