Saturday, 16 June 2012

Lesnes Abbey

This very old tree is reputed to be one of the mulberry trees commissioned to be planted by King James I who wanted to set up his own English silk industry. However silk moth caterpillars feed on the white mulberry and the trees the King was sold were black mulberries.

Ruins of Lesnes Abbey at Abbey Wood. The skyscrapers of London Docklands are visible in the distance.

A dead oak trunk carved with a "green man" figure.

Thursday, 7 June 2012


It seems as though the Outdoorbloggers forum has finally had it day and has expired.

If you weren't a regular or don't even know what it was, it was a forum set up circa 2007 for new bloggers to have a place to ask questions and get feedback on setting up blogs and general chit-chat about the outdoors.

In the early days it did have a big core group of users and was a pretty active site but over the last 18 months/2 years very few people were using it, I guess this was because more people were happier to use places like Facebook and Twitter for their conversations.

Its a shame that it just disappeared; as there was some good stuff on there and may have been worth saving and archiving somewhere.


On a brighter note; I have updated the blogroll, I have removed some of the blogs there don't exist anymore and have added some new one's. The new one's have along side them.