Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bluffing under the bonnet


Today I tested a car.I have no idea why or what my conclusions are. I have that knowledge of cars that most men do these days – none. I feel intimidated by the whole dealership experience. Talk of brake horse … Continue reading

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Join in the 2013 #Birdwatch


I’m a birdwatcher. There: I’ve said it. I’ll give you all a couple of minutes to calm down. You can express your mistaken belief that this is twitching and those who have only left the playground can query whether I … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Emily and Fran's definitive walking guide:
Our first walk of the year, Tissington trail, beginning in Ashbourne. Did this at the beginning of the new year before all the snow! Beginning just south of Ashbourne off…

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Originally posted on Steph Yiu:
Ski Trip 2012: Putting on the spice mix for the North Carolina pulled pork! Every MLK weekend for the last two years, Jared and I have joined a group of 30 friends on an epic…

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423 homes… and now it gets ugly


And so the saga continues. The 400 new houses for Ashbourne are still a long way off but the wrangling continues. The number has reduced from 376 to 367 due to builds already planned or underway and now looks to … Continue reading

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Musing on the relativity of money


Albert Einstein is attributed with explaining the relativity of time thus: “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Le cul entre les deux chaises:
The bus stop nearest my house doesn’t have a shelter so when it rains, which is most of the time, people huddle under the awning of the bakery up the block…

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