Resolve To Be Resolute

New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions. New Year's Day now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Brooks Atkinson As... Continue Reading →

Gin and Madness

I began drinking alcohol at the age of thirteen and gave it up in my fifty sixth year; it was like going straight from puberty to a mid-life crisis. George Montgomery Brighton may attract many people for any number of reasons as there’s always something going on. For us, my mate Andy and our respective... Continue Reading →

A Diminishing Success Rate

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. Thomas Merton With divorce a 50% statistic it seems incredible that romance can still find a place in modern society.... Continue Reading →

Brompton

Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future. Dale Turner When is a bike not a bike? Answer; when it's a piece of luggage. Confused? I'll put it a different way, when it's a Brompton. Even more... Continue Reading →

We’re Only Human

Pain is weakness leaving the body Bruce Gordon Having had a couple of days off I was perturbed to have spent the second one with palpitations causing my heartbeats to flutter away like untuned vintage car. Despite knocking on the door of fifty I consider myself in good condition. I run five days a week,... Continue Reading →

Cycling vs Everything Else

  Never let an arsehole rent space inside your head. So bikes or cars. Well there's no disputing that the car would keep me drier (leaky sunroofs and soft tops aside). They are also quicker unless you happen to live in, or are trying to get around, one of our bigger city centres. You can listen... Continue Reading →

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