John Hawkins



Dr John Hawkins

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Recent Entries:
Udon and a Negroni on the Heath
Thursday Evening on the Heath
Alex and Alice
Beaches and Chinese Food
Foraging and a Couple of Devon Pubs
Driving to Devon and Lunch at the Lazy Lobster
Science
New Phone and Benoit
Office
Pink Sky
Deptford
Oven Toaster
Squirrel and Sabrage
Early Morning Mist
Hampshire Downs
Anima e Cuore
Erika's School Trip
Day After Mum's Birthday Party
Mum's Birthday Party
Fire
Stroll on the Heath
Sunday
Hiromu
Champagne on the M25
Sunset on the Heath
Rainbow
Apple
Badminton
Icknield Way Part 3
Autumn Equinox
Eve of the Autumn Equinox
Wednesday
State Funeral
Sunday
Walter on the Heath
Icknield Way
Belgravia
Crash
Tuesday
Sunday
Erika's Birthday
Heath
The Queen
Wednesday
Tuesday
Back to Normality
Girls Back From Japan
Tidying Up
Pizza and (Not) Wine on the Heath
Early Morning Walk Along The Wansdyke
Wansdyke Path
Szechuan
The Pineapple
Thursday
Olivo
Tuesday
An Early Morning Walk Through Dunstable and Luton
Starting the Icknield Way Path
Indecision
Thursday
A Bit More Rain
Rain, and Dinner with Al
Rain
Tapping the Admiral
Dinner at The Petersham
Everflyht on Ditchling Beacon
The Heath Again
Morris Dancing and Insulated Backpack
Breaky Bottom
Lunch at the Bridge Inn
Finishing the Wessex Ridgeway
Cerne Abbas to Lewesdon Hill
Cerne Abbas
Farewell Lunch
Sunday
London Zoo
Everflhyt and Andrew on the Heath
Thursday
Erika's Lunch and Korean Dinner
Tuesday
Tintern Abbey and Marlborough
Tintern
Saturday in the Wye Valley
To The Wye Valley
Painting
Hot Again
Hot
Christian's Party
Smoothies
Friday
Thursday
In the Front Garden
Pizza
Rubik's Cube
Evening on the Heath
Fruit Flies
East Meon
Jeremy's Studio
Sports Day
Street Fair

Pictures:
Mum's Birthday Party: A weekend in the East Midlands for Mum's birthday.Mum's Birthday Party
Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th Ocober 2022
A weekend in the East Midlands for Mum's birthday.
London October 2022: Pictures from London in October 2022.London October 2022
October 2022
Pictures from London in October 2022.
London September 2022: Pictures from London in September 2022.London September 2022
September 2022
Pictures from London in September 2022.
London August 2022: Pictures from London in August 2022 while the girls were away in Japan.London August 2022
August 2022
Pictures from London in August 2022 while the girls were away in Japan.
Dorset and Devon August 2022: Two nights in Dorset to finally complete my walk along the Wessex Ridgeway, followed by a night in Devon to visit Dad.Dorset and Devon August 2022
Tuesday 2nd - Friday 5th August 2022
Two nights in Dorset to finally complete my walk along the Wessex Ridgeway, followed by a night in Devon to visit Dad.
Blog:
- Udon and a Negroni on the Heath
    [Saturday 29th October 2022]
- Thursday Evening on the Heath
    [Thursday 27th October 2022]
- Alex and Alice
    [Tuesday 25th October 2022]
- Beaches and Chinese Food
    [Monday 24th October 2022]
- Foraging and a Couple of Devon Pubs
    [Sunday 23rd October 2022]
- Driving to Devon and Lunch at the Lazy Lobster
    [Saturday 22nd October 2022]
- Science
    [Friday 21st October 2022]
- New Phone and Benoit
    [Thursday 20th October 2022]
- Office ( 1)
    [Tuesday 18th October 2022]
- Pink Sky
    [Monday 17th October 2022]

Udon and a Negroni on the Heath
[Saturday 29th October 2022]
I went to meet Chie and Erika at the end of Erika's Japanese school and we went for lunch together at the udon place in Brent Cross.

Later on I snuck out for a bit to make a Negroni on Hampstead Heath, and made a quick silly video while I was at it:





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Thursday Evening on the Heath
[Thursday 27th October 2022]
The girls were out for the evening so I had an extended stay on the heath.
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Alex and Alice
[Tuesday 25th October 2022]
Spent the morning with Alex and Alice, who were also visiting Devon this week, then did the long drive back to London after lunch.
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Beaches and Chinese Food
[Monday 24th October 2022]
I woke up early and drove to Dawlish so I could have a coffee on the beach around sunrise. Later on we headed to Teignmouth and got the ferry over to Shaldon, where Erika and I collected sea snails on the beach there. In the evening we headed into Exeter for Chinese food.

