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Ben Dooley
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Autumn paddles
M out for on the kajak yesterday It feels like a long time since I started this blog and I guess 2 and a bit years is quite a long time. I've often wondered why I'm writing it and who will read it, but I guess that ultimately it doesn't matter too much. I'v...

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Summer update
Hi there all my dedicated readers! If you read this you must be dedicated seeing as though I haven't written for so many months. So you're either really dedicated, get it straight to your email or most likely you're spam and can't actually read... or you fo...

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Thames trot 2015 race report - 50 mile ultramarathon
Pretending that I'd finished at the first checkpoint After a winter of training in Norway through rain, ice and hail, I was eyeing the weather for a clear day on the 7th of February. It was my first race for 18 months, although I was pleased to have continu...

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Doohome - disaster strikes
Play with fire long enough and you will eventually get burnt. Play with large volumes of water in your house for long enough and it will eventually flood. Yesterday just before midnight, my enormous cooling tub and delicious brew, tipped over and covered th...

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Doobrew - Brew-in-a-bag on a budget in Norway
For the first 6 months of living in Norway I found the high price of alcohol prohibitive to enjoying a good beer or wine very often, but it in the spirit of adventure, I finally got round to brewing my own beer. Initially from kits, now 8 months later I bre...

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Happy new year! An assortment of successes, failures, and a bit of ice running
We had a white Christmas at M's parents which is the first I remember for many years So the year is on the brink and I'm pausing for a moments reflecting. I set myself a running target for this year of five PB's in running and got .... one! That was in dist...

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Doohibernate
Hi people, The blog is in a low energy state at the moment, whilst there are some things to write about, I've been stashing them up for some point when my creative juices are flowing, probably sometime before the spring. Some of the brewing gear The main th...

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Breaking the language barrier
Todays pics are from some Autumn walks, this one on M's brithday So autumn is upon us again and in Stavanger, Norway, we've been hit by a wall of rain.  Fortunately flooding is not generally such a problem, and due to the lie of the land most of the water, ...

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Dooreview - Bad AirBNB aftertaste
Summary Would I recommend AirBNB? Personally no after our experience although I have friends who use the site to rent their own homes and know it has generally worked very well for them. I'll likely try another similar site with a different set up or stick ...

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Mini-moons, maxi-moons and Jucy camper thoughts
Clearlake, California, it definitely isn't a clear lake (Mightygreenlake, would be more accurate) but it is definitely a beautiful one We're back in the land of the Northmen (and women). A familiar experience from my life has been getting back from a trip a...
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