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WHAT TO DO WHEN THE DOG DIES!

Our kids had already selfishly grown up, left home and as a consequence there always seemed less excitement to be involved in at home.   Then in 2014 our final link to any semblance of a bustling family life disintegrated when our gorgeous Labrador dog Ember unexpectedly died.  This got us thinking, with such a big [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Cycling|0 Comments

Cycling around Sri Lanka

It would be a fair conclusion to say - "THIS DIDN'T GO HOW WE EXPECTED"! But where would be the fun in that? First there was flying our bikes out - that went wrong.  They got left behind when they missed a connecting flight.  Then, when they finally arrived - they were damaged! We were [...]

By | July 22nd, 2018|Cycling, Outdoor Activity, Travel, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Getting ready for more Beardless travels

So here we are again, getting ready for our next bike tour.  Are we ready? Despite knowing we are heading off, this time, to the more exotic climes of Sri Lanka more than several months ago, we left it until just two weeks before setting off to get our travel vaccinations sorted! Apparently, just two [...]

By | December 21st, 2017|Cycling, Outdoor Activity, Travel, writing|2 Comments

THIS TIME TWO YEARS AGO – photo album – end of the tour

Kindness of Strangers; we were given these peaches at the top of a very steep hill in Croatia. BEST peaches EVER!   Roadside repairs   Serbian - Bulgarian train ride   (actually easier to stay on the bikes than carry that lot and the bikes on and off the train)   Although - perhaps not always [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Cycling, Outdoor Activity, photo gallery, Travel|0 Comments

TWO YEARS AGO – photo album – July

Reaching Budapest   Cycle tan!   Iain "Potter" Ashton   Swapping the wheels for a week of heights and high seas (well from Greece to Turkey)   After a very "dodgy" mooring - all safe and sound! phew............   Turkey or fish!  

By | September 5th, 2017|Cycling, Outdoor Activity, photo gallery, Travel|0 Comments

TWO YEARS AGO – photo album – June

Austrian entertainment! Danube flood water markers Wrapped up against a mosquito attack - well that's what he said it was in aid of! Street art of beautiful Bratislava Surprise sighting of Gary Glitter in a run-down outdoor spa in Hungary!

By | September 5th, 2017|Cycling, Outdoor Activity, photo gallery, Travel|0 Comments

A LITTLE LOCAL TRIP – 50km or less and mainly flat!

Annoyingly, you can't always be on a "proper" bike tour.......... so the next best alternative (I guess) is to go on a proper day out on a bike.  We escaped from our "boat slave" status for the day (we are in the midst of helping our son renovate a classic historic wooden yacht) and decided [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|Cycling, Dartmoor & Devon, Outdoor Activity|0 Comments

BEARDLESS BOOK MAKES TOP 10

The Beardless Adventurer and Her Inconvenience book makes top 10 on Sports Book of the Month.com -  With this cracking review. "The penchant for ‘writing up’ your fully supported or, more likely, solitary epic journey, be it across oceans (Four Mums in a Boat), continents (Dare To Do, Sara Oaten) or single countries in quirky [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|writing|0 Comments