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Being 54

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I have been 54 for a little while now and I’m starting to feel it.  Being 54 has a few ups and downs in my reckoning….. The Ups I have a certain contentment and sense of well being.  Even being … Continue reading

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Sleep tips for athletes

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I love sleeping.  Getting good sleep is so important and this ‘Sleep like a Champion’ infographic caught my eye.  While its about Sleep tips for athletes – it’s all so true for everyone! It normally takes me 20 seconds to … Continue reading

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The survival of Brooks

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The survival of Brooks is something I’m pleased to see and yet shouldn’t take for granted.  When I say Brooks, I refer to the makers of traditional leather saddles as the mainstay of the business. Starting in Victorian times, Brooks … Continue reading

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Dear Lifestyles@Flitwick

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Dear Lifestyles@Flitwick Thank you so much for sending me a nice, thoughtful postcard. I appreciate you thinking of me and missing me.  Fear not, I’m fine.  It is just that I’ve been so busy lately and I haven’t had much … Continue reading

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SPIN London 2016 another success

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SPIN London 2016 another success as the cycling festival welcomes over 10,000 to its 4th London edition. Spin – The Cycling Festival took place at The Old Truman Brewery, from 20 – 22 May 2016. The show welcomed over 10,000 … Continue reading

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Getting good fruit is tricky

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I feel like having a bit of a rant as getting good fruit is tricky these days. We are having a bit of an economy drive and I’m still coming to terms with it.  IN fact I’m struggling as we … Continue reading

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Halfbike news

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It was last year when I first came across the Halfbike and did a favourable desktop review.  Now over the last few days I have noticed a surge in hits on this blog with hundreds of people heading for my … Continue reading

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Cycling in East Africa – hotel risqué

In Arusha I thought I would stay for a day or so before moving on.  This turned out to be a slightly ‘hotel risqué’ time for me.  It was also a time in which I was almost taken advantage of … Continue reading

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Cycling in East Africa – to Arusha

As this leg of cycling in East Africa – to Arusha – was a manageable distance of 60 odd miles, there didn’t seem to be any rush and just as well given the road conditions.  The landscape was lovely with … Continue reading

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Cycling in East Africa – into Tanzania

Further cycling in East Africa and into Tanzania turned out to be quite an unexpected rigmarole.  The Kenyan Police at Namanga had showed much concern and hospitality for me, what with helping me change money at a favourable rate and … Continue reading

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Cycling at Paddington station

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Just a quick post about cycling at Paddington station as I pass through. First impressions are cyclists must surely be welcome when you clock the ample space for parking. Security advice signs together with sturdy barriers to lock your bike … Continue reading

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Update on blogging

As if time pressures weren’t enough of a distraction for me and my blogs, something “technical” went wrong while I wasn’t looking.  You’ll be pleased to know I wasn’t hacked or anything like that. , so this is my update … Continue reading

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Twitter solves bus wheel mystery

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  This was fun and about how Twitter solves bus wheel mystery. Last week I was walking through Dunstable on my way back from work (had been hot desking) and I saw this odd looking wheel on the side of … Continue reading

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Cycling in East Africa – hanging out in Nairobi

Cycling in East Africa – hanging out in Nairobi. While I had arrived in East Africa for the purpose of cycling, I remember feeling overawed with Nairobi and wanted to find my way around a little; I knew I’d be … Continue reading

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