Second car or e-bike?

Battery and motor technology has moved very fast in recent years. Although the concept of electric bicycles is certainly not new, the technology behind it is moving with the times. The words “Electric Bicycle” conger up images of short trips along a seafront. Heavy, ugly bikes with no range that are practically un-ridable when empty. There … Continue reading Second car or e-bike?

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Improving the energy efficiency of our home

Our home, actually started life as a builder’s workshop. It was converted into a home in the 80’s and has seen many renovations since. When we bought the property in 2012 it had an EPC rating of E, with a potential of C. EPC not the whole picture There were recommendations from the EPC certificate … Continue reading Improving the energy efficiency of our home

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EU roadtrip – part one

Two and a half weeks off work: Sounds a lot doesn’t it? How about driving across Europe ending in Croatia in that time? Ambitious? This is the story of our EU roadtrip… Friday 30th August We are used to leaving Friday night after work to go somewhere fun! It makes the most out of the … Continue reading EU roadtrip – part one

T4he Great Escape

The Great Escape (TGE) is a music festival based in the brilliant and bizarre city of Brighton. It is Europe’s leading festival for new music. One wristband will get you into over 20 different venues in the city: all showing new and upcoming artists. Wednesday 22nd May 2013 The trip to Brighton from Oxford took … Continue reading T4he Great Escape

Devon C2C

This is not our first venture into ‘coast to coast’ cycling. In 2011 three of us did the infamous Whitehaven to Sunderland route over 3 days. This ride is a smaller 99 miles and promised to be less strenuous. For the northern coast to coast however we had done some training, for this one we … Continue reading Devon C2C

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Hook Norton and Beer

The British weather is a wonderful blessing. It’s ability to be pleasant when you’re at work and miserable when you’re not is amazing. Despite the rain, our trip to Chipping Norton (Chippy) was not going to be cancelled; we had a beer tour to attend! Friday 15th March It rained. It rained cats and dogs. … Continue reading Hook Norton and Beer

Tackling XMAS markets and starting a T4 with a hammer: explained

This was to be our last trip in KEO before XMAS. Bath was chosen for the XMAS markets, the potential of a new Bath Ales pub and now living in Oxford, was just down the A420. The only drawback was that both campsites in Bath were fully booked.  We had resided ourselves to a bit … Continue reading Tackling XMAS markets and starting a T4 with a hammer: explained