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Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Antigone

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So amazing to be in the same room as the amazing Juliette Binoche (again) this evening and see her perform in this play. 

Posted by bigblue on 25/03/2015 at 10:41 PM
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Oxted from the Woldingham Viewpoint

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The view I saw of Oxted at dusk this evening, after a brief rain shower. 

Posted by bigblue on 24/03/2015 at 07:27 PM
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Sunday, 22 March 2015
LS59YFU - Following the leader (the leader, the leader ...)


This is not the worst tailgating that I saw during my ride today, but it shows the consequences of tailgating when the unexpected occurs and how it puts other road users at risk. I had to unclip my shoes from my pedals and simultaneously brake in order to avoid either going into the back of this chap, or falling over.

Posted by bigblue on 22/03/2015 at 10:10 PM
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Saturday, 21 March 2015
The Kennet Valley 100

A couple of weeks ago I did this circular 100 km ride from Grazeley near Reading out to Hungerford and back and quite enjoyed it. You can see more details about the ride here.  The weather was brilliant (albeit windy) as you can probably see from the video, and I completed the ride in 4 hours 49 minutes (plus stopping time).  I actually cycled a little further than the official route because I was worried about my cycle computer showing less than 100 km travelled.

Posted by bigblue on 21/03/2015 at 03:37 PM
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Thursday, 19 March 2015
GX63XOL - Driver expects cyclist to move out the way?


Another day, and I encounter another incompetent Oxted driver.  I wish I knew what she was thinking, particularly when she wagged her finger at me.

Posted by bigblue on 19/03/2015 at 07:44 AM
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Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Every breath you take

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Involves inhaling this toxic soup which has descended over Oxted (and the South East of England. Birkett attributes the deaths of 106 people in Surrey this year to human-made air pollution (as at the time of writing this). The figure is based on average deaths attributed to this over the course of a year but one presumes there are peaks at times of dangerously high toxins, as we are experiencing now. This is the third episode in 2015 so far where we have experienced dangerously high particle air pollution.

Posted by bigblue on 18/03/2015 at 08:06 PM
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Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Happy St Patrick’s Day

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It was interesting to see the Hari Krishna float at the St Patrick’s Day parade in London on Sunday. Along with the Columbians  and all the other nationalities. 

Posted by bigblue on 17/03/2015 at 08:19 AM
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Buralists

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I stumbled on this room in my hotel Last night,  laid out for a training session today. But what subject are they training? I read “burialist” and pictured the person who operates the shovel in a cemetery. However it turns out these are the people who sell cigarettes: tobacconists.

Posted by bigblue on 17/03/2015 at 06:40 AM
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