The Passage of Time

Saturday morning at The Barn we did a small amount of gardening, helping to clear an overgrown area which was full of thick bush and ivy. A couple of big trees in there looked quite damaged so we needed to make room for them to be properly inspected. The trees will have to face the chop. The ivy has owned them. At one point I looked around at the shifting, sawing, lopping, dragging and thrashing going on, and I wondered
- The Passage of Time

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Marabastard Training pt.II

Despite the lack of marabastard updates I have been keeping my hand in to do you all proud I promise. In fact I have recently run a couple of much quicker times after Googling "how to run". It turns out their is a technique to it which has taken me 32 years to find out about, it has taken minutes off each mile and I'm LESS knackered as a result. Even so I still absolutely hate running. It's
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Backwards Technology

I have had a word about backwards technology before so here’s something else that doesn't need any further improvement: Infinite scroll. This is the javascript technology that automatically loads more content as you scroll down a page. It is supposed to save you from having to click “next” to load up another batch of articles on a blog, making stuff all tablety and easy. It’s bollocks. I don't need my browser to decide anything this banal for me.
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Luton Airport. Bend me over the fucking barrier.

I was looking at airport parking for a holiday I'm off on. Last week it was £60 at the long-stay and £80 for valet parking right up to the terminal. Seemed OK. I look the day before I'm due to fly… It’s now £90 at the long stay and £120 for valet. Patronisingly called “Last minute saver”. There’s no such thing as “last minute”, it’s just called “doing stuff in time”. It’s not the 1800’s
- Luton Airport. Bend me over the fucking barrier.

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Marabastard Training. 1.

Well the first of the bastard marabastard runs have taken place. It was meant to be five miles, according to my virtual trainer Jeff Gaudette on Runkeeper. Five miles for the first run, I mean for fucks sake. Anyway I managed 4.69 miles Jeff so I hope that’s ok. Frankly I could have done a bit more but it would have meant running back past my house again and then returning which I simply could not face. I
- Marabastard Training. 1.

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