Sleeping – Just Do It!

Domino has no qualms about sleeping next to (allegedly) stolen goods. I am unable to confirm how this cone appeared next to his bed, but I concede it does looks similar to the cones used at the NikeRunningChallenge 5k in Ashford. This is probably a coincidence.

Nike Running Challenge 5k at Ashford

Took part in my first organised running event tonight – a 5k run at the Designer Outlet Centre at Ashford. The 5k started at the Nike Factory store (who organised the event) and was comprised of six laps of the complex. The most I have managed whilst shopping is two.

Posted an official time of 27:42… 8:54 mins/mile @ 6.73 miles/hour. Am pleased with that time and great experience to run with other people around me.

Clearly I couldn’t take my own photos, so Dad was on hand to record it.

The new chiseled me…

Hardcore Vegan…

One lap to go…

All done!

Basking in our glory!

All in all a really good experience and I definitely have a taste for it now. Time to purchase a scrapbook to save all my medals in!

FRIEND Animal Rescue – Leroy

The third batch of photos taken at the FRIEND Animal Rescue Sanctuary in East Peckham. These are all about Leroy!

What do you mean, I have dinner all over my face?

Sleepy…. with raspberry juice on his head.

Very sleepy.


Leroy LOVES having his neck scratched! That’s a definite bliss-face.

Please check out their website @ and make a donation if you can.

FRIEND Animal Rescue – Ruby, Scarlet et al

Visited a fund-raising festival at the FRIEND Animal Rescue Sanctuary in East Peckham yesterday. I took a lot of photographs, mainly of the gorgeous inhabitants, so I shall post them here in batches. The second batch has a decidedly piggy feel…

It was great to see Ruby & Scarlet out and about, totally chilled, doing what Piglets love to do – stick their snouts into everything.

Pigs do love their mud.

Of course, others love the shade on a hot day…

Please check out their website @ and make a donation if you can.

FRIEND Animal Rescue – Gurtie

Visited a fund-raising festival at the FRIEND Animal Rescue Sanctuary in East Peckham yesterday. I took a lot of photographs, mainly of the gorgeous inhabitants, so I shall post them here in batches. First up is a great old girl called Gurtie who very much enjoyed a cold shower on a very warm afternoon.

From their website @

Check out their site and the great work they do. Give a donation if you can – they are not just after money – they constantly need building materials, food etc.

James & Laura – First Dance

Had a really nice night at James and Laura’s Evening Reception. I took a load of photos so will sort them out in due course for them, but couldn’t resist posting these.

Big congratulations to the happy couple.

Sunday Evening

Rest time after a ‘kill the mouse and chase the grass’ workout session.

Olympic Torch Hits Folkestone

The Olympic Torch (finally) hit Folkestone today, and right by the office, which was handy. Here are some snaps…

With events of this kind come the sellers of crap…

The Police Bikers did high fives with the spectators. Dangerous if you ask me.

Folkestone needs more green tights.

Unfortunately I can’t work out who this guy is. The BBC site has a list of torch-bearers but, well, I can’t see him. I hope he was genuinely supposed to be there.

Some people loved it. Some hated it. Whatever your feelings, it was a one-off for my lifetime.. probably. All things considered, it was a pleasant distraction from work for a little while.

Sunday Roast

The general consensus regarding dinner today was some sort of roast potato. So, I picked some Rosemary from the BBQ herb garden and whacked it in with some potatoes, parsnips and garlic. I used Hemp Oil in the roasting dish. I had some GoodLife Glamorgan Sausages kicking around the freezer so they got thrown in the mx. It all came out rather nicely. For pudding, the Missus has cooked up some (Vegan) Peanut Butter cup cakes – they went very well with some Soya Ice Cream. Vegan Roasts rock!

Visitors From Down Under

Family tree research can be a very rewarding experience.

To cut a long story short, after much investigation done by my Aunt, Uncle and Cousin, contact was made with some wonderful people (Rod and Margaret) who knew my Great-Grandfather – he emigrated to Australia back in the 1950s. He had lost touch with my Nan, so it has been a very enriching experience to speak to people that can tell us about his life Down Under and how he had tried to find the children he was, unfortunately, never to see again.

Anyway, we all braved another English Summer evening in the garden at Mum and Dad’s… here are some photos…. It also coincided with a birthday… so Happy Birthday again Rod!