Friday, 22 August 2014

The Beer Engine

We missed Wednesday night's club run but I managed to get over for a quick pint to the Beer Engine in Skipton. The Engine has been dubbed Skipton's first micro-pub and I was very impressed with the friendly welcome we received, the great selection of beer on offer and the quality of the beer. Highly recommended! 

The Stingers

Saturday, 2 August 2014


House sparrow seem to have had an amazing year for breeding. Our neighbours have a veritable sparrow factory under their roof and their birds must have had at least three broods since the spring. Watching the young birds in the garden the last few days has made up to a degree for the rapidly diminishing numbers of swift in village airspace. They'll be all gone for their winter holidays soon and won't be back until late April or early May next year

Orange Juice

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Training is ongoing

I had a run up the Beacon last night (to try out some news socks; exciting stuff, eh?), and felt the liveliest I've been for months. The cool weather helped, but I'm sure a month or so of several runs per week has too. Losing a few pounds makes a big difference; I had to pull my shorts up a couple of times and seem to be heading in the right direction

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

More from the Green Gym

We have spent a fair bit of time struggling to remove the remains of a tree from our garden over the last few days. Last night we had some success, not in a small way aided by the use of a neighbour's felling axe!