Author Archives: Nick

Things to Do in Wales When You’re Dead

There is a well established practice of charity fundraising here in the UK. Not only is the country one of the few in the world that lives up to the foreign aid target of 0.7% of GDP (much to the … Continue reading

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H&S, One More Time

I promise, after this one, I won’t mention Health & Safety until next year. It’s just too easy a target. So anyway, at our office we have a large open green area – originally intended as a cricket field, it … Continue reading

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Cambridge Tour, Day Three

All’s well that end’s well, when it comes to mismade hotel bookings. Sleeping four in a room in a budget Travelodge is all very well when you’re doing a holiday on the cheap, but a surprise uplift to the Old … Continue reading

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Cambridge Tour, Day Two: Detours and Tours de Force

Today started much as yesterday finished: it’s flat on these here fens, and once you get up and rolling, the miles just pass by without too much effort. Especially with a tail wind. There was a section where we went … Continue reading

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Cambridge Tour, Day One

Funny how when you’re going on holiday, you don’t consider the traffic caused by those who still have to work. Well, I tend not to. Friday morning, rush hour, the M6, and road works. Not a great combination. Still, it … Continue reading

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Cycle Trip, with family in tow

Long-time readers of this blog will know that once a year, I manage to get my family sufficiently enthused to get on their bikes and go for a three-day cycle. Three years ago, it was the Devon Coast-to-Coast, two years … Continue reading

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TGIF, or not really…

You know it’s going to be a bad day when: It’s raining so hard that a day out of the office volunteering in a local park is cancelled You’re going camping this weekend. In Wales. Where any rain is magnified, … Continue reading

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