Author Archives: Justin

Think, before you react to what you see on the news.

Quite a few years ago now, I was part of an online triathlon forum called It was an, ahem, interesting place, relatively early in the development of internet forums, full of an incredibly disparate group of people around the … Continue reading

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First go at making sausages.

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now and finally got round to it today. I decided to make some of Cumberland sausages, using a from the recipe from the forum at Here’s how I got on. … Continue reading

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, and one last thing. Rip Steve.

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can … Continue reading

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We’ve been putting food out for the birds over the winter to try and bring more to the garden. A pair of robins have become semi-tame, waiting for us each morning when they know we’ll put meal worms out for … Continue reading

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Fitted some LED lights to the bike panniers

Had my panniers fitted up at Vern’s a few weeks ago and, now that Steptoe has fitted the new gearbox, and my finger is healed from cutting the end off (these things are not related) I’ve finally got round to … Continue reading

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New post, new subject.

So, I haven’t posted for ages, life and work got in the way. I’m going to try and post a bit more this year, on whatever subject comes to mind. I’ve been doing a bunch of work on my motorbike … Continue reading

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Transparent Lobbying

When I lived in the US, I was appalled at how commercial interests seem able to alter government policy at their will, corporations are now so powerful that senators have to bow down to them if they want the support … Continue reading

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Brilliant quote.

One of the blogs I follow is by a remarkable young lady, named Jill Homer, living up in Alaska who’s feats of endurance cycling make my triathlon exploits seem like sunday afternoon outings. She has cycled the course of the … Continue reading

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Yet more praise for Vodafone.

It’s been a while since I posted and, once again, I’m singing the praises of Vodafone. My contract ran out a few weeks ago and I’ve been waiting to see what happened with my work before I renewed. I phoned … Continue reading

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$8k for 40 acres!

Over on my other site I’m blogging my project of building a tiny off-grid house and that has recently brought John Wells to my attention, as he’s also building a tiny, self-sufficient house but he’s out in Texas, where I … Continue reading

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