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An alternative route…

Oh deary me… I’ve calmed down a tad now! I cycled an alternative route into Leicester today. For the last 6 months I have cycled the 7 miles routeinto St. George’s Retail Park from Goscote: http://routes.bikehub.co.uk/journey/1184891/ But I recently wondered if a less-traffic-ed less risky route via “cycle ways” and “the like, might bean alternative option in the […]

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Talking a bath!??

I recently asked, what is “this”… We have an urge to do “this”, to look further, to ask and to share, to grow to be thankful… “This” is ultimately fulfilling, enriching and purging… It’s not interested in assumptions and restrictions… It can be vibrant and effervescent as well as reflective and contemplative… It can focus […]

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Never in a month of Sundays… !

In January the idea of it was simply crazy and i though it was just “not an option”! The proposition of Cycling to work once a week? Seriously never in a month of Sundays! Seriously not an option: (i) I’d get wet and cold and be a gibbering wreck when I got to work. (ii) […]

A few ales, and all becomes clear!

It’s been a long while since I had more than a few ales. “Beer money” turns into “morthercare-toysrus-school-etc” money!  You parents know what I mean! However, last weekend Em & I went out on what turned out to be ‘a jolly’!  Didn’t we have a laugh!  We started in the OT in Loughborough and ended […]

Velocipeding

I have been cycling to & fro’ work now week-dailysince March, 7 miles each way. My cycling log http://www.endomondo.com/embed/workouts?w=tMNs2h6sPHg&width=950&height=600 At rough tally, I guess I’ve saved 14 miles of fuel a daythat’s ~£1.35×2 for a 7mpl car. That’s ~£54 a month. Hummm…  I have bought a bike & various bits & pieces,which really needs a year […]

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Where’s the fire!?

There was a man who invented the art of making fire. Hetook his tools and went to a tribe in the north, where it was verycold,  bitterly cold. He taught the people there to make fire. The people were  very interested. Heshowed them the uses to which they could put fire:  they could cook, couldkeep themselves […]

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My shins hurt!

Last week the same ride saw emotional, logical and even spiritual resonance on many levels… This week a poetic beauty and essencial truths seemed to be replaced by sufficient chemical analysis… Same weather, same route (perhaps that’s why)… dunno why but that’s what happened. New art – essential chemistry… etherial love – raw life… adventurous dreams – omniscient reality… Twyford drop. […]

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enchanting

When I “sit and watch the birds” or “cycle through the countryside”, am I entering an irrelevant hyper-reality?I have often been curious of the idea of “enchantment” and “joy”. Does this run ‘above’ or ‘underneath’ our hour-to-hour “real” lives.How might the hyper-real affect the idea that “the visa needs paying”, “the plumbing needs fixing”, “I […]

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…MORE bubbles!

Further to my post: Blog Post Fri 12th August Bubbles   … …if only our bubbles might burst…  but then, what might we construct… ? More bubbles? I love some of my bubbles. And you might yours too! Perhaps it’s good to absorb yourself, emerse yourself, and really drink your fill before you share your cup with […]

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The fleeting glimpse…

Think about those moments that you don’t get time to capture, hang on to the resonance, the after image, the shiver, the glow… grab that, and embrace what you might have missed… life being lived, growth, warmth, laughter, release… and let the strife strive like a bitter wind on its way to nowhere, they will […]