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Cottage Walks

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 in Buckinghamshire
December Walks 1

I arrived in the UK a few days ago. Since then, I’ve experienced the usual challenges adjusting to the time difference. Despite my best attempts to establish regular sleeping hours, I’m unable to fall asleep until well past midnight. When I finally pass out, I sleep like a rock until well after noon the next day—just in time to watch the daylight fade to darkness. This dismal cycle is wreaking havoc on my productivity and my mood.

To soothe my jetlag, I’ve been taking long walks around Loughton and Great Holm.

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Assortment

Independence Grove
Independence Grove
The days are getting indisputably shorter. It’s a race to finish work and get outside before the sun starts to set and the trails go dim. Today, I missed my window of opportunity for getting in a decent bike ride before sunset.
A New Year
A New Year
2014 was a busy year. In fact, it was more than just busy—it was at times surprisingly productive. The first part of the year was filled with big decisions and, as a result, was riddled with stress.
River Walk
River Walk
Most of April has been etched by bone chilling winds and window-pelting rain. But today the sun broke through the clouds and the temperature climbed to seventy degrees, interrupting an otherwise icy, slate grey spring.