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Road casualties in Crawley and Horsham

November 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

First of all I must heartily recommend this post from the As Easy As Riding A Bike blog. It is an analysis of road deaths and injuries in Horsham, based on information from the ITO website’s road casualty map. The rest of the blog is well worth a look too. It would be interesting to […]

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The quiz from hell

February 17th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Life, Politics

Tonight’s quiz could have gone worse, but it could have gone better too, and having a depressing self-critical streak I know where I went wrong. I think the questions were better suited to an event where they could be given time.  A lot were ones you probably wouldn’t know, but could have a good guess […]

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Quiz subversion

February 12th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Life, Politics

I’m putting the finishing touches to questions for the quiz on Wednesday night (fundraising for Horsham Labour – sold out but could maybe squeeze another body or two in).  I had a couple of brilliant ideas, which I am not going to incorporate in case they caused major civil unrest and/or ideological splits.

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Wabi, Horsham

July 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

Saturday’s Guardian has a review of the new Wabi restaurant in Horsham’s East Street.  I don’t think they liked it.  When the phrase “it reeks of death” appears in the opening paragraph you sense that the rest of the review will not go well.

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Young Sherlock Holmes

May 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

Having had a recent bad experience with a shoddy Sherlock Holmes film, I was more than a little wary about reading a novel about the exploits of Holmes as a teenager – Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane, which I got through Amazon’s Vine program. Fortunately the book turned out to be so […]

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Still up?

May 7th, 2010 · Comments Off · Politics

Not sure why I am still up after more than 25 hours.  Could be the small nap I got last night, or possibly the buckets of strong coffee I got through at the count.  My money is on the caffeine.  Conflicting emotions: very glad it is all over although I really did enjoy the campaign. […]

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Halfway house

May 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Politics

It is going to be a long day today.  I was round at my agent’s house at 7am, having already met my first voter of the day.  It was an old lady sitting on the wall outside the place that used to be the polling station at 6:45. Our first port of call was, ironically, […]

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We have lift-off

April 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Politics

We had a little launch party in Horsham this evening: a chance for members to get together, raise some funds, do a bit of Tory character assassignation, and sign my nomination papers.  We have received the necessary certificates from Labour HQ for me to describe myself as “the Labour party candidate” and to use the […]

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Greening Horsham

March 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Politics

I was out in Horsham town centre this morning doing some anti-BNP campaigning and met these lovely people from Greening Horsham. Their objective is to get as many residents of Horsham to make commitments to make small changes in their behaviour, and display a card in their window to show that they are doing it. […]

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Blogger in draft

March 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Politics, Technology

I spent more hours that I like to think about playing with Blogger in draft, which is the beta aspect of Google’s Blogger platform, to explore the possibilities of their new template design feature.  It certainly is an improvement on the basic Blogger platform’s layout tools.

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