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January 17th – Still off, but thankfully brighter if still… 

18 Jan 18

January 17th – Still off, but thankfully brighter if still sporting a rather productive cough, I headed up to Aldridge for a change of scenery.


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January 16th – A shot I was keen to try with the TZ 100 has been… 

17 Jan 18

January 16th – A shot I was keen to try with the TZ 100 has been the M6 Toll bridge at Anglesey wharf.


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January 16th A second day off sick. My congestion was better,… 

17 Jan 18

January 16th A second day off sick.


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January 14th – Still awful, but hoping to be better for work… 

17 Jan 18

January 14th – Still awful, but hoping to be better for work next day, I pushed myself up the canal to Chasewater to try out the TZ100 instead of the Canon I’m getting very accustomed to.


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January 11th – Unusually, I came through the pedestrian centre… 

12 Jan 18

January 11th – Unusually, I came through the pedestrian centre of Darlaston today, and noted that the old Caldmore Accord Housing Association offices were now empty: this must surely have been a pub once, but I can’t find it on any old pub sites, …


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January 10th – Sorry, more night shots. You must be sick to the… 

11 Jan 18

January 10th – Sorry, more night shots.


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January 9th – Oh my, what a gorgeous puss this one is, a garden… 

10 Jan 18

January 9th – Oh my, what a gorgeous puss this one is, a garden wall sentry in the Butts, Walsall.


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January 8th – Again, handheld shots. This camera is amazing for… 

10 Jan 18

January 8th – Again, handheld shots.


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January 5th – First day back at work in 2018 – more working… 

6 Jan 18

January 5th – First day back at work in 2018 – more working weeks should start and end on a Friday.


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December 4th – Returning home, I hate to visit a mate in Shire… 

5 Jan 18

December 4th – Returning home, I hate to visit a mate in Shire Oak, and on the way noted that the problems with pooling water at Anchor Bridge were bad again, after a fair few yeas of being trouble free.


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January 3rd – Returning to Brownhills, there was a lovely, low… 

4 Jan 18

January 3rd – Returning to Brownhills, there was a lovely, low sun at lunchtime so I visited the row of trees that make for such great autumn pictures during the leaf fall.


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January 3rd – I was being watched, and I had a feeling this… 

4 Jan 18

January 3rd – I was being watched, and I had a feeling this particular ball of floof didn’t care much for me at all.


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January 1st – Oh hi 2018, where did you spring from? Not yet… 

1 Jan 18

January 1st – Oh hi 2018, where did you spring from? Not yet back at work and sunset already past 4pm.


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December 31st – At last, a decent if rain-sodden ride. Going… 

1 Jan 18

December 31st – At last, a decent if rain-sodden ride.


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December 30th – I was in Brownhills at dusk again, sorting out… 

1 Jan 18

December 30th – I was in Brownhills at dusk again, sorting out questions for the annual quiz on my main blog, and also fiddling with a new camera I have on loan – a Panasonic TZ100.


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December 29th – I had to pop up Walsall Wood, late. A curious… 

1 Jan 18

December 29th – I had to pop up Walsall Wood, late.


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December 29th – Winter is a normalisation process for me. I… 

1 Jan 18

December 29th – Winter is a normalisation process for me.


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December 28th – A ride out in ice, after overnight light snow. I… 

29 Dec 17

December 28th – A ride out in ice, after overnight light snow.


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December 27th – Crossing Catshill Junction Bridge, the ice was… 

28 Dec 17

December 27th – Crossing Catshill Junction Bridge, the ice was treacherous and I was glad to be on studded tyres.


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December 26th – I met this interesting fellow on the way back… 

28 Dec 17

December 26th – I met this interesting fellow on the way back from Chasewater.


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December 22nd – Often if I’ve had a long day away, I come to see… 

28 Dec 17

December 22nd – Often if I’ve had a long day away, I come to see Morris, the Brownhills Colossus, as his creator John McKenna called him.


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December 21st – I had to return to Shenstone to pick something… 

22 Dec 17

December 21st – I had to return to Shenstone to pick something up I’d spotted the day before, so rode over there on my way back from Darlaston.


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December 20th – Returning through Shenstone, I popped into the… 

22 Dec 17

December 20th – Returning through Shenstone, I popped into the village to the shop on an errand.


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December 18th – I did return however in mist which was pretty… 

21 Dec 17

December 18th – I did return however in mist which was pretty eerie – coming back from Shenstone I was wary of ice but the biggest issues were remarkably daft driving (overtaking on a bend in reduced visibility?) and a huge pothole I narrowly missed …


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December 18th – Off to Telford again, and caught out by a sharp… 

21 Dec 17

December 18th – Off to Telford again, and caught out by a sharp frost, I nearly lost the bike on black ice, having chosen the one bike without ice tyres as I thought it was too warm.