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The car in front

September 13th, 2017 · No Comments · 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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The wheels on the casegoround and round

September 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Life

Ryanair got in the news again this week (BBC) and for a change I think I sort of agree with one of their policies. Sort of. Basically they want passengers to check wheeled suitcases into the hold rather than have them in the cabin. I have never flown with Ryanair, but I have been on […]

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Three little words

September 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Life, Technology

I am finding the website what3words.com endlesslessly fascinating, especially the map part of it. Basically it is a concept for a geolocation system. The whole world is overlaid with a grid of 3-metre squares and each square has a unique name made up from a combination of three randomly-assigned words. The idea is to have […]

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Nothing new

September 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Life, Work

The other day at work I was really chuffed for a couple of hours. Chuffed because I came up with a phrase that I was really pleased with. Only a couple of hours because I Googled my newly-coined term and found that it was not so new after all, and several places were already using […]

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Spoonbenders

August 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Life

I just finished reading a book called Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory. The paperback is out in May 2018 but it is available in hardback or for the Kindle now. There are two things that you can put in a book description to make me run a mile. If the description starts with “One woman’s journey..” […]

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Sweet Sixteen

August 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Life

Today Jayne and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. It was really strange because we practically eloped when we got married, and last year we renewed our vows and had the party we didn’t have fifteen years before, so this year felt more like a first anniversary. We didn’t really think at all about the […]

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The Loving Hut

July 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Life

The Loving Hut sounds like it should be something to do with psychedelia and the swinging 60’s, but it is actually a new-ish eating place in Southgate that has an entirely vegan menu. While I am not vegan myself, or even vegetarian, some of the family are and they have been raving about this place […]

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Sociable Crawley

July 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Sociable Crawley · Life

We went along to two events this weekend that really capture the sociable side of living here. On Saturday there was a lot of activity in the Memorial Gardens in the town centre as part of Crawley festival. There was entertainment on the main stage and various stalls all around. There was Runway Radio piping […]

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New ways to spend money

June 17th, 2017 · Comments Off on New ways to spend money · Life, Technology

It seems like each new advance in technology just gives you more opportunities to spend money buying stuff you already have. The advent of CD led a lot of people to buy new copies of LPs they had on vinyl – a trend that is now getting reversed to an extent. The advent of DVD […]

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