The last big weekend of the summer

I got quite an ear bending on twitter and Facebook following my picture gallery from my Peak District ride last Thursday. Many readers were irritated by my reference to this holiday weekend as being the last days of the summer. Sorry about that, but to me, it is.

That doesn’t preclude an Indian Summer, or the fine weather continuing, but the return to school of the children, the nights drawing in and getting that certain chill back, the return of the dew, and nature’s harvest all mean the coming of the golden season for me.

This year’s summer has been the best we’ve had for years – not too dry, not too wet. Plenty of sun, and not too much wind. We’ve had some remarkably good bank holidays, and this weekend continued the trend. Although Saturday was a little grim, Sunday and Monday were excellent, and I got to cycling over the Chase and through East Staffordshire. Too many pictures for 365days, so I thought I’d do a gallery.

For more of this sort of thing, please check out my 365daysofbiking journal

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8 Responses to The last big weekend of the summer

  1. David Evans says:

    Great minds?

  2. Bostin piccies Bob

  3. Dave (Eddy) Edwards says:

    Hovis will really enjoy these pics….. super

  4. buglassg says:

    Hi Bob

    If you get a chance, please remind everyone that local theatre company Cart Before the Horse will be performing the hilarious street show ‘Robin Hood and the Giant’ at the WOW festival in West Brom Wednesday lunchtime at 1pm. The venue is tHE pUBLIC. The show is in Walsall on Saturday 31st August in its usual location, Walsall Market at 11am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm. Inside the Black Country Arms that afternoon local Zydeco group, Knocksville Highway will be playing live and the last show of Robin Hood this year is on Sunday 1st September at Bookmark Bloxwich, Bloxwich Library at 2.30pm. Tickets for the Bloxwich show are £5.00. All the others are free. For details, call Glen Buglass on 07908 472 862.

    I know from your blog that Summer is officially over in Brownhills, but let’s hope the sun shines for one weekend longer in Walsall!

    Best wishes


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  6. Trevor says:

    You are both right, Eddy and David Evans, lovely pics Bob,

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