Shock horror….another post

So, I find myself writing another post almost exactly 6 months since the last one with the intervening time taken up by that pesky virus thingy. 6 months has flown by and of course its been wrapped up in the hubbub of changes brought about by lockdown, a new job and adjusting to a new working norm. Having spent the last 6months working from home, and I am thankful for having a job that allows that, its easy to let certain things drift. Having said that, on average I have managed to walk around 5 miles a day purely because the weather has been so good, the pooches appreciate it and I am not losing 3 hours a day to the commute. Cycling also is up, especially since the lockdown measures eased and now clocking up an average of 200miles a week at present. Still cant shift the extra pounds I’ve put on mind……

In regards to the great outdoors, ie camping in particular, am hoping to take the opportunity of a some holiday this month to get out for a night with the dogs in the Brecon Beacons. Not very exotic, not far flung and relatively easy. I have looked at my reduced kit pile which was trimmed when I stopped going out on a regular basis and it just about suffices for my needs. The mat is possibly the one thing I might need to re-examine from the perspective of taking 2 dogs with me. The good news is that the pooches will act as 2 mini-radiators during the night so keeping warm shouldn’t be an issue! I might take 2 basic evazote mats to cover the entire footprint of the inner tent rather than any inflatable options. Trimming scissors at the ready. Havent decided where in the Beacons yet and will have to be reasonably careful as Barney is getting on (8) and isnt quite as sprightly as he used to be. Saffron is part spaniel and of course part nutter and powered by duracell batteries it seems

All this time at home has allowed me to do more things that I enjoy but rather than snatch at opportunities, I can plan and do things in a measured and planned way. Ok, so spontaneity is great but there is a time and a place for that…..

Well, that’s the update. Feels weird to be writing again and of course it’s not overly important to me if no-one reads this or cares overly at the contents. I am writing for me primarily and of course keeping the blog fire burning just that little bit longer….

About Saddlebags and Backpacks - a brewer's outdoor adventures

I am a keen hiker, camper, cyclist and general all round gear addict..... I also manage to be a professional brewer in my non-spare time :->
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