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Saturday, 24 September 2016
I spotted a criminal in East Surrey

Speeding is a criminal offence. If convicted, you are required to declare this to your insurance company for the next five years. You may also be required to declare this when making a job application, etc.
Unfortunately, certain sections of society normalise speeding, leading to people not understanding how serious it is.

“the effect of speeding is () severe. Government data lists breaking the speed limit as a factor in almost 220 road deaths a year, rising to 350 if you include travelling too fast for the conditions.

(Peter Walker)

PS - Perhaps you are wondering whether I was breaking the speed limit on my bicycle? If so, then read this article.

Posted by bigblue on 24/09/2016 at 02:46 PM
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Monday, 19 September 2016
Essential life skill

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How have I survived so long without this essential life skill?

Posted by bigblue on 19/09/2016 at 03:15 PM
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Monday, 12 September 2016
Sundridge

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This is a view of the North Downs above Sundridge in Kent. 

Posted by bigblue on 12/09/2016 at 12:15 PM
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Sunday, 11 September 2016
Ide Hill

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A view over the green to St Mary’s church, Ide Hill, which is the highest church in Kent. The church was built in 1865, on the site of a chapel.

Posted by bigblue on 11/09/2016 at 09:04 PM
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Friday, 02 September 2016
Indications of Autumn

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Autumn colours have been introduced into our landscape. This photo of the hay harvest was taken a couple of days ago along the North Downs in West Kent.

Posted by bigblue on 02/09/2016 at 12:04 AM
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Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Cycling in Munich

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They have these cycle paths on the pavement, which is divided into walking and cycling sections. Pedestrians need to be aware of where they are walking. Tourists with their wheeled suitcases seem to pose the biggest risk to cyclists here, while locals know what they are doing and respect the setup. I have only seen ordinary people cycling in ordinary clothing. 
Yesterday I received a mail about cycling to work which mentioned the need for showers at work. I remember thinking that was a bit strange: people in countries where there are high levels of cycling don’t need showers at work. They have segregated cycleways so they can cycle at a “normal” pace in everyday clothes. In the UK we force people onto roads with motorised traffic where they are forced to ride faster and more aggressively. Is the focus on showers a false or diversionary objective, or one that only caters for the sporting cyclist/jogger/etc?

Posted by bigblue on 24/08/2016 at 08:01 AM
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Monday, 22 August 2016
Lenticular clouds

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As seen near Oxted on our cycle ride this evening.

Posted by bigblue on 22/08/2016 at 07:15 PM
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Thursday, 11 August 2016
Saints?

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On a ledge in our B&B in Antwerp. I presume they were ‘salvaged’ from an old church.

Posted by bigblue on 11/08/2016 at 11:12 AM
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