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Middle class git

Apparently I’m a middle class git.  Let me explain…. In my job with the local authority I sometimes do unannounced visits on various training courses which are being delivered by subcontractors.  Actually I quite like doing these visits as it … Continue reading

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Importance of friends

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Following on from yesterday’s post about the importance of saying “thank you” to friends, this also applies to my long standing friendship with Wallie.  It seems to me that as the years tick by, the importance of friends seems greater … Continue reading

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The importance of saying “thank you”

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This is my friend Geoff and this post is all about the importance of saying thank you.  We have known each other since the last century when I lived in Hereford and I recently paid him, his wife Lorraine and … Continue reading

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Feeling so smug

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There are times when I’m feeling so smug on my bicycle.  This includes the times when I go from A to B faster on a bike than people in cars.  Naturally this will infuriate some motorists and I’m pretty unrepentant … Continue reading

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Health issues

A couple of health issues have cropped up recently and these have got me a bit concerned.  This post will probably be a bit personal. Yesterday I went over to my favourite health food shop as it was about time … Continue reading

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The trouble with cheap water bottles

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Recently I was given some BeetActive to try out.  This is some concentrated beetroot juice which I’m told is good to take pre-exercise for various reasons.  I’ll go into those reasons some other time as this post is actually about … Continue reading

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Veggie chat at the carvery

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A couple of days ago we went out for an evening carvery meal with some friends.  Certainly an interesting experience as I’d not been there before. Carvery meals are quite good value if you’re a meat eater.  You get a … Continue reading

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Dear Bike thief

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This is a really heartening story and picked up by the BBC in Berkshire. A young man called Alex had spent a year or so saving enough money to buy himself a new bike for £700.  Unfortunately it was stolen … Continue reading

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Being 55

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Being 55 I might be a little older and I’m certainly not sure about being wiser. People who know me personally will already know that I live in a kind of denial as far as this middle age lark is … Continue reading

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Starting 2017

Starting 2017 is frustrating as I have a bit of an injury.  My right knee is quite painful when coming down stairs or walking down a slope. Now I know that knees can be quite problematic and as joints go … Continue reading

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Latest blog pondering

I haven’t blogged very much lately, although that’s not to say there’s nothing to say or comment on.  So here’s my pondering….. I’ve had a few technical issues with my blog, this is about being an amateur blogger and not … Continue reading

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Meeting Banjo Nick Rambles

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This morning was absolutely amazing on the Grand Union Canal’s towpath.  It included meeting Banjo Nick Rambles in lovely conversation while I got my breath back. Banjo Nick was already taking a breather at Slapton Lock, not far from Leighton … Continue reading

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Which course?

I am looking for suggestions about which course I could do.  Yep, which course?  I’ll explain later why I am wanting to do some kind of “course” but I’m just not sure and could do with a bit of inspiration. … Continue reading

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Repairing my Karrimor pannier bags

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There’s a certain satisfaction in repairing something old and rekindling the usefulness of something old, almost alike an old relationship.  No, I’m not talking about old flames or anything like that!  Instead reparing my Karrimor pannier bags. These Karrimor pannier … Continue reading

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