Monthly Archives: April 2016

Pennine Way 2014 – Day Sixteen

Friday 29th August: Mounthooley to Kirk Yetholm – 6 miles Breakfast was just as good as the dinner last night. I had a five minute chat with the warden (about her fell running – I think she runs marathons in … Continue reading

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Pennine Way 2014 – Day Fifteen

Thursday 28th August: Byrness to Mounthooley – 20 miles The full English breakfast at the Forest View was the best of the eleven that I consumed on the walk: a masterpiece. Digressing on the subject of cooked breakfasts, they were/are … Continue reading

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Pennine Way 2014 – Day Fourteen

Wednesday 27th August: Bellingham to Byrness – 16 miles Part One Once I was up from my solitary bunk room, I went outside for a wander, to look around and pick up some groceries (as this was the last reasonably … Continue reading

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Brand (1959) – Thoughts

After watching the Prisoner blu-ray box-set, and understandably in need of more Patrick McGoohan material, I finally watched this BBC recording (under the World Theatre banner) of the 59′ Theatre company’s staging of Henrik Ibsen’s Brand. I fear that I … Continue reading

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City of Death (1979) – Thoughts

So this one, generally regarded as the classic of the Graham Williams era and one of the top five or six ’63-89′ stories full stop. And yeah it’s deserved: it’s imaginative, witty and highly entertaining. Doing the locations shooting in … Continue reading

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Pennine Way 2014 – Day Thirteen

Tuesday 26th August: Greenhead to Bellingham – 21 miles The night at Greenhead was fairly awful. The dorm room was freezing and I got bitten all over (at least I got it into my head that the bed was full … Continue reading

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Pennine Way 2014 – Day Twelve

Monday 25th August: Alston to Greenhead: 18 miles Bank Holiday Monday high up in Alston. Within the eerily deserted hostel, we finally saw (we presumed) the warden, who was quite occupied with his own thing – I later learn that … Continue reading

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