Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Just crossed my mind how much I have missed Morocco these last couple of years. Photo is from Essaouira a few years back (shot on a Canon F1 and badly scanned by me!).

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Books Books Books

Still feeling a bit tired after the 370 mile round trip yesterday, was up at 04.30, so even though the gear shifter is fixed I am just going to have a lazy day and listen to the Cricket and watch the F1 qualy........

There is a list of top 50 books by 50 authors going around at the moment and while I am working at my own version of that I thought I would stick my favourite 10 down here......
These are not in any particular order.

Lord of the Rings ~ JRR Tolkien
The Age of Reason ~ JP Sartre
Three Men in a Boat ~ JK Jerome
The Sheltering Sky ~ P Bowles
Brideshead Revisited ~ E Waugh
Ancient Evenings ~ N Mailer
The English Patient ~ M Ondaatje
The Magus ~ J Fowles
Desolation Angels ~ J Kerouac
The Voices of Marrakech ~ Elias Canetti

Although if you asked me tomorrow it may be slightly different......... ;)

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Knights of the Road

My Grandad, god bless him, used to refer to cyclists's as Knights of the Road ~ a rather nice description I thought..........

I was out around the country lanes yesterday and came across a sign for Stock (Home of Farmer Maggots farm Bamfurlong if you have a lean towards Tolkien), had already passed Hollin Green Lane and there is a sign for Norbury (I think Fornost was sometimes known as Kings Norbury) on the canal.

Made my way towards Beeston Castle and stopped there for a drink and to idle a few moments looking at the surrounding countryside with its charming cottages and little copses and hills. I really like this neck of the woods.

Made my way back along the towpath and after a while it becam unrideable, got home and found that my gears had become damaged so going to have to shell out a few pennies for repairs on Monday.