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I think I may be getting even more grumpy in my old age. Christmas used to be great fun, there was the excitement of the run up to it, the giving and receiving of presents. It then got taken over as a marketing extravaganza, with the whole concept being rammed down your throat as soon […]

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I have a very weak prescription, and most of the time I do not need to wear my glasses. The only time that it becomes a help is when riding/driving in the dark. It may be an age thing, but I find that lights tend to halo and objects become less defined in the dark. […]

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Why wear a Poppy?

It is the time of year when every where you look you see people wearing Poppys, nearly every shop you walk in to will have a collection box and a variety of poppies. People, including many veterans, will spend hours standing in supermarkets and on street corners with their collection boxes, but why? As a […]

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Take a good look around

This is not going to be a post about advanced riding, dealing with observation or positioning. It is much more simple. It is just about taking the time to remove your blinkers and take a look at what is around you, and that is not just a quick glance, but a good look around and […]

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Last year I was pursued by a “stealth cloud“. This morning was a random weather ride in to work. I put my shades on, leaving the house in glorious sunshine, as I got on to the A3 it went all cloudy and dark, and that was pretty much how it was going to be all […]

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Rain – It is a state of mind

Ok, I agree that rain is not really a state of mind. It falls out of the sky and makes you wet, waters the plants, etc. It is definitely physical. But, it is the effect that the thought of rain has on us that makes it have a great effect on the current state of […]

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One for the Road/On the wagon There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London which used to have gallows adjacent. Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial of course) to be hanged. The horse drawn dray, carting the prisoner was accompanied by an armed guard, who would stop the dray outside […]

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A lesson in life.

A Professor stood before his Philosophy 101 class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The […]

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