Dr John Hawkins
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- Winter Solstice
Chepstow and Avebury in the Dark
Sunday in the Wye Valley
Saturday in the Wye Valley
London to the Wye Valley
Sunday on the Heath
Parliament Square and St. James's
GevCham in the Dark and Homemade Pizza
Heath with Erika
Afternoon on the Heath
MOT and Heath
Sunrise and Afternoon with Erika
- Winter Solstice
- [Tuesday 21st December 2021]
Woke up very early at the bed and breakfast in East Kennet, and walked back to Avebury for the sunrise. Alas the sky remained persistently cloudy and it was a bit underwhelming.
- Chepstow and Avebury in the Dark
- [Monday 20th December 2021]
Left the Wye Valley in the morning and drove down to Chepstow to meet Bec and Jessica. In the afternoon we drove to Abingdon to drop the girls off with friends they'd be staying with for the night, and I then motored on to Avebury for the eve of the Winter Solstice.
Read more about my late night walk at John Goes For a Walk.
- Sunday in the Wye Valley
- [Sunday 19th December 2021]
Went for a walk in the morning, then to the beautiful Ostrich Inn in Newland for lunch. More pottering about back at the cottage in the afternoon and a lasagne for dinner.
- Saturday in the Wye Valley
- [Saturday 18th December 2021]
Spent the morning pottering around at the cottage, then in the afternoon Robin, Robert, Louise and Lily came to visit.
- London to the Wye Valley
- [Friday 17th December 2021]
Drove to the Wye Valley after Erika finished school and arrived at our cottage for the weekend around 8pm.
- [Thursday 16th December 2021]
Short walk to the heath.
- [Wednesday 15th December]
- [Tuesday 14th December]
- [Monday 13th December]
- Sunday on the Heath
- [Sunday 12th December 2021]
The girls were out for the afternoon and evening so I had an extended time on the heath - Gevrey Chambertin around sunset then some ESW and a camp stove cooked meal after dark.
- Parliament Square and St. James's
- [Saturday 11th December 2021]
Walked down to the centre again, taking in Parliament Square and St. James's.
- Sunset GevCham
- [Friday 10th December 2021]
Made it to the heath in time for sunset, and it was quite a nice one today.
- [Thursday 9th December 2021]
Went to my dentist in Belgravia today. Decided to walk there. Lunch afterwards at Olivo.
- [Wednesday 8th December 2021]
Erika playing with some boxes this evening.
- GevCham in the Dark and Homemade Pizza
- [Tuesday 7th December 2021]
The usual wine on the heath while Erika was at her woodworking class, then later on for dinner we made pizza.
- [Monday 6th December]
- Heath with Erika
- [Sunday 5th December 2021]
Erika joined me on a walk to the heath for a change.
- Afternoon on the Heath
- [Saturday 4th December 2021]
The girls were busy for all of the daytime today (Japanese school in the morning, then with Japanese friends in the afternoon) so I spent pretty much the entire afternoon on the heath. Started with some fresh pasta for lunch from the farmer's market, along with some particularly nice Gevrey Chambertin, then a bit later on met up with Christian while he was taking his son out for a walk.
- Christmas Tree
- [Friday 3rd December 2021]
Got our Christmas tree this afternoon, and decorated it in the evening.
- Sunny Afternoon
- [Thursday 2nd December 2021]
Took the afternoon off work because the sky was blue, and it seems a shame to be cooped up indoors this time of year with daylight such a precious commodity. Went to the heath of course.
- Advent Calendar
- [Wednesday 1st December 2021]
Set up Erika's advent calendar, and in the evening tried Marmite Beer.
- MOT and Heath
- [Tuesday 30th November 2021]
Dropped the car off for its MOT in the morning, in Hendon. In the early evening went to the heath for a bit while Erika was at her woodworking class.
- [Monday 29th November]
- Sunrise and Afternoon with Erika
- [Sunday 28th November 2021]
I woke up early and went to see the sunrise from Hampstead Heath. In the afternoon Chie went out so Erika and I spent the time playing Lego, watching telly, and also made a brief outing to the Pineapple.
- [Saturday 27th November 2021]
Popped out in the afternoon for a quick pint at the Pineapple. In the evening local friends came round for dinner.