Not very Special Delivery Last Thursday I posted my passport at the Post Office in Peel, IoM where I am on holiday. I wanted it to get to Richard Irving safely so I paid for it to go Special Delivery, guaranteed to get there before 1pm, the next day ie Friday. Richard is taking it to […]
Coast to coast weather forecast ain’t particularly good The coast to coast weather is always pretty hit and miss. This is the UK after all and we are talking about the Lake District as a starting point. The average number of days with rain in the Lake District in May is 16. The rest of […]
Coast to Coast tech update This coast to coast tech update involves my new phone. Am liking the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge more and more especially as I discover more features. The double click on the home button when the screen is locked brings up the camera v quickly. This is very useful. The only issue […]
Anne’s Vans VW campervan hire lincoln Anne’s vans is our new VW campervan hire Lincoln business. If you are thinking of heading off for a UK based holiday you could do worse than a VW campervan hire from Anne’s Vans in Lincoln. The idea came about when last summer we tried to hire a vintage VW […]
Coast to coast sponsored walk On May 1st 2016 my son Tom and I will be setting off from St Bees in Cumbria on the West Coast of England to walk to Robin Hood’s Bay on the East Coast. This is a 190 mile coast to coast sponsored walk. We are doing it to raise […]
A RIPE71 story begins. The live blogging feature doesn’t seem to want to show embedded videos so these are pasted into the body of the blog
I mean storm Abigail I should say mildly agitated bit of wind Abigail. I wouldn’t promote her to storm, at least not in Lincoln. Course things may be different in other parts of the country. In the West. Where they get all the weather. Here in Lincoln it has got colder and I’ve stuck the […]
Stardate 4th November Editor’s vlog early morning report Catching the 19.06 back from King’s Cross if anyone else is around at that time. FIrst train to London – just leaving town – I’m not sure i like the term vlog but this is the beginning of me doing more of this kind of stuff. It’s quicker […]
Return from Euro-IX Berlin I don’t know whether it’s just hotel living or the exposure to different cultures but it’s always nice to come home after a trip overseas. For the first part of this week I was at Euro-IX Berlin. It was the usual useful meeting of Internet Exchange Point operators from mostly Europe but […]
Sony Centre Berlin – part of a E4Bn investment built on wasteland in the last 20 years The building in the featured image is next door to the Sony Centre and is the only pre ww2 building in the area to have survived the bombing. Image below is of some sections of the Berlin wall […]
The tour continues – euref gas holder Berlin Euref gas holder Berlin. Berlin is a wonderfully atmospheric place. As someone who grew up during the Cold War it really does represent a rich seam of somewhat sombre material for the bloggers imagination. Especially on a grey October day. Our tour took us to the Euref Centre […]
Flight BA 462 to Madrid I’m buried in music on a flight to Madrid. My own earphones insulate me from the tinny emissions of a cheap set of earphones across the aisle. The dress code is high summer. Whilst Autumn in the UK has screeched around the corner and slid to a halt in front […]
beach street – summer of excess It’s back to school tomorrow and the walks down beach street will soon become a distant memory. The ice cream parlour on the prom effectively closes its doors to us until the next holiday. No longer will we be woken by the cry of seagulls. No more early morning […]
Rachel Hair do – you going? Still on holiday and thought you’d like this – a poster for a gig in Peel, IoM. They don’t explicitly say it’s the Rachel Hair do but seems obvious. She’s also pretty used to the pun I’m sure 🙂
Yesterday Dad and I picked Tom up from the airport. His flight showed up as running 5 minutes late so we took the opportunity to nip to the bottle bank before heading for the airport. Turns out the flight landed 8 minutes early so the lad was there waiting for u when we arrived at […]
Walking around Peel Shoprite Walking around Peel Shoprite whilst the others bought some salady bits for dinner last night. Had just returned from Tynwald Mills where we happened across a shoe sale. We bought 5 pairs of shoes for £50 including a pair of Barkers leather shoes reduced from £170 to £10. Steal. May stick up […]
Peel Saturday 29th August Just been out for my favourite early morning spin to Fenella beach. I do the same route every time. Down past Moore’s Kipper factory and along the far side of the quay to Fenella car park. Unfortunately at this time of year there are always a few campervans taking up the […]
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Peel breakwater first light Peel breakwater at first light on Thursday morning. Had just returned from Douglas after dropping Joe off at the ferry. He had to go home early from the holiday as the Pylons had been invited to play at the Jamie Oliver Feastival in the Cotswolds.
The boating lake – Onchan Park The boating lake – Onchan Park – luxury travel from a bygone era
Peel dawn – tref is still on holiday Was up yesterday whilst still dark to take Joe to the Sea Terminus to catch the boat. He is playing Jamie Oliver’s Feastival with The Pylons today. On the way home I dropped by the harbour as the dawn was arriving.
word of god – tref is on holiday # 13 Not expecting this one to rank on SEO btw 🙂
No Smoking – tref is on holiday No Smoking – sign on motor boat on boating lake in Onchan Park
Boat repairs in Peel tref is on holiday # 11
Rowing boat next to Peel breakwater. Nice I thought.
Rhossili beach clean Keep that beach clean – this is a pic from last week’s campervan surfin’ holiday in the Gower. Absolutely no mobile connectivity so a bit of a delay in posting. Gonna buy a T2 bay btw – just need to find one.
Pirate camp Avast there me hearties
Last known use of the Gelert Zenith 6 – view is of interior atrium where cats could be swung.
Clothes on rhossili beach Reminiscent of Reggie Perrin but more likely left by a family who had walked the very long walk to the edge of the water on Rhossili beach