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10 things you can do with a week off work


This week I’ve been off work, and rather than do my usual trick of run off to another country to catch some sun, I’ve actually spent it lounging around my home city of London. Actually that’s a lie, I’ve spent it lounging around my lounge. And sometimes the garden. It’s been quite an experience being … Continue reading

Why Twilight’s Stephenie Meyer can bite me


**WARNING: this blog post may contain some distinctly lame toothy-related puns What is it about all these modern Vampires? Is it just me or are they a little bit wet? Take the Twilight ‘saga’ for example (and what a saga it is). All that pent up teenage lust and angst, all that moaning (not in a … Continue reading

The price you pay for being a child of the eighties


At the age of 32, I’ve discovered something interesting about myself; I am still unnerved by graves and graveyards at night. This is because I moved house recently.  My new street is just off the high street but rather well hidden behind a church, and to access it from the high street I have to take … Continue reading

#BusGate: How to kick London Bus’ ass (and other top tips)


It’s funny how things turn out. There I was worrying that I wouldn’t have something fresh, new and relevent to form the basis of my first proper blog post, and then TFL (good ol’d Transport for London) came hurtling to my rescue. I should’ve guessed actually. When all else fails, you can usually count on … Continue reading

Dipping more than just a toe into the scandalous world of blogging…


Well here I am again, faced with a new concept and an intimidating blank sheet of blog roll. (Blog roll people, not bog roll…) This being my second blog of course, the first being the wonderful (but not very wide-reaching) http://jamesrunslondon.blogspot.com/ “Adventures in Marathon Training” … which I like to think of as a first … Continue reading