My Album of the week is .... Blue Weekend from Wolf Alice.

Listen on Tidal.

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I really liked the detail on this gnarly old tree we saw on our walk yesterday.

gnarly tree photo

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Finished reading: Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All by Jonas Jonasson πŸ“š

Gentle ride to Malmesbury for coffee and cake with Janet.

malmesbury abbey photo

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View of St. Giles Church, Tytherton Kellaways, Wiltshire from across the meadow.

st. giles church, tytherton kellaways, wiltshire

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Saturday morning ride. I managed to find the only rain in Wiltshire.

photo of trees in the countryside

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It was a misty morning walk today.

misty morning walk through the fields

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My Album of the Week is Seeking New Gods, another solo release from Super Furry Animals' frontman Gruff Rhys..

Listen on Tidal:

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First indoor coffee for over 6 months. It’s good to be back β˜•οΈ

Full wet weather gear needed for this morning's tramp around the fields with Parker.

wet fields photo

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My Album of the Week is Typhoons from Royal Blood. This album proves that rock is alive and well! The title track is awesome.

Listen on Tidal:

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This weekend's project β€” turn a rusty fire pit into a water feature. Looking forward to seeing how it develops over the coming months.

garden pond photo

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Setting off to walk the dog before breakfast. It's likely the best weather we'll see today.

photo of a country lane

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Goodbye Spotify, Hello Tidal

After the 14 day Tidal trial, it was time to decide to stay with Spotify or move to Tidal. I prefer the new music suggestions that Spotify presents, but much prefer the UI of Tidal. I’ve also got fed up waiting for Spotify to deliver the promised HiFi streaming functionality, which is important to me as I have a Naim streamer that is capable of making good use of the hi-res delivered by Tidal. You guessed it, I’ve moved to Tidal.

Sad to see that our neighbour cut down a 400-year old oak tree and reduced it to a load of lumber.

remains of an oak tree photo

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My Album of the Weekis Life By Misadventure from Rag'n'Bone Man. I suspect this'll be high on my "Best of 2021" list at the end of the year. Listen on Tidal:

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Having breakfast on the patio, listening to the birds singing for the first time this year.

photo of breakfast on a patio

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The meadow is full of these wild flowers. Struggling to get a sharp photo on the iPhone.

wild flower photo

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We held our first in-person board meeting on Wednesday at a colleagues house. He lives 20 minutes from the Cornish coast, so I took my wife and the dog, and we went to Black Rock beach afterwards. The word β€œbracing” springs to mind.

photo pf black rock beach

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The weather is horrible here today β€” heavy rain on a Bank Holiday, so here's a photo of some apple blossom I took yesterday.

photo of some apple blossom

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Sunday morning ride to Grittleton and back

phot of the grittleton arms

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Draycot Cerne Chapel of Rest through the apple blossom, taken this morning whilst out with the dog.

draycot cerne chapel of rest

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Another cold ride this morning

bike photo

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Wild Orchids.

The meadow where we walk the dog is covered with these rare orchids.

photo of wild orchids

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Starting a new brew. This time I’m making “Stars & Stripes”, an American Pale Ale from The Greater Good. Should be drinking in about 2 weeks. 🍺

photo of a beer barrel