Category Odds & Sods

Things that don’t fit the other categories

Tax Refund Notification

I had an interesting e-mail today, it claimed to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and read as follows:   From: HM Revenue & Customs <refund.claim-hm@hmrc.gov.uk> Subject: Tax Refund Notification Date: Sat, 7 May 2011 16:19:58 +0100 To: undisclosed-recipients:… Continue Reading →

Should we ban Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO)?

We are regularly told that there are many dangerous chemicals which are a risk to our health, to the environment, and to the world in general. So today I would like to ask the question: should we ban Dihydrogen Monoxide… Continue Reading →

Cycle campaign Spanish style

This wee video was made for last months Velo-City 2011 conference in Sevilla, I really liked the line “My mates go by bike because it’s dead cool”, now that is the way to encourage cycling…

Complaint to the BBC

Dear BBC The BBC charter states the BBC aims to inform, educate and entertain. While some may regard Mr Clarkson’s comments on running over cyclists because they don’t pay “road tax” as entertainment (Top Gear BBC2 07/02/2011 21mins 25seconds in)…. Continue Reading →

Escape to the Pentlands (again)

There are those days in January when you just feel the need to get out and do something in the fresh air because: the sun is shining, you feel you need the exercise, you can’t face filling in your tax… Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2011, I hope you all have a great year!!!

Ski touring Arthur’s Seat

Having previously taken a low level tour of Holyrood Park, we felt it was time to take a high level tour. It was mid afternoon before we set out, about 14:00 (the dark comes early at this time of year)…. Continue Reading →

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The United Nations has declared the 21 November 2010 to be a World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. According to the UN, “Road traffic crashes kill nearly 1.3 million people every year and injure or disable as many… Continue Reading →

Dreaming of Brocken spectre spotting

Oh to being the highlands now that a temperature inversion has come! I woke this morning to hear the weather forecast talking about a temperature inversion in Aviemore. They reported that it was -1° C in Aviemore and 12° C… Continue Reading →

Flattened by flu

Two weeks ago I was looking forward to taking part in the annual Edinburgh to St. Andrews bicycle ride, as you will know from reading the cycling post in this blog I was well prepared for this. However, as The… Continue Reading →

Spinning earth plugin

One of the good things about using WordPress as a blogging platform is the range of fun plugins available to you to add to your blog. One which I have just found is Utech Spinning Earth. It doesn’t have a… Continue Reading →

More junk mail

Despite being signed up to the Mailing Preference Service I still get some junk mail. One such item arrived in today’s post from the Domain Renewal Group, helpfully pointing out that one of the domain names which I own expires… Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!!

Here is wishing you all a Happy New Year!!! Prosit Neujahr! Blianadh Bha Ur! Gl├╝ckliches neues Jahr!! All the best for 2010 and the coming decade.

Oh dear the C word has been used again…

Apparently <whisper>Christmas</whisper> is coming around again, well if any of my family or friends (or anybody else for that matter) are reading this and are interested in what I would like for Christmas, well here is a wish list…

Two firsts today

I had two firsts today, not bad for a Friday. My first First was a ride on a recumbent bike, I had been out teaching cycling and on the way home I dropped by the Bike Station, they had a… Continue Reading →

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