Category Archives: Thinking

Why I hate shopping.

10°C, cool easterly dry wind. It’s mostly the disappointment. Shopping is about making choices, you go into a shop and either choose something that doesn’t fit, or you choose to leave the shop. It doesn’t matter whether I want clothes … Continue reading

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Introverts of the world, rise up!

Introverts of the world, rise up! This is a nice idea. Someone is sticking up for all those quiet, thoughtful and introspective people. The ones who fit the cliché silent but deep. It’s a problem in education, we, as … Continue reading

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Innoo solar battery pack

Review: relatively low cost for its power storage, and fairly robust. I chose this one because I need recharging on the go, especially backpacking. Last week, I ran it down to one car with 3 charges, mine and other people’s … Continue reading

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Seeds’ half-life.

2~9°C, bright sun. Do seeds have a half-life? This window propagator was seeded with Magnolia from an old packet. The use-by date was 2012 and about half have germinated.

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High Blood pressure, or not? Playing with a blood pressure gadget at home. I  got three readings within a few minutes: 172/93 x77 144/78 x92 111/81 x113 100/63 x 120 Systolic/diastolic x heartrate. Perhaps best ignore this device. The standard … Continue reading

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4°C, light NE, sunny. Floating back upto the surface for air now. It’s cold but the sun does shine.

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Happy 2016.

2016’s tick-off list: Hill and Moorland qualification, 6,000 on the bikes, Kintail munro loop, Drop a kilo, Christmas food indulgence means a bit of weight gain. I want to get under 13st 12 by the end of January. ‘

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Are you cold today?

4°C clear start. Do you feel the cold more if your family is from Africa, or southern Asia? Many pupils at school think so. They all had anecdotes about their families at home who run the heating at home on … Continue reading

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Meal deal.

8C, gales and heavy showers. The commercial monster loves Valentine’s day. All that kitsch sickly pink plastic packaging has been peddled for weeks now. They have missed a trick though. A fifth of brits live alone, or some figure like … Continue reading

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Traffic Police.

9°C, windy. Desperate for a break, this weekend will have to do. Motorway cops- a documentary series on BBC television is easy watching. None of the sensational drama that seems to encourage crime as found on other channels. It did … Continue reading

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