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January 2017

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Speeding downhill

Speeding downhill

I had he bi-monthly Oxford ALLi meeting this evening and so I stayed at work a bit longer, and then enjoyed the freedom of the bicycle to nip up to Headington to go to Waitrose. I only wanted one thing,…

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The Monday Morning Commute

The Monday Morning Commute

Slept a bit restlessly and with anxiety for today’s bike to work adventure. I think I was paranoid that for my return journey I wasn’t going to be able to be allowed to take my bike on the S5 bus…

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Day 1 of the cycling commute…

Day 1 of the cycling commute… when I put Morrell Avenue info Google maps it actually puts the marker down to a little before where I managed to cycle to before I was forced onto two feet… ???? ???? ????

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The Last Christmas Present

The Last Christmas Present

Sunday. What a miserable day it has been today – I don’t think it ever got completely light, although if it had done then we woudn’t have noticed through the endless overlaiden grey sky and rain. We had a quiet…

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Conceived in 1993

Conceived in 1993
Apparently it's six years since I found, and found an old VHS tape of my BA Creative Arts honours project and managed to put it online. It's quite prophetic really. It was always about global filmaker, Hol E. Wood, and... Continue reading
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John Hurt was The Storyteller

Saturday. Woke to the news that the actor John Hurt has died. Tributes pour in and obituaries read. Amongst his most famous credits are appearances in Alien, Doctor Who, the Harry Potter films, and of course as The Elephant Man….

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A narrative of the darkest season

A narrative of the darkest season

Winter: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons by Melissa Harrison (Editor) Like it’s sister book, Autumn, this is not just a collection of poetry, prose, and non-fiction but a narrative of the darkest season. It takes us through the cold…

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Putting the Government back in its place

Tuesday. So the Supreme Court says Parliament must give Article 50 go-ahead. This of course doesn’t change the (in my opinion, flawed) result of last summer’s referendum, but it is a reassuring reality-check to the Government and our unelected Prime…

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A beautiful book of dragons and wizards

A beautiful book of dragons and wizards

White Mountain by Sophe E. Tallis Tolkein’s The Hobbit aside, I do not often read the sword and sorcery fantasy that involves dragons, but Sophie Tallis’ White Mountain is too beautiful a book not to read. Even in the Kindle…

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