I made a video out of this morning's coffee on the beach:



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Foraging and a Couple of Devon Pubs
[Sunday 23rd October 2022]
The weather forecast predicted fairly heavy rain later in the afternoon, so we tried to fit all our outdoor activities into the morning / early afternoon. So it made sense to stay fairly local to Dad's house, and we decided to go foraging for chestnuts and mushrooms in the woods nearby. A late Sunday lunch at the Ley Arms after that, then a bit later on after the rain stopped Chie and I ventured out for a walk to the Anchor Inn in Cockwood.
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Driving to Devon and Lunch at the Lazy Lobster
[Saturday 22nd October 2022]
Spent most of the daytime driving down to Devon, including a return visit to the Lazy Lobster in Chew Magna for lunch.
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Science
[Friday 21st October 2022]
Did some science experiments with Erika in the evening with a Japanese kit she has that recreates weather phenomena.
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New Phone and Benoit
[Thursday 20th October 2022]
Got a new phone today - having used the previous one for three years i thought it was ready for an upgrade. In the evening met up with Benoit who I used to work with over a decade ago, and now lives in Paris.
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Office
[Tuesday 18th October 2022]
I actually went to my office today, for the first time since I think January 2020. Can't say I particularly enjoyed the experience.
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Pink Sky
[Monday 17th October 2022]
Nice bit of pink sky in the early evening.
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Deptford
[Sunday 16th October 2022]
Popped down to Deptford for a bit in the afternoon to see Andew.
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Oven Toaster
[Saturday 15th October 2022]
Started using a Japanese style oven toaster today (we'd had it for a while but hadn't used it as it was technically for Chie's job), partly as we assumed it would be a bit cheaper to run than the main oven.
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Squirrel and Sabrage
[Friday 14th October 2022]
A few photos of a cheeky squirrel in the daytime. In the early evening sabraged some ESW.
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Early Morning Mist
[Thursday 13th October 2022]
Walked down off the Hampshire Downs after my wild camp the previous night, and headed to Bedwyn to get the train back to London.
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Hampshire Downs
[Wednesday 12th October 2022]
I took the day off work and went for a walk and a wild camp on the Hampshire Downs.

I made two videos as a result of this outing, the first of the afternoon's walk, with some musings about ancient tracks etc:




...and the second one has the wild camping bit, plus the walk to the station the next morning in the midst:



Somehow the wild camping one must have got the attention of YouTube's recommendation algorithm because it really took off - prior to this none of my videos had reached more than about 200 videos, but at time of writing this (the end of October), this video had been viewed 2654 times and had received 100 likes. Plus I went from 50 or 60 subscribers to getting close to 200 now. So that was really gratifying to see, including all the nice comments it received.
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Anima e Cuore
[Tuesday 11th October 2022]
Chie and I went out for dinner in the evening, to a restaurant called Anima e Cuore which we had been meaning to try for some time.
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Erika's School Trip
[Monday 10th October 2022]
Erika headed off on a residential school trip this morning - four nights away from home!
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Day After Mum's Birthday Party
[Sunday 9th October 2022]
Having stayed the night at the hotel we had more time with family in the morning, then lunch together before we said our goodbyes and headed off back to London.
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Mum's Birthday Party
[Saturday 8th October 2022]
Drove up to the East Midlands in the afternoon for Mum's birthday party, with afternoon tea on arrival, some nice glimpses of the sun setting over the River Trent (and a good opportunity for family photos!) followed by a barbecue buffet dinner and lots of rose Nyetimber.
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Fire
[Friday 7th October 2022]
Decided to have a little fire in the back garden, testing out the Honey Stove I'd bought over the summer.
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Stroll on the Heath
[Wednesday 5th October 2022]
Went for another extended stroll on the heath this evening, and made a YouTube video while I was at it. Nice sunset this evening.



