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Just a brief post as I’ve been busy galavanting  in the Land Of My Fathers. Slightly miraculously for this time of year, the sun has been shining! The misty-moistiness of Gloucestershire and old-knicker grey of Monmouth gave way to clear … Continue reading

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Leo after his morning ablutions looking a lot happier and wounds all healed. Happier still after cheesy treats! ‘Thank you’ card sent to his excellent vet, Derry Rhys-Jones, Cinderford.

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Taking the pus…

For a couple of years after realising that I couldn’t cut it with any of the sciences except perhaps biology to be a vet, I fancied being a veterinary nurse. It was the next best thing and the books and … Continue reading

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Blog Month

Well, will you look at that – the last time I posted anything here was 1st October! My blogging has been sadly lacking and I could make excuses about not having time but we probably know that I was off … Continue reading

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On your bike, Mr Ratner…

Did you read what Jim Shears, Finance Director of Tandem, which sells Falcon, Claude Butler and Dawes bikes said recently? He was blaming a second-half fall in sales of his bikes and accessories on the summer. The temperatures in July … Continue reading

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Jazz Hands

There are days when cycling is all about facing the elements alone with your music (sssshhh don’t tell anyone.. it’s only plugged in the nearside ear and it’s on quiet) and your thoughts. There are days when it’s pure unalloyed … Continue reading

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Cyclists – riding not swarming

Don’t make the mistake of listening to Cameron and his remarks about “swarms of cyclists” taking over the roads…   “swarms” being an unfortunate perjorative term. Sometimes he betrays his ignorance in a spectacular way.  Britain’s successes in world-class cycle … Continue reading

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A Tail Tale

You’ve no real idea of how much of a time a cat’s tail is up until it’s down. You might guess, oh 50% or 60% of the time but actually, unless it’s a Manx or sleeping, a cat’s tail is … Continue reading

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So farewell then… my lovely Clio

Who knew I’d get all weird and sentimental over a car? Ridiculous, really. After all, a car is just a heap of metal with an engine which costs money to run and takes you from A to B hopefully without … Continue reading

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Four Different Sorts of Rain

So, when you’re on a bicycle, there are four different sorts of rain….  I should add that when you’re not on a bike but perhaps sitting on the sofa watching TV in the warm and you see the rain on … Continue reading

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