I heart IKEA

You know what, I REALLY like building IKEA furniture. A change of circumstances recently means that I have furnished a two-bedroom house from scratch, and almost all of the contents have come from IKEA. The experience of building IKEA furniture has a lot in common with building a Lego set or Tamiya kit: The quality of […]

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A testament to Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen has left us. I have no reservations in considering him a genius who will never be replaced. 2016 has been marked by the passing of many genii (Bowie, Rogers Nelson), but that is simply a coincidence. What matters is that Cohen brought a unique voice to music and it will be missed. My […]

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You and your bicycle

(From https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/annex-1-you-and-your-bicycle) Make sure that you feel confident of your ability to ride safely on the road. Be sure that you choose the right size and type of cycle for comfort and safety lights and reflectors are kept clean and in good working order tyres are in good condition and inflated to the pressure shown on […]

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