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Friends Only Journal.

I like to know who is reading this, and so, reluctantly the majority of this journal has become "friends only".
This means you need a few things to be able to read this.
1. A Livejournal account.
2. Have "befriended" me. Read the FAQ if you're not sure.
3. Be logged in.
 
The usual rules apply. If you want to find out more about me, leave a comment, and I'll get back to you.

The entries and posts that don't contain any subjects of a personal nature will probably remain public.
Maybe.

The Traveler IQ challenge ranks geographic knowledge of cities such as: Tokyo, Oklahoma City or Montego Bay by comparing results against 6,247,859 other travelers.

I'm not here very often at all.

Its been rather good to read some old blogs and see what LJ has been up to in my absence.

I'm usually found here... http://www.facebook.com/matt.clarke.395669

I've changed. Had a rather massive jolt of an emotional awakening last year. The world looks very different to me now. Introspection and discussion have made me more aware of myself and my surroundings than ever before.

I like this new me.

This year I have...

bought a big Italian motorbike.

bought an equally large Japanese motorbike.

ridden them both quite a lot.

not won the lottery.

had a few brief sojourns around and about.

discovered that Northern Belgium is rather flat and full of war memorials.

found that Southern Belgium isn't so bad.

learned that the ring-road around Lille is a nightmare in rush-hour.

found my ability to speak French is shockingly poor.

learned that regardless of the booking slot on Eurotunnel you can turn up whenever you want without being penalised.

found that camping next to a river is very pretty, but is very damp during the night.

got heavier.

really enjoyed making loud noises with motorbikes while hooning through tunnels.

not travelled enough.

been to Twickenham and watched the Premiership Final between Saracens and Leicester.

learned how to fix punctures on a large Italian motorcycle.

bought a new pair of glasses for the first time in almost a decade.

wussed out of having laser eye treatment.

stopped feeling as anxious about work as I did twelve months ago.

learned to let things go.

enjoyed the less expensive things.

discovered that rabbits like chocolate.

drank more decent, filtered coffee than ever before.

decided that taking over the world is no longer a career option.

All things being well...

... I should get my new motorbike on Saturday.

Mmmm MotoGuzzi California Titanium. 1100cc of vee twin fun :)

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Getting some mojo back...

I've had the afternoon to myself and decided to use my camera for the first time in ages.

Is this a sign that I'm getting my "mojo" back? I feel relaxed, and have gone back to basics.

Simple stuff to use light to highlight texture.








An inconvenient truth...

23rd Nov, 2009

This week I will mostly be lurking on livejournal.

Evel Knievel to jump the Thames!


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