Rain, rain not going away… welcome back to dreich, drookit and LEJoG Day 65 Day 65 pre-amble Back to those Scottish phrases again for this one. I guess most people will be somewhat familiar with the song ‘Donald Where’s Your Troosers‘, by Andy Stewart, from 1960. Well I certainly wasn’t until Simon Mayo started playing […]Read More #65 OOPS BEN, WHERE’S YOUR (WATERPROOF) TROOSERS?
Welcome to LEJoG Day 64: feel that Central Belt around a perfectly flat waist Day 64 pre-amble This is a landmark three-day week for 50FootHead. Perhaps it has to be, to compensate for the lack of variety or excitement in the terrain and scenery. These three days (#64 to #66) will be spent walking two […]Read More #64 LEVELLING WITH YOU
The Hiker’s Guide. I hope you find it useful. Day 42 pre-amble Not sure you need to be a hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional being to work out today’s theme from the blog post title. If you know, you know, but the answer is below. LEJoG Day 42 (Thursday 25 April 2019) – The Hiker’s Guide This must […]Read More #42 THE HIKER’S GUIDE
Welcome to the grind of LEJoG Day 34 Day 34 pre-amble “Everything’s bottoms, isn’t it?” (Basil Fawlty to Mr Hamilton, Fawlty Towers: ‘Waldorf Salad’, series 2 episode 3, first screened 5 March 1979) At this point in the story of 50FootHead, I am yet to “go live” and have no idea whether anyone else will […]Read More #34 THE ONE WITH “DARLIN’ BUMMERDOG”
LEJoG Birmingham Part 2 of 2 A warm B(r)ummie welcome to the second and final day of arse-kissing. Philosophical question: does this give you a blue nose or a brown nose? LEJoG Birmingham Part 2: Day 33 (Friday 31 August 2018) Birmingham – Gas Street Basin to Sutton Park (10 miles) Cumulative: 465 miles Facts: […]Read More #33 KISSING THE ARSE GOODBYE: PART TWO
A big fat hairy welcome to LEJoG Birmingham (Part 1 of 2) Day 32 pre-amble Let us recall 50FootHead’s founding metaphor and imagine that the island of Great Britain is a human body, facing away from us (the justification for this will become clear). In fact, let us be more anatomically precise – just for today, […]Read More #32 KISSING THE ARSE GOODBYE: PART ONE
Welcome to LEJoG Day 24 Day 24 pre-amble Thus far, grazing dairy cattle have been very much part of the supporting cast in the tale of 50FootHead, adding about half a mile to my journey on day 7 and about 1½ miles to day 19. Today, however, they bustled their way into a starring role, […]Read More #24 FRIESIAN STANDOFF
Welcome to the Secret Diary of Ben Wainless, Day 20 Day 20 pre-amble Lo! The Flat Hills… Of My Homeland. The (never finished) epic novel written by one Adrian Albert Mole, born 2 April 1967, better known as a diarist and most famous creation of the sadly missed Sue Townsend. Following Day 18, this is another […]Read More #20 “LO! THE FLAT HILLS…”