Aug 272016
 

Casualty - 27-08-2016 - YouView appCasualty (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:40pm | Saturday 27th August 2016)

Feature-length episode of the medical drama. As Charlie celebrates his thirtieth anniversary, the department is thrown into chaos, and the team face their biggest challenge yet.

All Aboard! The Country Bus (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 29th August 2016)

A journey through one of the most spectacular bus routes in Britain, as the ‘Northern Dalesman’, rigged with specialist cameras, snakes across the iconic landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Filmed in real time, the cameras capture the road unfurling, the passing scenery and the occasional chatter of passengers. It begins in Richmond in North Yorkshire and takes viewers on a lush and varied ride, along a river valley thronged by hawthorn trees, through mining villages and wild flower-filled meadows. The bus climbs into the Dales, vast and peaceful, and then the final stretch across cotton-grass-covered moorland. With the mountain range known as the Three Peaks in the distance, the bus descends towards the Ribblehead viaduct. The programme features captions integrated into the landscape to provide details about the countryside through which the bus is passing – from aspects of the natural or geological environment to specific highlights of Britain’s agricultural or industrial heritage.

Inside the White House (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 30th August 2016)

Two-part documentary on the 200-year-old US presidential headquarters. From its design and construction to early run-ins with disaster, the home of America’s first family has weathered its fair share of storms.

Skies Above Britain (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 31st August 2016)

A look at the hidden world of the skies above us and the stories of the people who spend their life in flight. For thousands of recreational pilots, uncontrolled airspace is a place of freedom and adventure. Al Coutts and Willie Cruikshank are the Wildcats, two former RAF pilots who perform aerobatic stunts at air displays across the UK. With several recent tragedies at air shows, Al and Willy must finish their display season safely. Julia Foxwell is a champion skydiver who is juggling motherhood with an intense training schedule. Pete Dolby has been flying balloons for over a quarter of a century – now he is attempting to fly Britain’s first solar balloon, powered using just the sun’s energy. Elsewhere, Ady Dolan, NATS air traffic controller at Heathrow, works the most congested and highly regulated patch of sky in the UK.

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 31st August 2016)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on a journey into their pasts, via the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Despite living most their lives in the South, they both have Northern roots, and as the canal winds over the Pennines and down through the Dales they’re transported back to their Yorkshire origins. Starting at the highest point of the canal, they’re immediately faced with the challenge of a bumpy ride through Foulridge Tunnel. Emerging on the other side, Pru steps back into her childhood memories when they visit the country’s last surviving steam-powered textile mill. Meandering through the ‘curlies’, the canal’s most winding and beautiful stretch, they are joined by the acclaimed poet, Simon Armitage, whose work is inspired by the rugged beauty of the Yorkshire landscape.

Goodnight Sweetheart (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 2nd September 2016)

Time-travel comedy series. TV repairman and unwitting time traveller Gary Sparrow has been trapped in the past for the last 17 years. It is now 1962, and in the midst of his birthday celebrations at The Royal Oak with his wife Phoebe, his teenage son Michael and their old friend Reg, he realises that he could go to the maternity hospital and actually see himself being born. At the hospital he meets his own father waiting anxiously, and when the baby arrives he tells the midwife that he is the uncle. As she hands him the precious bundle, the laws of physics go berserk – Gary’s long-lost time portal is thunderously re-opened, and he is catapulted into 2016.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

Aug 262016
 

Yet more fun with Lycra and handcuffs, but this time two pairs! Can you guess what the second pair of cuffs goes around?!?!? 🙂

Lycra + handcuffs
Lycra + handcuffs
adidas Team GB 2016 replica kit

Aug 252016
 

After Team GB did so well in the Rio Olympics 2016 games and since I love cycling so much. I of course, had to get the adidas Team GB 2016 cycling kit.

Aug 242016
 

Can’t believe it, it was 7 years ago today, that I finished the End to End cycle, that took me all the way from John O’Groats at the top mainland Scotland all the way to Land’s End, at the very bottom of England!

The route was 990.30 miles and took 16 days, one of them being a rest day!

I would still, rate it has one the best things, I’ve ever done!

Thinking of doing it yourself? Then check out www.endtoend-cycle.com.


Celebrating at Land’s End
Celebrating at Land’s End

Aug 232016
 

That was another good cycle, it just was a bit on the HOT side! Was around 27C for most of it! Really should have put sun tan lotion on before setting off on the cycle, not during it! Also only had one bottle with me! Which in that heat was, not the best idea in the world!

But, I still ended up doing 33.1 miles, which I am more than happy with! As always you can check the route @ www.strava.com/activities/686248040.

adidas Team GB 2016 cycling jersey
adidas Team GB 2016 cycling jersey

Aug 222016
 

Since the last set of Lycra in public places + handcuffs, went down so well! I went with my handcuffs and did even more photos! Also wore my adidas Team GB 2016 Cycling Jersey, while out cycling for the very first time! Hoping to get the Lycra shorts, to go with them, very soon indeed!

adidas Team GB 2016 Cycling Jersey
Lycra + handcuffs
Lycra + handcuffs

Aug 222016
 

Loving my the adidas Team GB 2016 Cycling Jersey, that I got a couple of days ago! Also hoping to get the shorts that go with them, in the next number of days! 😀

But sure for now, you will be more than happy with the Castelli Presto Due Bib Shorts 2013!

