Cannock Chase - Sunset - December 2013
A sudden urge to take some photos coincided with an amazing sunset... bonus
Dec 8, 2013
Churnet Valley Walk - September 2013
A walk along the Caldon Canal from Froghall Basin to the pub at Consall Forge
Sep 14, 2013
Stone to Penkridge by narrowboat - August 2013
Gem and I joined Mum and Dad on their boat for a couple of days from Stone back home to Penkridge, and Gem's parents joined us for the second day.
The trains from Penkridge to Stone take 16 minutes travelling; getting back by boat takes two days... :-)
Aug 31, 2013
The Caldon Canal - August 2013
A few days with Mum and Dad on the Caldon Canal in the Churnet Valley. (Gem had taken the normal camera so these are just from my phone, which is why they're a bit rubbish...)
Aug 25, 2013
Moseley Old Hall - 100 Days Later - August 2013
One hundred days ago we were here getting married... today we returned for cream tea
Aug 18, 2013
Eastridge and the Stiperstones - July 2013
A bike ride taking in the trails at Eastridge and some trails on the Stiperstones.
Jul 20, 2013
Fire (Da Da Dah) - July 2013
Time to burn stuff outside
Jul 19, 2013
Newnham Ball - June 2013
The Newnham Ball
Jun 21, 2013
Honeymoon Roadtrip - May 2013
A few days after getting married we went on honeymoon! Just the two of us, an open top car and 2700 miles of open road...
May 15, 2013
Moseley Old Hall - Four Weeks To Go! - April 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Cannock Chase - Almost Snow Free - April 2013
The snow has almost all gone... depending on where you are it's either bone dry or a horrific muddy mess!
Apr 7, 2013
Warwickshire Weekend - March 2013
A weekend away to the wilds of Warwickshire for some National Trust cake, amongst other things
Mar 30, 2013
Yet More Snow - March 2013
A year ago today we moved into our new house in glorious warm, sunny weather. It was a bit different today!
Mar 22, 2013
Mum and Dad's Narrowboat Sets Sail - February 2013
The first trip out on Mum and Dad's new narrowboat; a quick pootle up the canal and back...
Feb 16, 2013
Snow - January 2013
A little bit of snow in the morning... then it snowed A LOT
Jan 18, 2013
Cotswolds Weekend - January 2013
Another winter weekend away, this time in the Cotswolds. A trip to Birdland and the model village in Bourton-on-the-Water, a walk from the cottage, lots of food and drink and a bit of snow!
Jan 11, 2013
Dan and Feven's Wedding - December 2012
Dec 29, 2012
Mum and Dad's Narrowboat - December 2012
Dec 28, 2012
The Roaches with Laura - December 2012
A trip out to the Roaches with Laura, up for the weekend. A windy walk about followed by tea and cake at the cafe we accidentally parked next to...
Dec 9, 2012
Ladybower Loop with John - December 2012
A bright and (mostly) frosty December bike ride with John
Dec 2, 2012
At John and Emma's - December 2012
A weekend up in sunny Sheffield with John and Emma
Dec 1, 2012
Attingham Park - November 2012
An afternoon out for a pootle round the park and the obligatory visit to the cafe... :-)
Nov 11, 2012
London with Burt and Rachel - October 2012
Oct 13, 2012
Bongoing in South West Scotland - September 2012
A week exploring with the Bongo in the nearer bits of Scotland we've just driven straight past previously...
Sep 13, 2012
Gem's Birthday Week - August 2012
A week of random things for Gem's birthday
Aug 20, 2012
Rhandirmwyn - July 2012
A short break in the Bongo to somewhere random; a pootle round Llyn Brianne, a trip down a gold mine and the Olympic opening ceremony in the pub - 'twas ace
Jul 28, 2012
Cadair Idris - July 2012
Gem was away for the weekend so I went to Wales with bongo and bike
Jul 7, 2012
Packwood House - June 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Somerset Revisited - June 2012
The long-long-weekend revisiting some old haunts around Yeovil
Jun 3, 2012
Palace To Palace - May 2012
a 45 mile charity bike ride seemed a bit too easy; doing it by unicycle seemed a good idea at the time...
May 20, 2012
Dyfi Enduro 2012 - May 2012
Starting the Bongoing year with another Dyfi... from a different campsite this time. Bongos, bikes, fire, barbecues, beer... ace!
May 5, 2012
Ade and Fiona's Wedding - April 2012
Apr 21, 2012
Ade's Stag Do - March 2012
Ade's stag do - clay pigeon shooting on Saturday then a recovery walk on Sunday morning...
Mar 31, 2012
Snow - February 2012
It did snow eventually this winter... not for very long, though
Feb 4, 2012
Lake District Weekend - January 2012
Another winter weekend away in a quaint cottage, this time enjoying utterly perfect winter weather in the Lake District.
