Category Archives: Life beyond the blogosphere

Things that happen to me, random stuff that I do that’s not covered elsewhere. Includes UK travel.

A Less Than Optimal Time to be Sick

No one likes being sick. Well, there may be the odd (in all senses of the word) hypochondriac who enjoys it, but among normal people, no one like being sick. However, if you have to be sick I suggest that … Continue reading

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The Van With No Name

Excitement is mounting in the Kirby household. After many months of planning, searching and waiting, we anticipate taking delivery of a new camper van at the weekend. Buying a camper van is not a small undertaking: there are many decisions … Continue reading

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Snowdrops in the Snow

Gloucester is a great place to live. Aside from the great city itself, it is well located to visit a wide range of places, with the Forest of Dean close at hand on one side and the Cotswolds on the … Continue reading

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Rock: The Next Generation

Last night I was in the pub. This is more unusual for me on a school night than people often suppose, but I was tempted into the Cafe Rene to see a band. This is the second time this week … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath: The End

Most of us, I think, have a soundtrack to our youth. This soundtrack  consists of key songs and bands that influenced us and motivated us through those awkward teenage years. For me, this soundtrack was provided by the likes of … Continue reading

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Haiku on the Run

In my previous blog I confessed my recent madness in starting to run. From the tone of the blog you may conclude I don’t enjoy it much. You would be right. In addition to the physical pain and misery caused … Continue reading

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Lessons from a New 5K Runner

Today I ran 5K. In terms of expressions I never thought I’d use, that is right up there with “I’ve decided to become teetotal”, “I wish I could spend more time shopping” and “I’m really looking forward to watching an … Continue reading

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