Category Archives: opinion

Talking without listening.

Britain seems to be an increasingly angry place. Were talking about it since the Brexit vote of 2016. The papers, online, radio and TV are filled with people expressing opinions. They are talking but not listening. Here is a letter … Continue reading

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A fixie and bagpipes.

8°C, brightening up with increasing SW wind. 1, The birds were lively today. I heard curlews, lapwings and another strange one. The latter’s sound carried a very long way but eventually I got there. A guy stopped his van and … Continue reading

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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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‘Good grief’.

5°C, negligible N breeze. Clear sky white dry salty roads. Commute with MapMyRide+! Distance: 25.08mi, time: 01:43:03, pace: 4:07min/mi, speed: 14.60mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1360056929 Strange encounter: the ride home took me through Weeford. Weeford has a short part climb which is a … Continue reading

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Shopping is annoying.

13°C, grey. Fact: shopping is annoying. Shops stock a large range of trousers for guys with a fat arse and bamboo legs. Another shop I tried, sold trousers in only one leg length, that was a short 34″ so alterations … Continue reading

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To be doing?

-2C~? Clear I know language is an organic thing that evolves over the decades. But there is a trend that doesn’t rest easily with me, the prevalence of the passive present continuous voice. It’s everywhere and sounds so weak and … Continue reading

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Why the need?

18°C, Light SW, mostly sunny. CR:63 miles Why the need to park like this? There is a guy in the corner house that has a pushchair for two kids. I presume he has to divert into the road, but that’s … Continue reading

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80

27°C, clear & still Two loosely related news stories this week have caught my attention with their retrograde trend. One, proposes to raise the speed limit on motorways to 80mph. This has sparked numerous threads on forums (or is that … Continue reading

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Kwikfit-up

18°C, cloudy & sunny stuff They’ve charged me for nitrogen filling in a tyre repair. No, I didn’t ask for it, the stuff I have been putting in tyres for 20 years is 80% nitrogen anyway- why pay extra for … Continue reading

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It’s a maths question, dammit!

6°C, white cloud This deserves to be shared.

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