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Disney vs Disney

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I have been to EuroDisney aka DisneyLand Resort Paris.  I have now been to DisneyWorld aka DisneyLand Resort Florida so can compare the two. EuroDisney is smaller than DisneyWorld. EuroDisney rides are more extreme than DisneyWorld. EuroDisney queues are quicker than DisneyWorld. EuroDisney seems more expensive. DisneyWorld staff are way more friendlier. DisneyWorld has more […]

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Please Amazon…

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…stop using HDNL. I have finished reading a book.  I then decide to order some more from Amazon. Since Jeff Bezos has direct access to my bank account I pay for next day delivery service (aka Prime).  So it was on early Friday morning (think 00:00) I decided to order not 1 or 2 books, but 7 (voracious).  […]

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America

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Two things about America I never got used to: toilets and taxes. Taking the former first, to me a toilet filled nearly to the brim is blocked.  In America (or Florida at least) the toilets are full to the brim by default and then flushing drains the water away (in a nice whirlpool effect) at […]

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Shuttle Launch

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Back at work now after spending a week in America (should of been two but for work) for the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. An amazing experience and such a shame that due to a mixture of mismanagement and meddling it will never be seen again. (And my apologies for not updating for […]

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Formula One

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I thought briefly about getting up to watch the F1 but decided that I would record it and watch it a more humane hour.  So at 9.30 I got up, made a strong cup of coffee and sat down to watch the F1. Then, thanks to a delayed start the beeb decided to switch channels […]

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Crowd source pavements

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Just looking at where Google would have me walk to get to a local dry cleaners. It’s literally across the bridge an turn right and that isn’t taking into account turning off early and heading across the park. Surely some enterprising Googler could add a feature where pavements and cycle paths could be manually added […]

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24 Heures du Teesside

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This weekend was the running of the British 24hrs at Teesside Autodrome.  For those of you who followed the first 6 hours on Twitter (until my charge ran out) then you know we were way down the rankings at the start of the race. Our break came in the early hours of the morning when […]

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Suit update #2

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As you may have guessed from my previous post I have sent my race suit back: I wouldn’t be truly happy until I had something that fitted correctly, even if it cost me (and them) extra in the long run.

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