Category Archives: Personal

A new international scale for measuring involuntary weeping when cycling

Every morning, without fail, within a minute or two of starting my cycle commute, my eyes start watering, and I look either like I’ve just had some incredibly traumatic news, or I’m having a St John of the Cross moment.

A new international scale for measuring involuntary weeping when cycling

Every morning, without fail, within a minute or two of starting my cycle commute, my eyes start watering, and I look either like I’ve just had some incredibly traumatic news, or I’m having a St John of the Cross moment.

Joining the Tribe of Brompton [Updated – August 2013]

Last October my organisation moved offices from West to Central London, reducing my commute  from 9 miles each way to 5. I was running out of excuses not to cycle to work, reduced to arguing that there’s not much room

Joining the Tribe of Brompton [Updated – August 2013]

Last October my organisation moved offices from West to Central London, reducing my commute  from 9 miles each way to 5. I was running out of excuses not to cycle to work, reduced to arguing that there’s not much room

Racist toys for kids, part one: The Hot’N’Tot warmer pillow

I spotted this incredibly inappropriately-named children’s product last night in the chain store Butler’s in Islington, London. It’s difficult to know where to begin with just how wrong this is. It’s got to go down as maybe one of the worst clusterfucks

Racist toys for kids, part one: The Hot’N’Tot warmer pillow

I spotted this incredibly inappropriately-named children’s product last night in the chain store Butler’s in Islington, London. It’s difficult to know where to begin with just how wrong this is. It’s got to go down as maybe one of the worst clusterfucks

Persephone Miel

I’m really very saddened to learn of the death of Persephone Miel two weeks ago.  There’s little more to say than that, really – it’s a genuine loss, both on a professional and a personal level.  I knew Persephone through

Persephone Miel

I’m really very saddened to learn of the death of Persephone Miel two weeks ago.  There’s little more to say than that, really – it’s a genuine loss, both on a professional and a personal level.  I knew Persephone through

“Super duper supermen!”

A few weeks ago, I downloaded a job-lot of kiddies’ songs from Amazon to keep my babies amused.  Uncle Larry unearthed rather an incongruous gem among them – Spike Jones‘ Der Fuehrer’s Face.  Despite the initial WTF, and my kids’

“Super duper supermen!”

A few weeks ago, I downloaded a job-lot of kiddies’ songs from Amazon to keep my babies amused.  Uncle Larry unearthed rather an incongruous gem among them – Spike Jones‘ Der Fuehrer’s Face.  Despite the initial WTF, and my kids’