Taking the Recycling

Normally we use the Land Rover to take down our recycling down to the Weak Bridge, but today we decided to do it the environmentally friendly way. The only energy we burned were calories!P1150333

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Squirrels not welcome here

DSCF1004Janet is determined to repel squirrels from our new bird feeder. Here she is applying vaseline to the greasy pole, after double-sided cellotape failed.

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Camping at Tyn-y-Waen

It was a real camp site here at Tyn-y-Waen this evening.

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We had a fire to keep us warm.
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Giant fungi discovered in Beeston

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Giant mushrooms

These two giant mushrooms grew in the front hedge, together weighing 300 grams.

Shall we have them for supper?

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If you can’t be with me in Barcelona on October 5th…

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My name’s down, I’ll be there….

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Days out around Islamabad and up in the hills.

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A few photos from around Islamabad and up in the hills. Clyde still enjoys his swimming. Rawal lake clydeChris in Islamabad

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Beeston Park Run garden party

David at Park Run partyDavid kicks off the first Beeston Park Run garden party at No 16. Some 35 volunteers and organisers were celebrating the successful establishment of the weekly event at Beeston Lock, now run 18 times.park run party

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Yorkshire Dales holiday break

Kettlewell B&B on Tour de France routeWe enjoyed a 48-hour holiday break in the Yorkshire Dales, following, by chance, the route taken by the Tour de France.

We had B&B in the Kettlewell cottage centre-right, past which the peleton had pedalled a month ago.  On the side of the hill above the village there was an enormous red and white spotted shirt.

On yer bikeEvery village was decorated with bunting and patterned shirts, and the route was marked with old bicycles painted yellow and propped up against lamp-posts, on walls and even doubling up as pub-signs.

En route home we picnicked on Ilkley Moor.Picnic on Ilkley Moor

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Safety Stock

Just in case I start to run short I had 4T of seasoned oak tipped today.P1140782small

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