January 2004

roadies

esther and kezia helped us load in the guitars this morning.
it was also the debut of nu:generation, the young people’s band. we had two singers, 3 blowy instruments (not sure what they were!), piano, guitar and drums. jane and i joined in on guitar and bass. they had style and volume. a great combination
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haggis

jane cooked hagis for tea as it’s rabbi burns night or something. just thought i’d share this delight with you.
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cookham

cookham is not an instruction. it’s a fantastic village on the thames. we went for a long walk there this afternoon in the beautiful sunshine and pouring rain. esther wore her boots for puddle jumping and kezia went in the backpack.
it’s a really pretty place so if you are anywhere near it and/or love Stanley Spencer, go there !
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it’s the weekend

it’s the weekend so obviously i present you with the weekly proud father photo of esther and kezia.
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all or nothing

jane and i watched All Or Nothing last night. it was most excellent. if you want to find out what British Life is really like then this is the film for you.
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hidden tunnels

here is a fantastic site on disused london underground platforms and tunnels.

glove

a glove on my train at 12.15 this morning.
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open sign

this sign says the show home is open. but it was half past midnight and it blatantly wasn’t open. i was dissappointed. what kind of 24 hours society are we running here ?
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not to be moved

here is a mysterious thing in paddington station. it raises more questions than it solves i’m afraid.
why can’t it be moved ? how did they get it there in the first place (they must have written the words on when it was in place). is it a reminder to the ticket inspectors not to listen to people’s sob stories about losing their tickets ? is it for when there is a train strike and is used to accompany the song “we shall not be moved”
and most importantly. if it’s not to be moved, why has it got a handle on the top.
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dirty hand

ever suddenly discover your hand is dirty and you have no idea why ? i did last night. here is the evidence.
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fire safety

i love this picture. not sure why. but i do. so there.
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3 dimensional signs

one thing i enjoy about the tube system is that many of the signposts are in 3 dimensions. here is a good example at Westminster station. I may find some more examples for you.
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toilet sign

the toilet signs in the london aquarium are very good
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london aquarium

i was lucky enough to be invited to an event in London Aquarium hosted by BT. There were lots of current and ex-colleagues there and i really enjoyed the evening.
I got lost looking for the toilets at one point and ended up wandering around the museum on my own which was very bizarre. just me, the fish and a couple of turtles.
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here is a man in with the sharks:
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glove

this woolen glove was in the middle of the road and was extremely flat (like a cartoon character run over by a steam roller).
i was pleased to see it was giving me the ‘thumbs up’ despite the obvious traumas it had been through.
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a quality street

i found this on the pavement near where i live. it’s been there for a few days. in my opinion it’s a quality street.
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