Stephen Chapman

The second incarnation of my blog

SD 2nd July 2016

Something different: The logistics of Saturday where carefully planned and executed.  This should have happened for my birthday, but for various reasons had to be delayed until now. After the … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · Leave a 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

SD 22nd May 2016

Something different: A trip to the local fete, which we haven’t been to for a few years for various reasons.  The one thing that never changes is Pete heading straight … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walking walking walking

A few days in North Norfolk…

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

OK, who had the plans upside down?

At the weekend we made a random decision to take Zac for a walk at a village called Clophill, about 20 minutes from our home. There’s a pleasant circular walk … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 1 Comment


Pete and I treated ourselves to 5 days in Iceland over Christmas. It was a snowy, interesting and entertaining break.  We planned it back in the spring and had a … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

Some (minor) things I achieved this week

• I managed to break the 23 minute barrier for the first time at this weekend’s Parkrun. I really didn’t think that I would ever manage it, with recent weeks … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Some (minor) things I achieved this week

• I ran 10 miles for the first time earlier this week. I’m thinking about having a go at a half-marathon next year! • I finally learned to tie a … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 1 Comment


It was a beautiful day yesterday in North Hertfordshire (it’s bucketing down as I type this) with blue skies but a real chill in the air and a little frost … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oh we do like to be…

…beside the seaside. On Saturday we ventured to Planet Thanet for a look around Margate. I haven’t been to the town for many years and it’s changed a lot, mainly … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rhythms of the world – day 2

We have had a great time at the second day of the Rhythms of the World Festival. We saw Bhangra meets soul, acoustic, Brazilian, reggae and much more. Plus the … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rhythms of the world – day 1

Our local music festival, Rhythms of the world has returned after a year off.  Pete and I spent a few hours listening to a vast mix of music – but not too … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Race #3

I ran in my 3rd 10k race of the year and what a tough event it was!  The organisation, goody bag and people were all great, but the course was very … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

2 days in Germany

We’ve been in Germany for the weekend. An exhausting time, but a lot of fun, with a birthday party in the middle. Here are a few pictures…

June 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rutland Water

In the rain today at Rutland Water. A huge sculpture called The Great Tower.

May 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

This week I have been…

Watching… just one film Sunshine on Leith. I am not a great fan of musicals and this one was based on the songs of The Proclaimers about 2 soldiers coming home to Edinburgh … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 3 Comments


Yesterday was a strange day. We got up early, as usual and I dropped Zac at Pete’s Mum’s house before 8am (something I do once a week-ish) before driving to … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

Paris itinerary

I’ve thought about exploring a city on my own for a while, but I believed it would be to rude to Pete to do such a thing.  I found out … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 4 Comments


I started yesterday at 4.15am to embark on a bit of an adventure. I spent 9 and a half hours exploring Paris and taking some pictures. I found plenty of … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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