Dundee’s Cinematic Abundance

I recently learned about a Twitter account that campaigns against Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee’s excellent culture hub in the centre of the city. Typical tweets include: [blackbirdpie id=”124581248428548096″] [blackbirdpie id=”124933453421617152″] I went to see Friends with Benefits a few weeks ago, and it was pretty awful. The highlight is one funny joke about iPads in […]

Is there a market for B-class open-wheel series?

Today it was announced that the Asian rounds of Superleague Formula have been cancelled. This is on top of the earlier cancellation of the South American rounds. The original 2011 calendar also contained races in Russia, the middle east, Australia and New Zealand. None of these took place. In the end, the only two races […]

Why do railway companies talk like this?

There are lots of great things about the railway, but the industry’s use of language is not one of them. I have often been amazed by the linguistic tangles conductors often find themselves in when they try to “talk posh” during announcements. Clearly they are not trained about the importance of plain English. This problem […]

The time Scuderia Ferrari told me off

Early on during this morning’s Japanese Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso overtook Felipe Massa. Massa didn’t make it difficult for Alonso — not that you would expect him to. Scuderia Ferrari immediately tweeted on their official Twitter account: [blackbirdpie id=”122917348792479744″] Just for fun, I cheekily replied: [blackbirdpie id=”122917459014590464″] They responded! [blackbirdpie id=”122917576102780928″] I have to admit […]

Steam — the Museum of the Great Western Railway

The second leg of my trip took me away from nature. I decided to go out of my way to visit Steam — the Museum of the Great Western Railway. I am not an extreme railway enthusiast, although I do find railways quite interesting. I only knew that Steam existed when I happened to pass […]

Loughrigg Fell

After my adventure on the Struggle, I parked at White Moss to embark on a walk up Loughrigg Fell, which Nick Barlow recommended to me. Although I enjoy walking up hills from time to time, I hadn’t done it for a while. But this was a good reminder that I really do enjoy it. I […]

What Google Maps doesn’t tell you

After my visit to Aira Force, I hot-footed it towards Loughrigg Fell to try and fit in as much as possible before the end of the afternoon. Handily, I had printed out some Google Maps before I left Dundee, so I didn’t have to worry too much about how to get there. Or so I […]

The future of motorsport?

Yesterday Toyota pulverised the electric car lap record around the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife with its TMG EV P001 driven by Jochen Krumbach (via Axis of Oversteer). Peugeot’s old record of 9:01.338 is in the bin. The new benchmark is 7:47.794. To put it in perspective, the official lap record for any car round the Nordschleife […]