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The art of motorcyce maintenance

October 15th, 2018 · No Comments · Life

I’m starting to think that maybe I should have bought a new motorbike instead of a used one, because things keep going wrong with it. First of all it was the back tyre losing air a lot, which turned out to be a split in the sidewall. While getting that sorted I had the clutch […]

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Dad jokes

October 15th, 2018 · No Comments · Life

Recently I have had some trouble eating anything much more solid than yogurt, so I have been having a lot of soup. Mostly cream of tomato, carrot and coriander, leek and potato, parsnip, lentil and bacon and so on. In th supermarket yesterday we were looking in the soup aisle to see what other options […]

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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 · Comments Off on Born to be mild · 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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