Ness Beach, Shaldon, beach, Devon coast

Getting back in the water

Hello! It has been a while. How are you? Have you had a great few months? Let’s see, when did we speak last? August, it was. Back in the summer of, if not ’69, then 2016. At that point I was just about to be made redundant. I was gearing up for the next exciting…

It’s oh so quiet

To misquote Jim Gordon, this is not the post that this blog deserves, but it is the post that it needs right now. What is the worst thing you can do on a blog? No, not that. I wasn’t thinking of that. But, outside of that, the worst thing I think you can do is…

Marching onwards

Doesn’t time fly when you’re busy? I pressed “publish” on my previous post and fully meant to follow it up with another one shortly thereafter. As it turned out, I’ve been busy elsewhere – more on that another day – and it has taken me until now to sit down and write it. So, without…

On your feet

May has been one of those lean months on Running Buffet, with nothing posted so far. It’s time to address that. The reason for this woeful lack of output is that we have been away and, being one of those ever-so-careful people, I tend not to advertise when we’re not at home, just in case. This…

Gru-Yeah!

Thursdays are Farmers Market Days in Exeter. Last week, looking for some lunch and wandering aimlessly around the centre of the city, I stumbled upon the striped awnings of the market. Pies, bread, some other stuff. It was all there. Then I spotted the Almond Thief stand. This will be good, I thought.

Say thank you for parkrun

It was extremely disappointing to read the news this week about the Little Stoke parkrun. For those who haven’t heard, the local parish council has become the first in the world to impose a charge on parkrun organisers to host the weekly – free – timed 5k event. Stoke Gifford Parish Council said it was…

Bad habits

Two words: bad habits. But easily fallen into. Not only that, they also make a great name for a convent rock band. I was thinking about bad habits as I munched my way through a piece of carrot cake. It was my birthday and a carrot cake is as good a way as any to see in…