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Bicycles, Bins, Bombs and no plan B

Lots of B’s. Bicycling, Bins, Bombs and no plan B. I finally got round to creating the following video. I have a tendency to film everything and anything. On the Sunday evening when I arrived back in Wellingborough the idea of beginning the seemingly humungous task of editing it was daunting. With no one to […]

Doing January

The month of January is about to end; the first month of the year of 2016 gone.  How did that happen?  I’ve “done” January. The year of 2015 was very eventful. But I want to make 2016 even more so.  The first month was a relaxed one, but still quite eventful and now I feel […]

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016. 2015 was a special year.  Thank you to everyone who made it so wonderful.  Thank you to everyone I met.  I won’t tag or mention but you know who you are.  Never underestimate how important everyone in my life is.  I appreciate you all!  Life is short.  Life can be taken […]

Royal Critical Soho

On Friday I got the train down to London. Every so often, East Midlands Trains sends me via email a £10 money off voucher for any journey to or from London St. Pancras so a return was only £9.10.  I decided I wanted to go exploring and do something different so after arriving in London […]

Notting Hill Carnival

On Monday 31st August, I went to Notting Hill.  It was a wonderful atmosphere. I went down with my sister Tiffany and met my friend Giles Gear, who went with his friend Calum Suggett.  We briefly met my sister’s friend Kiara. Finally have I got around to editing together some footage I shot on the […]

Critical Mass, Ride London, and Ben and Jerry’s

On Friday I took part in Critical Mass.  I met Tom at Hyde Park and we cycled to meet his friend, Felix and his friend, Thomas and then onwards to roughly assemble for around 7pm.  At 7.15pm the mass rolled out.  The 1000 odd cyclists that take part in Critical Mass is a spectacle.  Despite […]

Marx, laugh and Brighton

Hello, Recovering from the tail end of a light cold reminded by an intermittent tickling cough, and listening to the rain as it patters down on my bedroom window, here I reflect on a wonderful few days a week ago. On Tuesday 21st I got the train down to London, bicycle in tow.  From St. […]

Critical Pride

Hello there. Oh, I headed down to London last Friday 25th June. I partook in June 2015’s Critical Mass.  If you have stumbled upon this blog, or have somehow missed the plethora of posts from me about it before, Critical Mass is an assemblage of predominantly cyclists which occurs on the last Friday of every […]

World Naked Bike Ride 2015

I took part in the World Naked Bike Ride in central London. Yesterday Tom and I met on Blackfriars Bridge, hired our bicycles and headed to Clapham Junction.  Assembling at 2pm, numbers were scarce, so we headed to a lovely little cafe for about 40 minutes.  Back in plenty of time for applying some body […]

Interrailing 2015

Paris, Rome, Venice, Munich, Berlin and Amsterdam. I went travelling from Tuesday 19th May until Thursday 4th June. Here is the main photo album. Over the next few days this will be corrected and padded out with more information.  Photo credits to Seb. Here’s what I got up to in just over two weeks when […]

Anti-Tory Protest?!

On Saturday 9th May  2015 I attended some anti-Tory protests. First of all I met with Akram.  I have known him since 2008 ish time online and this was the first time we met.  We got on really well and I showed him a few sights. After meeting Seb, saying goodbye to Akram and meeting […]

We were about to climb!

Big Ben tour

Yesterday (Thursday) my Mum and I went down to London for a  tour of Big Ben.  Amazing!  Stunning. There’s some work happening near to Westminster Bridge and there’s this sign: After passing through airport-style security in the entrance to Portcullis House, we sat and waited for it to begin.  I hadn’t looked into it any […]

#TimeToAct2015

On Saturday 7th March, Tom and I took part in the #TimeToAct2015 protest.  What wonderful day!  I felt so relaxed and at such ease with myself.  The lovely warm and sunny day may have helped – perhaps ironically I was enjoying a bit of a sign of climate change?!  It felt as if we were on […]

Imagination and passion in Harrod’s toys’ section

On Sunday I was in London with my friend, Giles Gear.  We had a superb day. After arriving at St. Pancras, I hopped on a Boris Bike and navigated my way to Trafalgar Square.  Without consulting a map, I cycled straight there – there was a confirmation from a passer-by that I was heading in […]

Critical Mass

Hello, Yesterday I took part in London’s Critical Mass.  As always, it was superb.  The atmosphere was amazing.  This is the third consecutive month, before that I was working the day in June, and back in May I took part in Nottingham’s Critical Mass. After a couple of hours we stopped outside Buckingham Palace and […]

Wheelchair [race] the tube

Hello, You may have seen the recent video entitled ‘Race the Tube – Sprint’ in which a man with working legs left the underground circle lane at Mansion House, ran along the street and back onto the same train as it approached Cannon Street. Impressive. In case you haven’t seen it. Here it is: The […]

London with Maureen

Hello, I might as well live in London.  I was down yet again yesterday (Sunday) with my great cousin, Maureen.  I adore spending time with her.  But it had worked out with my final year of university that meeting up was put on hold.  A final push, and my degree was complete.  Summer came, and […]

Better Together, Emma and Richard Branson

Yesterday, as always, I had a splendid day in London.  I jumped on a Boris Bike near St Pancras and headed to The British Museum.  I have never stepped foot in here before and I don’t know why.  The artefacts on show are overwhelming.  Then I jumped on another Boris Bike and headed towards Westminster, […]

Cycling 111 miles

Yesterday I cycled 85 miles ish from Wellingborough to London! I forgot to check my odometer as I arrived and only checked it after I took part in Critical Mass. I met up with Tom and then we all cycled for hours. I left around 10.50pm. All in all, yesterday I travelled 111 miles, for […]

World Naked Bike Ride 2014

Better late than never!  I have finally got round to editing together all of the footage I had taken during the World Naked Bike Ride in London.  It took place on Saturday 14th June which was, coincidentally, the Queen’s Birthday Parade.  My friend and I went down to London and naturally went to watch the […]