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Movin’ on up

July 23rd, 2018 · No Comments · 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 · 1 Comment · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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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Busy weekend

May 7th, 2018 · Comments Off on Busy weekend · Life

We have had a busy and eventful weekend, by our standards.

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On the road again

March 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on On the road again · Life

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Today I arranged to take my scooter in to get the seat lock sorted out. I went down to the lock-up to get it and tried the key before going out and of course it worked first time. It was inevitable really. I […]

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Scooter dilemma

March 7th, 2018 · Comments Off on Scooter dilemma · Life

Last week I came home from work to find my scooter on its side in the front garden. With all the bad weather I thought it might have blown over, with the wind getting under the cover and treating it like a giant sail. Jayne thought that someone might have tried to nick it, and […]

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Worth the weight

March 7th, 2018 · Comments Off on Worth the weight · Life

Last week at the hospital, my doctor was very, very upset with me for putting on 8kg since the last time I saw him, and I have been feeling bad about that. I even avoided chocolate all weekend out of guilt. Tonight I weighed myself at home on our hi-tech scales and they had me […]

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The invisible man

February 21st, 2018 · Comments Off on The invisible man · 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 · Comments Off on All you can eat statistics · 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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