A work trip to Bisham Abbey, near Marlow, on a warm, early Autumn day. What a lovely place; hadn’t realised the sports complex was so big/important. Dinner at the Royal Oak the evening before.
Gloucester Services, northbound M5, from the people that brought us the excellent Tebay. Having worked for four years at Knutsford Services (M6, Junction 19), I wish there were more services like this. Where else would you see locally sourced fresh veg at 9.30pm on a Saturday.
The annual 36 holes of golf, crammed into one day. Saunton East & West courses. 27 points off 13 for East, 26 for West. Too many blobs.
A lovely day, warm and dry, with good company. Thanks to Olli, Ross, Shed, Ads and Mark.
Taken by my friend Jonny, in Macclesfield. Possibly part 1 in a surname-related series. Or not.
Five new podcasts added to my Downcast, helping smooth the longer, schools-back commute.
- Little Atoms
- Oxford Biography
- The Pod Delusion
- Lexicon Valley, from Slate
- Word Mouth, from Radio 4
In the meantime, the view from my desk (above) remains leafy.