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April 17th – Every day, new flowers and leaves. This is… 

18 Apr 18

April 17th – Every day, new flowers and leaves.


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April 16th – What a difference a bit of sun and warmth has… 

17 Apr 18

April 16th – What a difference a bit of sun and warmth has made.


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April 14th – Just in the nick of time the weather improved. It… 

15 Apr 18

April 14th – Just in the nick of time the weather improved.


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April 14th – Spring came today properly, and brought with her… 

15 Apr 18

April 14th – Spring came today properly, and brought with her warm sun and the general population out enjoying itself in what seems like the first temperate weather since last year… Interested to note as I rode out through Chasewater on a bike ride…


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April 12th – Victoria Park in Darlaston was looking moody and… 

13 Apr 18

April 12th – Victoria Park in Darlaston was looking moody and dramatic as I passed back through, and I still adore the mystic bridge.


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April 10th – My respect and thanks are due to Walsall Council,… 

11 Apr 18

April 10th – My respect and thanks are due to Walsall Council, who in very short time indeed have assessed the weather decay of parts of Green Lane between Walsalll Wood and Shelfield, and resurfaced completely a couple of stretches.


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April 10th – Always good to spot workboat Essington about on the… 

11 Apr 18

April 10th – Always good to spot workboat Essington about on the local canals, even on a grey damp morning like today.


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April 8th – I’ve been trying to get a decent version of this… 

9 Apr 18

April 8th – I’ve been trying to get a decent version of this photo for ages.


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April 7th – An awful, terrible horrible day in which little went… 

8 Apr 18

April 7th – An awful, terrible horrible day in which little went to plan and I just gradually lost the will to try.


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April 6th – Dipping into Stonnall and the backlanes on an errand… 

8 Apr 18

April 6th – Dipping into Stonnall and the backlanes on an errand on the way home, spring is indeed in the lanes: The first bees are dozy, but about and feeding.


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April 3rd – A better day. I set off to work in Darlaston on a… 

5 Apr 18

April 3rd – A better day.


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April 2nd – The Easter Monday bank holiday was foul – it rained,… 

5 Apr 18

April 2nd – The Easter Monday bank holiday was foul – it rained, was cold, windy and overcast and so I busied myself with some technical website stuff, and doing bike maintenance.


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March 30th – A day of rest, with a journey up to Tesco in the… 

31 Mar 18

March 30th – A day of rest, with a journey up to Tesco in the late afternoon.


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March 27th – And in Darlaston, near the Black Country Route, the… 

31 Mar 18

March 27th – And in Darlaston, near the Black Country Route, the hawthorn is coming into leaf, splattering formerly dull, barren hedgerows with bursts of vivid emerald green.


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March 25th – A long ride, 58 miles, at a decent average of… 

28 Mar 18

March 25th – A long ride, 58 miles, at a decent average of 12.5mph saw me ride out via the backlanes of Stonnall, Buzzards Valley and along the canal to Kingsbury, then over to Hurley, Grendon, DOrdon, Polesworth and up around Seckington, Clifton and …


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March 24th – One thing I am liking very much at the moment is… 

28 Mar 18

March 24th – One thing I am liking very much at the moment is the improvement works to the Shire Oak Junctions.


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March 21st – Leaving my camera at home made a bad day for photos… 

21 Mar 18

March 21st – Leaving my camera at home made a bad day for photos – but the day was dull anyway, so at least not much was lost.


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March 18th – I thought Saturday had been grim. I had no idea… 

20 Mar 18

March 18th – I thought Saturday had been grim.


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March 17th – Coming back to Brownhills down The Parade, the snow… 

20 Mar 18

March 17th – Coming back to Brownhills down The Parade, the snow started.


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March 16th – There may be a return to winter forecast for the… 

17 Mar 18

March 16th – There may be a return to winter forecast for the weekend, with impending snow and freezing temperatures, but on the canalside near the Watermead Estate in Brownhills, it’s spring and therefore reconstruction time again.


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March 16th – I had to nip up to Burntwood after an early return… 

17 Mar 18

March 16th – I had to nip up to Burntwood after an early return from work, and I took a muddy, wet canal towpath up to Chasewater.


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March 15th – Spring is in residence at Kings Hill Park,… 

16 Mar 18

March 15th – Spring is in residence at Kings Hill Park, Darlaston.


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March 14th – Returning home after a long day as dusk fell, I’d… 

15 Mar 18

March 14th – Returning home after a long day as dusk fell, I’d hit the canal at Walsall Wood, but the towpath was very muddy so I decided to hop back on the High Street at Anchor Bridge and continue by road.


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March 13th – I know I featured this the other day, but it is a… 

14 Mar 18

March 13th – I know I featured this the other day, but it is a view that’s quite short-lived and one I love lots.


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March 13th – I always love to find these, and this tree… 

14 Mar 18

March 13th – I always love to find these, and this tree consuming a wire and wood fence is a beauty, spotted on the way to work in Darlaston this morning.