Tag Archives: London

Drinks with Stevie

What is it with train guards? Why do they feel the need to use incorrect words when they make announcements? It drives me mad the way they say ‘myself’ instead of ‘me’. I’m never sure whether to feel sorry for … Continue reading

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Gothic strawberry

Mirinda’s Reading Group recently read The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (the son of Britain’s first Prime Minister) and it was suggested that the group, along with other halves, visit his house at Strawberry Hill. Today was the day … Continue reading

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Not just fish

Everyone knows about the Great Exhibition of 1851. Prince Albert’s genius idea to showcase the brilliance that had grown from the fledgling roots of the Industrial Revolution. How many of the objects featured in the exhibition became part of the … Continue reading

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Up the A3

We’ve been watching Homeland and something occurred to me today. One of the characters, being quizzed about suicide bombers, said she would continue being a terrorist because her grandfather was killed by a drone attack. Okay, that’s not very good … Continue reading

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Mindless tunnels

I was searching for something today (which I found) and, quite by chance, came upon the story of the infamous Hackney Mole Man. Apparently the story took on gigantic, country-wide proportions when it all came out. I can’t say I … Continue reading

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Fortitude and determination

In March 1843, the Thames Tunnel opened to pedestrian traffic. It was the first tunnel ever to be built under a river. It took 15 years and cost a lot of money and lives. I wonder they didn’t just build … Continue reading

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Living in London

There’s something quite special about going to the theatre in the West End and getting a taxi home afterwards. None of that squeezing into disgusting Saturday night Tube trains then having to put up with the drunk run to Farnham … Continue reading

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More pollution

I heard today that lifespans in Beijing are being shortened by about 5.5 years. Apparently, the reason for this is the pollution. Beijing has five million cars. But is it because of the cars that Beijing is so polluted? Some … Continue reading

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Ships and songs

Today we had one of our London Days. It was a spur of the moment thing, organised last weekend. We’d searched for a musical to see, settling on Loserville, because we couldn’t get tickets to Cabaret. Our cultural attraction wound … Continue reading

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Seated on a steed

Mirinda has two dinner engagements this week for work so our usual Wednesday night date was rescheduled to lunchtime. Her dinner last night was awful. Here’s hoping tonight is better. While the day started brilliantly, by the time I reached … Continue reading

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