In Memory

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, so I felt it appropriate to pay my respect at the war memorials in some of the surrounding villages. Quite sunny though cool enough for arm warmers and gilet. Memorial in Appleton commemorates 16 local men who fell in both World Wars. Bigger village, Cumnor, more … Continue reading "In Memory"

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Cycle Days #8 to #17 of 75 – A Trip to France

6th September – 16th September The plan was to cycle on Thursday afternoon to Milton Keynes and stay overnight in the accommodation I had pre-booked. The following morning I would board the transportation that would hopefully whisk to Orange, France. From Orange I would cycle to Montbrun – les – Bains, spending a week cycling … Continue reading "Cycle Days #8 to #17 of 75 – A Trip to France"

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Cycle Day #5 of 75 – Another Short One

Needed to visit the Lottie (allotment) again today to check for any damage after yesterdays heavy rain and strong winds that came in during the afternoon. Once again I would take a ‘scenic’ route, so first off it was out to Drayton. East door Drayton parish church. Entrance gate to church/ churchyard, the brass plaque … Continue reading "Cycle Day #5 of 75 – Another Short One"

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Cycle Day #4 of 75 – Before the Rain – Or so I hoped

Heavy rain was forecast from around 11:00 onwards, with a couple of errands to do I set off just after 9:30. Sadly it started to rain as I left. These cygnets were heading upstream, towards town, I was headed the other way. This is Peep O’Day Lane an off road route out of town. Heading … Continue reading "Cycle Day #4 of 75 – Before the Rain – Or so I hoped"

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