Category Archives: Exercise

Walking and Sightseeing – St Ives II

There were different places to visit in the second half of my hf holiday in St Ives. The next day, Wednesday, we went by coach to the Geevor Tin Mine.  On getting there we were able to leave our bags in a room and then had to pay and get our hard hats. We had …

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Walking and Sightseeing – St Ives I

Another hf holiday, but it didn’t start that well as I had booked a 1st Class train ticket by “advanced purchase” and I had to change at Westbury.  When I got to Westbury I found that the train I was supposed to get was cancelled!  Eventually found a nice man who worked out that I …

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“Self-Guided Walking” holiday.

I put this on the end of my Industrial Heritage of Shropshire so as to make it a week away.  I wasn’t intending to do that much walking, but I did do more than several other people – who went out in their cars or stayed at the hotel, by the swimming pool! The first …

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“Walking and Sightseeing” on the Isle of Wight – Part 2

Day 4, Wednesday, was a day off so I had a slow start and then followed a walk I had picked up at the “Discovery Point” in the hotel.  It was an easy one and about three and a half miles.  From the hotel it went along the road for a short way and then …

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Go “Walking and Sightseeing” on the Isle of Wight – Part 1

Yet another holiday with hf holidays, this one on the Isle of Wight, staying at…… The walk on the Sunday was to….. …….which were not at their best as it was too early for the roses and for the herbaceous borders, although the bluebells were out.  The walk there was great, though.  First over the …

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“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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