Jan 13, 2012
It started as our anniversary weekend away - November 2011
It started out as "just" our five year anniversary since we got together, until the top of Roseberry Topping...
Nov 26, 2011
Shugborough - November 2011
When Mum and Dad came to visit
Nov 19, 2011
Sheffield Bike Ride - November 2011
A bike ride from John and Emma's new house in Sheffield
Nov 12, 2011
Attingham Park - October 2011
An afternoon at Attingham Park followed by dinner at Chris and Sue's holiday cottage in Acton Burnell.
Oct 29, 2011
Coed-y-Brenin Enduro - October 2011
John and Emma came over for the weekend and we all pootled over to Coed-y-Brenin...
Oct 1, 2011
Cannock Chase - Indian Summer - September 2011
It's the last day in September but it's hot, sunny and awesome!
Sep 30, 2011
Ireland Holiday - September 2011
Bongo holiday! In our usual style our vague plan for the week went out the window a few hours after landing as we went north into Connemara instead of south...
Sep 3, 2011
Gem's Birthday Weekend - August 2011
Gem's Birthday - spent in Malvern with a day out to Westbury Court Gardens, Gloucestershire
Aug 20, 2011
Pendle Hill - August 2011
A random Bongo trip to nowhere in particular, but excellent fun as usual... a trip to Gawthorpe Hall on Saturday then a walk round Todmorden and a bit of the Limestone Way with Laura on Sunday.
Aug 6, 2011
Harlech - July 2011
A trip back to the first campsite Gem and I ever went to, and it's still just as lovely as it was back then - the combination of the lovely site, AMAZING view and short walk to Harlech and the beach means it's possibly our favourite campsite...
Jul 22, 2011
Sunnycroft - July 2011
A visit to a National Trust place near where Gem works; (1) to look around, (2) to eat cake and (3) to drop some books off at the book shop...
Jul 16, 2011
Hardwick Hall - July 2011
A visit to Hardwick Hall with Mum and Dad
Jul 2, 2011
Devon - June 2011
The rest of Gem's free week, spent exploring south Devon - Castle Drogo, across the moors and the coast around Slapton and Dartmouth.
Jun 25, 2011
Peak District Bongo Trip - June 2011
A few days in the Peak District - camping near Hartington, a walk on Sunday and a trip along the High Peak Trail on a tandem on Monday.
Jun 21, 2011
Cosford Air Show Weekend - June 2011
Mum and Dad came over for the Cosford Air Show; it was wet!
Jun 11, 2011
Mid-Wales Bongoing - May 2011
Bank holiday in mid Wales with bongo and bike
May 28, 2011
Sudbury Hall - May 2011
Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood - National Trust place = cream tea and cakes!
May 15, 2011
Singapore and Dubai - April 2011
Our two week world tour of awesomeness, staying in Dan's apartments in the two cities (and a night in a hotel in Abu Dhabi too!)
Apr 22, 2011
Caer Caradoc - April 2011
A walk over Caer Caradoc on a sunny April day
Apr 17, 2011
Cut Gate - Second Attempt - April 2011
Another go at Cut Gate, this time successful...
Apr 12, 2011
Shropshire Bongoing - April 2011
The first Bongo trip of the year - the Baron of Bucknell, the Stiperstones and Attingham Park on the way back.
Apr 9, 2011
The Monkey Trail with John - April 2011
An after work spin around some bits of the Chase with John, on his way back from Birmingham
Apr 5, 2011
Wightwick Manor - April 2011
An afternoon out to Wightwick Manor - house, gardens and tea shop (mmmm cake!)
Apr 2, 2011
Days Off, Good Weather, Great Biking - March 2011
Three big bike rides - Cannock Chase, Cut Gate in the Peak District and Malvern
Mar 24, 2011
Cannock Chase - Lighter Evenings - March 2011
It's getting lighter on the way home again, woot woot...
Mar 8, 2011
Dove Dale - February 2011
This time we didn't nearly starve to death - bonus!
Feb 12, 2011
Devon and Back - January 2011
Jan 28, 2011
Croome Court - January 2011
Another National Trust place; more excellent cakey goodness in the cafe!
Jan 23, 2011
Horse Riding - January 2011
Gem went horse riding; I went photographing
Jan 12, 2011
The North York Moors - January 2011
Another winter weekend away - to a cottage in Cropton in the North York Moors. With Gem, Ade, Fi, Gaz and Burt.
Jan 7, 2011
Cold and Frosty - December 2010
After a very cold night everything went white!
Dec 4, 2010
Horse Riding in the Snow - December 2010
It's blummin' cold and snowy but Gemma can still go riding (the Bongo helped!)
Dec 1, 2010
Snow Biking - December 2010
The way to and from work the fun way, 'cos it's snowing!
