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Sherpa

Got the new year off to a sobering start by seeing this excellent, moving and anger inducing film about climbing Mount Everest. For a change, told from the point of view of the Sherpa community. (most) Westerners come off looking pretty shabby to put it mildly – both the mountaineering […]


Cycle Revolution

Very pleased to report that my favourite cycle shop exceeded its crowd funding target so now stands a great chance of staying open and remaining in the area. That’s good news for cycling, but not such good news for Jim’s big ginger beard… In a completely unrelated coincidence London’s Design […]


Save Brixton Cycles

I’m a massive fan of the folks down at Brixton Cycles. Great bikes, great helpful, friendly and non-patronising service, way more than just a local bike shop (they’re not even local to me but I’m more than happy to travel to go wild in their shop). So, it would be […]


At last…

… Somebody talking a bit of sense in the mainstream press to counter the alarmist misinformation on the whole Calais / migrant issue. Now the UK elections are over, highly flawed, madcap schemes like this one  seem to be the order of the day as the Tory government tries to […]


Cecil the lion

… The BBC reported that the Zimbabwean government is seeking to extradite Walter Palmer, the (dentist) killer of Cecil the lion. Apparently the government has some help… Meanwhile in London, “Je Suis Cecile” notices began appearing on the lion statues in Trafalgar Square…

Lions

Grain field

There goes the summer…

Ok so in typical UK summertime fashion, it’s come and gone in the blink of an eye… Still, the rain didn’t dampen our spirits for our second trip in the camper van. With a couple of weeks gone since we first tried her out, we were better equipped for a […]