Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve

Seasonably cold and breezy, 29F, with the smell of snow in the air :)

Nothing Compares 2 U
Sinead O'Connor
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

Monday, December 30, 2013


Cold and windy 33F.

No music coz Colin and Jack came with us today :)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Soggy Sunday

Absolutely pissing down! Cool and grey and wet and 37F.

Jim Gaffigan
Beyond the Pale

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Muddy Saturday

Warmer and sunny, 47F, and all the trails have turned to goo :)

Young Hearts (Ballroom Version)
Romeo and Juliet soundtrack

Friday, December 27, 2013


Nice and quiet in the woods, occasional weak sunshine and 37F.

Mark Knopfler
The Princess Bride soundtrack

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Boxing Day

Cold, grey and quiet, 30F.

Could Care More - Jenny Jones
Fine Young Cannibals
Fine Young Cannibals

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Very busy in the woods today, and seasonably cold and bright, 24F.

Taking a walk with Holly to get myself ready for the hordes to descend on us back at the church :)

I Wanna Be Free
The Monkees
The Best of ...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

Much more seasonal weather- bright sunshine, a cobalt-blue sky and 35F.

Just finished listening to Lessons and Carols from Kings on the World Service :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Eve Eve

Raining and 50F. 

After a day with the altar guild decorating I'm almost ready back at the church, just have a couple of loose ends to tie up when I get back and I can have a lie in tomorrow (!)

Beaches of Cheyenne
Garth Brooks
Double Live

Sunday, December 22, 2013


More ridiculous weather- raining gently and 67F!

Over Joy
Steven Page
Page One

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Muddy Saturday

Very warm, 57F, and so most of the snow has just turned to slop. Lots of people out and about though.

Fairytale of New York
The Pogues
The Best of ...
One of my very favorite Christmas songs :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Another warm one

47F! Crazy weather!

Dancing in the Street
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
The Definitive  Collection

Thursday, December 19, 2013


Much warmer, 43F, can you believe it's supposed to be in the 60s by Sunday?!

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
50 Greatest Classical Film Moments

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday Hi-res

I had my new 70D with me in the woods today- here's today's picture from that :)

And we're back :)

Had to make do with chucking a call in Colin's back yard yesterday as I had too much snow to deal with :(

But today more than makes up for it- simply beautiful in the woods today!

Clear and 30F with bright sun and a few wispy clouds.

The Night Before
The Beatles

Monday, December 16, 2013


Cold and still, 27F.

Everyone's footprints in the sloppy snow from yesterday has frozen solid into treacherous ridges- but it's no match for my Hillsound hiking crampons :)

Be In My Video
Frank Zappa
Strictly Commercial

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sloppy Sunday

After a 5am start to get the church dug out for the morning services I've just dashed out for a quick loop with Holly before heading back for a shower and then the Pageant this afternoon :)

Just above freezing, 33F, with grey skies.

Where Does The Time Go?
Julia Fordham
Under the Rainbow

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Snowy Saturday

Snuck out for a quick walk before the worst of the snow this afternoon and evening. 20F and snowing gently.

Hot Cha
They Might Be Giants

Friday, December 13, 2013


The calm before...

It's quite nice today- cold, 27F, and a bit breezy, but the sun is warm. Tomorrow we're supposed to get a mess of snow into Sunday...

Jazz, Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold
The Bonzo Dog Band

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Frigid Thursday

Much colder, 22F, but quite still and pleasant for all that.

Razzle In My Pocket
Ian Duty
New Boots and Panties

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Chilly Wednesday

Just below freezing, 31F, pretty much where it's been all day.

Still listening to the Beatles DJ set, currently someone singing You Won't See Me in French :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snowy Tuesday

First snow of the season, 32F :)

Listening to an interesting set put together by a DJ for Paul Macartney's latest concert tour of Beatles and others covers and Wings etc. songs- 2 hours long and kinds cool :)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Messy Monday

A mess of frozen rain last night and this morning, real snow expected tomorrow :)

Cold and damp, 34F.

Hollywood Medley
Mandy Patinkin
Dress Casual

Sunday, December 8, 2013


After a very successful Rye England Sunday this morning we have the Parish Advent Dinner this evening. Thanks to Colin for a delicious lunch in between- which I am now walking off :)

Colder, 30F, and there is the smell of snow in the air.

Christmas in Heaven
Monty Python

Saturday, December 7, 2013


A quick walk before today's wedding. No news on the Suffragan election yet (1st 2 ballots very close). Cool and breezy, 38F.

