Jul 152018

That’s me now done 85% (855.9 miles) of #walk1000miles. So just 144.1 miles remaining!

Keep up-to-date with all my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

Jul 112018

That sure was a great cycle! Did 62.43 miles, so making it the second longest cycle of the year so far! It could well be my favourite cycle, of 2018! Since I cycled along part of the  Grantham Canal. Then stopped off at Bottesford, to get some food, and also check out it’s railway station!

Then it was off to Elton and Orston railway station, which is one of the least used stations in the UK. It only gets two services a day. One to Nottingham at 6:25am and other service to Skegness at 5.10pm. There is no Sunday service. A normal service operates on most bank holidays.

Then it was back home passing Belvoir Castle! So over all, a great cycle!!

You can check out the route, I took over at www.strava.com/activities/1696372700

Grantham Canal
Bottesford railway station
Elton and Orston railway station

Jul 102018

My life is so crap right now! Nothing is going right, was hoping the whole, house thing would have been sorted by now. But it’s not been, so come Monday, I am going to be homeless.

Cycling is, about the only thing, stopping me, from having a break down!

Don’t even ask, me some of the things, I’ve been Googling the last number of nights… But think, you can guess!!

Columbia HTC Highroad Team
Columbia HTC Highroad Team
Columbia HTC Highroad Team

Jul 092018

Here are some photos from the very first time, I went to London! Way back in November 2002 with my boyfriend of the time… Just to think, I was only 21 or 22 at the time! Like another, life time ago!

Of course, I’ve been back, many, many times since!

David and myself in Hyde Park
David and myself in Hyde Park

Jul 092018

Out of these two hot lads wearing wetsuits, which one would you choose? Andres Camilo or Max Emerson?

Jul 092018

Really don’t think, I need to, say why I love this video… Lad dancing around a wetsuit, need I say any more?

Jul 082018

Still trying to find somewhere else to live! Did not get the last place! Speaking about Pride in London, I had so much fun! Also about homophobia in the work place!

Jul 072018

Here are some other photos, I took while in London! I do really, just need to spend a whole day or two in London, just walking around! Only go, two or three times a year!

More photos from this set can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/england/london/2018/

Jul 072018

Pride in London was so much fun, it just keeps getting bigger and better each year! So glad, I went for the third year in a row! I will of course, be going back again next year!!

Pride in London
Pride in London
Pride in London
Pride in London

More photos from this set can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/pride-london/2018/

Jul 072018

The Rise and Fall of Nokia (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 10th July 2018)

Once upon a time there was a large Finnish company that manufactured the world’s best and most innovative mobile phones. Nokia’s annual budget was larger than that of the government of Finland and everyone who worked there shared in the windfall. But global domination cost the company its pioneering spirit and quantity gradually took over from quality, with new phone models being churned out by the dozen. Market share eroded, until in 2016, mobile phone production in Finland ceased. The Rise and Fall of Nokia is a wry morality tale for our times, told by those that lived and worked through the rollercoaster years in a company that dominated a nation.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 11th July 2018)

Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Set on the shores of the beautiful Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland is one of the most glorious houses in the National Trust Collection, Mount Stewart.

David Baddiel on the Silk Road (Quest | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 11th July 2018)

David explores the wilds of Central Asia to find what the Chinese wanted for their precious silk. In a remote gorge in Kazakhstan he finds clues carved in the rock.

Celebrity Five Go Caravanning (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 13th July 2018)

Travelogue series following five UK celebs as they bundle into a caravan and explore the open road. Colin Baker, Sherrie Hewson, Tony Blackburn, Todd Carty and Sonia head to the Lake District, England’s largest national park. Making the most of the lakes, the gang take to the water in Coniston and step back in time on the world’s oldest passenger steamer, on Ullswater.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

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