Stephen Chapman

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Approaching 50 years – a song a year (part 5, the 2010s)

Here is the fifth and final instalment of songs, one for each year from the year of my birth. The full Spotify playlist can be found here. 2010: For The … Continue reading

April 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Approaching 50 years – a song a year (part 4, the 2000s)

Here is the fourth installment of songs, one for each year from the year of my birth. (You can access the Spotify playlist here) 2000:     Bohemian Like You – … Continue reading

March 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Approaching 50 years – a song a year (part 3, the 1990s)

Here is the third installment of songs, one for each year from the year of my birth. (The 1970s and can be found here and you can access the Spotify playlist … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Approaching 50 years – a song a year (part 2, the 1980s)

Here is the second installment of songs, one for each year from the year of my birth. (The 1970s can be found here and you can access the Spotify playlist here) … Continue reading

December 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Approaching 50 years – a song a year (part 1, the 1970s)

In April I will reach the depressingly old age of 50. Where did the last decade go?! This list of songs, one from each year from the year of my … Continue reading

November 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

2016 – Project PB Final Update

Earlier this year, I outlined my running aims for 2016. At the end of the year, here is an update and it can be summed up with the phrase “oh so … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Christmas cartoon

View this post on Instagram My #dog in #cartoon form for the last time this year. #happychristmas #jackrussell #jackrussellterrier A post shared by Stephen Chapman (@stephenc) on Dec 17, 2016 … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ode to chocolate

Jean Tobler was the founder He made the chocolate that I crave Little peaks of loveliness But he’s now is spinning in his grave. Cos yesterday I bought a Toblerone … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

October running challenge

I haven’t run that much over the past month and have only attempted 1 long run in October, so with a few days off work, I thought I would challenge myself.  My … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Comic strip #4

A day in the life. See other cartoons here.

October 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 – Project PB Update #3

Earlier this year, I outlined my running aims for 2016. At the three-quarter stage, here is an update: Current 5k PB – 22:27 Aiming at 21:59 or better Getting close, with a … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

From the weekend

Some shots of North Kent during a muddy dog walk…

August 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Happy birthday snoopy

I heard on the radio that today is Snoopy’s birthday (yes, a cartoon dog can have a birthday), so here is a little comic square from me and my dog…

August 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

The post 6 o’clock dance

As I type this, I’m on my way back from London on an uncomfortably packed and warm train with many dejected looking people.  Luckily I haven’t had to commute for … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tom and Dan

As most of the newspapers have forgotten there were 2 divers last night and have cropped out “the one who isn’t Tom”, here’s a great TV cap of our medal … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Back from France #2

Some iphone pictures. #2 Zac, Pete, Me

July 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Comic strip #3

The tough Jack Russell. See other cartoons here.

July 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

Back from France #1

Some iphone pictures. #1 Places

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Summer holiday heat

It was a day of 37 degree heat, so all we did was laze around…

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

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