Monthly Archives: Oct 2013

Hurry, rest, there isn’t much time.

16ºC, sunny with wind. Big storm coming: Sunday night, gales, Monday heavy rain. Film: Sightseers. Serial killer goes on holiday in a caravan. This is like Mike Leigh with casual murder. Beautifully shot and rendered on Bluray. And funny too. … Continue reading

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Skyphone.

15°C, wet morning, sun afternoon. Shorts weather. CD, Skyphone– I confess, at the start, that I don’t really know how to review a CD. So all I can do, is make a recommendation. Currently, there only exist two CDs from … Continue reading

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Workload

15ºC heavy showers, I teach 17 groups which vary in size from 28 down to 12 kids. Most classes come in 16s. In all that makes 265 pupils, each of whom is supposed to receive one homework a week. For … Continue reading

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Absurdly wet

16ºC, heavy rain. Will this ever end? The world will be washed away eventually. I blame the comets, they brought it all here originally during the second heavy bombardment. This weather causes steamed up glasses when I stop at traffic  … Continue reading

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Prisoners’ votes.

BBC.– prisoners won’t get the vote after all. The story brought up all sorts of arguments about justice, European interference, sovereignty and stuff. My problem was that I couldn’t easily make the bridges between arguments presented. On one hand, the … Continue reading

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Non-week

12°C, showers and grey. No miles, still held up with this cold, but at least the plateau stage has gone. At this rate I could be back on the saddle by Wednesday. The only exercise has been with the dog. … Continue reading

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Drop ten.

9ºC, NE brisk. Cold weather swept over us today. Autumn proper is here, it’s dark and it may be necessary to switch the heating on in the house sometime in the next few weeks. Posted on my phone.

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Housekeep

18ºC,sunny. Jobs done: it’s ironic that on a weekend at home, feeling ill, that I got more done than ever. Normally on a fine Autumn Sunday, I’d spend the day on the bike enjoying the landscape and sun. Now, door-frame … Continue reading

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Argo

16ºC,clear. Film: Argo, tense, but not that tense, likable characters, but not that likable. A film worth seeing but don’t go out of your way, there are other films available. Despite rather an ill weekend, I have done stuff- the … Continue reading

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Rest

18C,rain but warm. No more rides for a few days. The new term has settled with a looming cold. Sore throat and grogg means the cold season is here. The kids at work are coughing and spluttering and perhaps given … Continue reading

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