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Election time…

So the election is tomorrow. In case you haven’t heard. To be fair to the political parties and the media, they’ve kept it under wraps so far…so don’t feel too bad if this is the first you’ve read about it. I reached maximum election news…

Bromptoning by the river

Just in from a lovely potter about on the Brompton. According to the data on @FrankDJS’ Apple Watch, we covered 11.72 miles in about 1 hour, 49 mins. So, not exactly racing about! We left Canary Wharf and headed to Limehouse, then north along Regent’s…

My Marathon disaster

A week ago today, I ran the London Marathon for the second time. My first race, in 2013, was ever so slightly ruined by being tripped up after the half-way point. I managed to finish (in 4 hours 51 mins) with a right knee swollen…

Checking out Crossrail Place

Although the train service is still some years away, the shopping mall and gardens built on and around Canary Wharf’s Crossrail Station have started to open.  So we wandered over yesterday, after a trip into the West End, to check out Crossrail Place. There’s a…

Awaiting the Apple Watch

So, incredibly predictably, I ordered an Apple Watch sight unseen on April 10th. Actually, that’s not strictly true. I ordered two. In all fairness, I delegated the ordering to @FrankDJS, while I dashed to the airport to catch my flight to Barcelona. He logged on…

Thoughts on the new Fantastic Four trailer

After two distinctly average attempts to put the Fantastic Four on the big screen, they’re back for one more try. And this trailer indicates they’re not going for the shiny shiny happy tone of the last couple – it has a pretty dark tone to…

Religious vested interests, perhaps?

Might I suggest that job security might be on the minds of ‘Religious Education’ teachers calling for even more religious teaching in schools? Developing young people’s “religious literacy” would help to make them less vulnerable to radicalisation, a conference will hear later. “Good religious education…

Manflu misery

I’m getting the reference to “manflu” in before anyone else. But seriously, ugh… I’m ill. I got up early Monday and went out for a very comfortable 13km training run. I enjoyed every minute of it and as I was reflecting on my route, while…

A weekend in Paris

It’s amazing. One comfortable train journey from St. Pancras station and you’re in the centre of Paris. So simple and stress-free. No airport hassles, no intrusive safety lectures and no long walks across an airport to a distant gate. I love the Eurostar. I hopped…

Down, but not out

A pretty horrific night and day on the epilepsy front, if I’m honest. I had at least one seizure over night – my memory is vague to say the least – but I woke up with the hallmark headache and “epilepsy hangover” that comes with…