Monthly Archives: Jan 2012


4°C, light wind & cloud No ride, Strangely empty feeling & hot in belly. So it’s a trip to the beach for the loyal poodle. She ran well.

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The Artist

3°C, light cloud. light wind Film: The Artist. A lot of people will be put off going to see this film. It’s black & white, barely any sound, and it’s a homage to pre-talkie cinema and worst of all, it’s … Continue reading

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What should I do about these spiders?

5~2°C, SW. c=0 There is one species of spider that really likes living in my house. They’re very thin, long legged and hang out near the coving in most rooms in this house. Latin name: Pholcus phalangioides. It’s the daddy-long … Continue reading

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Her efforts…

10°C, lightness “Her efforts are to be congratulated“. My favourite report correction of the day, I’d prefer to congratulate the girl. That’s how I changed it. Headlights: after 9 years, one of the car’s headlights failed. I could see the … Continue reading

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Cold in a day

8°C, strong Westerly Set off on the drive to Lancashire late morning. Arrive to the certain knowledge that I have a cold. Early morning sticky throats can turn out to be anything, including nothing. This time, it’s not nothing. It’s … Continue reading

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Double double, toil & trouble

8°C, rain has finished Witches’ mummy; maw and gulf Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark; Root of hemlock digg’d i the dark; Liver of blaspheming Jew; Gall of goat, and slips of yew Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse; Nose of Turk, … Continue reading

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Inverse Pyrrhic victory

6°C, dry for now Is there a word for the opposite of a Pyyhic victory? A defeat that you can live with somehow. Today was against me, but I came out better than expected. It’s a bearable result. Finding words … Continue reading

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4 below

-1°C & dropping. The night will warm a little towards dawn. It’s dry out there so a ride in tomorrow could be done. Bitterly cold yes, but there is no water to freeze in this high pressure atmosphere. Rain is … Continue reading

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Infamy, infamy, everyone’s got it in for me.

-1 to 3°C. Clear, CA:43 miles Three hour ride today. I really needed this one for its de-stress effects. The start was hard though, legs felt empty and riding hills was a disproportionate effort. I don’t really know what caused … Continue reading

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High Moor, Parbold

9°C, drizzle. CK:40 miles I normally hate riding in the rain so this ride was remarkable. The mild air, relief from strong winds and a strong desire for a good ride drew me out. The route included High Moor from … Continue reading

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