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A day trip out in Epping to (socially distance) meet up with some friends and walk the dog away from the crowds and tempting picnics in East London Parks. The weather looked good. We ventured into the forest and chose our spot. No sooner had we sat down, and cracked open the sandwiches, it started to rain. The PACMAT came in as handy rain covers (having forgotten our waterproofs). The shower was heavy, but didn't last long. The PACMATs were laid out to dry and we finished our cheese sandwhiches and have a game of hide and seak in the sunshine....

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How many London Parks can you get in one walk? Heading off from our house on a sunny Saturday afternoon for a dog walk, I couldn't quite decide which of our local parks to go to, so Basil and I thought we'd try a few on a circular walk. Each park has its own personality. All, well most, are very popular and busy. So we started off heading to our nearest park, London Fields. This was packed. I didn't dare let Basil off the lead. On hot weekend days there's a definite festival feel. It's quite a young crowd and gets...

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We have absolutely loved cycling around London during lock down. Although our London Parks have been packed to the brim, the roads in central London have been blissfully quiet. Perfect for a picnic cycle ride.  

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When I’m in London, sat at a computer for the best part of the day. Indoors. Not walking, skiing or climbing anywhere (apart from the walls) I still need find an effective way of keeping fit and mobile ready for when I can get out and about. The most time efficient class I’ve found is Circuits run by London Fields Fitness. Monday a quick half an hour of pain with Sapan will sort out any weekend slothfulness, ready for the week. Tuesday Rebecca tells me what to do. By Wednesday with Alex I’m ready for a beating. Thursday is a rest day with...

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Sorting through some old photos and I just came across this one. I remember the day clearly. We had just returned from a wonderful ski trip, playing in the glorious sunlight in the snow. Returning to a drab, grey London. A little fed up. We dressed up for the weather and headed to the deserted park and got filthy and wet! But oh, we had fun. Splashing and sploshing about without a care in the world. Then back home to chocs and a change of clothes. There's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes. #Dirtisgood #getoutside #getoutdoors

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