the book of face

Over the past couple of months I’ve started finding my favourite blogs on Facebook and, slightly surprisingly, I’ve found the pages really good to look at and a useful way to follow their updates. So I’ve created a Facebook page for (Un)Inspired Ramblings, which will be automatically updated with posts from here, and which might also let […]

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a night outside

Al Humphreys and those nice people at Howies set a summer solstice microadventure challenge: to have a night under the stars and then submit a photo, story or video about it. My friend Anna wrote a poem about her night and as she doesn’t have anywhere to post it online, I said I’d pop it […]

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getting back in the saddle

I haven’t been sure how to write this post. I’ve been meaning to write it for a while. Not writing it has prevented me from writing any others. It’s not even important what I actually write here, or that anyone reads it, just that I write something and then move on. So I suppose I’ll […]

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baggage, baggage, baggage

I rode my bike today for the first time in a couple of weeks without any bags on it. What a revelation. How smooth! How quick! How light! How agile! How bloody difficult to steer and keep going the way you think you want it to. No longer weighed down and laboriously heading in the […]

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sorry for the swearing!

Commuting by bike in London means that its a fairly regular experience to be cut up by a driver changing lane or turning across you without checking their mirrors first, or checking their mirrors but just not seeing you.  Normally they get a few words shouted at them to point out the error of their […]

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up and down

Despite people telling me that this is incorrect (check out the London tube, they say), I like this: ‘I like an escalator because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. There would never be an “Escalator temporarily out of order” sign, only an “Escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience” sign.’ – […]

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