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Archive for September, 2006

Front Brake Fixed

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

After two leaving parties on Friday night I was glad to hear the steady sound of rain on Saturday morning as I had made plans to bike up to Walthamstow where Jack from ELAM was going to help me change my front brakes. Unfortunately it stopped about eight so there was no excuse. It turns […]

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Broken Leg, Pelvis and Wrote Off Bike

Friday, September 29th, 2006

I have been in communication with one of the members of Horizons Unlimited about purchasing their bike off them when they get to Chile. Today I got a message from his father saying that he had been in an accident in Bolivia with a truck on the wrong side of the road and he has […]

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Thursday, September 28th, 2006

On Tuesday night I went to see the new musical called Wicked. Based on Frank Baum’s classic ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ it is the untold story of the of how the misunderstood green girl named Elphaba became ‘wicked’ but her unlikely friend, Glinda became ‘good’. The story is very cleverly done and the costumes […]

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Sitting in the garden eating worms

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

I am having a bbq on Saturday to celebrate my birthday next week. I always find organising social events quite daunting due to never knowing if anyone is going to turn up. At the moment I only have three yeses and two maybes. That is one of the things about living in another country. You […]

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Buy vs Ship

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Well I think after all the insulting emails including one about my lack of cooking ability (true) my partner is offering to send back part of the last bit of money that I sent over as long as I accept a substantial loss. I am still waiting for the figures and even though it isn’t […]

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Restaurant Update

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

As well as investing in the restaurant I stupidly decided to send over additional money to convert a house that my business partner and staff were staying in into a b&b in order to help subsidise the earnings of the restaurant but told her that I only was able to borrow 10k to invest. After […]

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Battle of Hastings

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Today I went for a ride down to the coast with Bjorn who I met through kiwi Pete another overlander rider. Bjorn is planning to ride to Australia in 2008. Bjorn wanted to ride along the B roads for the sake of riding and I wanted to ride somewhere for the sake of seeing something. […]

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Bedroom Dweller

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

One of my favourite things is lying on my bed and either reading or being on my (work’s) laptop. My flatmate in Wellington used to call me a bedroom dweller. In a shared flat your room becomes your only sanctuary. I never thought that I would still be sharing flats at this age but the […]

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The Angriest Man in Holloway

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Last night I got a phone call from someone else who is planning to bike around the world and he asked me whether I had shipped the bike yet. Now I am getting slightly worried about shipping my bike. Today I really should have tried to sort something out and instead I spent all day […]

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No .Net and Date Update

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Turns out the contract required .net experience which I don’t have so the recruitment agent didn’t submit my CV. On the other hand the date went really well. Apparently there is a much higher rate of single career females than non-career females so I didn’t mention work, the trip or investments. We mainly talked about […]

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