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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.

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  Whilst originally made in the 60’s it was still being shown in my childhood some 10-15 years later.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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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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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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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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Training ride…

Preparation for our family cycle tour across France on the Canal des Deux Mers route is now in full swing with the arrival of Junior’s new accessory.  He can now contribute to progress with his own set of pedals.  He … Continue reading

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A Pennine Journey – Part 1

I have been fortunate to have walked all of England and Scotland’s National Trails, bar one, and thus I’m always keen on a fresh idea for a long distance walk. Pouring over a new OS map last year something caught … Continue reading

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