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London Trip

London Trip

Five days in London (yes work related), and managed to find time for a spot of sightseening. From Parliament Square ...
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Let It Snow

Let It Snow

Today we have snow, not much, at least its not too cold and windy, as the wind over the last ...
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Quick Stop Brenna

Quick Stop Brenna

Another visit to Brenna, I love this place ...
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On The Border

On The Border

Just 40 mins drive and we are now on the Czech/Polish border. Crossing the bridge (crossing the Oder river) would ...
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Afternoon Walk

A beautiful Tuesday afternoon walk, and my first attempt to try the tracking feature on my DJI Mini 3 Pro ...
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Drone Test flight

Testing out my drone, fog limited the distance ...
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Evening Walk

Evening Walk

What a bonus, it's still quiet warm and sunny, yet it's early November. So Monty and went for an evening ...
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Goczałkowice-Zdrój

Goczałkowice-Zdrój

On a lovely sunny Thursday afternoon, Monty and I decided to walk to Goczałkowice-Zdrój ...
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Gmina Kobiór

Gmina Kobiór

A beautiful Sunday walk in Gmina Kobiór ...
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Return to Ustron

Return to Ustron

Our original trip to Kudowa Zdroj had to be cancelled due to our Shitzu Monty being ill, so with losing ...
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Czantoria Mała

Czantoria Mała

Czantoria Mała (865 m). This peak is smaller and less sought-after sister of the neighbouring Velké Čantoryje (995 m) with ...
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Thursday Afternoon Ride

Thursday Afternoon Ride

Increased effect today ...
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Afternoon Cycle Ride

Afternoon Cycle Ride

A gentle ride, with Monty on the "Monty Truck" and a stop for ice cream ...
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Evening Swim

Evening Swim

After a two-year break in back easing into swimming ...
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Cycle Ride

On Sunday 27th August Dora and I undertook the 16km Goczalkowice cycle fun day Cycling to and from the event ...
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Return to Ustron

Return to Ustron

Another scorching day in Ustron ...
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Krynica, Day Four

Krynica, Day Four

Fourth day of our trip to Kynica, weather beginning to turn, but still warm ...
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Kynica, Day Three

Kynica, Day Three

Third day of our trip to Kynica ...
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Kynica, Day Two

Kynica, Day Two

Second day of our trip to Kynica ...
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Kynica, Day One

Kynica, Day One

On our return to Poland, we made our way to Krynica, for a short break ...
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Wedding Day

Wedding Day

On Saturday 6th August 2022 at 11:30 Dora and I married at Hinkley Registry Office, with us was a family ...
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Wednesday Cycle Ride

Wednesday Cycle Ride

Cycle ride with the Monty Truck on my bike ...
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Watch “Cycle Ride 260722

Clips from our cycle ride, complete with the Monty Truck attached to my bike ...
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Zakopane

Zakopane

A fantastic weekend in Zakopane, although weather was very hot and we had to take into consideration Monty, but that ...
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Wisla

Wisla

A great weekend visting Wilsa Wisła (Polish: [ˈviswa] ; German: Weichsel; Czech: Visla) is a town in Cieszyn County, Silesian ...
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Szczyrk

Szczyrk

A day at Szczyrk to blow the cobwebs of working hard The town is a popular winter sports centre, with over 60 km ...
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Monty Now

Monty Now

Monty, our Shih Tzu dog, is now 3 months old ...
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Cracking Time in Krakov

Cracking Time in Krakov

So the weather is turning colder here in Poland, and therefore less chance of getting away.Even found out that they ...
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Goczałkowice-Zdrój

Goczałkowice-Zdrój

Polish Independence Day today, so a Bank Holiday. We spent a few hours in Goczałkowice-Zdrój, walking in park, ...
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First Weekend - Home Trip

First Weekend – Home Trip

From Zakopane we headed for Zubrzyca Gorna, Skansen, Park Etnograficzny, then stopping for lunch at Jelesnia, Dzika Chata restaurant ...
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First Weekend Away

First Weekend Away

Back in September we made the move from UK to Poland, crossing France, Netherland, Belgium, Germany and finally Poland.After many ...
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Warsaw

Warsaw

So after a while of working from home, I'm back in Warsaw for two days Work and shopping, a great ...
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New Addition

New Addition

Meet our new addition, Monty The Shih Tzu just 8 weeks old ...
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Cycle Ride Ashfield

Cycle Ride Ashfield

Check out my activity on Strava: https://strava.app.link/skGFOieSVib ...
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Return To Bournemouth

Return To Bournemouth

It's back to Bournemouth for what I call a farewell trip. As plans are well in place for our move ...
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Mablethorpe

