A Sunny Stroll Around Brockholes Nature Reserve

With the superb weather we have had over the last couple of weeks, we decided to head out for a walk with the kids. Brockholes Nature Reserve is somewhere we have been meaning to go for ages and never got round to it. Today we finally paid it a visit.

The nature reserve us just off the M6 motorway at Junction 31. In fact you have to look for the signs in order to take the correct road or else you will end up on the motorway.

There is a selection of short walks you can take, which go in and around the nature reserve. We went on the perimeter walk – well sort of having got a little lost but ended up on a nice walk along the river.

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My Very First Concert – Ed Sheeran at the Edithad

Being in my late 30’s, I still had not been to a concert however this week I had the opportunity to take someones place to see Ed Sheeran at the Etihad stadium in Manchester – home on Manchester City FC. It was quite an experience and a night I will remember.

Note: see if you can spot the celebrity in the photos (not someone on stage or performing at the concert of course!).

My brother kindly gave me the opportunity to attend the concert as he had a spare ticket and I snapped at the chance. To be honest concerts and going to this sort of event as never been my thing but I thought it would be silly to pass the opportunity. Continue reading “My Very First Concert – Ed Sheeran at the Edithad”

A Cycle in and Around Longton

It was lovely weather this Sunday morning and I headed out with my brother around the Longton area for a lovely cycle.

It was lovely weather this Sunday morning and I headed out with my brother around the Longton area for a lovely cycle. Really enjoyed the ride in the flat countryside.

We managed 8 miles after a cycle to get started and it really felt like I could have done another 8. Definitely going to try and make this a more regular thing.

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A Walk Round Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve

A lovely sunny stroll around Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve this lunchtime.

We actually headed out to Southport to get some walking shoes however found ourselves in what looked like a 5 mile tail-back to get into Southport. Therefore we changed our mind and found the nature reserve on the way back.

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First Proper Bike Ride in Years

Last year I got a new bike and although I have been out with the kids here and there, I was yet to complete (what I would call) a proper bike ride. Today I achieved this with a 10 mile ride.

The weather this weekend has been glorious and with it being a bank holiday weekend it was perfect for getting out and about. I woke on Sunday and would have usually ended up lazing in bed and then watching football for most of the day. Today was different though as I decided enough is enough and headed out for a bike ride.

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2018 Goal Updates – 1st Third

A quick update on the goals that I set at the start of the year and reviewing progress so far.

At the start of the year I decided (very unlike me) to set some goals for the year.

In fact I think I would rather call them targets. I am not sure why I like that word better, but I do.

First lets look at what these where:

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