Apr 302018

It’s not long at all again, till I go back to Cyprus!! So here are some photos from my previous trips…


Many more photos can be seen @ www.flickr.com/photos/gsvalentine/sets/72157636258882044/

Apr 292018

That was sure a great walk around Whalley in Lancashire. Just funny to think, that if, I had not moved to Scotland when I was, very, very young. That’s the area, I would have growing up in! Since I was born in Chorley and use to live in Leyland…

Anyway back to the walk, I can’t get over just how nice Whalley is! So much going on, for a small village!

The walk was just over 6 miles! You can check out the route we took over @ www.strava.com/activities/1539712837


Apr 292018

I am sure that most of you will know, that I love trains and railway stations! So I of course, had to check out Whalley railway station, while I was in the area…

Whalley railway station
Whalley railway station
 Whalley railway station
Whalley railway station

Apr 282018

A Force in Crisis (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Monday 30th April 2018)

Sam Poling investigates the series of crises to have hit Police Scotland, five years after the creation of the national force. She hears damning testimony from serving officers and discovers evidence of misconduct and the manipulation of crime figures. The programme reveals leaked documents which show corruption at the very heart of the force and a culture of fear within its ranks, documents those at the top tried to suppress. She asks the current chief constable whether, with his own controversial background, he is fit to lead.

Coast Lives (BBC 2/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Monday 30th April 2018)

Series in which weatherman Barra Best voyages around the Northern Irish coastline, meeting those for whom the sea is a huge part of their lives. His journey begins at Lough Foyle, after which he makes his way to the picturesque harbour of Portbradden.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 30th April 2018)

Behind-the-scenes documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. A track circuit failure closes Platform 5 which is used by numerous high-speed trains, British Transport Police are out in force as rival Oxford and Millwall fans use the network, and a young man is seen on CCTV walking dangerously close to the edge of the platform.

Ambulance (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 3rd May 2018)

West Midlands Ambulance Service sees a spike in trauma cases and must manage problems of the winter NHS crisis that has left patients lying in the corridors of Royal Stoke Hospital.

Britain’s Great Cathedrals, with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 4th May 2018)

History series. Tony Robinson tells the turbulent history of six of Britain’s cathedrals. Liverpool cathedral is the Church of England’s newest cathedral, and it’s the largest in Britain. The cathedral was designed in the Gothic style by Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed the red telephone box. It took 74 years to build and was paid for by money donated from the people of Liverpool.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 4th May 2018)

Documentary series. Michael Portillo unlocks the doors to four extraordinary abandoned locations. Since it opened 400 years ago, Shepton Mallet prison has seen thousands of prisoners, numerous executions and countless escape attempts. It has been home to gangsters, and during the Second World War a safe house for Britain’s most precious historic documents such as the Magna Carta.

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

Apr 272018

Just having a great cycle around Twyford Wood, which back in the 1940s was RAF North Witham. Also a look around the outside of the old control tower.

Apr 242018

Yep a more normal UK April has started! Which can mean only one thing, April showers! At least the wetsuit was keeping me nice and warm!

Apr 232018

I’ve cycling into these woods many times before… but never via this route… So not 100% sure where, I am!!! Lucky I did find my way out in the end!

Apr 232018

It’s always fun Fun cycling down public bridleways, since you are never 100% sure where you will end up! Which I found out today, ended up in some woods, that I’ve been into many miles before, but never from direction.

So once in the woods, I was no idea where I was… But lucky I have full OS maps downloaded to my phone, so when with out a mobile network, I can still see where I am…

You can check out the route, I took over at www.strava.com/activities/1527074330


Apr 212018

Just a update about my car… if you watched my vlog that I filmed on Thursday, you will know that one of the breaks locked on… It’s been fixed, but set me back £620!!

Apr 212018

Since it’s Record Store Day 2018! Here is photo of my very small vinyl collection, and yes it is small! My record collection that is… 🙂

A full list of all the records, I own, can be seen here.

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