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Back in the saddle

June 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life

Excitement and anticipation has just about edged out worry and trepidation about my return to cycle commuting after a gap of almost twenty years, and just in time: I collect my new bike tomorrow after work and will ride it home. As if on cue, it started raining this evening.

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Manic Friday

June 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Life, Music, Work

It was a bit manic today.  Charlie needed to go to hospital to have his hand looked at, but it was a very short-notice appointment.  I decided to drop him off there on my way to work, rather than have him take a one-hour bus ride or the train; just to make sure he got […]

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On yer bike

June 18th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Life, Work

I am very tempted by this cycle2work scheme.  One thing that has put me off the idea of cycling to work is the state of my 20-year-old bike, which was only a cheap one when I bought it, and it saw 20 miles a day of cross-London commuting for several years.  Its a bit rusty […]

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Bicycle sex

November 15th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Life

What to make of the story about the man who has been put on probation for attempting to have sex with his bicycle? Its easy enough to make jokes about it, and the headline seems to say it all, but I think the man in question has had a bit of a rough deal. Not […]

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A small correction (or two)

March 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on A small correction (or two) · Life

Firstly, and most importantly, I am not saddle-sore! Secondly, I did not blast, and I am not an angry cyclist. This will mean nothing to anyone who has not read this week’s Crawley Observer, where they put my photo of a short stretch of cycle path on page two with various ‘quotes’ from me – […]

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Take a short ride…

March 20th, 2007 · 11 Comments · Life

Is this the shortest cycle path in Crawley? I rarely ride my pushbike now, a combination of age, rust (the bike and me), and living on a sodding great hill, but when I do cycle it is facilities like this which keep me on the road instead where I don’t have to get off or […]

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First day

February 5th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Work

It was the first day at school the new job today. At last.  Over the weekend I was looking forward to it with a mixture of anxiety and eager anticipation.  It is a bit scary going into a place where you know nobody and know nothing about how everything works, where you don't even know […]

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Not-so-green councillors

December 27th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Politics

I am quite impressed with the Crawley News this week. At that time of the year, between Christmas and New Year, when everyone has been off work, you might expect the local papers to be full of nothing more than fluff but they have attempted a bit of proper journalism. Actually two bits, but I […]

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Moving on

September 7th, 2006 · 9 Comments · Work

I got the phone call today where I was verbally offered the job I was interviewed for on Monday, and which I verbally accepted. As it is a transfer between two companies in the same group it counts as an internal move and so verbal is OK apparently, with the contract to follow up in […]

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Fatwick City?

September 7th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Life

Its official! Crawley’s inhabitants are the fattest in Sussex. I think I can vouch for that… Must be something in the water because I have put on 5 or 6 stone since moving here from London, although that could be down to marital contentment and middle-age spread. In the Crawley Observer this story takes up […]

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