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A new calendar year and there are new wheels in my garage. Welcome to 2017. I hope yourย new year brings youย good health, safe travels and enjoyable adventures. Mine has brought me new wheels. Well they’re not actually new. They’re second-hand, pre-owned, loved by someone else, and now I’ve been given the opportunity to enjoy them. So what’s small, folds and is made in London? A High Street hankerchief? A Twinings teabag? A… Read More

Gothenburg is a city of commerce, bustling the length of a long thin harbour and along narrow cobble-stoned streets where shops furnish Swedish style and advertise Global Blue Tax Free shopping. The city was doused in hues of grey during our stay, except for one day when the clouds cleared and Nordic blue swept the sky clear. Sunshine sent the flowers into rapture and I joined them. I walked that sunny day,… Read More

My feet feel the cushion of grass, thick, green and shaded by a tall stand of gum trees. Itโ€™s lunchtime at Griffith Universityโ€™s Gold Coast campus, my surrogate workplace for National Ride2Work day, and Iโ€™ve made a temporary office on a quiet piece of lawn. A northerly breeze simpers through native leaves, casting a shimmering mosaic, promising a tailwind for the ride home. Becauseย I work from home, I’ve decided to shadow a… Read More