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April 16, 2017
by Neil Turner
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A marathon ask

This time next week, it will be the annual London Marathon – a grueling 26.2 mile run through central London. I’m not running it – heck, I can barely manage to run a mile without feeling like death, never mind … Continue reading

October 30, 2016
by Neil Turner
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Going back in time

Last night, us Brits changed from British Summer Time back to Greenwich Mean Time. Elsewhere, this is known as the end of Daylight Savings Time, and means putting our clocks back an hour. Well, some of our clocks. Since the … Continue reading

May 25, 2016
by Neil Turner
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So today’s my birthday. I’m 32, which isn’t a particularly notable age, other than the realisation that my GCSE exams were half a lifetime ago. So rather than ramble on about how I’m feeling old, I thought I’d look back … Continue reading

May 3, 2016
by Neil Turner
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Getting a water meter

The photo above shows the hatch in front of our back door where the water company can access the pipes into our house. Last summer, not long after moving in, we requested that a water meter was fitted. In Britain, … Continue reading

February 29, 2016
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29th February

2016 is a leap year, and it’s the last day in February, so today is the rare occasion where you can enter the date as the 29th February into a computer and it won’t reject it. We don’t have anything … Continue reading