I have half an hour left until I get to switch my computer off, climb aboard my trusty bicycle, and pedal my way back towards town. I'm already wondering what ass-hattery will be thrown at me during the journey - this morning was the third in a row where cars have pulled out in front of me with no indication what-so-ever regarding what they were about to do. Apparently I'm invisible.
A few minutes before leaving the house this morning the telephone rang. My other half."You know that bag I got ready last night with cakes for the school bazaar?""Yes.""I forgot it."I looked behind me on the kitchen floor, and sure enough there it was. I also knew that "I forgot it" really meant "will you… Continue reading New Brakes, New Lights, New Haircut
My body performed it's usual magic trick of waking up a few moments before the pre-programmed alarm clock this morning. I silently switched it off, and crept down-stairs. All clean underwear was on the folded washing mountain downstairs (which may fall on somebody one day, and necessitate a caving team to dig them out of… Continue reading Mr Cranky Pants Goes on Tour
For the better part of 2007 and 2008 I commuted into London each day - leaving the house at 6:45am each morning, and returning at 7pm each evening. The door-to-door journey took in the region of two hours on a good day. Think about that. Four hours on trains every day.Life became a weirdly automatic experience… Continue reading Regret
I don't own a car. I cycle to work each day, and travel by train when visiting far-flung client offices. The cycle route to work is only three miles each way, and can be done in anything from ten to fifteen minutes, depending on how energetic I'm feeling, and if the wind is favorable.I have… Continue reading Somebody Finally Noticed Me
Not a lot of people know that I cycle to work every day. I don’t actually own or drive a car. It means we save a small fortune every year, and it also means I don’t end up with a backside the size of a small planet.I see all kinds of idiocy while weaving my… Continue reading Have Bike, Will Cycle
After splashing out on new tyres and inner tubes for my bike a few days ago, I finally got around to giving it a much needed clean, and swapped the tyres over today. I can’t really complain - I bought the bike in the spring, and this is the first time I have had to… Continue reading TLC for the Trusty Steed
One of my favourite things to do while travelling with work is watch the world go by. The never ending streams of people leaving one train, and boarding another at the big stations is fascinating. I can't help seeing all the people as pieces of a huge jigsaw - a computer program that runs the… Continue reading People Watching on the Train