The Coronavirus restrictions and the media storms that have accompanied them have coerced us to all become more like islands, but ‘we are involved in humanity’… Like many I guess, my mind has found itself not in a great place recently (relatively). Struggles with our responsibilities, worries for our kids, relationship insecurities, finance struggles… The […]
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Hope, trust, breath, life?
When the sun’s out, we can be content with the things we recognise; the patterns, habits, and narratives or stories that give meaning to stuff. These everyday assurances or comforts will differ from person to person. Occasionally the sun is not out – sometimes assurances break down. Our assumptions, the things we rely on being […]
Is all well?
Amongst the raw anguish and alarm, Spring is here. It’s impossible to say anything that makes much sense of current events.We hear again this week of friends that have passed away. We hear this week of friends in desperate fear. We hear of all kinds of injustice and raw dejection. But, away from the noise, […]
Facts are all well and good (except the poor and bad ones). Yes, understanding and concepts can help us navigate the wilderness. Despite a big lack of trust in the constructs around us, I do personally ‘hope’ there’s more… I wrote last week that it is down to us, to rise above the cold, hostile, […]
Name it tame it – emotions
Pause… breathe in… breathe out… relax… Yes, sometimes this is easier said than done! In the busyness, you don’t always get time to answer the question “How are you feeling right now?” In fact, you probably rarely ask how are you feeling ‘right now’? After the event, we can reflect on what happened, but at […]
It has surprised me that I seemed to post only two bike posts last year! 4000 miles, an update – March 2019 Two years – Six and a half thousand miles – Sept 2019 It’s been more than eight years riding a bike to work daily (Velocipeding), more than 30,000 miles, and I’m now riding […]
The first time this year, I took the dog out on the field this morning. It was glorious. The sound of birds, the smell of thawing field, the warmth of the sunrise, the bright glistening frost, the hints of buds and capillary-like branches stretching with imminent hope of something… the sensational experience was more than […]
Home is where the hearth is.
My young daughter said to me, “Dad, I like the birds, sunsets, candles and smiling people too, but I don’t get overwhelmed by them, you’re way too emotional…” We were with friends, sitting around flickering flames in the fireplace, with a spicey drink… and the room was gently warming… I am not a fan of […]
As the season of maniacal merriment mechanically approaches… breathe. I am torn between contemplation and mere acceptance. Alas, it’s my nature to question and cogitate while the rest of the world seems to just get on with stuff. Outside the window, there was no music… As winter bites, sometimes it feels (and feeling is […]
4000 miles, an update.
So… Gazelle Ultimate S8, ~4000 miles, an update. Back in Oct 2017, you may remember I made the gazelle-like leap (ho ho ho) to a Gates Carbon Belt Drive, Shimano Alfine 8 Hub Geared city bike. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝙹𝚞𝚕𝚎𝚜 (@julesprichards) Gates ‘Belt Drive’. Gates say “Free yourself from oily, […]