Sunday, 21 December 2008

On the advent of a blog franchise

I found out yesterday that my sister and her partner, Mark have set up a blog to detail their travails in Namibia. They were inspired by my blog to dub it "Namibia wanderings". As my readers are aware, I dubbed this blog "Moose Wanderings" after Margo and Chris' blog "Wanderings". This has some interesting potential repercussions. Does this mean that the "Wanderings" brand of blog has gone viral and there will be a wave of like titled blogs throughout the web? Or should Margo rush out to register Wanderings as brand name? In restaurant terms, three or more related restaurants counts as a chain. Are we now a chain of blogs? ;-) Do Alice and I have to start paying fees to Margo and Chris?

It has been a while since I last posted so I thought I would wish people a Merry Christmas and a happy last Sunday of Advent.

Monday, 1 December 2008

On the benefits of Canadian bikes

This post isn't really about me or my biking. Instead I would like to call my readers attention to this article on the CBC's website. It is particularly interesting to me as not only is it a biking article but it also discusses medicine in Namibia where my sister, the doctor, might working early next year. I don't know in what conditions she will working in but I can't help but wonder if she might benefit from bringing her bike along with her, possibly with some gear upgrades, such as Kevlar tires, and good saddle bags.