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Word Origins

Regular readers will know I write for the excellent children’s educational magazine Aquila. They have a theme each month and I try to come up with something that suits it. 304 more words

London to Paris 24 Hour Sportive - Stage Two, France

My London to Paris adventure continued from my previous post …

Stage 2 – Dieppe to Paris

Having taken advantage of a late offer of a berth in a cabin I managed to get some sleep, although I’d been asleep for what felt like a few minutes before the ferry’s PA system was announcing that we would shortly be docking in Dieppe – in reality I probably got about four hours sleep. 1,566 more words


London to Paris 24 Hour Sportive - Stage One, England

What did you do for the Bank Holiday weekend? I joined 49 other cyclists for the adventure of a lifetime by cycling from London to Paris in just 24 hours, just over five years to the day after my heart attack and raising funds for the… 762 more words


The Goring Gap

Opening curtains to the morning sun mum exclaims “it’s so far down!” She has a remarkable capacity to see the world anew, including how sheer the drop is from bedroom window to garden below. 233 more words

80th Anniversary of Triangulation Pillars

Perhaps only if you can remember learning about Ordinance Survey maps at school, are a keen walker or teach Geography  can you truly get excited about the… 163 more words

Purley woman maps out a year's adventure thanks to OS

A woman from Purley who wants to travel the length of England on a paddleboard has been selected as one of 15 champions of the great outdoors by map-makers the Ordnance Survey for a year-long #GetOutside project. 528 more words


Town Plan of Glasgow - Western Infirmary

By the middle of the 19th century the College on the High Street (soon to be known as the University of Glasgow) found itself in an untenable position. 1,157 more words