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The invisible man

February 21st, 2018 · No Comments · Life

One thing that nobody warned me about when I decided to become a scooterist was that you become a non-person as far as traffic lights are concerned.  A couple of times I have been sitting at a red light that just never changes because the bike does not get detected by the induction loop under […]

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All you can eat statistics

February 21st, 2018 · No Comments · Life

One of the good things that the UK government does is to make piles of its datasets available on the internet. I find it quite easy to get lost in piles of data, making odd connections or discovering unexpected things. This evening I have been looking at vehicle statistics, which are here.

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Obligatory summary of 2017

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments · Life, Music

Come the end of the year I believe it is customary to post a round up of the previous 12 months, or they take your blogging licence away or something, but I never really got round to it and now that 2018 is three weeks old already it is probably too late.

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Broom Broom

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments · Life

This weekend I added to my list of travel options for getting around town, by buying a scooter. I intend to keep the mighty Vulcan for cycling, and and intend to walk into the town centre some of the time, but its nice to have a bit more choice, especially when I am in a […]

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And pigs might fly

December 16th, 2017 · Comments Off on And pigs might fly · Life

I was watching the news today and they had a royal expert on there. Incidentally, that must surely be one of the most pointless jobs in the world, along with royal corresponant. Anyway, they were talking about wedding of whichever prince it is that is getting married next year – I am being vague because […]

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I am not a nerd, but…

December 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on I am not a nerd, but… · Life

After a full day (0930 to 1930) doing interviewing for the local Labour party, and after getting a late dinner and going out for a walk with the dogs, it was time to unwind, reading a bit of the book I just started. I turned the page and the top of the next page started […]

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Golden arches over London

November 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Golden arches over London · Life

I have spent the last couple of days visiting London for some meetings. On Tuesday I was in Stratford, practically in the shadow of West Ham’s stadium and on Wednesday I was at St Katherine’ Dock. So much has changed since I was last in London and compared to when I used to live there […]

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Kindness of strangers

October 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on Kindness of strangers · Life

With all the doom, gloom, mayhem, and atrocity in the world at the moment It is worth pointing out that not everybody is bad. Last week our boy lost his wallet in the leisure park. He only realised when he was sat down to eat with his kids and assumed he dropped it in the […]

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The car in front

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on The car in front · Life

I think I remember that there used to be a series of adverts with the punchline “the car in front is a Toyota”. Yesterday I drove about 250 miles, mostly on motorways, which is about 250 miles more than I would normally drive in a day and I realised that the old adverts were actually […]

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Accident waiting to happen

September 11th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Life

I am starting to think that Jayne and I are both a bit accident prone. Just recently I have concussed myself on a kitchen cupboard door and stabbed myself with a fork while washing up.  I have also taken chunks out of my leg twice manouevering my bicycle around the house. And I don’t want […]

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