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Sunday
[Sunday 2nd October 2022]
Quiet day at home. Did some pruning in the afternoon (the vines had taken over the garden a bit over the summer). In the evening a (vegetarian approximation of) a Sunday roast.
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Hiromu
[Saturday 1st October 2022]
Chie's university friend Hiromu was visiting London this week with her husband, so we met them this afternoon for a sort of afternoon tea picnic on Hampstead Heath.
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Champagne on the M25
[Friday 30th September 2022]
Took the afternoon off work to go for a strange walk, starting and ending at Uxbridge, and with the main goal being the junction between the M40 and the M25. I thought this would make for a fun and quirky walk (and as a by product a fun and quirky YouTube video) but it was mostly actually a bit grim.



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Sunset on the Heath
[Wednesday 28th September 2022]
Quite a nice sunset on the heath this evening I thought.
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Rainbow
[Tuesday 27th September 2022]
Spotted a ranbow as I was walking to pick Erika up from her woodwork class.
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Apple
[Monday 26th September 2022]
Ate the first apple from our tree today. They're really small this year - I think because of the drought over the summer - but there's a good number of them and this one at least was quite tasty.
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Badminton
[Sunday 25th September 2022]
Spent a while playing badminton with the girls on a pedestrianised bit of street near home.
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Icknield Way Part 3
[Saturday 24th September 2022]
Third stretch of the Icknield Way today, from Letchworth Garden City (well actually Baldock) to Royston. Another YouTube video of course.



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Autumn Equinox
[Friday 23rd September 2022]
Having slept the night in a hedge, I woke up early to be at Avebury for sunrise on the morning of the Autumn Equinox. It was rather grey and cloudy so I couldn't really see anything of the sunrise, but I was happy to be there nonetheless.
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Eve of the Autumn Equinox
[Thursday 22nd September 2022]
Took another (half?) day off work so I could head to Avebury this afternoon. I'd decided I wanted to spent the night in the area for the autumn equinox. While I was there I did a tour of some of the local momuments like West Kennet Long Barrow and the Sanctuary, and made another YouTube video:



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Wednesday
[Wednesday 21st September 2022]
Still struggling to get back into a normal routine with work etc after last week's crash. Headed to the heath in the early evening and stayed a while to watch the sunset.
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State Funeral
[Monday 19th September 2022]
Bank holiday for the Queen's State Funeral, so I was off work and Erika was off school. Didn't really do much, just watched some of the funeral on the TV, and otherwise had a quiet day at home.
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Sunday
[Sunday 18th September 2022]
Quiet day at home. Spent some time playing with Erika's tiny remote controlled car, and made a sort of obstacle course for it.
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Walter on the Heath
[Saturday 17th September 2022]
Met up with Walter again, and also mutual work friend Andrew, and had lunch on the heath plus a glass of wine.
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Icknield Way
[Friday 16th September 2022]
Once again I couldn't face working today, so took another day off and went for a walk in the countryside, this time doing another section of the Icknield Way, from Luton to Letchworth Garden City. Didn't take a lot of photos, but made another YouTube video along the way:



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Belgravia
[Thursday 15th September 2022]
Once again I just couldn't face working today. I was already scheduled for a dentist appointment down in Belgravia, after which I met my old work friend Walter (who was visiting London this week) for lunch at Oliveto. Then for the remainder of the afternoon I just stayed in Belgravia revisiting some old pubs. Again not many photos today but I did make a video.



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Crash
[Wednesday 14th September 2022]
I started work as usual this morning but after a couple of hours realised I was just staring at a screen and achieving nothing. I just couldn't bring myself to do any work - it all suddenly seemed like a pointless waste of time. So I decided to take the rest of the day off, and headed to East London to visit some old favourite pubs of mine. Didn't actually take many photos, but I did make a video of the outing.



