Posting this week has been quiet due to the bike going tits-up. The cable on the right should be connected to the nipply thing on the left. Without it, I can't change between the big and small cogs on the front. I could still ride, but lacked the wherewithal to reach top speed - that combined with a cold has reduced me to taking the bus this week. And the bus is not good for the brain.
I saw the most un-safety Nazi like thing when I was getting the bike fixed. A family had walked home, and instead of waiting for Dad to unlock the front gate, a girl of about six climbed onto the neighbours fence, then up some wooden slats and onto a fat brick fence post, and from there onto the top of their front wall - a wall about six feet high. From there, she grabbed a tree branch and swung into their front yard, and unlocked the gate from the inside. She went up that wall pretty quickly - she was obviously well practiced.