2019

I wonder how many thousand posts have been written in the last week about what changes people implement in their lives in 2019. They seem to be quite widely derided on Twitter, which I guess shouldn't surprise me. It's Twitter after all. A place mostly filled with...

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[Enthusiasm rising]

I know it's still a long way away. I know. 4.5-ish years. The kids will be 13 and 15. Me nearly 45. But I'm finding it tough to keep my mind away from planning this trip. What bike(s)? What time of year? What sort of food will we eat? Will we camp every night on the...

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Five great songs by artists I don’t really like

I found this draft sitting around several days ago, and I thought "that's a good idea!". Just like I did when I first started the draft, which I have no recollection of. It'd be fun to write something snarky about lucky hits amongst rubbish song-writing. I had This...

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Planning a big ride

My eldest, whom I will refer to as Mr10 for another two and a half months, and I are planning a big ride in in a few years. Probably Euro-late-spring of 2023 at this stage. I think I first heard of the EuroVelo paths on BoingBoing. Or maybe just in passing on Twitter....

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A very smoky fathers day

Driving home from the Fleurieu Peninsula on Sunday there was a heavy blanket of smoke hanging over the hills and the Adelaide plains. I'd been to see dad, helped him repair his lawn mower and sipped a coffee at Port Elliot. I had spent longer there than...

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70% Hydration Pizza Dough

Ingredients 1.1kg plain flour (split 700g and 400g) 770ml luke warm water (split 700ml and 70ml) 2g dry yeast pinch of salt 20g oil Method Roughly combine 700g flour and 700ml water in a bowl with a spoon, and set aside for at least 30 minutes (an hour is...

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