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WTF is she on about??!! you may well ask. Well it all started with a bicycle and a friend… Let’s go off and do a ride in the New Forest. Like other rides I’ve done, recently it seemed like a good idea at the time. I’ve never been to this particular forest before and heard […]

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Pride

One of the best feel good films I’ve seen this year and a top contender for one of my all time favourites. A story of solidarity where you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find it. Pride is a fantastic film so go see it. Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton are fabulous and in fact so are […]


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Poppies at the tower

I was in the area so thought I’d take a quick gander at the ceramic poppies in the moat at the Tower of London. I didn’t actually go to the exhibition on this occasion as there’s a great view from the bridge approach and surrounds. I’m not sure if Joe Public can actually walk amongst […]


Yet another bicycle to covet?

I’m slightly alarmed to find myself subscribing to the n+1 theory of bicycle ownership, where n=the no. of bicycles you currently own, (the theory being that the correct no. of bicycles to own is n+1). Don’t really know where I’m going to store another bike but I have lately been eyeing up this one – […]


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I’ve written here more than once of my sojourns to Nimbin, in Northern NSW. So I was somewhat distressed to learn this week that half the town, hippy capital of Australia (some would say the world), burned down in a suspicious fire.     The whole incident has proved pretty devastating for this alternative community, […]


Finding Vivian Maier…

…A fascinating documentary film about an amazing street photographer who’s work was only discovered posthumously and accidentally. I’ll have to wait until December for a chance to visit the next exhibition of her work in London, in the mean time I’ll be checking out some of her work on the website.


Cyclists

London to Cambridge… by bicycle…We did it!! 4

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 […]


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…    

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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 […]