Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Wednesday 15 October 2008 - This and That

1503timperleyTimperley Town Centre on a busy Wednesday morning

Last night we were due to go for an evening stroll from the Navigation Inn in Buxworth near Whaley Bridge.
Sue arrived home from work, damp from her bike ride, and announced that she was staying at home to edit her diving pictures (see some future blog, I hope). 
Undeterred, I gathered my kit, winter boots and all, and made it to the porch. 
Second thoughts! 
I called Notchy - not at home - he'd already left.  His mobile responded though - he hadn't gone far and was on an essential refueling trip.  He sounded relieved at the opportunity to go home, and so I retreated from the porch, having escaped washing up duties.

The cats and dogs continued to bounce on the pavement outside whilst I emailed Peter to say we wouldn't be seeing him. 
'I don't blame you, it is a foul night' he responded, from Whaley Bridge.

Apologies to anyone who did turn up, but 'you must be mad'.

This post describes the route I had originally planned before shortening it to a more manageable evening stroll.

1502book A Fraction of the Whole, by Steve Toltz, occupied me for the rest of the evening - a much better choice than the G10 camera manual lying alongside it! 
In the background The One Show rattled on....in part about the very same book. 
What a coincidence!  It's an excellent read with a liberal sprinkling of dark humour.

 

 

1501slideshow The 'Italian Border Route Slideshow' is coming on apace.  Out of 1500 images taken, we shortlisted 500 and have now reduced that to around 160, which should be more than enough for an hour's show.  I spent several happy hours today inserting notes into the PPT presentation.

'Victims' for this slideshow  may contact us by a comment on this or any other posting, or via the 'Contact us' button on our website.

I was going to say something else here, but, believe me, I can't find the right words.

2 comments:

Lighthiker said...

Guess what...I want to be victimized! Would be great if you can send me your PPT sideshow as a mail attachment. I will walk through it with a glass of Italian red wine in my hand and a head full of my own memories...

Phreerunner said...

Roman
It will be 500 to 600 Mb! Happy to let you have a copy, but it may be better on a CD. If you let us have your address via the 'Contact us' button on topwalks.com, we'll be happy to send you a copy. But we may in any case upload it to a web album. It still needs work on it and is really intended for an hour long presentation to an audience, with additional comments and explanations.
Regards
Martin