Mablethorpe

Well it's been a while since I have posted on here. Although work commitments has hampered our adventure it has ...
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North Wales

North Wales

Well what a few weeks it's been, not had time to blog and still on the road. So Llandudno and ...
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Lincoln Weekend

Lincoln Weekend

After staying at home during the week, we decided to venture out to Lincoln for the weekend. Although the weather ...
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New Forest & Dorset Your Part Three

New Forest & Dorset Your Part Three

The following day we catch a bus and head of to Wareham town with a stop fir the usual cuppa ...
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New Forest & Dorset Your Part Two

New Forest & Dorset Your Part Two

Today was market day so it was extremely busy, so it was off to the Quay for a relaxing drink ...
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New Forest & Dorset Tour Part  One

New Forest & Dorset Tour Part One

We stayed at the New Forest Centenary campsite near Bransgore, and Sunday we cycled the 3.5 miles to Hinton Admiral ...
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New Forest and Dorset

New Forest and Dorset

Well it's that time again, motorhome packed and ready to go. Heading to the New Forest for a few days ...
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Back at Swadlicote

Back at Swadlicote

Another weekend here in the National Forest, this time we have sunshine, and even the toilet block is now open ...
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Bank Holiday Stafford Monday

Bank Holiday Stafford Monday

Woke to a nice sunny morning, but alas it's home time, how I wish we could stay longer So empty ...
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Bank Holiday Stafford Sunday

Bank Holiday Stafford Sunday

What started out to be a chilly morning ended up being really nice a sunny, so breakfast and a pot ...
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Bank Holiday Stafford Saturday

Bank Holiday Stafford Saturday

Well the weather said hot and sunny, but outside my windows says otherwise. Cloudy and a touch of rain. I'm ...
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Bank Holiday Stafford

Bank Holiday Stafford

Well here we are again back on the road this time a Bank Holiday trip to Church Eaton, Stafford for ...
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Cycle Ride

Cycle Ride

Check out my activity on Strava: https://strava.app.link/gGI7NfPRVib ...
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Celebrating The Big 60 Day Ten

Celebrating The Big 60 Day Ten

Well the final day, the short drive home, refuel, wash and fill with fresh water. The unpacking and sorting laundry ...
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Celebrating The Big 60 Day Nine

Celebrating The Big 60 Day Nine

Leaving a wet and dull Builth Wells and breaking up our homward journey, we stop at The Gate Inn, Tamworth ...
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Celebrating The Big 60 Day Seven & Eight

Celebrating The Big 60 Day Seven & Eight

Leaving Llangollen we now head to Builth Wells, Mid Wales, taking in Bala, Dolgellau and a stop to see my ...
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Celebrating The Big 60 Day Six

Celebrating The Big 60 Day Six

Leaving Bewtys y Coed today, what a fantastic few days it's been. Llangollen home of the International Eisteddfod, I remember ...
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Celebrating The Big 60 Day Five

Celebrating The Big 60 Day Five

Well the moment I've been waiting for and the main reason for this trip. Today we headed off to Blaenau ...
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Celebrating The Big 60 Day Four

Celebrating The Big 60 Day Four

Today was ideal weather conditions for walking up Snowdon. Decided to take the Llanberis path, which is a total of ...
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Celebrating The Big 60 Day Three

Celebrating The Big 60 Day Three

A local day today here in Betwys y Coed, although we has scattered showers during the day, that did not ...
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Celebrating The Big 60 Day Two

Celebrating The Big 60 Day Two

Up early to pack the food and any other things that we've forgotten to lack earlier. Start of the slow ...
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Celebrating The Big 60 Day One

Celebrating The Big 60 Day One

So today, Friday 14th May is the eve of my 60th birthday, a small party. The motorhome packed ready for ...
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Motorhome Trip - Stratford

Motorhome Trip – Stratford

So this weekend took a drive to Stratford on Avon. Campsite was good, weather was rubbish, so ended up just ...
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Motorhome Trip - Swadlincote

Motorhome Trip – Swadlincote

May Day Bank Holiday weekend spent at the National Forest, Swadlincote, a composite I've been to many times and never ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Twenty Six

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Twenty Six

Back at the end of March I decided, with no real thought or planning to cycle a total of 300 ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Twenty Five

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Twenty Five

Today I decided than rather than take to even more hills, I would make my way back from Derbyshire to ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Twenty Four

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Twenty Four

Due to Rotarty I was unable to cycle and travelling to Dale Abbey, Derby meant no cycle ride for day ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Twenty One

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Twenty One

Driving to work this morning, I was thinking (yes I know I should be concentrating on the road ahead) how ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Twenty