Facts of Life theme
TVs Greatest Hits

Friday, December 6, 2013


Wet and 43F. Had a busy morning dealing with plumbing  emergencies and bishops (the Presiding Bishop is lovely, by way), and we have another wedding rehearsal and a big Christmas party in the parish hall later :)

Quiet City
Aaron Copeland

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Crazy foggy and humid, 53F and I'm dripping with sweat ;(

Jim Gaffigan
Doing My Time

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Warm Wednesday

Trying to walk off the large lunch I had at the mall as part of staff shopping day ;)

Warm and overcast 51F.

Simple Gifts (from Appalachian Spring)
Aaron Copeland/Boston Pops

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


I have escaped from the Women's Club for a quick lunchtime walk... Warm and sunny, 47F :)

Lady Gaga
The Fame Monster

Monday, December 2, 2013

Latish Monday

Cool and quiet in the woods, 45F.

What Note My Love
Frank Sinatra
That's Life
-Can I just say what an absurd  juxtaposition this upbeat, big band  arrangement (complete with Vegas backing singers) is against the words, which are, in effect, a suicide note!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday, Advent 1

Quite warm, 47F, and there are lots of families out enjoying the woods today :)

Way Past Lawyers
Mike Birbiglia
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Busy Saturday

A full couple of days at work that are supposed to be holidays :( oh well, that's why they pay me the big bucks (!?)

Cool and still, 32F.

You Seem Cool
Mike Birbiglia
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday

Not shopping today :)

A bit warmer, 37F, with some weak sunshine.

Michelle (1965 stereo mix)
The Beatles
Rubber Soul

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Gorgeous day in the woods! Breezy, sunny and 31F.

Alice's Restaurant
Arlo Guthrie
-Well, it's a tradition so you have to :)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wet Wednesday

Cold and raw and wet, 41F.

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Three Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Damp Tuesday

Damp and cool, 36F, with light rain.

Valley Girl
Frank Zappa
Strictly Commercial

Monday, November 25, 2013


Chill and still, 33F.

Eat Vegetarian
Jim Gaffigan
Beyond the Pale

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Frigid Sunday

First properly cold day of the year, sunny with a blustery wind, 28F, but 14F once you figure in the wind chill. First time I've broken out the winter coat with hat and gloves :)

The Beatles

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Cool but clear, 44F.

Twelfe Night was awesome last night and there's less than an hour 'til the Doctor Who 50th!

Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
CC Choir
2nd CD

Friday, November 22, 2013


Warmer and damp, 50F, some hints of blue on the sky occasionally though.

Very excited to be going to see Twelfe Night tonight for Jackie's birthday :)

Moving Very Slowly
Strongbad Sings

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Out for a lunchtime walk to free up this evening to take my lovely wife out for a birthday dinner :)

Cool with watery sunshine, 44F.

Symphony for Strings

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Cool and still, 41F.

Comedy Tonight
A Funny Thing happened on the Way to the Forum
Original Broadway Cast

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday lunchtime

A quick lunchtime walk coz I have to take CJ to have 2 teeth pulled this afternoon.

Cooler with a brisk wind, 45F.

Blue Oyster Cult
Craig Ferguson
A Wee Bit  O Revolution

Monday, November 18, 2013


Weird, warm weather: 63F and sunny (well, it was before it went down).

She Loves You (Inspired by Dr Strangelove)
Peter Sellers
The Collection

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Warm, drizzly and sticky, 57F.

No music as I crossed there bridge as I was talking to the owner of an adorable border collie pup that thought Holly was the best thing she'd ever seen :)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Busy Saturday

Both here in the woods and back at the church! Lots of people out enjoying the warm weather (60F with a gentle breeze and weak sunshine), and after a funeral this morning we have a Taize youth service this afternoon followed by a stewardship cocktail party this evening!

Suite II Overture
Janelle Monae
The Arch Android

Friday, November 15, 2013


A nice day for CJs birthday :)

Warm, 54F, and sunny.

You Keep It All In
The Beautiful South
Welcome to ...

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Much easier to see than yesterday ;)

A bit warmer, 51F, and some weak sunshine.

I Think Ur A Contra
Vampire Weekend

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

In the dark!

Late walk today cox I had to take Crisp for a dentist appointment, so we're basically walking by the light of the, quite bright, 3/4 moon. Chilly, 35F.

Night Boost to Cairo
Ultimate Collection

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Significantly colder, 35F, and we had snow this morning (though none of it stuck).

The Good Life
Robin Thicke
Blurred Lines

Monday, November 11, 2013


A nice afternoon walk to walk off my Chilibomb 😃

Cool, 50F, and overcast.

Hold My Hand As I'm Lowered
Noah and the Whale
Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down