Bike maintenance


I spent the evening getting the mountain bikes out of storage, servicing them, replacing two tyres, adjusting the gears and drivetrain – and finally testing them.

Phew! Hot and dirty. There was so much old oil and dirt in the chain. I spent a lot of time cleaning that and getting everything running well.
Hopefully we will get the chance to go for a ride tomorrow morning.

Save our Sauce

HP sauce. Food of the gods. Made in Birmingham for years.

Even my good friend Alan from Halifax, Nova Scotia loves it.

HP sauce. Perfect on sausages, greasy fry-ups, veggy burgers, chops – pretty much anything.

The company that bought out the HP brand are now threatening to move production; not to another site within the UK; but to Holland.

Not unsurprisingly there is uproar in Birmingham. Now there is even an online petition – I urge all HP sauce lovers to show their support.

Recycle Utah

We joined Recycle Utah a month or so ago – supporting recycling locally.

We’ve now started composting again (a three year gap since we were in England), seperating recyclable glass and generally trying to cut down on the general trash we throw out.

I also signed up for the Utah Power green energy program – to power our web server farm.

Every little helps.

There was a thought provoking article in the Salt Lake Tribune today about this.

Contemporary Indian Food

Wow – I went out for dinner tonight in Birmingham, England with my sister.

Birmingham is renowned as one of the curry capitals of England; the original home of the Balti.

This evening I chose to visit a recommendation – Lasan in the Jewelery Quarter.

Put simply – the food was superb. Modern, classy Indian, served with style. Very tasty, extremely high quality ingredients – and they cook parathas to order 🙂

Highly recommended

Written at: on the train between Birmingham, England and London, England.