Nov 30, 2010
Chester - November 2010
A short trip away - Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, a night in the Queen Hotel in Chester and a mooch round the city the day after.
Nov 21, 2010
Foggy - November 2010
Everything's disappeared into the murk...
Nov 16, 2010
Lincolnshire - November 2010
A spontaneous visit to Mum and Dad - including a brief trip to Calke Abbey (lunch stop) and the Humber Bridge.
Nov 13, 2010
Gemma's Horse Riding - November 2010
Gemma went jumping this time...
Nov 8, 2010
Cannock Chase - Autumn Walk - October 2010
Oct 30, 2010
A Weekend in Autumn - October 2010
We were down in Malvern for an evening out so went for a couple of days out with Gem's parents; Queenswood Arboretum and Snowshill Manor.
Oct 15, 2010
Gemma's Horse Riding - October 2010
Gem went riding; I took my new camera...
Oct 12, 2010
Cannock Chase - Travels with a New Camera - October 2010
Pootling about the Chase with my new camera
Oct 11, 2010
Birthday Weekend - October 2010
Sep 25, 2010
Gem's Birthday Horse Riding Weekend - September 2010
A weekend of horse riding for Gemma and bike riding for me, staying in a B&B in Betws-y-Coed.
Sep 11, 2010
Gemma's Rainy Riding Lesson - August 2010
I went along to watch Gem ride, and I took the rain with me
Sep 5, 2010
Glyders Walk - August 2010
As many peaks of the Glyders as my legs would cope with - Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach and Tryfan.
Aug 31, 2010
Bank Holiday Bongo Biking Trip - August 2010
A weekend doing some biking with John - Pendle Hill, Gisburn Forest, above Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ribblehead and Lee Quarry.
Some of these photos are John's; some of them are also an hour out so they're in the wrong order! Never mind...
Aug 27, 2010
Gem's Birthday Weekend - August 2010
A trip away in the Birthday Bongo for Gemma's birthday... :-) We stayed at the Royal Oak, near the A515, and went for a walk down Lathkill Dale.
Aug 18, 2010
Gliding Evening - August 2010
An evening of gliding organised by Andy Davis at work - Gem and I got to go in a glider and even fly it!
Aug 16, 2010
The Monkey Trail with John - July 2010
A ride round the Monkey Trail, Follow The Dog and some local detours with John
Jul 31, 2010
Microlight Weekend - July 2010
My birthday present from Gemma was a lesson in a microlight, which was ace! The rest of the weekend was spent with Jill, Andi, George, John and Emma down in Devon.
Jul 24, 2010
Cosford Air Show - June 2010
My first air display for aaaaages - it was ace. Bizarrely we got both very sunburnt and utterly drenched by torrential rain...
Jun 12, 2010
Wenlock Edge - June 2010
A weekend away by Wenlock Edge; on Saturday we walked along the edge to Upper Wenlock who happened to be having their annual festival, and on Sunday we went home via the Cosford Air Show...
Jun 11, 2010
Bala and Welsh Castles - June 2010
A quick weekend away - Chirk Castle, a night at a campsite near Bala and then Powys Castle on the way home.
Jun 5, 2010
Dudmaston Hall - May 2010
A super sunny day out to Dudmaston Hall
May 23, 2010
Cannock Chase - The Monkey Trail - May 2010
A full lap of Follow The Dog and the Monkey Trail on the best day of the year so far - wonderfully hot and sunny.
May 22, 2010
The Outer Hebrides - May 2010
A week island hopping in Scotland with the Bongo, reaching as far north as Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
May 8, 2010
Dyfi Enduro and Go Ape - May 2010
Mere hours after getting back from South Africa, our first Bongo trip of the year! The 2010 Dyfi Enduro with John and a trip to Go Ape in Coed-y-Brenin.
Apr 25, 2010
South Africa - April 2010
Three weeks in South Africa for work, so plenty of weekend days to go explore...
Apr 11, 2010
Elan Valley - April 2010
A bike ride up the Elan Valley Trail with Gemma. It was a very sunny day after a very wet period, so the dams were overflowing spectacularly!
Apr 4, 2010
Lighthouse Weekend - March 2010
A weekend away. In a lighthouse. With a dalek under the stairs. In Newport.
Mar 27, 2010
Chatsworth House - March 2010
A day out the day after I got back from Sydney
Mar 20, 2010
Sydney - March 2010
A work trip to Sydney that didn't actually involve all that much work, leaving me lots of time to look around... :-)
Mar 14, 2010
Dubai - March 2010
A week visiting Dan in Dubai
Mar 6, 2010
Snowdonia Weekend - January 2010
Another instalment of staying in a nice cottage in Winter, this time in Snowdonia.
Jan 15, 2010
Cannock Chase - More Snow and Ice - January 2010
Fact: bikes are (a) better at dealing with snow than cars and (b) waaay more fun...
Jan 4, 2010