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don't panic

Well, thanks for the feedback. After a number of people explained I was being insane, and probably guaranteeing that I’d herniate something, I decided not to bring the bike home. At first the kind folks here offered to sell it for me via that finest of NZ institutions, trademe.co.nz

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Posted: 2005-03-22

Travels

help!

The time has come for the fourth annual bi-hemispherical dash, and I’m looking for some help with a particularly troublesome luggage issue. I want to bring my mountain bike back from Wellington to Edinburgh, and I’m not quite sure how to go about it. If you have any ideas of experience of travelling with large luggage, please read on and see if you can help…

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Posted: 2005-03-21

Travels

tremble

I guess if you were brought up here, you must get more used to it. But personally, I just can’t imagine getting used to being woken up by earthquakes. Following the big tsunami-inducing quake on the opposite side of the Australian plate, there has been an flurry of tectonic activity down here in New Zealand, on the Australian-Pacific plate boundary…

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Posted: 2005-03-19

cheese

Crikey. How out of touch am I? On a similar note to the Hitchikers thing, it turns out that Wallace & Gromit will be big-screen movie stars this October. The trailer/featurette is worth watching, if only to hear talk of northern towns and cheese and crackers, all in Yorkshire accents, clashing brightly against the cheesy deep-throat Hollywood voiceover.

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Posted: 2005-03-17

thumb

I’ve long been a fan of the work of Douglas Adam’s work. I read The Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy sometime in 6th form I think, and I’ve enjoyed reading all of his stuff since then. So, when I heard that the long-awaited Hitchikers movie was finally becoming a Hollywood reality, and that Disney was involved, I was rather sceptical about how it would turn out…

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Posted: 2005-03-16

paucity

Well, it’s all been rather quiet on the old blog lately. I had some bad news recently that meant I really wasn’t in the mood to write anything (I’m not going to talk about it here. If you know me well enough to ask, ask). Anyways, it’s time to do some catching up now…

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Posted: 2005-03-16

 

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