I don’t ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days.

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” Sherlock Holmes author, Arthur Conan Doyle, Scientific American, 1896 One of the […]

I couldn’t find a pen, so I used a crayon

“Look, children, the bush pig has lost his parents, so it’s being cared for by mama and papa lion. Even in nature, there are blended families.” – From the movie Blended I’d never heard the term blended family until I saw the Adam Sandler movie of the same name. Blended families are where the parents […]

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination

“They f*ck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you.” From ‘This Be The Verse’ A well-known poem from British poet Philip Larkin. Often cited in parenting books and even been used by judges […]

You’re always with yourself, so enjoy the company

“Listen to that, it’s sick! I’m gonna have one before I’m 30 to prove I did something with my life” Said one teenager to another. I was walking in London, from Whitechapel to Shoreditch. Two teenagers were in front of me while a red Ferrari braked for the traffic lights. It then sat there revving […]