Waiting for Charlotte – part 1

I arrived in Sanford airport and was quickly out as it was a domestic flight and arriving at 2am the airport was basically deserted. I called Alix and he was at his sister?s place so would be about 30 minutes before turning up. All the other passengers had left so the airport staff wanted to lock up and go home so I stood outside and spoke to the security guy while waiting for Alix. He was a really pleasant guy although a little surprised by my plan to not carry a gun with me and strongly

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Bon Voyage

The day before I left, my grandparents came over for a final goodbye. It was great to get to spend so much time with them over the 2 months I Was back as it had been more like once a year during my time teaching in Asia. My grandad might think I?m crazy, but they?ll both fully support everything I plan to do and it makes it easier knowing that. They?ve always been there for me anytime I?ve asked for it and I?m lucky to have them and will miss them during my trip which

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Long awaited

Long awaited

First off, I?m going to apologise that this took a while. I don?t remember if I?ve mentioned so far but I?m not always the fastest at communicating. Ask friends or family of mine and they?ve probably all received an e-mail from me that started with an apology for it?s lateness. This being a couple of weeks late is actually not terrible for me. Last year, having been inspired by Alix, I decided to clean out my inbox which lead me to the discovery that I had e-mails

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Mini tour part 2

Mini tour part 2

The following day started with another wonderful meal. My granddad makes some very tasty food. After concerns that I was going to eat all the food in his house I was offered a lift to Broadbents the family electrical shop that my uncle is in charge of nowadays. We strapped my bike to the back of the car and off we went. They had recently changed premises so I was given a guided tour of the premises and got to see my uncle. After that I was told that my

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Mini tour and other news

Mini tour and other news

A week ago I did my first mini tour. It was a pretty successful ride that highlighted no big problems and reassured me that things were on track. I’ll get to that in a minute, but first,  news of my latest purchases.

Yesterday and today I decided to get a few more things knocked off my shopping list so I ordered…

There?ll be a gear page coming up soon that lists everything I have. Opinions will be added when I?ve used them a bit more. That leaves me with relatively little

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