Archive for the ‘Non-Bike’ Category


New Royal Mail Centre – Strood, Kent

Sunday July 24, 2011

The Royal Mail’s new mail centre has sprung up out of the ground in Strood, Kent.  Easily visible from the Rochester side of the Medway, it’s due to be operational in 2012.

[Update, 24th Jan 2012: I’ve uploaded an aerial shot of the Mail Centre which I took in October (Click Here)]


Gerber Sport Multi Tool – UK streel legal?

Sunday July 3, 2011

I’ve had my Gerber Sport multi tool for a long time (bought from  These days it’s with me when I’m out taking photographs and I have carried it on me when out cycling too.  However, reading the letter of the law, it’s illegal to carry this multi tool in public due to it’s locking blade.

Today I removed the blade from the tool so that I could confidently carry it whilst out and about without fear that I was carrying an illegal blade.  I don’t use the blade that often so it’s removal isn’t too annoying.  The pliers and screwdrivers are the useful bits on the tool and now they can come with me everywhere.

To remove the blade, you just loosen and remove the bolt/pivot at the base of the blade.  Then you can pull the pivot out and the blade and two screwdrivers fall out – take note of the orientation of the bits at the pivot before attempting this!  I then replaced the blade (on the pivot) with two 1mm washers and put the bolt back on.  Perfect.  The tool still functions as in its original configuration but I no longer have the illegal locking blade.  An easy and quick modification which can easily be reversed if needed.


MasterChef – Rap

Friday July 1, 2011

I am missing the BBC’s Master Chef programme but this made me smile today:


BlackRapid: RS-7 Camera Strap

Sunday May 15, 2011

Take a look at these fantastic camera straps from BlackRapid.  Much more comfortable than the standard straps.  I’ve just bought a RS-7 from


Knole Park – National Trust

Sunday April 3, 2011

We’ve just joined the National Trust so we ventured out yesterday for our first visit: Knole Park, in Sevenoaks.

A great place for a day out, a 17th century house and a nice park (with deer).

Photos on Flickr.

Knole House



Monday March 28, 2011

Didn’t get around to finishing the Trek modifications over the weekend as I had a trip to Birmingham to see a friend.

Some pics over on Flickr.

The Bullring


Sunny Saturday

Sunday March 20, 2011

Got out in the sunshine yesterday!  A nice walk around fields and woodland with the camera, over three hours outside the house and not even a thought about work!

Pics over on Flickr.


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