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Birthday weekend

May 18, 2014

Our first holiday as a little family just down the M5 at Burnham on Sea:

• Tea and biscuits in bed
• Minifigs
• Walking along the seafront with an ice cream
• Al fresco beer
• Barefoot on the beach
• Chip shop chips
• Building sandcastles with Ted
• Forty-eight hours with my lovely family

Followed by Ted going straight to sleep this evening, a massive bowl of nachos for tea, accompanied by a nice bottle of wine and Hot Fuzz on the telly.


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I often wonder what Ted is thinking…

February 19, 2013

Inline images 1


Lego Geek 2

January 20, 2013

Inline images 2
Test number three…

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March 25, 2012

Have spent the whole day on the sofa rotating between the following:

1.  Dozing;
2.  Complaining about my head/tummy ache, and;
3.  Running to the bathroom.

Missed out on Running Club with BMF, a lot of glorious sunshine and a lot of stuff on TV due to items 1 and 3 above.

Total waste of a day.

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October 3, 2011

Had one of them sessions at BMF tonight. 15 burpees into a hill sprint x4 sets. Lots of running, tricep dips on the parallel bars in the park (I can’t do them) and with a set of tabata squats thrown in at the end of the session.

Sat in the car barely able to work the pedals with my shaking, wobbly legs.

And then this song (courtesy of Matt) came on the stereo. BOOM!


What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

September 18, 2011

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Random act of kindness

September 16, 2011

30 gifts to 30 strangers in Sydney. A few words from the film maker:

Hello! My name is Lucas and I’m Brazilian. Since I arrived in Australia a lot of beautiful things happened in my life, so on the day I turned 30 I decided to celebrate in a special way, being grateful to the people of Sydney. :)

Just wonderful.

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September 11, 2011

Reina Sofia – newspaper front pages from 12th September 2001, originally uploaded by rob78.

I remember very clearly the events of September 11th 2011 from my point of view. I was in work and it was a pretty quiet day. A friend of mine was unemployed at the time and therefore at home sent me a text along the lines of “Oh my God, have you seen what has happened”, so the few of us in the office that day, headed to the internet and specifically which we figured would be a good news source to start with.

If you look at CNN you’ll see that much like the familiar BBC news website it contains a multitude of stories, links, features etc. On that day however, presumably overwhelmed by traffic, the whole site had been pulled and replaced with a quickly put together page of basic code, free from any stye sheet or corporate branding said:

BREAKING NEWS: America under attack, airliner strikes World Trade Center.

Below it was a photo of the burning building


That was all there was. And even that took nearly 5 minutes to load.

So, in addition to what we were getting from the various texts and phone calls, we watched and waited as the CNN site sluggishly refreshed.

It was so far away, but it didn’t make it feel any less real, or less scary. Sad times.

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Boxing WOD

We were working in pairs; each time there is an asterisk, I was resting and/or wearing the pads while the other was punching. Onwards…

Warm up:
Seated double overhead punches 1min
Seated left/right overhead punches 1min


Left/right jabs 2min
Star jumps to tyre
20 overhead tyre presses
20 30cm hurdle jumps
20 press ups
Star jumps back to start


Left/right jabs 1min
Left/right body hooks 1min
Star jumps to tyre
20 overhead tyre presses
30 30cm hurdle jumps
25 press ups
Star jumps back to start


Left/right uppercuts 1min
Left/right body hooks 1min
Left/right jabs 1min
Star jumps to tyre
20 overhead tyre presses
40 30cm hurdle jumps
40 star jumps
25 press ups
20 burpees


Sit-up to double punch 1min
Sit-up to left/right hook 1min


Warm down and try to regain breath.

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I wish

September 8, 2011

This x That

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