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Covid-19 Guided Walk for One. Number 8: Gower – the Walk over Rhossili Down.

Number 8: Gower – The walk over Rhossili Down This is probably the simplest walk ever described in Mindfully Bertie. On a day like that one in September 2020, it is quite simply sensational. It is a walk that really demands a fine day to take advantage of the spectacular views in all directions.


A Wet and Windy Weekend

Wet and Windy Saturday Bertie: “Cor blimey, Bobby. It’s chucking it down out there!” Bobby: “I’m still going walking, Bertie.” Bertie: “You must be bleedin’ mad!”


Conceptulution, Evolution, Revolution, Bertielution.

Evolution. When we attended the Gentle Author’s course in Spitalfields in 2016, we had no idea about blogging. The course was entitled “How to write a blog that people will want to read”. For us, we felt a need to express ourselves. A desire to honour the memory of Diddley. To have fun. We had…


Covid-19 Guided Walk for One. Number 7: The Watercress Walk

The Watercress Walk. Everyone is affected by the pandemic. Some far worse than others. Many have had to change their lives completely. Find new ways of enjoying themselves. Keeping sane and, most importantly, keeping fit. One thing we have done here at Mindfully Bertie is share our love of the beautiful world in this series…


Covid-19 Guided Walk for One. Number 6: The Cleveland Way

The Cleveland Way Each of those Whitby holidays was two weeks with grandchildren in August. The agreement was that Bobby had one day completely to himself. To walk along The Cleveland Way from Whitby. Either north towards Staithes. Or south to Robin Hood’s Bay and Scarborough.


Covid-19 Guided Walk for One. Number 3: The Bluebell Walk

Number 3: The Bluebell Walk Bertie: “Cor, I dunno! First of all he tells us he hated Holmwood Common. Then out of the blue (literally), he discovers he loves it. Writes a whole blog on it, that lots of people liked. Then he comes home and declares “That’s bleedin it. I‘m not going over there…


Covid-19 Guided Walk for One. Number 2: Holmwood Common.

Number 2: Holmwood Common Bobby grew up in North Cheam. Surrey then. Greater London now. In his young days, he loved cycling south to the Surrey Hills at Boxhill and Dorking. He made friends with a young lady. They were both still at school, but shared a love of walking in the Surrey Hills. Many…


The Day They Cut the Moon Daisies Down.

Moon Daisies. Corr… I dunno. I have never seen him so bleedin angry. Smashing the front door shut and storming upstairs to vent his wrath on the computer keys. I hid inside Bobby 2 with the other bears and hoped he would calm down. Next thing he is shouting on the telephone and we stayed…


Covid-19 Guided Walk for One. Number 1: Denbies Hillside Nature Trail.

Number 1: Denbies Hillside Nature Trail Dear friends We live in strange times. It seems only right that Mindfully Bertie should bring you some sunshine. There has been plenty this week as we write this. At present, the government is allowing us one walk, cycle ride a day. We thought you could use your daily…


S I D (Self Isolation Day)

S I D We started a story called “What if”. It’s still relevant and follows later. But, as we all know, the situation is changing so rapidly that by the time this is posted it will have completely changed again. So we are posting an exceptional mid week blog. Today, Monday 16 March, is SID…


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