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Cyclists Special

Here’s a great find from the dusty depths of YouTube – a British Transport promotional film from 1955. Not only does this feature Tweed (plus fours much in attendance), cycling, a fantastic soundtrack, railways and country pubs, it’s also filmed around the area I grew up in Warwickshire.

So if you need an antidote to haggard looking men or hipsters doing trackstands on their fixies*, this is it!

Part One

Part Two

Via the Tweed Cycling Club

*I do love Rapha and fixie videos too, its just that, well, this is the complete opposite.


60's Style Doctor Who Posters


What I want other iOS game developers to do

As part of the 1.2 update for The Incident, Big Bucket Software has added a feature that I’ve been wanting subconsciously from iOS games since the iPad first came out. If you have a copy of The Incident on both iPad and iPhone/iPod, you can use the smaller device as a controller for the iPad. No longer are my fingers in the way of the action, it works like a flippin’ dream! This is on top of what is already a fabulous retro game, worth playing for the music and object graphics alone.

Once I tried it, I wanted all others games to work the same way. How about another use for the new AppleTV as games console with iPhone as controller? ;)


Esso Maps

13 May 2008

These Esso maps from the 1960’s were a great ebay bargain find. I particularly wanted the London map, as the cover illustration was just stunning.

Collecting motoring maps from the 30’s onwards has become a bit of a hobby of late, and I’ve started uploading photos of some of them to Flickr.


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  • 14 Jul 2018

    Stopping for a breather - hot day for hills

  • 13 Jul 2018

  • 09 Jul 2018

    Recent garden addition: Stargazer Lillies

  • 07 Jul 2018

    Well… we missed quite a few key acts, but have made it here before Interpol starts at least!

  • 07 Jul 2018

    On our way to BST in Hyde Park. Or… not 😞

  • 06 Jul 2018

    My favourites from this years On Form Sculpture exhibition. The whale was my absolute favourite, but was already sold (which is fine as I don’t have a spare £11,000)

  • 01 Jul 2018

  • 01 Jul 2018

    Not quite in height order. Sort it out

  • 01 Jul 2018

    Filth.

  • 30 Jun 2018

    Agapanthus about to burst forth

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