Monthly Archives: August 2012

Blenheim Triathlon, 2012

Talking with a colleague earlier about triathlons, I was reminded how much I had enjoyed my first-ever personal triathon experience, completing the Blenheim Sprint Triathlon earlier this year. Here is a brief account of what happened, and a fun site I found on the way!

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Olympic tickets: families of 5 need not apply!

We had a lovely family outing on Saturday, to see the Women’s Olympic Triathlon at Hyde Park. It seemed like a natural choice, after all the work that went into training for the Blenheim Triathlon, earlier in the year. Then, having got a taste for it and fired up by the genuinely awesome (an over-used […]

Not-so-smartphones

… My last phone was a Samsung Galaxy S2, an Android phone which on the whole I was very happy with; one morning a few months ago, though, it upped and died. Amazon were brilliant as ever, and gave me a full refund. However, I was left with the question as to what to replace it with. The S3 was about to come out soon, but I needed something quickly. After soliciting views from friends, and deliberating for a while, I decided to have a change and try an iPhone 4S. Now I have had it a little while, I wanted to describe my dilemma.

Spotify and Squeezebox

There I was, mulling over how best to “break the ice” with my new blog: what could I write about that combined most, or perhaps all, of the loves in my life – home/family, music, exercise, … *cough* gadgets? Then – a flash of inspiration: Spotify and Squeezebox! I listen to a lot of music […]

Getting the ball rolling

Well, they say there is no time like the present. For a long time I have thought about setting up a blog, to write down the things I find and value: at last, I have acted on this desire! So, without further ado, let me welcome you to my blog. In it, over time, I […]

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