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Tuesday
[Tuesday 13th September 2022]
Today was the anniversary of when Chie and I got engaged. Most of the photos today are trying to get a shot of the two of us so we could print it out on Erika's new sticker printer.
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Sunday
[Sunday 11th September 2022]
Not many photos so I assume this was mostly a quiet day at home? One of Erika's presents was a tiny sticker printer and we tested that out this afternoon.
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Erika's Birthday
[Saturday 10th September 2022]
Erika seemed to want a low key birthday this year. She even went to Japanese school as usual in the morning, after getting up slightly earlier than normal to open presents. In the afternoon she had a friend over and they went to have their nails done.
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Heath
[Friday 9th September 2022]
Finished work a bit early after a probably not very productive day feeling a bit shellshocked by yesterday's sad news. Definitely felt a visit to the heath was in order, and went for a longer than usual wander around.
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The Queen
[Thursday 8th September 2022]
I was out for dinner this evening with some old work friends when I heard that the Queen had died. Very strange atmosphere on the way home.
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Wednesday
[Wednesday 7th September 2022]
Just one photo.
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Tuesday
[Tuesday 6th September 2022]
Slightly reluctantly opened the last of the 2005 Nuits St Georges from Gavignet, as Burgundy stocks were running rather low. Paired with Jagarico. It was very good.
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Back to Normality
[Monday 5th September 2022]
Erika was back at school today, and it was work for me as usual. So all pretty humdrum and back into the routine.
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Girls Back From Japan
[Sunday 4th September 2022]
I woke up early and drove to Heathrow to pick up the girls, who returned from Japan today. In the afternoon, in a bid to get Erika out of the flat to help with her jetlag, we went down to King's Cross to catch the tail end of the annual "Return to Hogwarts" Harry Potter event.
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Tidying Up
[Saturday 3rd September 2022]
Spent a large part of the day tidying up the flat in preparation for the girls returning from Japan. Just treated myself to lunch at the Pineapple before returning home to do more tidying and cleaning.
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Pizza and (Not) Wine on the Heath
[Friday 2nd September 2022]
I was craving pizza, so headed down to Rossopomodoro in Camden for dinner. I diverted by way of the heath on the way back (taking a likely inefficient route involving walking to Chalk Farm then getting a bus to Hampstead Heath overground station), thinking I might have some wine, but then remembered when I got there it had a synthetic closure which is a real pain to open with wine prongs. So I gave up and went home instead.
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Early Morning Walk Along The Wansdyke
[Monday 29th August 2022]
Up at first light and walked (most of) the remainder of the Wansdyke Path, before heading off to Bishops Cannings to get a bus to Swindon, then from there a train home to London.

Also a video covering this morning's walk:



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Wansdyke Path
[Sunday 28th August 2022]
Fortunately yesterday's squandering of the day did not make the weekend as a whole a complete dead loss, given the bank holiday, so I could start today on an overnight adventure as though it were Saturday. I decided to walk the Wansdyke Path, which would get me back to the area around Avebury which I'm so fond of, and provide an opportunity to do a bit more exploring in West Woods, plus also perhaps fulfil my long standing ambition of sleeping in a ditch...

Two videos from today's part of this overnight adventure:





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Szechuan
[Saturday 27th August 2022]
Mostly squandered the day, feeling too tired and lazy to get out into the countryside for a walk as I should have done. Ordered some fiery Szechuan food for dinner.
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The Pineapple
[Friday 26th August 2022]
Should have done something more constructive this evening, but just went and sat in the Pineapple and chewed the cud with various regulars.
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Thursday
[Thursday 25th August 2022]
Yet another evening on the heath, but yet another impressive sunset, so it's a bit hard to keep away at the moment!
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Olivo
[Wednesday 24th August 2022]
Found myself hankering for a pizza at Oliveto this evening, so later on got the tube down to Victoria, but alas no room at the inn, so went to Olivo instead.
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Tuesday
[Tuesday 23rd August 2022]
Yet another evening on the heath. Rather a nice sunset this evening I thought.
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An Early Morning Walk Through Dunstable and Luton
[Sunday 21st August 2022]
Slightly surreal end to my mini overnight adventure, with a walk through Dunstable and Luton - including the fascinating "Guided Busway", then a train back home from Luton. Spent most of the rest of the day trying not to fall asleep on the sofa.
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Starting the Icknield Way Path
[Saturday 20th August 2022]
Yesterday's indecision lingered on into today. I felt I ought to make use of my free time while the girls were in Japan to do another walk and possibly a wild camp, but there was another train strike on, which rather limited the options a bit. After much deliberation I eventually discovered the trains to Tring were still running, so I could have a go at extending my walk along the Ridgeway in the other direction, along the Icknield Way Path, which starts at Ivinghoe Beacon and heads north east from there.

