Hardwick Hall - November 2015
Nov 1, 2015
Birmingham Half Marathon - October 2015
Gem and Laura did the Birmingham Half Marathon
Oct 18, 2015
Cannock Chase - Three Cafes Epic - October 2015
The "Three Cafes Massif"... 35 miles, 9 hours, 3 cafe stops.
Some photos by Dave, not me.
Oct 10, 2015
Cannock Chase - Misty Morning - September 2015
Sep 17, 2015
Monyash Bongoing - September 2015
Sep 12, 2015
Boating on the Staffordshire Canals - July 2015
Jul 8, 2015
Lake District Biking - July 2015
A bikey trip as Gem was in Bristol; Nan Bield Pass on Saturday, a loop from Elterwater on Sunday
Jul 4, 2015
Dudmaston Hall - June 2015
A brief trip to Dudmaston Hall; for Father's Day they had a few events on including a falconry display.
Jun 21, 2015
Prague - June 2015
A mini holiday in Prague. Just like Italy we were super lucky with the weather!
Jun 12, 2015
Sorrento - May 2015
A week in Sorrento, Italy, including trips to Pompeii, Vesuvius and Capri
May 15, 2015
The Wrekin - May 2015
May 4, 2015
Croome Court - April 2015
A lovely sunny day at Croome Court, currently covered in scaffolding for building work
Apr 18, 2015
Easter Bongoing in the Peak District - April 2015
The first bongo trip of the year - a walk along the Pennine Way and a trip to Quarry Bank Mill.
Apr 5, 2015
Monsal Trail - March 2015
A bike ride through some tunnels
Mar 7, 2015
Cannock Chase - Frosty Mornings - January 2015
Jan 23, 2015
Gower January Weekend - January 2015
Another cottage for a January weekend away
Jan 13, 2015
Welshpool Cottage Weekend - November 2014
A weekend in a cosy cottage above Trewern, near Welshpool, and another visit to Powis Castle.
Nov 28, 2014
Cannock Chase - Rutting Season - October 2014
Cannock Chase is a noisy place during rutting season. The clocks changed today too, so it's also a darker place in the late afternoon...
Oct 26, 2014
Llanberis - October 2014
A weekend in a cottage near the Dinorwig slate quarries with Mum and Dad
Oct 11, 2014
Tenerife - September 2014
A week in Tenerife for Gem, Laura and I. We only planned an ordinary beach holiday somewhere warm, but that was before we knew how awesome the Teide National Park in Tenerife was...
Sep 13, 2014
Dublin with Dan and Feven - September 2014
We can go visit Dan and Feven on a weekend now, so we did!
Sep 6, 2014
Bongoing to the Seaside - August 2014
We had been missing our seaside ration recently, so went over to the North Norfolk coast to dabble our toes, eat ice-cream and have fish and chips by the sea.
Aug 23, 2014
Malvern Hills - 1x10 Is Hard - August 2014
Back on the Malvern Hills for the first time in a while; this time with 10 gears instead of 18, so the climbs were that little bit harder... still excellent fun downwards though!
Aug 16, 2014
Gem and Laura's Yorkshire Three Peaks - July 2014
Gem and Laura did the Yorkshire Three Peaks, and I supported by bongo... so I took a bike and went exploring while they were walking
Jul 11, 2014
Waddington Air Show - July 2014
The 2014 Waddington Air Show with Gem, Mum and Dad
Jul 5, 2014
Lake District Bongoing - June 2014
A weekend of Bongoing; a walk up The Old Man of Coniston and a bike ride up Hardknott Pass on Saturday, then Sizergh Castle on Sunday
Jun 29, 2014
Glyndwr's Way Weekend - May 2014
A bongoing weekend in Wales for another epic walk by Gem and Laura; 23 miles along the Glyndwr's Way from Llyn Clywedog to Machynlleth
May 24, 2014
Wales Biking Weekend - May 2014
May 16, 2014
Album for scrapbook photos
May 5, 2014
Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong - April 2014
Our awesome holiday with a holiday in it! Staying with Dan and Feven in Singapore, a weekend in Ao Nang in Thailand, then a brief stop in Hong Kong on the way home.
Apr 19, 2014
Burt and Rachel's Wedding - February 2014
Feb 22, 2014
Burt's Stag Do - January 2014
Burt's stag do involved a canal boat to Bath and back, with much eating, drinking and merriment on the way
Jan 24, 2014
Exmoor Cottage Weekend - January 2014
Another winter weekend away - a lovely cottage, an open fire, lots of food and drink and a good pub next door - awesome
Jan 10, 2014
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
Album for profile photos
May 10, 2013
The Wedding - Favourite Photos
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