Archive for August, 2010

Green Laning in the Surrey Hills

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Today I took the Landrover and a friend from the village for a small green laning expedition. Guy has a Jeep, and was wondering what all the fuss was about – so I offered a few weeks ago to go out with him to see what it was like.

Landrover in the sunshine on Leith Hill

Green Laning in Surrey

We did a few lanes – past Coldharbour cricket pitch towards Leith Hill Tower and then back to the road, Coldharbour to Wooton – a long and varied track with some awesome views of Dorking, and then we went to Ranmore and trundled gently down to the back of East Horsley.
That was three attractive and relatively straightforward runs – Guy got a chance to drive, and we had a very pleasant afternoon out in the sunshine. Not very muddy, and we met a small convoy of various Landrovers on the Leith Hill track. Plenty of walkers and some crazy cycle riders who whizzed past without warning.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-29

Sunday, August 29th, 2010
  • Back in the swing of things. Two weeks in SW England with no net connection beyond a bit of damp string was actually rather relaxing! #
  • It's so wet that there's a puddle in the foot-well of the Landrover. Must be the way the rain is falling. #
  • Just finished (for the moment) a big tranche of work for Mucho Fun & Frustration! #
  • Just been into town to buy some Fireworks for G's party on Tuesday. They only had the "bigger" box collections. Clever retail strategy. #
  • Nice ice cream from the deli called "Taste of Europe" in South Street (at the old PDSA HQ). #
  • Rustling up some supper with leftovers: #
  • Just had a ten minute power-cut south of Dorking – hardly long enough to invoke all the standby systems (or find a torch & candle!). #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-08

Sunday, August 8th, 2010
  • More fun with mod_rewrite rules and blog changes with legal repurcussions to complete quickly. Nice challenge. #
  • Wrestling completed. Gadget-master blog now at #
  • RT @samblackledge: – Dorking brewery << Here's another Dorking brewery: #
  • never a guard on train when you want a ticket HLM-SUO expect hassle at SUO. #TRAINTALES #
  • Packing – clothes, toothbrush, beach gear: Easy! Technology – impossible decisions about what to take or leave…. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-01

Sunday, August 1st, 2010
  • EDF fixed contract ends. Wrestling with price comparisons. EDF site itself seems to have almost no hard data to help. Hard work! #
  • findlater #
  • Helping sort out DNS records. #
  • Currently watching RedBull X-Fighters: WOW! That's an astounding way to use a motorbike! Stupendous! #
  • Authentic Navy rum: Yours for £600 a bottle < So tempting. #
  • Eating fish and chips picnic with the family whilst sitting in the car looking at the view on the Cotmandene #
  • Nice handful of runner beans constitutes our first crop. Guess what we're having for supper! #
  • Just emptied the big (very big) paddling pool as the water was getting a bit murky. Grass will probably be greener in the morning! #

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