Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Have a look at his website here. This is an amazing project and I plan on following his progress as it is the sort of totally daft idea that I hold in extraordinarily high regard. Good luck Ted!!
There is a great quote in the video on the site "I think he'll be utterly miserable for weeks on end..."
My only comment: Couldn't he chose a template that looked less like mine!!
Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Driving Grandad's car
Sleeping in it as well
(Harry Potter 7 is living up to expectations, maybe a review will follow in a few days)
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
If you want to see more pictures of our vacation in Colorado then hop over to Big Williams World for an update.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Eating sugar off the table in a fancy restaurant in Denver!
And some mobile blogging in action at the park
Saturday, July 14, 2007
After a little retail therapy to get over the disappointment of Denver (which was tempered by a nice lunch). We headed back to Boulder for the traditional pizza evening.
I'll post some pictures when I can work out how to.
Monday, July 09, 2007
We start in Copenhagen
and finally Denver
Friday, July 06, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
So in honour of the Tour de France starting in London this weekend I have decided to offer "Push yourself just a little bit more - Backstage at the Tour de France" by Johnny Green. Now before you all write this one off as simply a boring cycling book, you should consider that the author was the tour manager for The Clash (an influential rock/punk band from the UK) and has a rather unique take on life and his very own writing style, or writin' style as he would say. The book is as much travel writing as sports writing and is a fans view of the Tour (albeit a fan with an access all areas press pass), watching the traveling circus move around the country and marveling at the organisation and characters that make it happen.
At first I found the guys style a little annoying, but once I got over the written cockney access, I really enjoyed his almost child like enthusiasm for the event coupled with a somewhat world weary view of spending three weeks on the road and all the aggravation entailed.
The challenge is the same as last time, tell me why you want it (or don't want it) and I'll post it to whoever seems the most enthusiastic,
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Going out shortly after dinner lead to a little indigestion and the evening pollen didn't help with my breathing too much, but all in all I am kidding myself if I don't concede that I have allowed myself to become one of these:
This has to change, I fear that I am going to be struggling to keep up with WRM up the hills next week.
I have been watching what I eat for a week or so, but that alone is not going to be enough. I am hoping that Boulder can kick start a bit more activity and specifically biking for the second half of the (inappropriately titled this year) summer. My plan is to change to the Ringsted cycling club when we get back here so that I can find some new riding buddies to motivate me to get out the door more often.
As I am sitting here writing this I can hear Bryan Adams "rocking" Ringsted about 100yards up the road!
I have wanted one of these since I lived in the Alpes and developed a little slight obsession with altitude. Now our impending trip to Colorado seems like an idea opportunity to get myself initiated into the altimeter/digital compass club. They come in a lot of colours, but I have taken rather a liking to the lime one.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
This is a very long book at over 1000 pages and it took me quite a while to read. (To be honest, a little while to get into as well.) However, once I was in the groove it turned out to be an excellent story. I would say that it is little like a Harry Potter for grown ups, with a certain amount of Dickensian charm thrown in for good measure. The style of writing (I hesitate to use the word "prose") is a pleasure to read and the inventiveness of the continues to develop throughout the book.
I enjoyed it, as you can tell, but I would say that it is no light undertaking to read and therefore probably not well suited to those with a short attention span or with little or no spare time (you can decided for yourselves if you think that may be aimed at anyone in particular!)
So who wants it? (If anyone!)
I am prepared to send it anywhere in the world to the person anyone who really wants the book and tells me why in a comment to this post. I will decide on Sunday who is getting it and then let you know.