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Twenty

Yesterday (day nineteen) was a well earn rest day, time to recover from the trip over the weekend. Today I ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Eighteen

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Eighteen

What a glorious day, left Stamford campsite and headed off to Rutland Water, arrived early to get a good parking ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Seventeen

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Seventeen

Thought I would have a change if scenery this weekend, what with the glorious sunshine. So I decided to take ...
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First Motorhome Trip 2021

First Motorhome Trip 2021

First motorhome trip of 2021, just over an hours drive after work, arrived early evening in Stamford, grass pitch with ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Fifteen

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Fifteen

After having a well earned day off yesterday, today I was back on the saddle with a gentle nine miles ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Thirteen

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Thirteen

So the route I have been doing in the evening is becoming slightly easier and traffic was lighter than yesterday, ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Twelve

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Twelve

Weather-wise it was quite nice, although it was a slightly windy, and an increase in traffic. Today was 9 miles, ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Eleven

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Eleven

After yesterday's 15 mile, I decided to take it slow and easy, so a quick 13 mile ride today. This ...
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Zipworld Forest Coaster

Zipworld Forest Coaster

This was a fantastic activity, you do get three goes and well with it. Although there are signs warning yiu ...
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Zipworld Swing

Zipworld Swing

Another activity I did while in Wales was the swing. I did have acid reflux while on it, I did ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Ten

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Ten

Cannot believe im on day ten of this challenge. It's been harder than I imagined made worse by my catheter ...
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Zipworld Titan

Zipworld Titan

I'm going to do this in May, to celebrate my 60th Birthday. (please wait for video to download) @monty_2021 ♬ ...
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Zip World Zipwire

Zip World Zipwire

June 2020, on a recent trip to Llanberis, I decided to try out the zip wire.Hearing aids out, travelling at ...
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Zip World Caves

Zip World Caves

Gosh, to think I did this in October 2020, although I have reservation about doing this, I'm pleased I did ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Nine

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Nine

So a change a route today, although weather wise it was chilly and a bit of rain. Completed 13 miles ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Eight

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Eight

After two days off, the cycle has been serviced, sadle raised and straightened and a clean bill of health I've ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Six

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Six

Today was a rest day, the bike went to Halfords for service and minor adjustments, such as saddle levelling, raising ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Five

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Five

Day five of my 300 mile cycle challenge to raise money for #prostatecancerukStarted this morning doing 10 miles, during this ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Four

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Ride Day Four

Changing my saddle for the ISM which due to it's design elevates the pressure on the uretha was an excellent ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Run Day Three

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Run Day Three

Today I did a further two sessions at just over 9 miles each, giving me the total of 61 miles, ...
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Baking Day

Baking Day

So today I thought I'd try my hand at baking a lemon drizzle cake. Well I can tell you it ...
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Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Run Day Two

Prostate Cancer UK Cycle Run Day Two

So the start of my 300 mile in April challenge, this is day two. Did nothing on day one due ...
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facebook postal

The best times to post on social media

If you’re creating content for social media at any scale, you know that a key challenge is rising above the ...
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Training Day Two

Training Day Two

Day two of training, found it hard going, cold, windy and still aching from yesterday. My catheter is hurting a ...
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Training Day

Training Day

Today I manage to cycle 18 miles in preparation of my 300 mile in April cycle challenge. Raising money for ...
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Hinckley To Stanton Cycle Ride

Hinckley To Stanton Cycle Ride

Today I cycled to Stanton lake, the ride was moderate, but I still, have to walk a few hills.A little ...
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prostate cancer UK

Cycle Ride For Charity

More than 47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that's 129 men every day. Every 45 minutes ...
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Motorhome

Motorhome

I've been very fortunate to travel all over Europe and the UK, all made possible by my motorhome ...
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Journey to the office

Journey to the office

My trip to the office this morning ...
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Work Monday

Work Monday

Back in the office tomorrow So a windy Sunday afternoon, sitting watching S.W.A.T. Back to the office tomorrow first time ...
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Lockdown Thoughts

Lockdown Thoughts

Those summer days when we were allowed out As we enter spring and the lockdown soon to be eased, my ...
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Nobody knows

Nobody knows

Mask Nobody knows it's empty,The smile that I wear.The real one is left behind in the past Because I left ...
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Snowdonia Visit

Snowdonia Visit

Zip World Snowdonia Last year before lockdown, completed all the events at Zip World ...
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Peaceful Walk

Peaceful Walk

Peaceful Looking back on my photos, I recall taking this whilst on a 15mile walk prior to the days of ...
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Sunday Evening

Sunday Evening

What a day and even a weekend, seems I blinked on Friday and it became Sunday evening, now tomorrow back ...
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