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L’équipée en Himalaya

As much as I love them, and I really do,  it’s fair to say that a lot of the motorcycle adventure films out there have a tendancy to allude to a search for some kind of lost masculinity, or at … Continue reading

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Enstone Leather: part two

You might remember that I recently posted about the wonderful Enstone Leather, who’s simple yet elegant products are hand made in a tiny workshop in Oxfordshire.while increasingly commonplace stateside (as well as the bigger names like Tanner Goods, you find … Continue reading

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Pocket Knives and the Art of the Little Mester

There are a few things without which any pocket  is incomplete. Such things are staples of everyday life, tools that become lifelong friends. One such item is the humble pen knife. I can clearly remember my first pocket knife, given … Continue reading

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The Simple Pleasures Of Life At The Good Life Experience

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to find myself at the Harwarden Estate north Wales for The Good Life Experience. A newcomer to the festival scene, this was the first year of the family festival which aims to offer … Continue reading

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Enstone Leather

Perhaps it is due to growing up with a furniture maker father and a sewing motherbut from an early age I’ve always had a fascination with the traditional skills of those individuals who produce, by hand, simple, everyday and yet … Continue reading

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The Norton Project

I meant to post this video a long…long time ago, but better late than never! I know from experience how a classic vehicle can take on a life of it’s own in a family. It becomes a character in it’s … Continue reading

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HIATUS & Old motorcycle photographs #3

It’s been a good old while since my last post, this has not been due to any lack of enthusiasm but rather to a lack of computer. In the space much has happened involving wonderful vintage overalls, friends ‘colditz glider’ … Continue reading

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