Lock-down Diaries #14.

Lock-down diaries # 14.

All together now, “Awwwwwwwwww”, isn’t he lovely?

Hello again one and all and thanks as always for taking the time to drop by my little blog here and, after the horrendously long offering last time, I shall be surprised if anyone can even face another excursion into the deranged world I inhabit. I promise you that I shall try to make this one a lot less wordy and there will be a few images to hopefully brighten up your day in these continuing awful times.

OK, I should probably qualify that last statement a little. If you are a professional photographer or even a gifted amateur like so many of my friends then my efforts with a succession of cheap compact cameras and absolutely zero talent for the medium will probably end up driving you into a fit of depression when you see them but I mean well, honestly. If you wish to have a look, please feel free to dive in by pressing the “read more” button.

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Lock-down Diaries #2.

That was a good idea.

I don’t know if you’ve read my previous post which was the first of my Lock-down Diaries, prompted by the fact that I am entering the third month of house arrest which is what lock-down more or less is and it is slowly eroding what little sanity I had to begin with. It was intended as a bit of light relief for myself and hopefully be of some interest to, and provide some amusement for, anyone who may read it. I doubted anyone would as I don’t use antisocial media and am not much given to self-promotion. Not for the first time I was to be proved wrong as we shall see later. Continue reading “Lock-down Diaries #2.”

The technical bit – London LOOP 18.

Hello again, folks and you are probably wondering what I am doing here if you have been following my rambles round the London LOOP. I’d finished it, hadn’t I? You had read in the last episode how I had walked into Uxbridge to the bridge on the Oxford Road and thereby completed the 152 mile circuit. so what am I doing back?

Well, don’t panic, I am not going to start out and walk the whole thing again, you will undoubtedly be glad to know. As promised I am going to have a little round-up here to provide a few hopefully useful internet resources and a few tips gleaned from personal experience to any reader who may be considering doing some or all of it. There is no actual walking done here, so if you feel like skipping by to some other page, please feel free. If you do wish to have a look, you know what to do, just press the “read more” button.

Hello again and thanks for jumping in. I am guessing from the fact that you are here that you may have an interest in walking at least part of the London LOOP and that is great but first a

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Full Circle – London LOOP 17.

Hello dear readers and thanks for checking out yet another episode of my walk round the London LOOP orbital path. If you’ve been reading the previous posts then just skip down to the read more button as the next paragraph is merely a cut and paste of an earlier one for the benefit of readers who may have just landed here. You know the drill by now.

The London LOOP is a little over 150 miles of designated and way-marked public right of way which is just concentric to the M25 motorway and as always I start with a quick word of advice. This post is one of a series and it will make more sense if you start at the beginning to discover what lunacy had compelled me to undertake such a large project

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Will I get there? – London LOOP 16.

Hello dear readers and thanks for checking out the 15th day of my walk round the London LOOP orbital path.  I know there was some confusion in the last entry but I am fairly certain now that this is indeed the 15th day of walking. If you’ve been reading the previous posts then just skip down to the read more button as the next paragraph is merely a cut and paste of an earlier one for the benefit of readers who may have just landed here.

The London LOOP is a little over 150 miles of designated and way-marked public right of way which is just concentric to the M25 motorway and as always I start with a quick word of advice. This post is one of a series and it will make more sense if you start at the beginning to discover what lunacy had compelled me to undertake such a large project.

So, Day 15 (probably!) but will it be the last? If you read the previous entry in this series you will know that I left you at the depressing Hatton Cross tube station looking like a drowned rat after a day of torrential rain and having had to wade my way through puddles that would more properly be described as paddling pools or small baths.

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Lovely weather for ducks – London LOOP 15.

Hello dear readers and thanks for checking out the 13th or 14th day of day of my walk round the London LOOP.  To be honest, I have lost track myself, it is so long since I wrote this up but I really should finish this series as I have spent so much time getting the series to this point. If you’ve been reading the previous posts then just skip down to the read more button as the next paragraph is merely a cut and paste of an earlier one for the benefit of readers who may have just landed here.

The London LOOP is a little over 150 miles of designated and way-marked public right of way which is just concentric to the M25 motorway and as always I start with a quick word of advice. This post is one of a series and it will make more sense XXXX if you start at the beginning to discover what lunacy had compelled me to undertake such a large project.

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Rain, a river and too many pre-Raphaelites – London LOOP 14.

Hello dear readers and welcome back to the twelfth day of my walk round the London LOOP orbital path.  If you’ve been reading the previous posts then just skip down to the read more button as the next paragraph is merely a cut and paste of an earlier one for the benefit of readers who have just landed on this post.

The London LOOP is a little over 150 miles of designated and way-marked public right of way which is just concentric to the M25 motorway and as always I start with a quick word of advice. This post is one of a series and it will make more sense if you start at the beginning to discover what lunacy had compelled me to undertake such a large project.
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Royalty, remembrance and rain -London LOOP 13.

Hello dear readers and thanks for checking out the dozenth (is that a word?) day of my walk round the London LOOP orbital path.  If you’ve been reading the previous posts then just skip down to the read more button as the next paragraph is merely a cut and paste of an earlier one for the benefit of readers who have just landed on this post.
The London LOOP is a little over 150 miles of designated and way-marked public right of way which is just concentric to the M25 motorway and as always I start with a quick word of advice. This post is one of a series and it will make more sense if you start at the beginning to discover what lunacy had compelled me to undertake such a large project.
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Spitfires, stars and Sites (assorted) – London LOOP 12.

Hello dear readers and thanks for checking out the eleventh day of my walk round the London LOOP orbital path. If you’ve been reading the previous posts then just skip down to the read more button as the next paragraph is merely a cut and paste of an earlier one for the benefit of readers who have just landed on this post.
The London LOOP is a little over 150 miles of designated and way-marked public right of way which is just concentric to the M25 motorway and as always I start with a quick word of advice. This post is one of a series and it will make more sense lunacy had compelled me to undertake such a large project.
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Warlingham, a windmill, more woods and walking – London LOOP 11.

Hello dear readers and thanks for checking out the tenth day of my walk round the  London LOOP orbital path. If you’ve been reading the previous posts then just skip down to the read more button as the next paragraph is merely a cut and paste of an earlier one for the benefit of readers who have just landed on this post.

The London LOOP is a little over 150 miles of designated and way-marked public right of way which is just concentric to the M25 motorway and as always I start with a quick word of advice. This post is one of a series and it will make more sense if you read from the beginning as it will explain what lunacy had compelled me to undertake such a large project.
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