UK TV programmes to watch this week : 26/11/2022

MOTD Live: FIFA World Cup 2022 (BBC 1/HD | 6:00pm to 9:30pm | Tuesday 29th November 2022)

Wales v England (Kick-off 7.00pm). Group B reaches a conclusion at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, with this eagerly awaited fixture between the home nations. Having had to wait until 2016 for their first meeting in the finals of a major championship, Wales and England now face each other in a World Cup finals for the first time.

Grand Designs: House of the Year (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 30th November 2022)

Kevin McCloud visits homes that, along with being nominated for the RIBA House of the Year prize, have pioneered a new architectural style by fusing mock-Tudor, modernism and industrial chic. A home in Derbyshire that experiments with reorganising space, a small-space design in an infill plot, an eco-extension on a historic cottage in Suffolk and a home in London remodelled complete with a mountain on the roof.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 7:55pm | Friday 2nd December 2022)

The comedian explores the historic city of Oxford and the Chilterns, an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. She gets her bearings at one of the best preserved 17th-century windmills in the world at Brill, and from there, the scholarly streets of Oxford beckon. Susan has always loved a model village and discovers that the Chilterns has the oldest in the world, complete with working model railway.
(Subtitles, New Episode, Series 4, Episode 6)

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

My main goals for 2023

These are my main goals for 2023. These are not in any order at all…

  • Spend more time up in Scotland!
  • Cycle 100 miles in a single ride! Yes, I keep saying that, maybe 2023 will be when I do it again!
  • Get both bikes serviced and back on the road
  • Cycle at least 3,500 miles (Not even going to make 2,000 miles this year!)
  • Get many more Trophies on Strava!
  • Walk The Dales Way
  • Walk 1,000 miles again in year!
  • Keep my credit card balance below £200!
  • Keep doing record hours at work!
  • Oh and of course, keep a roof over my head which is going to be hard work!

If, I can think of anything else. I will update this post! 🙂

What are your goals for 2023? Why, not post them here!?!?!?

VeloViewer Infographic : 19 November 2022 @veloviewer

Going by my VeloViewer Infographic, I’ve had 323 active days so far in 2022! Which means, I’ve done at least one cycle or walk each day so far this year!

That’s me now done a total distance of 3,000 miles this year. Which is made up 1,764 miles of cycling and 1,236 miles of walking!!

Where it says running… That’s my walking data!

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 19/11/2022

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 20th November 2022)

Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff check out a new hot hatch from Honda and an old hot hatch from Peugeot. Paddy McGuinness takes on his toughest challenge to date: getting a team of young amateur racers up to professional motorsport standard, in just two months.

MOTD Live: FIFA World Cup 2022 (BBC 1/HD & UHD on the iPlayer | 12:00pm to 3:30pm | Monday 21st November 2022)

England v Iran (Kick-off 1.00pm). Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions begin their Group B campaign at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar.

FIFA World Cup 2022 (ITV/HD | 6:05pm to 9:15pm | Monday 21st November 2022)

USA v Wales (Kick-off 7.00pm). Mark Pougatch presents coverage of the Group B match at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, which sees the nations meet for the first time in a competitive fixture at this level.

Grand Designs: House of the Year (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 23rd November 2022)

Kevin McCloud visits five recently transformed homes that have been shortlisted for the RIBA House of the Year award. A barn renovation in Sussex, a reborn parchment factory in Northamptonshire, an eco-friendly mews house in London, a former cowshed in Dorset and two fused flats in the Kyles of Bute.

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

Walking The Dales Way in 2023!

Next year, Bugsy, Mark G (house mate) and myself will be walking The Dales Way! It will be my biggest adventure, since doing the End to End cycle back in 2009!

The Dales Way runs for 80 miles from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria. We will be doing the whole walk in one go! Not like other long walks, that I’ve done, which have been done over weeks, months and some even years!

In the next week, or so, we’re going to do a test day. Doing one of link routes. We have picked the Harrogate one, which covers a distance of 16.5 miles!

So looking forward to this, BIG adventure with him!!

Middle of November 2022 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website during November 2022.

Number 1 (32 views) : Spider-Man all helpless in SEGUFIX
Spider-Man all helpless in SEGUFIX

Number 2 (27 views) : Synergy Swimrun wetsuit 
Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Number 3 (21 views) : Synergy Swimrun wetsuit 
Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Number 4 (19 views) : Synergy Swimrun wetsuit 
Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Number 5 (17 views) : Walking along the Brampton Valley Way
Walking along the Brampton Valley Way

Love these photos? Many more at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2022/

Bugsy’s walking map – 01/11/2022 to 12/11/2022

We are only 12 days into November and look at all places Bugsy has walked already!

All going well before the month is out, will do at least another 2 or 3 days of the Leicestershire Round… Plus doing a test day of The Dales Way. Just to double check that Bugsy and myself can do the whole route, in one go next year…

Please do give him a follow at www.strava.com/athletes/bugsythedog

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 12/11/2022

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 13th November 2022)

Freddie Flintoff samples the brutal, full-contact motorsport of F1 stock cars, while Chris Harris gets to grips with Mercedes’ F1 car for the road, the fearsomely complicated AMG One. Paddy McGuinness takes a ride in the luxurious new Range Rover.

The Rickshaw Relay Rides Again (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 15th November 2022)

One-off special following Matt Baker and five young people, who have all been supported by projects funded by Children in Need, as they take on this year’s Rickshaw Challenge, a relay ride through their home towns and other places across the UK that hold a particular significance for them. The documentary also celebrates the history of this much-loved Children in Need staple, now in its 12th year.

DIY SOS (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 16th November 2022)

Nick Knowles and the team are in Leeds, where they join forces with Radio 2 for one of their biggest projects ever. The women’s charity Getaway Girls have a derelict site to build their new base. The DIY SOS gang are here to make their dream come true. But they need help, so Radio 2 help recruit hundreds of volunteers from their listeners, while presenters Sara Cox, Scott Mills, Rylan, Spoony and Trevor Nelson also don their hard hats. Across town, Emeli Sande coaches the Getaway Girls as they prepare a thank you song for the day of the reveal.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 18th November 2022)

The presenter and her campervan Helen are heading back to an old favourite – Yorkshire. However, Susan finds that the dales and moors contain a few spots she hasn’t explored – and a few surprises that are a joy to discover. Oakworth Station is one such place – home to a still functioning steam railway, it’s the train station where the 1970s classic The Railway Children was filmed.

Children in Need (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 18th November 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Celebrities join forces to help raise funds for the charity that currently supports thousands of projects in communities across the UK, all of which aim to improve the lives of children. Ade Adepitan, Mel Giedroyc, Chris Ramsey, Alex Scott and Jason Manford front this year’s appeal night live from Media City UK in Salford, which features special editions of The Repair Show and Blankety Blank and a few laughs from Graham Norton’s Red Chair. The show has a `SPOTacular” theme, for which viewers are encouraged to test their skills with an on-the-spot challenge, wear something spotty or simply feel SPOTacular.

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

TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 620

Loving my TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 620, that I got myself last week! With driving for a living, it was about time, I got my own SatNav.

TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 620 - 6 Inch

The system, my work uses is not the best! The maps at times, can be very, very out-of-date! The location can be like 1 mile away, and it wants to take you miles away! Plus the traffic updates are not the best!

So far, very, very pleased with the TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 620! It should, make my job a lot easier! Now the long dark nights now here!

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