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Keeping Crawley Open House open

September 2nd, 2018 · No Comments · Life, Politics

There was a bit of a shock in the West Sussex county council’s new forward plan when it was published this week. The wording is all quite bland and might not sound like much, but the implications are that several services in the county will not be able to afford to continue, including the Crawley […]

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Camel Balls

September 1st, 2018 · No Comments · Life

One good thing I did see in Waterlooville was the sweet shop, which had these in the window.. I really can’t imagine somebody saying to their kids “if you eat all your greens I’ll let you suck some camel balls after dinner”.

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Ghost Town

September 1st, 2018 · No Comments · Life

Jayne and I went to Waterlooville today to visit Chas and see how he is settling into married life and see his new house. In some ways it seems like a nice enough place, but it has one of the most depressed and depressing town centres I have ever seen. The population of the town […]

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Crocked

August 28th, 2018 · No Comments · Life

It had to happen sooner or later, but I had my first motorbike accident on Sunday. I would like to think it will be my last, but the only way to guarantee that would be to stop riding. Nothing too serious: I didn’t break any bones or wreck the bike.

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Born to be mild

August 18th, 2018 · No Comments · Life

I am still persisting with the world’s lamest midlife crisis, which mostly involves spending a ton of cash on motorbike accessories. It is turning out to be an expensive hobby, when you add up the cost of helmets, padded jackets, gloves, boots, chain cleaner and lube, oil, visor cleaner, disc locks, and other sundries.

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Two ways to feel old

July 30th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Life

As you get older, it gets really easy to actually feel it. Here are two ways I have felt it recently. Reading entertainment news. Most recently it was a story about Demi Lovato being hospitalised, to which my first reaction was wondering why some obscure one-hit wonder merited such coverage. And then I looked her […]

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Movin’ on up

July 23rd, 2018 · Comments Off on Movin’ on up · Life

After six months of riding aroud on my 50cc scooter, I bought a ‘proper’ motorbike, and then did the CBT so I would be allowed to ride it. Unfortunately, I completely did my back in soon after the CBT by over-doing it on the allotment, and it is only in the last couple of days […]

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Pride – part two

July 13th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Life

Having complained about the concept, I have to admit to the sin of pride today, and it was certainly not for any achievement of mine. Rather it was vicarious pride in our daughter’s achievement as she picked up her master’s degree today. I may try to be cool about it, but I know I am […]

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Pride

July 13th, 2018 · Comments Off on Pride · Life

The word ‘pride’ has been flying around a lot lately, especially about the England football team. It is a word I try to avoid and I have never really thought about why. I guess it is partly because I try to be modest and pride is sort of the opposite to that. It is partly […]

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Motorcycle emptiness

June 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on Motorcycle emptiness · Life

Well Jayne and I did our CBT yesterday and it did not go well. Apparently we are not yet at the standard where we are not a danger to ourselves and the rest of humanity if we go out on a motorbike. Fair enough. Neither of us had ridden a geared motorbike before and trying […]

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