Minor Morris

12th December 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Bumped into an old client today – one of those guys I always got on really well with. I haven’t seen him for about ten years. I always used to call him Minor Morris, because he drove an immaculate vintage Morris Minor (I know – a really weak nickname). But he always wanted to learn  [Read full post…]

Public service notice

10th December 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Gentleman – this is a public-service broadcast. It’s about two weeks to Christmas. Yes, two weeks. So before you get into trouble, spend your lunch time doing your final online shop (or even nip out if you can to a real shop) and make sure that sure-fire success of a present gets in your hands  [Read full post…]

Finally cold

7th December 2018 by  in The Dex Files

I’m amazed. Today was the first time I felt like using the heated kit. Oh, I’ve had some chilly mornings. One or two late-night runs back that could have been warmer. But the layers (and the GTR’s heated grips) have been enough. This morning it was properly chilly so I broke out the heated jacket.  [Read full post…]

First one of the season

5th December 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Yes, last night was the first Christmas party of the year. Not mine, thankfully (that’s the joy of being self-employed: if I buy myself a mince pie after 5pm I can call it a Christmas party and write the tax off as staff entertaining). Or one of my clients, where I’d have to put in  [Read full post…]

Christmas trees

3rd December 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Okay, so clearly the local shops were in festive overdrive even before Halloween – but what about you? Had a breakfast run with the boys at the weekend and Hogsback Harry admitted that he’d put his Christmas tree up two weeks ago.  “It’s the misses, she loves it…” was his excuse. The rest of us  [Read full post…]

He got away with it

30th November 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Just an update for anyone who wondered: Pete managed to keep his licence, but he got six points and a massive fine. Apparently, he managed to persuade the magistrates that, as a self-employed man who has to travel all over the south-east with a large range of tools and parts in his van, he’d face  [Read full post…]

Heated kit

29th November 2018 by  in The Dex Files

I’ve been doing really well to make do with just the heated grips so far this year – it’s been pretty mild, frankly. But this week has seen me get the heated gear out and check it all over. Heated jacket and heated gloves: all working a treat. I think I’ll be moving to them  [Read full post…]

Punchy Pete’s court appearance

27th November 2018 by  in The Dex Files

My good friend Punchy Pete – so called because he’s a Sarf Landahna with the kind of voice that could make reading a love sonnet sound like a declaration of war – is up in court next week to plead for his licence. He’s normally a pretty steady driver, but he’s fallen foul of late-night-roadwork-average-speed  [Read full post…]


24th November 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Hello, my name is Dexter, and I’m a bloke so I never remember birthdays. Are you the same? I know most blokes are. It’s not that we don’t care… we just don’t care enough to remember. Which as The Fair Lady Scully tells me, means we don’t really care. I think that’s unfair. I do  [Read full post…]

Motorcycle Live

22nd November 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Just had the morning at the bike show. Or Motorcycle Live, as it’s now called. I’m not sure I like the name (which, I know, it’s been going by for quite a few years now). It just seems a bit… too trendy. Like it’s trying too hard. But isn’t actually quite in step with the  [Read full post…]

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