Sunday, 12 February 2017

Almost a decade-and-a-half

This April will mark the fifteenth anniversary of my first ever blog post, on my old domain.

How many other people were blogging back then?

Dial up modems, jumpers for goalposts, etc.

Recent media consumption

Some 'TV' shows I've been watching:
Some podcasts I've been listening to:

A blogging return?

Inspired by reading Medium articles and email newsletters, I want to start blogging again.

I probably won't.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Thursday, 26 February 2015

You are what you eat?

Two related articles that I wanted to share:
I'm not anti-science at all - everything we eat is chemicals and we're a bag of chemical-using biological processes - but I'd much rather eat a cake made at home using an egg from a chicken living at the bottom of our garden than one produced in a factory using "potato protein isolate" in place of the egg.

A cake Libby made, using eggs from our chickens
Our chickens, recently rescued from a local farm
Food for thought?

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Insufficient preparation

In July, I'm planning on riding my bike around a hundred miles a day for four days. I've done virtually no riding, other than my short commute, this year so this is possibly a Bad Idea. But, I quite like bad ideas.

I've got a few rides in over the Easter break so far: I borrowed my brother-in-law's bike while we were staying with them, and have managed three consecutive days of shortish local cross rides since we got back. I've been reasonably quick on these rides, and don't feel too beaten up despite riding rooty singletrack and rough tracks on an 'inappropriate' bike.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

'New' commuter

Having commuted on my X since I got it, my Yuba Mundo want being ridden, so it's been sold to a worthy local cause. But the committing was taking its toll on the X and I was getting bored of needing to wear waterproof trousers because of a lack of mudguards.

So, my Solitude has been converted to commuting duties. I splashed out on some less fugly forks, plus sensible tyres, mudguards, new rear brake, and a bag/basket; and played musical handlebars.