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Andrew

Red Letter Day

Today will go down as a milestone on my road to Puglia 2010. Many good things have happened, one an out of the blue but “why didn’t I think of that earlier?” idea that I shall come to in a few moments (the map on the left is […]

Bloody Royal Mail

No wonder they are going down the pan. My books were delivered this morning – at 8.30am. I was in, getting ready to head off to the swimming pool. The postman must have arrived, discovered that he was not able to fit the books into the small letter […]

Spinning: The report

As I twittered, I did my spinning class last night. It was good fun. And hard work. And as predicted, the instructor, a nice chap in his 50s, did camp the whole thing up to and extraordinary degree. At one point (while pedalling madly to a western style […]

Spinning and books

The gym induction went well. The council run gym at Palmer Park in Reading is OK. It doesn’t have the all singing and dancing facilities that you would find in a privately-run place (free towels, sauna, piped music in changing areas etc…) but at the end of the […]

Risk & gradients

There is a risk of this blog becoming a bit monotonous: I just went swimming again this morning but refrained from sending a Twitter message…Jon in Australia has emailed back. I had told him that I aimed to get from Reading to Berkshire in a maximum of six […]