Here's a video of this little adventure:



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Indecision
[Friday 19th August 2022]
I couldn't quite decide what I wanted to do this evening. I felt like a change of scenery, so I got the train down to Blackfriars, thinking I might sit for a while by the "beach" there - but it was high tide, and somehow I didn't really feel like lingering. So in the end I went back home and went to the heath after all.
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Thursday
[Thursday 18th August 2022]
I was getting bored of toast every morning for breakfast and had a hankering for a Full English (or some vegetarian approximation thereof). I was too lazy to travel any great distance though, so just went to the nearest greasy spoon, which isn't really that great. In the evening to the heath yet again, and we seemed to be back to summery weather after the last few days of occasional showers.
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A Bit More Rain
[Wednesday 17th August 2022]
Rained a bit more in the daytime, and I headed to the heath in the evening hoping for a damp and atmospheric time but alas the skies had started to clear by then.
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Rain, and Dinner with Al
[Tuesday 16th August 2022]
Rained in the daytime. Old friend Al was in town, and we met up for dinner at the Delaunay this evening.
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Rain
[Monday 15th August 2022]
Finally rained this evening after a long hot, dry spell.
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Tapping the Admiral
[Sunday 14th August 2022]
With the Pineapple closed for a few days, and nothing better planned this weekend, I decided to finally try out its sister pub (owned by the same people), The Tapping the Admiral. This was fortuitious in a way as they offer Sunday roasts (the Pineapple is always Thai food), although, nice though it was, it was realistically far too hot to be eating that kind of food. I seemed to be rather gluttonous this weekend, as I also had a takeaway pizza for dinner in the evening.
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Dinner at The Petersham
[Saturday 13th August 2022]
I would have gone for another walk this weekend, but alas plans were scuppered by rail strikes, so instead I stayed close to home. Spent the morning and early afternoon at home, some of that time editing the video from yesterday. Around 4pm I thought I'd pop down to the Pineapple to get me out of the house, but was surprised to find they'd had to close for a few days after an accident. I was given a free beer outside as a consolation prize though, so that was nice. As it was now approaching two weeks of mostly cooking for myself I fancied a bit of a change this evening, and decided to go out for a swanky meal at a restaurant. I chose the Petersham in Covent Garden, which had a very Italian leaning vegetarian tasting menu. Although the atmosphere was a bit banal, the food was mostly very good.
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Everflyht on Ditchling Beacon
[Friday 12th August 2022]
With the threat of train strikes looming this weekend, it seemed my best bet for an outing from London would be this evening. I thought it would be fun to have some wine from Everflhyt, a new vineyard near Ditchling, on the top of Ditchling Beacon, overlooking the vineyard. So that's what I did.

Here's a video of this evening's jaunt:



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The Heath Again
[Wednesday 10th August 2022]
Another evening on the heath. Enjoying the fact that at this time of year I can do a full day's work, have dinner, and still get to the heath in plenty of time to catch the sunset afterwards. Rather busy on the heath this evening though!
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Morris Dancing and Insulated Backpack
[Tuesday 9th August 2022]
Went to the Pineapple for a bit, to catch some of the morris dancing. After that headed to the heath to try out the insulated backpack I'd taken delivery of today, to see how it did at keeping wine cool.

Some video footage of the morris dancing:



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Breaky Bottom
[Saturday 6th August 2022]
A trip down to Breaky Bottom to visit Peter and sample his newest releases.

See also a (very) short video from the visit:



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Lunch at the Bridge Inn
[Friday 5th August 2022]
Morning in Starcross, then lunch at the Bridge Inn, before getting the train back to London.
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Finishing the Wessex Ridgeway
[Thursday 4th August 2022]
The final push to complete my walk along the Wessex Ridgeway. I made it to Lyme Regis by lunchtime, and from there took a bus and a train to Starcross to visit Dad.

See also the video footage from this morning's walk:



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Cerne Abbas to Lewesdon Hill
[Wednesday 3rd August 2022]
Did the bulk of the remainder of the walk along the Wessex Ridgeway today, almost 20 miles, from Cerne Abbas, via Maiden Newton and Beaminster, and ending for the day at Lewesdon Hill.

I didn't take a huge number of photos during todays walk, especially in the daytime, as I was a bit more focused on take video footage. In fact I ended up making two videos out of today's walk, one for the daytime walk from Cerne Abbas Beaminster:




...and another for the evening section:


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Cerne Abbas
[Tuesday 2nd August 2022]
The girls headed off to Japan this morning, and in the afternoon I took a train down to Dorchester, then a bus to Cerne Abbas, where I stayed a night ahead of completing my walk along the Wessex Ridgeway.

As I had an evening to spare in Cerne Abbas, I decided to cook dinner on Giant Hill, and I made a video of it, at least ever so slightly channelling Keith Floyd I think:



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Farewell Lunch
[Monday 1st August 2022]
Farewell lunch at the Pineapple for Chie and Erika before they headed off to Japan the following day.
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Sunday
[Sunday 31st July 2022]
Quiet day at home spending time with the girls ahead of their trip to Japan.
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London Zoo
[Saturday 30th July 2022]
As Chie and Erika would imminently be leaving for Japan for the summer, Erika and I decided to do something fun together today so we went to the zoo. I don't think we'd been together since December 2018, but there was a time when we'd go on a pretty much weekly basis.

