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"Like I always say, there's no 'I' in "team". There is a 'me', though, if you jumble it up."

respice prospice

We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.
Wisdom - that part of knowledge that isn't only true, but also happens to be helpful.
Wisdom speaks softly... Thereafter the volume increases proportionate to the level of ignorance
A punctured bicycle
On a hillside desolate
Will nature make a man of me yet?
All designed objects are propaganda for a certain way of life.
Sometimes we need to stop analysing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens.
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
"Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence." --Napoleon Bonaparte

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The best designed clothes: invite being removed but reward being kept on.
It's that you just can't take the effect and make it the cause


another reason to be SMUG-16

It’s hard to be humble when you come from Stoke Newington – as many of the residents prove. Not affluent: mean, mode or median? Obviously not all (or even many) of them grew up there, but house prices now and the deceit of short-term rentals around the parish of St Mary’s each time a scion hits Year-6 will embed the burgeoning ‘new priest-class’ there.

Also, Hackney improvements today coincide with opening of 3 academies – ie. schools not run by the local authority, an authority that hosted the first school in Britain closed under special measures. With the loss of [

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says it all

Last Day Dream [HD] from Chris Milk on Vimeo.

“Last Day Dream” a man watches his life pass before him

Quicktime version http://chrismilk.com/42/

Produced for the 42 Second Dream Film Festival Beijing China 2009 www.42×42.com

Shot entirely on Lensbaby Lenses and Canon 5D Mark II SLR Camera

I'll Sail This Ship Alone

Well then I’ll sail this ship alone I’ll sail this ship alone Between the pain and the pleasure I’ll sail this ship alone Amongst the sharks and the treasure

Location:Morborne,United Kingdom

Strange fruit

Location:York Ave,Ealing,United Kingdom

oh that's so not true ... lol

moar funny pictures

looks like she lives in Leyton to me

Remind Me from Röyksopp on Vimeo.


Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family, Choose a f**king big television Choose washing-machines, cars, compact-disc players, and electrical tin-openers. Choose good-health, low-cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter-home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure-wear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire-purchase in a range of f**king fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing spirit-crushing game-shows stuffing f**king junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home [

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Eric Jones

Eric Jones – Base Jumping Off Angel Falls

“After we had kids, people would ask if I wasn’t being irresponsible for doing all these things but my take is that everything in life involves risk and it’s about weighing up those risks. When people go into climbing, they can start out with a macho attitude but you learn to be humble and realise you’re there on nature’s sufferance. You don’t conquer a mountain and if you go out there with that attitude, it will bite you back.”



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and as the decade draws to a close ...

in 2009 have you... (tick the list) .....

1. Bought everyone in the pub a drink. 2. Swam with dolphins. 3. Climbed a mountain. 4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive. 5. Been inside the Great Pyramid. 6. Held a tarantula. 7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone. 8. Said ‘I love you’ and meant it. 9. Hugged a tree. 10. Done a striptease.


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think I have amended my opinion of sloping top-tubes

white is a great colour for bikes, in the showroom

check this out though

face-off, loss of face, face the music …

Rosetta goats head soup anyone?

best advice I was ever giving: #11

pearls of something

nothing good ever happened after 10pm alcohol makes everyone ugly nothing that is advertised is ‘needed’ all occasions when women wear hats are utterly pointless it’s easier to keep up than catch up hard work will always beat talent always eat a ‘starter’ course trouble always starts as fun weather always looks worse than it actually is when it is viewed from behind a pane of glass The pleats on a cummerbund face ‘up’. squeezing spots does make them worse respice prospice love conquers all bread in supermarkets is rubbish wasps never sting unless attacked every intelligent [

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best advice I have been given: #10


If you can’t decide on a thing and you feel you have two choices, flick a coin.

It works not because it makes the choice for you.

It works because the instant you flick and while the coin floats in the air, even before the coin returns to your hand, you will suddenly know what you are really hoping for.

