Being Buzz Lightyear – My problems with stiffness

For about 3 years before I finished, I cycled to work. I decided that it was going to be good for my health. I bought myself a bike and chugged the six miles there and back every day; about 30 minutes each way. It was good to get out in the fresh air, although it was restricted to British Summer Time. I didn’t like cycling in the dark. Most of the trip was on cycle paths and there was only about 3/4 mile where I was on open road, so pretty safe. One night, back in my home town and … Read The Full Post

Durham City developments and the small trader

Durham City seems to have been a building site for a long time now. The building of the two roundabouts at Leazes Bowl and Gilesgate took an age to complete, disrupting traffic and visitors alike. Then there were the repairs to Millburngate Bridge, and further digging up of Nevilles Cross. Now we have the changes in the City centre. New student accommodation is being built in Claypath, the Old Hospital on North Road and at Neville’s Cross. The old Passport Office demolition and the remodelling of the Millburngate shopping centre mean that the West side of the river will change … Read The Full Post