Still can’t believe how good we did in the Rio Olympics 2016! Number 2 in the medal table. Ahead of China!!!!!! Well done Team GB!

adidas Team GB 2016 Cycling Jersey
adidas Team GB 2016 Cycling Jersey
adidas Team GB 2016 Cycling Jersey
adidas Team GB 2016 Cycling Jersey

Aug 202016
 

Britain's Hardest Workers - 22-08-2016 - YouView appOlympics 2016 : Closing Ceremony (BBC 1/HD | 11:25pm to 4:00am | Sunday 21st August 2016)

Clare Balding presents live coverage of the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics, as the curtain comes down on the games at the iconic Maracana Stadium.

Britain’s Hardest Workers: Inside the Low Wage Economy (BBC 2/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Monday 22nd August 2016)

20 volunteers take part in an experiment to test their skills against some of the fastest growing jobs in Britain’s low-wage sector. In this episode, they are doing our dirty work – cleaning hotel rooms after a busy party weekend and then sorting through our recycling. While the workers battle to meet performance targets, Anita Rani looks at the bigger picture – can businesses cope with a rise in minimum wage, are we Brits afraid of hard graft and is worker representation a thing of the past?

Britain’s Hardest Workers: Inside the Low Wage Economy (BBC 2/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Tuesday 23rd August 2016)

Volunteers test their skills against some of the fastest growing jobs in Britain’s low-wage sector. 16 workers remain in the experiment. This time, they are working in food and farming – picking broccoli and making ready meals for our tables. While the workers find out what it is like to be casual labourers, Anita Rani is exploring the truth behind zero-hour contracts and what happens when a workforce is hidden from view. At the end of their two shifts, the workers find out who came closest to hitting industry targets.

Britain’s Hardest Workers: Inside the Low Wage Economy (BBC 2/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Wednesday 24th August 2016)

Volunteers test their skills against some of the fastest growing jobs in Britain’s low-wage sector. The nine remaining workers are being put to the test in one of Britain’s newest and fastest growing sectors – e-commerce. They are preparing orders in a warehouse and then quality controlling tents for sale online. As they experience first hand the cutting edge of modern performance monitoring, Anita Rani sets off to find out how gamification is affecting the workplace and what future faces Britain’s growing army of older workers.

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 24th August 2016)

Tim and Pru explore a network totally new to them as they embark on a voyage across the Netherlands. Travelling from the Windmills of the Kinderdijk to the vibrant city of Amsterdam, they explore a country that was partly created by its canals. Half the land was once under water, and it’s the combination of windmills and canals that over the centuries prevented the Netherlands from flooding. The voyage takes them to the gardens of Keukenhof, where seven million tulips are on display. There they discover why in the 17th century, one tulip bulb cost the same as a house in Amsterdam. In the city of Haarlem they visit the Teylers Museum, which agrees to open up its archive of rare Rembrandt self-portraits for Tim and Pru to admire. Arriving in Amsterdam, they explore the capital’s historic canal district known as the Grachtengordel. Braving Amsterdam’s crazy canal traffic they visit one of the most elegant canal-side mansions of Holland’s Golden Age.

Skies Above Britain (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th August 2016)

A look at the hidden world of the skies above us and the stories of the people who spend their life in flight. At NATS, air traffic controllers guide a passenger jet with a major technical fault safely back to the ground and respond to an unidentified flying object detected on the radar screens. The biggest air race in the world is taking place at Ascot and British Airways captain Paul Bonhomme is out to win the title for a second time before retiring. The aerial slalom course is high risk, with pilots flying at speeds of up to 230mph, metres above the ground. Stefan is a YouTube blogger with a new camera-drone.

Britain’s Hardest Workers: Inside the Low Wage Economy (BBC 2/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Thursday 25th August 2016)

Volunteers test their skills against some of the fastest growing jobs in Britain’s low-wage sector. It is over half way through the experiment and now just six workers remain. This time, they are working in manufacturing – a sector that has been in decline in the UK but is showing signs of a revival. What does it take to make the grade working in a car parts company and who will cut it in the textile industry? While the workers get to grips with the levels of skill demanded of them – and all for minimum wage – Anita Rani is finding out why Britain’s productivity lags so far behind other G7 nations and whether we want more manufacturing jobs here at all.

Full Steam Ahead (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 25th August 2016)

Historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn explore how the Victorian railways created modern Britain. In the final episode, the team find out how increased leisure time and affordable rail transport brought a new kind of freedom for working-class Victorians. Ruth travels from Paignton to Kingswear, where she helps get a paddle steamer prepared for a journey up the River Dart. At Swanage, Peter finds out what it was like to work on the excursion trains and the impact mass tourism had to the area. Alex learns how railways enabled geologists and amateur fossil-hunters to explore Britain’s prehistoric past.

Britain’s Hardest Workers: Inside the Low Wage Economy (BBC 2/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Friday 26th August 2016)

Volunteers test their skills against some of the fastest growing jobs in Britain’s low-wage sector. In the final two days of the experiment, the five remaining workers take on the highest paid employment of the low-wage sector, but it is also the most physically and mentally demanding – night work. As the workers do an all-night shift at a warehouse, Anita Rani is finding out if there is a price to pay for earning these premium rates. For their final task, the workers are doing a shift for a busy pizza take-away outlet. It is the most challenging job they have faced so far and the winner will walk away with a life-changing bonus.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

Aug 182016
 

That was a great cycle back from work! Went back home the longer and more scenic route! Well, maybe would not call cycling next to the A1, that scenic. But at least it’s made the cycle home longer! Also cycled on some roads, I’ve never been on before and even set 5 PRs on strava! So over all, very pleased with the route I took!

Oh and since, I had white Lycra on! Make sure, I stopped and took a good number of photos! 🙂

You can check out the route I took @ www.strava.com/activities/680547241.

Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit
Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit
Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit

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