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About westonfront

Random thoughts on life and the world from the perpective of a God-fearing, outdoor-loving, technically minded, drum-thumping neo-Lancastrian.

Junior goes solo #proud-daddy

He first rode this bike with help on Thursday evening and by Saturday morning Junior was riding solo / unaided. He’s done so well, it looks like having the Balance Bike really did do what it was supposed to.  Junior … Continue reading

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A Mini Micro Adventure – The Next Generation*

Being on a sabbatical year has given me a lot of time to think, to develop but also more time to have fun with Junior. After a trial nights’ camping in the back garden in the Spring, we discussed taking … Continue reading

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Thunderbird 2 – can we make it go?

I am delighted to have just introduced Junior to Thunderbirds.  Whilst originally made in the 60’s it was still being shown in my childhood some 10-15 years later.  Showing superlative taste he loved it, which meant I got to relive … Continue reading

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A dusting of snow and two below (-2 C)

After two weeks of continuous rain here in the North West we was blessed with a forecast for a sunny weekend.  A little chilly perhaps but I felt in the need of some sunshine, so I was kindly granted a … Continue reading

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Junior

Mrs W was due to work this weekend, so Junior and I headed away for a weekend in York aided by our VW camper-van.  I was really pleased with this photo which was taken just after we had woken on … Continue reading

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#boyzdayout

A half term treat, going to Manchester on the train to catch a tram (and an incidental visit to the Museum of Science and Industry).

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Wet, wild and walling.

  Storm Brian (who makes this up?!?) and my DSWA ‘Introduction to Dry Stone Walling’ course coincided this weekend.  The two day course was held on a fell adjacent to Saddleworth Moor.  What an informative, fun and satisfying two days … Continue reading

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Diggerland

For Junior’s fourth birthday we spent a day at Diggerland in Yorkshire with his best friend.  We all enjoyed the day and the digger themed cake we’d made in advance…

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A Pennine Journey – Part 2

The story continues … Day 3 – Stalling Busk to Keld (16 miles) A very pleasant day under blue skies, but little outstanding to make reference to.  Initially the route took us down to Semer Water and it’s outflow, the … Continue reading

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24 hours in the forest without trees – A micro adventure

Up until March of this year, it had been 24 years since I’d last been true wild-camping. Back then it was two separate nights above 2000 feet on passes of the Lake District whilst walking the Coast to Coast. Then … Continue reading

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