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June 23rd – I had to nip to the Holford industrial estate in… 

24 Jun 17

June 23rd – I had to nip to the Holford industrial estate in North Birmingham on the way home from work – I was going to go to Walsall and hop on a train, but it was quicker just to head straight there.


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June 22nd – Two poor pictures, but ones I just had to share, as… 

23 Jun 17

June 22nd – Two poor pictures, but ones I just had to share, as they’re of birds I don’t see very often locally: Jays.


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June 22nd – More cats, sorry, but I just loved these pair, again… 

23 Jun 17

June 22nd – More cats, sorry, but I just loved these pair, again in the cat metropolis of Scarborough Road, Pleck.


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June 21st – Another high summer day, the longest as it happens,… 

22 Jun 17

June 21st – Another high summer day, the longest as it happens, and from here on in, the days shorten to darkness; but there’s plenty of summer left and it’s been glorious so far, so I’m not too sad.


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June 20th – This old chap is someone I’m very pleased to see,… 

21 Jun 17

June 20th – This old chap is someone I’m very pleased to see, for the first time this year.


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June 18th – Another fine, high summer day and this time I headed… 

21 Jun 17

June 18th – Another fine, high summer day and this time I headed out to North Warwickshire, going from Stonnall to Bassets Pole, on to Middleton, body moor Heath, Hurley, Baxterley, Grendon and up the canal back to Tamworth with a speedy run down the…


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June 17th – From Amerton, I went for a long afternoon and… 

21 Jun 17

June 17th – From Amerton, I went for a long afternoon and evening ride around old haunts; Drointon, Blithfield, Newborough, Hoar Cross, Woodmill.


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June 16th – Summer is finally on her throne, and how glorious… 

17 Jun 17

June 16th – Summer is finally on her throne, and how glorious her reign.


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June 15th As I cycled home up the Scarborough Road in Pleck, I… 

16 Jun 17

June 15th As I cycled home up the Scarborough Road in Pleck, I noticed some banners on the railings of the Abu Bakr Islamic School on the old Edward Shelley School site.


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June 14th – I notice that on the embankment on the north side of… 

16 Jun 17

June 14th – I notice that on the embankment on the north side of the Black Cock Bridge in Walsall Wood, the vipers bugloss is flowering again.


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June 12th – Here’s something to gladden the heart.It was sad to… 

14 Jun 17

June 12th – Here’s something to gladden the heart.


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June 11th – A terrible end to a ride that started really well. I… 

14 Jun 17

June 11th – A terrible end to a ride that started really well.


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June 10th – I took a ride out on a dreadfully windy afternoon… 

14 Jun 17

June 10th – I took a ride out on a dreadfully windy afternoon intent on visiting the Clifton Campville Country Fair.


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June 9th – It’s the season of poppies, and there are some… 

14 Jun 17

June 9th – It’s the season of poppies, and there are some beautiful examples in the hedgerows, edge lands and waysides locally.


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June 8th – Passing down Scarborough Road in Pleck, south Walsall… 

14 Jun 17

June 8th – Passing down Scarborough Road in Pleck, south Walsall I noticed these cats, clearly waiting for the return of their owners from work.


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June 7th –  A lovely, chance find whilst riding through Victoria… 

8 Jun 17

June 7th –  A lovely, chance find whilst riding through Victoria Park, Darlaston.


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June 6th – I had a remarkable journey home, assisted by a big… 

7 Jun 17

June 6th – I had a remarkable journey home, assisted by a big west wind, that blew me back in 45 minutes at an astonishing average of 16mph.


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June 4th – A spin through Brownhills on a dull, rain-spotted… 

5 Jun 17

June 4th – A spin through Brownhills on a dull, rain-spotted afternoon reminded me that it was the flowering time of summer.


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June 3rd – I rode out on an annual pilgrimage – to the Klondyke… 

5 Jun 17

June 3rd – I rode out on an annual pilgrimage – to the Klondyke Mill steam fair at Draycott in the Clay near Sudbury, and had a great afternoon of very English entertainment.


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June 1st – I’d been into Birmingham on the way home, and came… 

2 Jun 17

June 1st – I’d been into Birmingham on the way home, and came back on the train to Blake Street with a headache riding shotgun.


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May 30th – Coming back into Brownhills and passing the… 

30 May 17

May 30th – Coming back into Brownhills and passing the appropriately named Catshill Junction, the local neighbourhood watch was on duty, doing what it does best.


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May 30th – This is always a lovely first sighting of the summer… 

30 May 17

May 30th – This is always a lovely first sighting of the summer – the first orchid.


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May 29th – A dreadful day, and an awful ride.Being bank holiday,… 

30 May 17

May 29th – A dreadful day, and an awful ride.


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May 28th – I got to the floating market at Fazeley about 3:30pm,… 

30 May 17

May 28th – I got to the floating market at Fazeley about 3:30pm, when the sun was out and conditions were good.


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May 28th – I set out on a sunny afternoon to pay a visit to… 

30 May 17

May 28th – I set out on a sunny afternoon to pay a visit to Fazeley floating market, and on the way, hopped on the canal from Brownhills to Newtown to see if I could spot the Watermead swan family, just to see how they were doing.