Observations

Observations

New focus for 2009

There are going to be a few changes here at this blog over the coming few weeks as, from a professional point of view, 2009 promises to be a year of major changes. I’ll be starting a Limited Company in the web design business together with a number of others […]

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Male limb geometry

Female readers of this blog, forgive me. This entry is directed at men. Perhaps men behaving this way have also posed a problem for female readers? But anyway I digress. To the point: men’s legs and wha’s between them. What is it about men that makes them sit in positions […]

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UPS = Utterly Pathetically Stupid

I’m awaiting the delivery of a package from the courier firm UPS and it’s such a damned effort to manage to get it. It seems that even international corporations are infected by the Belgian lack of customer service (that I’ve recently enjoyed). Just like everything in Belgium there are loads […]

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Signed up for the Berlin Inline Skate Marathon

I’ve been skating on and off all summer and when skating marathon distance in Québec recently I thought to myself – why not? I’ll sign up for a competitive marathon on inline skates. So on 27th September I’ll be joining thousands of others skating 42km around the streets of Berlin. […]

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Twenty20 for 2012 – cricket as an Olympic sport

As the Olympics get underway in Beijing today I’m happy to announce the launch of my latest website project – the campaign to get Twenty20 Cricket to be an Olympic sport at the London Olympics in 2012. I’ve been asked to work on the campaign by Murad Qureshi, a member […]

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3 of the best skate routes anywhere in the world

In the last week I’ve skated in three of the very best places it’s possible to imagine – along the Hudson River on the west side of Manhattan, around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montréal, and along the St Lawrence River in Québec. The Manhattan and Montréal routes are super […]

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New York, New York

So I’ve spent the last four days in New York, one of the world’s great cities. So what do I make of it? I was staying with a friend who works at New York University and lives in a university flat on West 3rd Street / Mercer Street in Greenwich […]

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New York street signs

Walking down the street in Manhattan is an assault on the senses – masses to see everywhere, the sidewalks brimming with life (and people selling hotdogs in the 30º heat), blasts of heat from the subway ventilation grills, and an assault course crossing the roads. Amusingly there are signs everywhere […]