Here’s my The Sun Dream Team for the belated European (Football) Championship. In goal, Gianluigi Donnarumma is my sole Italian representative. Spain’s Joao Cancelo, France’s Lucas Hernandez, Portugal’s Raphael Guerreiro and Croatia’s Duje Caleta-Car make my four-man defence. Toni Kroos of Germany, Netherlands’ Georginio Wijnaldum and Denmark’s Christian Eriksen are my midfield trio. Upfront, I’veContinue reading “Euro 2020(1) Dream Team”
Another week, another selection of songs. This week, we’re going out of this world! Savage Garden To the Moon and Back Ash Girl from Mars The Church Under the Milky Way Simply Red Stars Echo and the Bunnymen The Killing Moon To check out previous themes and selections, please click on the music tab!
The day actually started with another visit to Ripon Canal, where not for the first time, I saw a pike, as well as lots of other small fish. The pike itself was a small one but I’ve only walked there three or four times… and I’ve twice seen a pike! This was despite the waterContinue reading “Ripon Car Boot Sale”
The seasonably cold and generally miserable weather has, for the most part, limited amphibian activity… or sightings at least. When the weather finally turned however, the array of amphibians rose to the surface to bask in the sun! I counted nine frogs, which is particularly prominent for our pond. The newts were also making theirContinue reading “Frog City/Newt Central”
You can find details of my first garden camp here… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/05/22/garden-camping/ I’ve developed an insatiable yearning to go camping. I’ve done a bit in the past but not since having children. My Vango F10 Helium 200 (An old version of a Nevis I think) can’t really handle four people and my eldest daughter’s additional needsContinue reading “Garden Camp Two: New (And Old) Gear!”
Welcome to another week! Here’s a song that I’ve listened to a few times recently… Have fun and look out for another song next Monday!
It’s been over two months since I caught up with modern technology and got a pedometer! Here’s my original post… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/04/03/pedometer-diaries/ Now, after 66 days of having this piece of white plastic attached to my hip (Belt), I’ve totalled 455.68 miles. That’s an average of 6.90 miles per day. My ten-hour Yorkshire Three Peaks bootContinue reading “Pedometer Diaries: Chapter Two”
Today, we’re sticking with yesterday’s French theme… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/05/28/five-songs-2/ Situated on what is technically an island in the River Seine, Les Machines de L’ile… is an island… with machines! https://www.lesmachines-nantes.fr/en/discover/the-galerie-des-machines/ You’ll discover a variety of creatures and vehicles amongst the creations. Though I sat in some sort of moving contraption and my wife went on aContinue reading “Les Machines de L’ile”
It’s Friday and you know what that means… a selection of five songs based on a theme. This week, it’s music from France… or songs performed in French… or singers who’ve had success in France. It’s fine, it’s my blog. I can do what I want! Nolwenn Leroy Gemme (This may have already featured inContinue reading “Five Songs from France”
It grinds coffee… thank you and goodbye! It grinds coffee in less time and with far less annoyance to my wife than my old manual coffee grinder did! At the risk of not bothering to check, I think that I got it from the South American rainforest and that it probably cost about £20. It’sContinue reading “Ikich Coffee Grinder”