Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmases Past

A day of wet and wild and windy weather here in Sussex. When I looked out this morning and noticed that the bird feeders had been blown out of the trees, the recycling box had tumbled down to the bottom of the garden and a fence panel was missing I decided this was a great…

Cycling and personality

I read an interesting article the other day by a financial columnist from the Financial Times – a cyclist – who has taken to studying her fellow cyclists on the streets of London as a psychologist or hiring consultant might, to see what their bicycles and riding styles revealed about them in the workplace, or…

The Selfie

I see where the Oxford Dictionary has nominated ‘selfie’ as the word of the year.  A ‘selfie’, for those unacquainted with the term, is a photograph taken of oneself, usually with a smartphone or other similar device held at arm’s length, and then posted on the web. Selfies are usually associated with social networking, and…

Handsome Bicycles

It is sure nice having a decent bicycle shop in the neighbourhood – advice, fittings and workshop expertise are not the sorts of things you can obtain on-line. This morning I took my old tourer down to Handsome Bicycles here in Hastings to have some new brake pads put on. The old ones were shot…

Unrequited Longings

Being immersed in work so much these days – I am juggling four stories simultaneously at present – I tend to fall behind when it comes to following the general run of news and so I only just read the comments on cycling and cyclists made last week by Tory peer Lord James of Blackheath,…