• iPhone 12 Unveiled

    October 1, 2020

    The launch of the iPhone 12. Here’s a breakdown of the key aspects: Connectivity: Introduces 5G capability for enhanced data speeds, aligning with the evolving landscape of connectivity. Processing Power: Powered by the A14 Bionic chip, elevating overall performance and energy efficiency. Durability: Features a Ceramic Shield front cover, developed in collaboration with Corning, promising heightened durability and impact resistance. Integration: MagSafe technology returns, providing a magnetic attachment system for seamless accessory integration, simplifying user experience.



  • Lessons Learned: My Road Bike Journey

    September 1, 2020

    New Bike Excitement Fades Away I recently made the decision to part ways with my road bike, and the journey to this point has been quite an eye-opener. Initially drawn to the allure of the Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc Endurance Road Bike, I quickly realized that not every bike is a perfect match. My first misstep was relying on a recommendation for a 60-inch frame from Rutland Cycles. Despite my excitement, the reality set in a few weeks after purchase as I struggled to connect with the bike.



  • 10 Lessons Learnt from Cycling to Mongolia and Other Travels...

    August 5, 2020

    10 Lessons Learnt from Cycling to Mongolia and Other Travels… is a reflective and insightful account of the lessons learned during long-distance cycling adventures. From the steppes of Mongolia to various other destinations, this book shares the experiences and wisdom gained from life on the road. Each chapter delves into a specific lesson, illustrated with personal anecdotes, practical advice, and philosophical musings. This book is perfect for anyone looking for inspiration and guidance on their own journeys, both on and off the bike.

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  • Embracing the Outdoors: A Silver Lining Amidst the Pandemic

    August 1, 2020

    In August 2020, the United Kingdom found itself in the midst of a global pandemic that had fundamentally altered the way we lived our lives. Lockdowns and restrictions were in place, urging citizens to stay indoors and maintain social distancing. However, amid the uncertainty and challenges, a silver lining emerged—people across the nation began embracing the great outdoors like never before. As a 38-year-old new dad hailing from the Midlands and working in the IT sector, I found solace in the simple joys of nature during this trying time.


  • 10 Virtual Fitness Tech on the rise in 2020

    July 1, 2020

    Ten virtual fitness technologies that gained popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Peloton: Peloton gained immense popularity for its connected fitness equipment, especially its stationary bikes and treadmills, which come with live and on-demand classes. Zoom Workouts: Many fitness trainers and studios turned to platforms like Zoom to conduct virtual fitness classes, allowing participants to join from the safety of their homes. Fitbit Premium:

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  • Apple WWDC 2020

    June 1, 2020

    Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) unveiled new software and technology updates. The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2020 was a significant event for Apple, where the company announced various software updates and transitions. Here are some of the main reveals from WWDC 2020: macOS Big Sur: Apple introduced macOS Big Sur, the next major update to its desktop operating system. It featured a redesigned interface with updated icons, a Control Center for quick access to settings, and a revamped Notification Center.

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  • Rules are Made to be Broken

    May 1, 2020

    Politicians break their own Rules Dominic Cummings’ controversial actions stirred public debate in the UK. The main one being the trip to Barnard Castle to test his eyesite. Catherine Calderwood visited her holiday home. The annoying part was that the government was setting all the isolation and stay at home rules and then broke their own rules. It made them look like it was one rule for them and another for everyone else.

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  • Settling in to the New Normal

    April 1, 2020

    Keep Calm and Carry On The media responded to the pandemic and we followed reports and the government’s news updates. People wanted to try to make sense of what was going on. Captain Tom Moore captured hearts by fundraising for the NHS. We stood on the doorstep of the house and banged saucepans as ambulance workers drove by. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch was announced. Home Training As outdoor activities were restricted, people turned to indoor workouts.

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  • Covid 19 Pandemic

    March 1, 2020

    Covid pandemic Weird news conferences Not allowed to leave home Working from home Staying fit from home Home food deliveries New baby to look after

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  • A Storm is Brewing: Weather and Life Changing Events

    February 1, 2020

    Running Event Stopped in it’s Tracks I was signed up for a half marathon race at Castle Ashby. I was running regularly and well prepared. I had done a couple of longer 20km training runs along with my usual shorter distances. However, sadly, it had to be canceled due to Storm Ciara due to the amount of dead wood that had fallen onto the route and the weather had not improved sufficiently to go ahead with a safe event.

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  • UK Leaves the EU

    January 15, 2020

    As the decade opened, the United Kingdom officially withdrew from the European Union, marking a historic moment with significant economic and political implications. When I had originally heard the news that we had voted to leave the EU I was gobsmacked. I intuitively felt it was a bad idea and going to have negative consequences.

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  • Discovering Nietzsche via the Philosophize This! Podcast

    January 15, 2020

    I got into the podcast “Philosophize This!” by Stephen West which covered Friedrich Nietzsche in several episodes. Nietzsche was a German philosopher known for his critiques of traditional European morality and religion. His ideas have had a significant impact on philosophy, psychology, and literature. Here are some key concepts often associated with Nietzsche. Will to Power: Nietzsche argued that a fundamental driving force in humans is the “will to power” – a striving for excellence, achievement, and the realization of one’s potential.