In my last post, I introduced the idea of the hillplodder.com awards aka The Ploddies. It's now time to get down to business and look at the things and experiences that have made the year and are worthy of special mention. I was going to do this as a list of awards, but have changed … Continue reading The Ploddies 2014 – Part 1: January to June
This year's plans were disrupted by a new work contract coming along at the start of the summer rather than, as I'd hoped, the end of the summer. This curtailed walking plans somewhat and even more so when I found out how much time I'd have to spend working away in Edinburgh. Here's a few … Continue reading Not a review of the year, just some nice pictures
WordPress sent me my annual report on how I've done as a blogger. It threw up some interesting stats: Of the 11,000 views of my 93 posts this year, the busiest day was May 14 with 188 views. I posted 608 pictures. However, I'm not sure how this number has been affected by me recently … Continue reading 2012 Blogging in review
2012 has been a bit of an odd year and after taking 8 months off in 2011, this year was always going to be a little more work focussed. However, I never expected my current assignment to last into the summer, let alone make it to the end of the year. Whilst this kept me … Continue reading 2012 in Pictures and Memories
Ok, I know it's not the slightest bit original, but I felt the need to write a year-end wrap up of what's happened this year. I've tried it before in less eventful years, but this year I'm really looking back at a year quite unlike the previous one, and looking forward into next with barely … Continue reading Hey, that went a bit quick!
After the 3 months I took off work last year, 2008 was never going to come close, but all in all I've not done too badly and I've managed to arrange things to optimise my use of annual leave. A quick trip up to the Lake District in April started things off. A wet and … Continue reading Review of 2008