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My Carfree Day – 2017

Yesterday it was World Carfree Day, so I donned my custom-made T-shirt and buried it and the rest of me beneath some waterproofs and set out on my bike for … Continue reading

23 September, 2017 · Leave a comment

World Peace Day 2017

Thursday 21st September Today is World Peace Day, or the International Day of Peace, as it is officially called by the UN, and so I got pondering once again about … Continue reading

21 September, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ebay: bogus Firefox update

Since ebay don’t provide an easy way to notify them of a problem page/advert, I’ll post my issue here instead. I was browsing some items on ebay when a small … Continue reading

18 September, 2017 · 2 Comments

World Carfree Day

Friday 22nd September It’s that time of year again, World Carfree Day; except, I sold my car last year and either cycle… or run (or sometimes walk) if I have … Continue reading

17 September, 2017 · Leave a comment

Be on your guard…

Story time in The Children’s Encyclopedia by Arthur Mee; just a short one from Volume 5, p.3495:      A Brahmin had been to a town to buy a goat for … Continue reading

7 September, 2017 · Leave a comment

Banned Books

Reading through that next topic in The Children’s Encyclopedia by Arthur Mee, The First Astronomers, I read about Nicolaus Copernicus and how his famous book, known in English as On … Continue reading

4 September, 2017 · Leave a comment

From Interstellar to Poe

As per my previous post, I recently watched the film Interstellar. Turning today to my Penguin book of Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, instead of The Children’s Encyclopedia, I … Continue reading

3 September, 2017 · Leave a comment