Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Forest Fun

Luke and Will invited me along to be cameraperson and keep an eye on their pursuit of the perfect line on the Forset trails. As ever, a short video ensued: https://vimeo.com/106257350

Sunday, 7 September 2014

View From The Hill

Looking North across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Sunday Sportif

With Luke running the half marathon and Hannah in a hockey tournament, the active weekend continued apace. Julie appeared to have shaken off her pre-race prep of wine and cheese and was also making good progress. 

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Boys On The River

With Tim out of plaster, he kindly chauffeured us to our chosen launch site at Kerne Bridge; a place heaving with excited hire canoe hordes. While Tim warmed up his artistic good arm, we meandered downstream.
As we neared the imposing rock face of The Yat, peregrines wheeled high above, while kingfishers darted away from us.
Tim scooped us up ahead of the oncoming monsoon, with perfect timing. Phew: we've done the river in 2014. Tim had some nice sketches safely recorded, so all in all, a very successful outing. Thanks guys!

Sunday, 24 August 2014


We visited Hidcote Gardens which were in the final flush of summer colour. Created over thirty years from an unpromising patch of farmland, they are a testament to one man's plant collecting trips and vision to see the flaura collected combined into a stunning 20th Century garden. 'Floating' parades of flowers set off against the house or the many garden 'rooms' walled by yew hedges, looked fantastic. On the way home we passed through honey coloured cotswold stone villages and called at Chipping Campden.  

Monday, 18 August 2014

Aussie Arrival

Brittany and Martin came to checkout Gloucestershire, ahead of their European Tour.