Trips

Spoons bar crawl

Protest, crawl and ppaaarrttayy

I had a bloody good time. On Saturday 11th February I was scheduled to work and did everything I could to get the day off. I managed it. The week before I had met up with Tom who had said about the idea of doing a Spoons bar crawl. That Saturday was also the day [...]

Everywhere in cities

Two cities

I meant to write this last year. Opps. I never got round to it. I went to Paris on my own back on November 21st. The accompanying photo album was waiting on my desktop to be uploaded here along with an article. Then it went to the front of the queue. It was joined by [...]

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Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year everyone! 2016 was a pretty great year for me. A huge thank you to everyone who made it wonderful. Life can be taken so fast so it’s important to grasp it and enjoy it. Live it! Carpe diem. YOLO. I shall make 2017 a special one. The plans on how to do [...]

The Angel of the North and me

Newcastle a few weeks ago

For too long it has been the same; I go to a few different places and become comfortable with the familiarity.  I frequent them, have a great time as always but do not seek anything new. I decided to change that.  I wanted to go somewhere different.  In conjunction with my friend Seb, we decided [...]

Me, Jemima and Giles

Consecutive weekends and coincidences

I meant to finish and publish this piece soon after the 2nd October.  It is now November 10th.  Ouch.  I kept putting off finishing it and eventually it fell down my to-do list and almost fell off.  Ohhhh.   I thought to myself as I began composing this post over a month ago, that you [...]

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Gay night out in Manchester

I am not quite sure how much I managed to miss writing a blog post after my gay night out in Manchester. It was a moment of brilliance. How? Anyway, back on August 6th I got the train with Seb to Manchester. After a quick stop off in Nottingham, we arrived late afternoon and walked, [...]

The delight when I saw Nottingham Castle!

Cycled 74 miles from Wellingborough to Nottingham

Whilst studying at the University of Nottingham, I became a cyclist. My daily “commute” to university was initially on a mountain bicycle which was replaced a few times and eventually became a dropped handlebar, thinned tyre pedal machine. Towards the end of my degree, I set myself, at the time, the adventurous challenge of cycling [...]

Pollution at St. Pancras

Air pollution

It’s killing you. Two of my interests are the protection of our environment and cycling so one particular topic that pops up on my radar time and time again is that of air pollution. A year ago I went on a protest against the wider issue of climate change entitled “Time to Act“.   It [...]

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Bicycles, Bins, Bombs and no plan B

Lots of B’s. Bicycling, Bins, Bombs and no plan B. I finally got round to creating the following video. I have a tendency to film everything and anything. On the Sunday evening when I arrived back in Wellingborough the idea of beginning the seemingly humungous task of editing it was daunting. With no one to [...]

Samuel Shoesmith cycle drew 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016. 2015 was a special year. Thank you to everyone who made it so wonderful. Thank you to everyone I met. I won’t tag or mention but you know who you are. Never underestimate how important everyone in my life is. I appreciate you all! Life is short. Life can be taken [...]