Stephen Chapman

The second incarnation of my blog

A random selfie

December 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

I’ve been out of the blogging loop

So what have I been up to? I spent a day with Pete on my brothers new boat: I had a birthday, so we went to Pint Shop in Cambridge for … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Finished… I think

I watched a programme on BBC1 recently where professional artists were tasked with producing a self portrait. They found it challenging and one of the judges made the comment that, if … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Self portrait

Painting is not easy, I know that, but I decided to have a go at painting a self portrait in acrylic paints. He’s the finished work (well, I still may … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · 4 Comments


A year ago, I posted a few resolutions for 2014. How did I do? – Moisturise more ✓ – Continue running ✓ – Run a few 10k races ✓ – Read a classic — not sure … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

1 year of Parkruns

One year ago today, I took part in my first Parkrun.  Yesterday I drove to St Albans and took part in my 41st event, despite carrying a painful leg injury … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

  Inspired by the Daily Post. See my other entries for the weekly photo challenge here.

February 7, 2014 · 13 Comments

Sweet Sixteen – A letter to my 16 year old self

Inspired by the Daily Post… I once saw a book called Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self and was impressed by some of the entries by famous people. … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 11 Comments

My name is Stephen Chapman

From a Facebook group I started years ago, I know a few Stephen Chapman’s around the world (some better than others).  As a bit of random fun, here are some … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

Gone for a Burton

I’ve been researching my family history for years and have been stuck on the person I most wanted to trace: my Great-Grandfather. “Sandy” Chapman was my Dad’s, Dad’s, Dad and … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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