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About Ian Middleton
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Entries by Ian Middleton
To conclude the final instalment of the three-part Enduro Series – yes, it was series – it was hot, which should come of little surprise as it appears to be an underlying theme of the races this year. What didn’t help matters was the high-vis uniform I was wearing due to my role of ‘sweeper’ […]
“What’s that? You were stuck in a backcountry hut for three days with a crazy Danish guy?” It’s not very often that an idea for a horror story, magazine article and blog post all arrive at once, but hearing the cabin fever-inducing experience of a couple who recently walked the New Zealand Te Araroa track […]
Development, increase, growth, advance, gain, improvement, promotion, breakthrough, step, forward, advancement, progression, headway, betterment, amelioration.
As a result of the adverb debacle last week, which if you haven’t read, it’s here, I’ve now stumbled into another literature-based quandary – that of body language. Gone are the days when I could just say something was undertaken slowly, or angrily, or happily or any other convenient adverb that summed up the context nicely […]
Adverbs. Who would have thought these pesky little grammatical creatures could be such a nuisance? On the surface, they sound quite fun, almost like a useful tool when one verb just won’t do. Say, if you were running juggling. I was vaguely aware of their existence but wasn’t entirely sure what they were. Similar to […]
‘A lightweight camping mug, well I do have one already, but this one is insulated.’ ‘A climbing knife, for cutting rope. I don’t have one of those. Quite cheap too.’ ‘A woman’s ultralight, breathable running jacket. Well, my jacket is starting to lose its waterproofing.’ ‘Spray-on waterproofing… I think I’d rather just have a new […]
So, the Craigieburn Enduro. What a barrel of laughs that was. First off, if you don’t know what an Enduro is, click here. Craigieburn is an area just over an hour from Christchurch. It’s where the mountains and adventures live. If New Zealand had to be condensed down to a specific area, then it would […]
Some of the best comedy straddles the thin line between hilarious and offensive/bad taste. Get it right, and you can be ‘that guy’ – referenced in the positive, carried out on the shoulders of cheering strangers way, as opposed to the slightly more negative, police line-up type. Get it wrong, however, and you’re ‘that guy’ […]
‘Well, this was a waste of time!’ Ian announced as we arrived at the summit. Considering the effort it had taken to get here, I thought he would have been a little more ecstatic. He stood with his hands on his hips and shook his head from side to side. I personally thought it was […]