Hello to all you fellow motorhomers and welcome.
I hope you get as much fun reading this as I do writing it.

Monday, 29 March 2021

Photo of the Month (Mar 2021)

I am looking forward to travelling around the UK
researching for my next book 
and taking more photos of 
the amazing countryside.

So this month I have included landscape photos from


View from wood over fields



View from top of hill at Onecote, Staffs


A lake at Dale Valley 

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Walking for the NHS (part 2)

I am still happy
to attempt to
walk 1000 miles 

Soon I will be off researching
for my next walk book)

 Since my last post the situation has changed.

  1. Though I would like to raise money for NHS staff
    the  practicalities are complex.
  2. The Scottish government have recognized the NHS
    (They have offered a 4% pay rise backdated to December)
  3. A petition has been set up by Matthew Tovey a nurse
    The demand is for a 15% pay rise.
    I think this might be a step too far for the government.
    Anything more than the current 1% is progress.
Show your support for the NHS
Sign the petition
to persuade the government
to increase the pay offer
Claps are not enough๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Sign now and share

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Walking for the NHS

One of the saving graces of lockdown
has been being able to 
walk with Pearl

Like all of us 
I am so grateful that the efforts of our key workers
have enabled me to continue to walk Pearl.

The support for the NHS is huge
as demonstrated by the weekly clap
and is evident everywhere.

I am very saddened to hear that
the government has seen fit to give them a paltry 1%
(MPs got 3.1%)

I rarely go in for sponsorship. 
(The only one I can remember was over 12 years ago.
I walked the Great Wall of China for the Meningitis Trust.
I raised a wonderful £5000) 

I am contemplating doing a similar challenge

Pearl and I are willing to do 
A 1000 mile Countryside Walk

If every adult in the country sponsored me
just 10p a mile
I would raise a huge amount of money 
Then each NHS staff could have a bonus

For those interested in figures and details
I calculate

At 10p a mile from every adult
that would be £100 per person.
With approx 50million people
(50 million x 100)
£5,000, 000,000

I am very aware that many people
who have lost their jobs because of Covid
will not be able to do this.

  • Why don't the "wealthy" people contribute more
    (say £1000)
  • Those companies who have done well
    (supermarkets/Amazon etc)
    should also make a significant contribution
    (eg £100 per store)
  • MP's could contribute more
If this were to happen 

each NHS staff member 
1.6 million of them
could receive a bonus of 

This would be standard for everyone in the NHS.
Every person's job was vital,
irrespective of their salary.

I would love to know what you think.

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Friday, 5 March 2021

Read of the Month (Mar 2021)

It was World Book Day 
(1st Thursday in March)

Various "book" events are held around the UK.
This is to encourage reading,
especially among children.

This celebration
was instigated in 1995 by
(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
to promote

  • reading
  • publishing
  • copyright
Why do we celebrate World Book Day in March
and the rest of the world on 23rd April?

To avoid all the other celebrations that occur then
namely, St George's Day, Easter, Shakespeare etc.

Because of the pandemic the theme this year is

"Share a Story"

This month I would like to share 2 books

They are 
  • informative (non-fiction)
  • easy to read
  • connected to radio 

They are however very different.

And Now 

As it says on the cover 
the book
celebrates our National Obsession

However it is a fascinating account of 
all the different aspects of weather
and how some of them affect the UK.

The second book would be classified 
as a "Table Book"
(It is very large and heavy)
This does not make it any less interesting.

 The Big Book
Classical Music


Again there is a clear explanation on 
the book cover.

Each page contains
interesting facts about classical music
that occurred on the same day.

A book to dip into.