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Would Never Have Happened IF They Were Driving A Jaguar.

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Click to access the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ coverage.


Oh, dear. What a shame. Just to think that this would never have happened IF they were smart & savvy enough to be driving a Jaguar or Bentley.

I feel bad. Folks that just do not understand the bad karma. Never mind.

Anyone who knows I, knows my total & utter aversion to German bloody (quite literally) cars.


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The Latest Roadblock In My Life — And This One Is BIG.

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Today’s HUGE Roadblock.

From the other side, when I managed to get around.


This is the path leading to Alton town’s main park and for that to its much ballyhooed public trail. Appears that no one other than I wanted to venture out in the last 48-hours. I am kind of disappointed. This is New Hampshire and it hasn’t been that bad in terms of cold or snow.

So this was what I was trying to get to — and, of course, I did. Didn’t try to climb over the mound of snow. Wasn’t worth it. Instead, I walked around it.


This was last week’s roadblock.

And this was the week before.


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My Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Interprets Having Sex As Cycling!

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I guess it is fair enough. Some of the motions do have some similarities (and being a Brit I do know that ‘cycle’ used to be a derogatory term for describing someone with ‘loose’ morals).

I have never seen this before and I apologize if it is old news. It was new to I. No, no, not having sex BUT seeing Garmin thinking that I was cycling. The issue here being that I had NEVER looked at this page before.

I am 67 and have a fairly low heart-rate, with my resting heart rate at around 48. So, I never bother to look at the daily chart. I check my RHR in the morning to see if I am still alive and sometimes that is in doubt with the Garmin either showing no pulse or readings around 38. Then, I do glance at the HR when I am walking/jogging or using my stationary bike. Well, I am going to be looking at this screen more often. [And, I am reasonably fit, for an old guy.]

Well I happened to look at this screen last night and saw the green bike icon and the ‘cycling’ activity. Didn’t realize what it was for a second. [Yes, at 67 the brain doesn’t work that quickly.] Then I put 2 and 2 together. Aaahhhh.

As for the two gaps in my HR graph. First was when I was showering. I have a nice leather strap so I take it off. Second time. Charging — what else? 

Cycling. OK, I will buy that.

OK, I blurred out the HR readings. My wife probably won’t be thrilled that I am sharing that level of data — THOUGH she was the one who told me I should write a book about ‘orgasms’ (which I did do).

But, this has also got me thinking. Those of you who SHARE your data better be CAREFUL! You could have folks asking you what you were doing cycling at midnight. Enough said.

I just wanted to share this with you because I found it amusing. Yes, it made me smile.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — February 19, 2020.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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standing tall Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4


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‘Vienna Blood’, On PBS & Amazon Prime, Relatively Good, But Not Brilliant — At Least As Yet.

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It is definitely NOT bad. Quite watchable. I guess I was expecting something ‘more’ — more gripping, taught and dramatic. That said, the first case, involving two murderers, and spanning the first two episodes, was quite interesting. Interesting twists. Quite clever. Very well shot. Makes a change to have a murder/mystery set in Vienna as opposed to the U.K. or U.S.A.

It is still being aired weekly. Earlier episodes are being streamed online — on PBS and Amazon Prime, albeit for a price.

Well, we plan to watch all the episodes. Seen the first two. Will watch three soon.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — February 18, 2020.

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ice sculpture Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4


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I Bought A ‘Grundig’ Radio Which Is ‘Fake’ & I Am V. Happy That It Is NOT A ‘Grundig’.

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Click to access the U.S. ‘Eton Corp.’ Website.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grundig


No, this is not gobbledygook. It makes eminent sense. I wanted a radio whose quality was akin to that of a legendary ‘Grundig’, but I was happy if it wasn’t German! I do my best to avoid German products — especially bloody German cars. Why? Very simple. Others may have, BUT I have yet to forgive them for BOMBING my beloved England. Yep. Yes, the Japanese bombed Ceylon once — but, as far as I am concerned, WE the Allies exacted our retribution on them. Anywho … I am just glad that I was able to get an American designed, Chinese built radio that is purpoted to be as good as a Grundig — without it actually being a Grundig.

Growing up in Ceylon, before I witnessed, with my own two-eyes the damage that the bloody Germans had wreaked on Liverpool, I was into Grundig radios — both desktop and portable. We didn’t have TV. Just radio. Though there was a paucity of imported goods we did have a smattering of Grundigs. Grundigs were good.

I had NO idea that Grundig had gone ‘kaput’ in 2003. I didn’t realize that German companies went kaput. Well they did. ‘Grundig’ is now just a brand name used by others.

Eton has bought the U.S. rights for the name. The radio is not German. It is not bad. I have only used it for less than 30-minutes, but so far, so good.

For the last 10-months I have started listening to the radio during my 2-hours a day of walking/light jogging. Helps me deal with the time.

Learnt a lot about portable radios in the last few days. Suffice to say the Chinese are BIG. Yes, Sony has presence and products but the Chinese are eating their lunch.


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