Stephen Chapman

The second incarnation of my blog

SD 24th June 2016

Something different: My first comic strip… featuring a not original subject. I started with pen and watercolour and then made some digital touchups.

June 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

The lies have it

One comment on the EU referendum.  Then I will stay quiet for a while. I believe that this is a disastrous day for our country and especially the younger people … Continue reading

June 24, 2016

SD 22nd June 2016

Something different: After years of saying “we should really go to the pizza evening at a local(ish) pub” we actually went and had a fine and cheap meal, along with … Continue reading

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SD 18th June 2016

Something different: For today’s Parkrun Saturday I completed a challenge – my own personal inverse duathlon. It consisted of a 13.1k cycle from home, then a 5k parkrun and finally … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

SD 17th June 2016

Running up that hill Just a few years ago, I started running to keep fit.  I now aim to run 3 times a week, possibly 4 if it’s not raining.  This is … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

  Inspired by the daily post Follow me on Instagram – username is stephenc

June 17, 2016 · 12 Comments


Driving home from a meeting yesterday, the acres of red Poppies could be seen from several miles away.  Luckily there was a lay-by, so I had to stop to take … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

SD 15th June 2016

Something different: With Pete at a concert in London, I’ve had a busy evening alone with a list of things to do. But without realising it, I did it mostly … Continue reading

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SD 12th June 2016

Something different: I hadn’t realised that the course at todays St Albans half marathon was so hilly.  I figured that it was going to be a real challenge when a … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

SD 10th June 2016

Something different: I’ve invented a bread recipe for Stephen’s Nut, Seed and Oat Bread.  It tastes fantastic, with a rich flavour. Take a couple of tablespoons of mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

Inspired by the daily post Follow me on Instagram – username is stephenc

June 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

SD 6th June 2016

Something different: With the sun shining all day, I decided it was the perfect evening for a picnic.  I may have bought too much food though! With the sun shining, … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

Old phone #phone #telephone #webstagram #instagramhub #photooftheday #instagood #instagram #popularpage #bestoftheday #album #iphonephotooftheday #instadaily #iphonesia #instagood #instatalent #popular #old #retro A post shared by Stephen Chapman (@stephenc) on May 7, … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · 6 Comments

SD 1st June 2016

Email anxiety One personal discipline I am aiming to achieve is control over emails. There are plenty of techniques about filtering emails and keeping an ordered inbox and I have yet … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Up the Clappers

A bank holiday walk up Sharpenhoe Clappers in Bedfordshire.  The view is stunning.

May 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

SD 29th May 2016

Something different: Despite living in a town that has an overload of live music and venues, we rarely venture out to see any. So many times we say “we really … Continue reading

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SD 28th May 2016

Something different: Another Saturday, another Parkrun and the second week in a row that I attended the first event at a new location.  This time, I didn’t have to go … Continue reading

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Atlético Madrid

I’m supporting Los Colchoneros tonight for obvious reasons.

May 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

SD 27th May 2016

Something different: Tonight we experienced fine dining at Luton Hoo.  This 5 star hotel and spa must never be confused with Luton in any way, which really is a 1 … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

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