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The tall tale of Mr Frog

“EEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” went the noise outside my window.  I tapped away at my computer keys; it barely registered. “EEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” it continued. Now it penetrated my consciousness. What is that noise? It sounds like a squeaky toy, or a balloon being let down very slowly. “EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”. Nothing makes that noise. Nothing happy, anyway. I could hear the … Continue reading

Climbing / Hiking / Outdoors / Travel

What’s a girl to do?

Since my last post, my biking activities have been significantly curtailed, by the world's lengthiest puncture repair/ inner tube replacement process – and even after finally getting back on the bike, technical issues continue (evidenced by a slightly terrifying experience involving a seized wheel whilst crossing the road in front of a speeding van).  So, … Continue reading

Gear / Outdoors / Travel

A love letter

It’s Valentine’s Day.  For every unabashed declaration of love, there is a corresponding cynic decrying the commercialisation of the day with its cards, chocolates and twee teddy bears.  So, here’s my love letter – it’s to my PrAna trousers! This isn’t a standard gear review – it’s definitely a swooning, lovelorn look at a purchase … Continue reading