Category Archives: Observations

Alternative Time Lapse Photography

My ride this weekend was hill training. This involves finding a half-decent hill, and going up and down it numerous times until I either hit some sort of goal, get bored, or run out of steam. My closest hill that … Continue reading

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Pancakes Again

Back in South Africa, the trimmings around Easter, such as Lent, Ash Wednesday and Shrove Tuesday are only really observed in the Catholic community. I was vaguely aware of Lent, but all the others were only found in the pages of … Continue reading

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Timely Training

My train was on time today. Annoying, because I almost missed it. It used to be the case that it was reliably one or two minutes late. I can leave my house at 7:15, walk the 0.8 miles to the … Continue reading

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Railway Bridges and Canals: Intersections of Industrialism

Autumn is come, and the air is chilly. And so I haven’t been sitting in my usual spot on Victoria Square observing the movement and interaction of people over my lunch break that often. Once I’m acclimatised, and I’ve procured … Continue reading

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Will they stay or will they go?

I spent a week in Scotland recently. While there, I learnt a lot of things. Some of them are mildly interesting: If I lived there, I’d be a lot fitter. There are a lot more hills to cycle up than … Continue reading

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The Morality of Tax

Tax avoidance has been a high-profile issue in the UK over the past six months or so. And more recently, it’s getting picked up in the US as Apple’s affairs get a bit of a grilling. But what I’ve been fascinated … Continue reading

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The Alternative CILA Feedback

CILA is the annual Current Issues in Life Assurance meeting set up by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries to discuss the latest developments in the field. And, of course, to provide CPD hours for those who haven’t quite got … Continue reading

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