Some video footage from our visit to the zoo today:



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Everflhyt and Andrew on the Heath
[Friday 29th July 2022]
Tried a new ESW producer today, who had just released their first wines, and I had happened to walk past the vineyard a few years back so I was keen to see how it had turned out. Andrew also came and met me on the heath.
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Thursday
[Thursday 28th July 2022]
Yet another early evening visit to the heath.
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Erika's Lunch and Korean Dinner
[Wednesday 27th July 2022]
I worked today, but with Erika now off school for the summer she made lunch for us. Later on I went for a stroll to the heath, the girls came and joined me for a bit, then we went to a local Korean restaurant for dinner.
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Tuesday
[Tuesday 26th July 2022]
Some GevCham in the garden.
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Tintern Abbey and Marlborough
[Monday 25th July 2022]
Having quickly glimpsed Tintern Abbey yesterday, and never having been for a proper look myself, we thought that might be a nice thing to do after checking out of our cottage. Later on made another stop off on the way back to London in Marlborough, where we had lunch at a tea room.

Here's a video Erika made of our visit:



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Tintern
[Sunday 24th July 2022]
Spent the afternoon in Tintern, which is not far from where we were staying in Brockweir, so we walked there and back. Met Bec, Dave and Louise for lunch in Tintern, and then a bit later on were joined by Jessica too.

Back to Brockweir in the evening for a light supper of leftovers, then I went down to the river one last time and was treated to a surprisingly nice sunset.


Some video footage I got of this evening's sunset:

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Saturday in the Wye Valley
[Saturday 23rd July 2022]
A spot of shopping in Monmouth in the morning, then lunch at the Boat Inn, followed by an afternoon visit to Trellech to see the stones and the well. Then popped into Tintern Old Station for a coffee and an ice cream. In the evening Robin and Robert came over to the house for dinner.

A short video from our visit to Trelech:



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To The Wye Valley
[Friday 22nd July 2022]
Drove to the Wye Valley in the daytime, and after a quick stop at the local village shop checked into our home for the weekend - Monk's Hall in Brockweir.
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Painting
[Wednesday 20th July 2022]
Took delivery of our family portrait this evening.
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Hot Again
[Tuesday 19th July 2022]
Day two of the peak of the heatwave.
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Hot
[Monday 18th July 2022]
Day one of the two day peak of the heat wave - I measured 40 degrees in the shade in the garden.
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Christian's Party
[Sunday 17th July 2022]
Went to Christian's house for a combined birthday party (both his and his daughter's).
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Smoothies
[Saturday 16th July 2022]
Erika made some fruit smoothies for us - they were very nice.
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Friday
[Friday 15th July 2022]
Case of Burgundy arrived in the daytime. Later on a late evening walk to Hampstead Heath.
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Thursday
[Thursday 14th July 2022]
Quick post dinner visit to the heath.
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In the Front Garden
[Wednesday 13th July 2022]
Impromptu drinks in the front garden with local friends.
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Pizza
[Tuesday 12th July 2022]
Unusually managed to persuade Erika to eat out for dinner after her woodworking class.
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Rubik's Cube
[Sunday 10th July 2022]
I've never solved a Rubik's Cube in my life, and had never really seriousl tried, but today wiyth the helo of some online tutorials I decided to finally put my mind to it.
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Evening on the Heath
[Saturday 9th July 2022]
Went for a late-ish Saturday evening stroll to the heath.
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Fruit Flies
[Friday 8th July 2022]
The back garden was having a bit of an infestation of fruit flies, making it hard to sit out and enjoy a glass of wine without them constantly trying to drown themselves in it.
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East Meon
[Thursday 7th July 2022]
Another warm day, took some East Meon to the heath and sat in the cool shade of the woods.
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Jeremy's Studio
[Wednesday 6th July 2022]
I was invited over to Jeremy's studio for the evening, to see the very nearly finished version of the family portrait he'd been working on for us.
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Sports Day
[Tuesday 5th July 2022]
Erika's sports day in the morning, an earlier than usual trip to the heath in the afternoon, then later on, it being the night before bin day, I attempted to actually enjoy the front garden for a bit.
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Street Fair
[Sunday 3rd July 2022]
Went to a street fair in Kentish Town in the afternoon.
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