Bicycle, one previous owner...

Well, it is with a small amount of sadness, but mostly an overpowering amount of excitement for the future, that I am advertising my lovely bicycle (with emphasis on the lovely - see photos below if you don't believe me). 

I haven't been out on my 2015 Cube Peloton CSL Race bike half as much as I envisaged I would and instead of storing it in the garage I thought I would give someone else the opportunity to embark on a long and meaningful relationship with this lovely specimen.

The bicycle is made up of a super lightweight aluminium frame and carbon forks and has a grand total of less than 20 miles on the clock. This particular model has a 58cm frame (I'm 6ft 2in) and is blessed with a nice set of Shimano 105 brakes and a very high quality Shimano Ultegra drivetrain. 

But wait, there's more...

I am also throwing in a free under saddle bag, great for storing your keys and energy food, an insulated Camelbak water bottle (with attachment fitted) to ensure a cool refreshing drink during your trip and a front/rear light set, perfect for those who like the thrill of a ride in the dark.

To read a more in depth review of this model click here and if you have any other questions please comment below or send me an email :)

Now there is nothing left to do but to ogle (to stare at in a lecherous manner) at the photographs below, and maybe buy it too....

Project 366 - February

I can't believe that February is already behind us. This year is really starting to pick up pace!  So what happened this month? My sister gave birth to a beautiful little boy called Reuben.  His big brother Daniel is very chuffed and took great pride in introducing him to me when I went to visit! Margaux also came along for the ride, she hates to miss a social gathering!

I managed to build a few pieces of furniture that had been on the 'to do' list for quite some time (2016 is the year of completion!) and I really enjoyed the whole process, from initial thoughts to creation! It's amazing how an old piece of wood/pallet that has been sitting in my garage for about a year or so is now living a second life as a tv unit in my lounge!!  By the way if you would like something built for your house in a similar style, or maybe as a present,  then just give me a shout, I would love to accept the challenge!

Anyway, I hope that everyone has had a good February, and managed to put that extra day to some good use.  Have a flick through my February photos below, and as usual, leave a comment below :) 

Project 366 - January

January has been a very busy month for me.  The most significant moment of my life took place on the 22nd, when my wife Aimée gave birth to my beautiful daughter Margaux, taking me from man to father in the blink of an eye.  I can safely say that the arrival of Margaux has changed me.  It has filled me with a warm and fuzzy feeling that I could have never imagined and don't know how I ever survived without it!

I have gathered together all of Januarys photos below for your viewing pleasure.  Please have a look and let me know what you think.  I appreciate any thoughts, advice, or suggestions and any motivation that you may wish to share!

Thanks for viewing and stay tuned for more to come!

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Dark and Stormy

The Dark and Stormy is one of my favourite cocktails, and one I enjoy making on a night like tonight when I have had a busy week and want to unwind. 

What's in (my) Dark and Stormy? 

  • Dark Rum
  • Crabbie's Ginger Beer
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon peel

Do you have a favourite drink? Or have you designed a cocktail that you are proud of?  If you do then share it below. Cheers :)

The End of the Road - A Tree's Tale

It was 'Remove the Christmas Tree' day today, always a bitter sweet time of year in my mind. 

On the one hand it brings back very fond memories of going to pick out the tree, listening to Christmas music and the moment when the tree is finally completely decorated and the lights are switched on.  It also reminds me of the excitement of the lead up to Christmas, looking forward to some time off and spending it with friends and family. It is because of this mis-mash of happy memories that I find it a strange and solemn experience removing the tree.

On the other hand, removing the tree is kind of a way of starting afresh.  Out with the old and in with the new year.  A way of getting prepared to get stuck into the new year.  Heres hoping that this motivation continues well into 2016.

I am going to try and recycle my Christmas tree this year and use the wood to build something useful so that in a way, Christmas can live on in a new, and possibly improved format.  I am still trying to think of ideas of what to make so if you have any ideas then please share in the comments below. 

The images below were taken with my Fujifilm X-T1.