A friend sent me this article about a Scottish councillor who was recently fined for urinating in public. What was particularly ironic about it is that this councillor was responsible for … Continue reading Pissing in the streets and self-driving cars
I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the electric car and why I couldn’t start it on Saturday night. So yesterday I booked it just for an hour so … Continue reading The electric car and cycling
My father arrived late last night and so I booked the Co-wheels car club car to collect him from the airport. This is only the second time I’ve used it … Continue reading How do you start an electric car?
We are in Pitlochry in Perthshire, which is in the middle of Scotland. We caught the train from Aberdeen yesterday and plan to spend two nights here. We thought about … Continue reading Pitlochry
We don’t own a car and we have no intention of buying one. It’s very easy to live in Aberdeen without a car as we can walk and cycle everywhere. … Continue reading We’ve joined a car club
It must be about time I posted another photo of Busby so here he is, with precious cargo: I cycle to and from school everyday and I love it. My only … Continue reading In praise of cycling and a dress colour
I’ve never understood how someone could have a box of chocolates in their fridge for more than a few days. How do they do it? Give me a box of … Continue reading If there’s a car in the fridge …
I understand that we all have differing ideas about what we find beautiful and pleasing to the eye, but is there anyone who would choose the first photograph below over … Continue reading Roads, traffic and Braess’s paradox
We will be leaving the UK at the end of this month and so I have started to think about what my life will be like back in Auckland. The … Continue reading An open letter to Gerry Brownlee
Earlier this month The New York Times published an opinion piece about cycling, “Is it O.K. to Kill Cyclists?“. It prompted a huge number of articles and blog posts which, … Continue reading When is it ok to kill cyclists?
George Monbiot wrote an article this week which has struck a chord with me called Backwards Reasoning. It is something we all do – reason backwards. If we’ve already made … Continue reading Backwards reasoning