Nearly 22 years ago!

Yes, back in 1999, I was planning on doing my first big fundraising walk…in India, to discover the source of the Mighty River Ganges. This website describes it:
https://indiahikes.com/gaumukh-tapovan/#gref
I also printed a book of it, I still have some copies, entitled “When I was in India….” Let me know if you would like one! Another page here on my website is my story of another walk: to the top of Kilimanjaro!
( I have also done other charity treks in Chilean Patagonia, and the Inca Trail in Peru!

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Pics from recent walks

We have been on walks just about every day…we are lucky here, having so many safe paths and tracks close by…even discovered some we have never before walked along! Here are some pics…

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a poem: but not written by me!

Twas the day after Christmas and out in the shed,
Sat a tired old Moggie, it’s battery dead.
It’s bumpers were rusted, the floor pans had holes, the seats and carpets had been eaten by moles.
The tyres had dry rot, the fuel tank was leaking, a turn of the steering wheel sent tie rods a-creaking.
So I put on my coat with a weight on my heart, and went out to the shed to get it to start.
The engine turned over-there arose such a clatter! I knew from the sound, “timing chain chatter”.
From under the dash there came a bright flash: the wiring harness had just turned to ash!
“I’ve had it with Morgans!” I finally swore.
“Enough is too much! I can’t take any more!”
When what to my red, teary eyes should appear, but a little Englishman (hey, I might need a beer!)
“Good day,” I heard, as he tapped on my shoulder, “I’m Joe Lucas” he said as the car continued to smoulder.
“This one can be saved; there’s no reason to grieve. All you need is some faith man, you’ve got to believe!”
“A hammer! Some duct tape! Get me some tools! When you work on these cars, just make up the rules!”
“We’ll get her cranked over – no way that she’ll stall ( but stand over there with your back to the wall).”
A cough and a splutter, the cacophony stunning, I couldn’t believe it! The old thing was running!
The ghost winked at me and said, kicking a tyre, “Whatever you do, DO NOT TOUCH THIS WIRE!”
The old man then vanished amid sneezes and farts, but when the smoke cleared he had left me some parts.
So I opened the shed door and let the windows down, put pedal to metal and went in to town.
And I thought to myself as I crunched second gear-
Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year.

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Just cannot shake off the printing bug….

and have produced some calendars! The NBC ones are for one of the Morgan interweb chat groups…and I have sent them world-wide! From the USA to Australia, these will be showng the dates until January 2022! 2021 NBC Calendar A4 portrait
I have also made some for the local Footpaths Association, these show pics I have taken on local wanderings!2021 DFBS Calendar
These are, of course, my copyright, but I would be happy to print one or two for you!

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Superb old MG

Saw this today, it drove past as we walked to nearby Dronfield, and blow me….when we got to our destination, the Post Office, its owner was just in front of us in the queue! A 1934 MG, which, he told me, doesn’t go out in the rain!

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Lockdown walking

We are so lucky where we live, at the end of our village, with miles and miles of safe paths and lanes to walk around from our back door, and whenever we set off, we know that getting back home means a downhill walk! Here are various photos taken over recent months,…

Those were from May, here are some from October, when the weather wasn’t so good for some walks!

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The Pad Store

Lots of NEW PADS!!! Look at the NEW BabyFood pads!

Just click on the Pad Store page!

And if you have a special greetings card or packet you would like to have made into a pad…just let us know!

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Hoghauses

This is a group photo of the Hoghauses currently available, click on the Hoghaus page to see them individually.

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Addition to the fleet

Welcome Bobbycar to the Red Sportscar Fleet!

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Today’s tasty pads!

Just put these on sale…please visit our Pad Store, drop in and browse, some rather beautiful pads available, many of which will become valuable collector’s items…

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