Movember

Movember 2016′s efforts

For a total of 28 days I worked hard.  Very hard.  I grew this beauty. Ummmm yeah. But I had to cut it short. Here’s a short YouTube video I have made: Samuel x

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 [...]

Snapchat

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, [...]

Obesity: The Post Mortem on BBC iPlayer

Autopsy of a person with a lot of excess fat

On iPlayer at the moment is Obesity: The Post Mortem. When I saw it, I was instantly intrigued. As I lay in bed watching it, I couldn’t quite remember if I watched an autopsy years ago on Channel 4. I think I may have. Either way, watching this didn’t shock me – perhaps though because [...]

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 [...]

In G-A-Y

London night out

A few weeks ago, on Friday 26th August I went for my first ever proper night out in London and I LOVED it. Firstly I met Seb at around 12.30pm in St. Pancras. We walked along to our hotel in Euston. After a rest break, we left and cycled down to The Shard. Since its [...]

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Improving the driving test?

Good morning, The Driving and Vehicle Standard Authority (DVSA) currently has an open consultation on its vision of improving the driving test. I have given my views. You should too. I would have liked, of course, to have seen proposals relating to the further protection of cyclists and other vulnerable road users. Alas, I supported [...]

Me. How could anyone not see those shorts?

Nearly hit on a zebra

I am not usually a pedestrian. I often leave the house and become a passenger in a motorcar, and maybe later a train, or more probably I mount my bicycle. Today with the rain on and off I thought I would walk the short distance I needed to go. Using a car would be sinful [...]

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If we evolved to survive car crashes

I haven’t been myself recently. I had fallen behind with what I term the “admin of life” but could see the light at the end of the tunnel and then suddenly I was involved in a traffic collision. I consequently fell even further behind and just haven’t been able to catch up. As well as [...]