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To L and back

March 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on To L and back · Work

I had to visit Leicester for work today, which involved driving all the way there (about 140-150 miles) and back again.    To make matters worse, my colleague who was going with me had a doctor’s appointment so we could not leave until about 10:00am.   This added a lot of stress to the day because my […]

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Bring me the head of Prawo Jazdy

February 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

I have not really caught up with the last week’s news yet, but I did greatly enjoy this story from Ireland, which falls in the you-couldn’t-make-it-up category.

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mileage

February 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on mileage · Life

I got my car serviced and MOT’d today.  Looking at the mileage numbers on this year’s certificate and last year’s I see that I somehow managed to do 3,500 miles in the year which is surprising.

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No Surprises

September 18th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Life

We shouldn’t be surprised that research shows that people sending text messages while driving are not going to be driving very well.  On the other hand, we should be surprised and depressed that this will be news to some people.

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Go Wild In The Country

August 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Life

As the kids were both otherwise engaged today Jayne and I went out for a drive.  The idea was just to get a change of scenery, and we ended up in Worthing. We didn’t know we were going there, we were just heading South and veering West, taking the smaller roads through places like Handcross, […]

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Driven round the bend

June 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Life, Technology, Work

We had our team meeting today, followed by the mystery activity that had been billed as ‘go-karting with a difference’.   The boss didn’t tell us what we were doing until the last minute, when he gave us a map to Mercedes Benz World at Brooklands, and told us that we were going to be shown […]

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Broom, broom

June 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Work

There is a bit of speculation about what we are going to be up to next week. The IT department is having its regular team meeting, followed by some sort of non-work team-building activity, but the boss is being a bit coy about the details. He has been threatening us with a team event for […]

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My own ID card

May 23rd, 2008 · 5 Comments · Life, Technology

I joined the modern world today when my ID card photo driving licence arrived in the post.  Since the new photo licences were introduced I have not changed name, changed address, had any endorsements added or removed, ((not that I have ever had any sort of endorsement to be removed)) or had any categories added […]

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The price of petrol

May 22nd, 2008 · 6 Comments · Life, Politics

I can understand the concern about the price of petrol, I can even understand why there is practically hysteria about it. What I can’t understand is why there is not similar outrage about the price of public transport and why there has not been general mass protests about that as well, or even instead.

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There and back

April 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on There and back · Work

I visited our Leicester site today, driving all the way there and back in one day just for a few meetings.  Not great for the carbon footprint I know, but I have been in the job for a year and so far I have managed to do everything by videoconference and it was about time […]

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