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Archive for November, 2007

Which Bike

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Now that I have my date fixed I am having second thoughts about which bike to do the trip on. Delaying my trip to earn a bit more moola means that I don’t have to take the Tractor anymore so I was going to buy a enduro bike in Canada to save myself the hassle […]

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Definite Date

Friday, November 16th, 2007

I have extended my contract until the end of August 2008 with a departure date of 1st September 2008 (originally it was supposed to be the end of June). I did this for two reasons. 1. Timing. I only want to take 6 months to do this trip and I have been told not to […]

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The Wolfmen

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

My friend Jenni invited me along on a press pass to see the debut live performance at an industry gig of Wolfmen. So I decided to try and write a review. Wolfmen are Marco Pirroni lead guitarist for Siouxsie and the Banshees and then song writer for Adam and the Ants along with Chris Constantinou […]

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Wipe Out on Wet Leaves

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Bicycling to the massage class on Sunday in the rain I came out onto the sidewalk from the estate I live in and my front tyre totally skidded out sideways and I wiped out in front of the people waiting at the bus stop. When I got to class the instructor kindly gave me some […]

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Massage Class

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

On the Saturday I started a two day course in holistic massage at City Lit a community college in the city that does part time courses. Holistic massage just means all over and is pretty much a Swedish message as it uses oils. I learnt about effleurage (starting and ending strokes), petrissage (kneading and squeezing […]

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Emergency Responder

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Hi, my name is Annette. I am an emergency responder. May I help you? That is the official line you are suppose to give when you come across an injured person. Tonight I did the primary care practical section of my first aid course. I learnt to use a defibrillator, give CPR and role played […]

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A Song A Post

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

I found this cool little pub not far away from where I live called North 19 and they had someone singing and playing guitar until midnight (England still has the remnants of this archaic law put in place during World War I that pubs should close at 9:30pm which was then relaxed to 11pm. In […]

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Guy Fawkes Day

Monday, November 5th, 2007

On 5th November the British public celebrate the foiling of Roman Catholic conspirators (including Mr. Guy Fawkes) attempt to blow up the British Houses of Parliament in 1605. They do this by building a bonfire and burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes and setting off fireworks. I think that this is less of a show […]

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Parking Parries

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

On Sunday I met up with Jack one of the observers from my bike group to see if I was up to taking my advanced test. We had a lovely ride through the Essex countryside. There was a stretch of road through Epping Forest where all the trees on either side of the road were […]

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GPS and Gallions Reach

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

A couple of Sunday’s ago I attended one of the Machine Control days that my bike club runs. They are really suppose to be for people who are currently going through their advanced riding training (which I have been through twice now) but as I hadn’t done one on my Kawasaki I decided to turn […]

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