Bargeddie, a place in Scotland

One of the best known Bargeddie ‘characters’ of recent times was William Conn (ca. 1880-1957), known locally as ‘Auld Wull’. A retired coal-miner with a large family, he was a man of remarkable talents and self-taught skills which he put to good use during the many years he resided in Abercrombie Crescent. In his garden shed he ingeniously fabricated such wonders as an iron smelter and die-caster, as well as a powerful working steam-engine. Using these facilities, he regularly made and repaired scythes, barrows, mowers and an assortment of other garden tools for neighbours and also repaired watches and clocks [

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just a bloody nuisance

yeah yeah I know …

flakes of nuisance }{.

Urban beekeeping kit for honey lovers

We wrote about Omlet’s do-it-yourself chicken-farming kits back in 2005, and since then interest in urban farming has only gotten stronger. A number of updates on the topic have graced our virtual pages since then, and now Omlet has added do-it-yourself beekeeping to its line of offerings.

via Urban beekeeping kit for honey lovers – Springwise.

they never told me there'd be days like these

Couple more great days in a row after giving an armful of lots of very big red corpuscles to the greater good and walking Mam Tor to Loose Hill. Firstly through Sherwood Forest in brilliant sunshine for the first time since I was a teenager, what is it about forests? Today spent tour-guiding VIPs around Redmires to exhaust a very appreciative Porridge. Blissful.

Early start tomorrow to ‘turn-up and ride’ with one of the local clubs on their Sunday club-run for my first time. Feel funny about this which is daft. Have already done drink, sandwiches and snacks (20.30). How [

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best advice I have been given: #4

Only be frightened of people and animals that are frightened of you.

And that’s all I want to say about that.

Fading away in the water

melting into the background

a thousand kisses deep

So you think you can climb, and even climb the great Mont Ventoux?

I was going to go up Mt Ventoux some day. Not happened yet.

This article about ‘The Great Souplesse‘ and how to climb Ventoux is pretty good – over these ratios work is work, is work. Keeping all my toes though!

If you are a simple cyclo-tourist you should never do the Mont Ventoux without having done some tough Cols in the weeks before. Simply accumulating kilometers on the flat isn’t enough.

You have to get used to climbing again, the thin air etc… In the neighbourhood (north & east) of the Mont Ventoux you have some medium sized cols [

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best advice I have been given: #3

Don’t look at the summit all the time while you are climbing a hill.

Look at the points in between, look around and see the view.

Stare a few metres in front, stop at points sufficiently far ahead to challenge you and keep moving toward targets you set yourself and acknowledging, to yourself, the achievement of them. This is particularly true on a bike (except the stopping!) as looking down also keeps your windpipe open! Doesn’t mean you have taken your eyes off the goal; just that, having set your ultimate objective, you deal with the immediately attainable.

I was [

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you do have to be mad to use waiting rooms

these things are not an hallucination

I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour But heaven knows I’m miserable now

George Bernard Shaw

“The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.”

(Via Quotes of the Day George Bernard Shaw: .)

The Seven Laws of Projects, and How to Break Them

Over a decade ago, Tom Peters wrote in the popular article The Wow Project: “In the new economy, all work is project work. And you are your projects!”

via The Seven Laws of Projects, and How to Break Them : The World : Idea Hub :: American Express OPEN Forum.

Henry S. Haskins

“‘The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.’”

(Via Motivational Quotes of the Day Henry S. Haskins: .)

Into each life ...

“Into each life some rain must fall But too much is falling in mine Into each heart some tears must fall But some day the sun will shine Some folks can lose the blues in their hearts But when I think of you another shower starts Into each life some rain must fall But too much is falling in mine”

Happy Birthday


Just know that you’re not in this thing alone There’s always a place in me that you can call home Whenever you feel like we’re growing apart Let’s just go back, back, back, back, back to the start [LINK]


Grateful rolling

“Bicycles are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls” (Bob Weir, Grateful Dead)