Monthly Archives: November 2012

Barney models his dog coat

Barney has finally grown enough to fit into the waterproof coat I bought him last month. I didnt pay a huge amount for it as he is still growing. When he is fully mature I may get a more well … Continue reading

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Barney does Pen y Fan … well nearly

Beep-beep-beep-beep. Beep-beep-beep-beep. (5.45am) I get up and go in to wake my daughter. (snarfle) shakes child (grmmmnnummmmms) Time to get up I tell the sleeping form (grmmmm…5moreminutesdad….grmmmumunumumumm) Fast forward 1/2 hour I ask the sleeping form again if she is … Continue reading

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Not a good day for a walk

Today saw me take the kids and Barney out for a short walk but it soon became apparent that the weather was not going to play ball. Instead we headed off to Brecon for a mooch around town. Food, a … Continue reading

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RIP Montrail CTC’s

So after several thousand miles of walking, scrambling, running and occasionally playing football in them, my Montrail CTC trail shoes finally gave up the ghost. In fact they passed away doing what they were made to do….walking in the great … Continue reading

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Barney conquers Skirrid Fawr!

What a splendid weekend weather-wise. The forecast was so good for the weekend that I planned to take Barney out for another mountain walk to get him in the swing of things. Barney has been growing at an exponential rate … Continue reading

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Barney’s Progress

Well time flies when you have a puppy. Barney has been with us for 2 months now and continues to make good progress. He has tripled in size and weight and now is keen as mustard to go for long … Continue reading

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Its pants!

Hands up who takes particular care with choosing their outdoor apparel? Yes? Trousers…tick. Baselayer top…tick. Midlayer…tick. Shell…tick. Shoes…tick. Even socks…tick! Pants? Erm…….. Often overlooked in the sense of critical choice but an essential piece of clothing. If you are like … Continue reading

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