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Because I’m too lazy …


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 – a single speed Specialized Langster Street.     I’ve been sharing my thoughts on the […]


Hippy town burns down 1

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, and home to one of my closest friends. However, luckily no one was hurt. A […]


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 a couple of weeks time, taking in Box Hill (remember London 2012??) with no stops! […]

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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…    


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 the weekend, (a Nigerian or two amongst them), and was pointed in the direction of […]


Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s bike… 5

… 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 it was designed and built by the  Moulton Bicycle Company. Their bikes are objects of […]


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…  


Especially for you Deb… 2

…Well since you commented that I hadn’t blogged for a while…(it’s ok for you to say you miss me you know 🙂 ). Beaut day here, spring finally looks like it’s springin’. I know how much you like to hear about our walks and associated eating. Today we walked round the Olympic Park.  T’was lovely. Then we came home and had a good feed of mixed berry vegan soda bread […]

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Happy International Women’s Day…

…To all of you women out there. The spirit was very willing, but sadly the flesh very weak. Despite all my good intentions, I didn’t make it to the Million Women Rise march. Fortunately many other women did represent and march for a good cause – an end to violence against women and girls. Instead, I got to spend a lovely day relaxing with my favourite international woman. Speaking of […]