Brighton, Traverse and a dip into the archives

This is something I originally wrote back in 2004. I’m reposting it here so it doesn’t disappear into the ether next time the servers crash. It’s maybe not the style I’d write in today (in fact the temptation to edit some of the more flowery parts is very strong), but the sentiments remain the same,…

Finding some Olympic spirit up on Box Hill

The Olympic Road Races were only a couple of hours from me and I couldn’t miss the chance to be on the roadside, seeing all those familiar peleton faces fly past along Surrey roads. On Sunday we were lucky enough to get returned tickets for the viewing area up on Box Hill, where the women…

The Great British Barbeque Experience

I’ve been invited to a barbeque for my friend A’s birthday in a couple of weeks time. This got me thinking about the Great British Barbeque Experience™. Those of you reading from outside the UK are probably wondering what could possibly be unique about a barbeque. Beautiful weather, group of friends or family, grilled steaks…