London to Cambridge… by bicycle…We did it!! 1

This was just a training ride for my two cycling buddies, for me it was the main event. The route, 60 long miles (all told 70 miles by the time I’d cycled to the start and cycled home from the train station). Said friends, masochists that they are, will be doing a 100 miler in […]

Cyclists

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Ridiculous!!

I bought a pair of shorts from a well known online retailer. It took them 3 attempts to deliver. Here’s why…                         Without the ridiculously large box and accompanying packaging, it would have fitted through the letterbox and been delivered first time…    


Brazil 1… Germany 7…WTF???!!!

Well I didn’t watch the match but tuned into the tail end of the game when I got home, just in time to do a double take on the 0-7 score line, and see Brazil get a futile goal back… Still my good old work colleague came to the rescue and had me cracking up […]

New Brazil flag

Woan playing lute

World City Music Village

Had a bloody fabulous day enjoying music from around the world. Cultural Cooperation put on a great event – World City Music Village at Wilton’s  Music Hall.                                 All the performers on the day were highly talented to say the […]


Papa’s got a brand new (i)Pad

For those ole fashioned folk that like a good ole fashioned computers that you can do good ole fashioned computing stuff on, maybe this is the best thing you can do with an iPad. Thanks to a cool work colleague for bringing this to my attention…  


Crocodile tears and creativity… 1

… First the crocodile tears. We’ve all by now probably heard news of the terrible abduction of the school girls from Chibok village in Nigeria. If not check out the numerous stories on the net including on the Al Jazeera and / or The Guardian websites. Well I was hanging out with some friends over […]


Aaaaah sweet 1

Well today was a lovely late spring day as it turned out. So headed off to my childhood stomping grounds around Totteridge for a few hours outdoors.Taking in the countryside in the big smoke of London. Misplacing (read losing) ourselves in the wonder of nature… The geese and ducks had been busy so as well […]


Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s bike… 3

… oh but i do… Cycling in to work today I spied a guy on a very interesting bicycle. I pedaled hard to catch up with him at the next light… Says me: That’s a really interesting design did you build it yourself? Says he: No but I met the bloke who did Turns out […]


Intergenerations…

Over the summer I spent a bit of time volunteering for Age UK a charity working with and for older people. Blown away by this fantastic project between an Age UK branch and a local school…  


Blow the Fuse 25th Anniversary 1

I’ve long admired and followed the fantastic bunch of women that are the driving force behind Blow the Fuse Jazz. Ever since I was more of a nipper than I am now. So there was no way I was going to miss their 25th Anniversary gig. What a great night. These talented women never disappoint […]