November 2008

page 3

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paddingtson station has a bizarre sign policy which involves page numbers on their signs.  it was great to see a new page 3 spread

strange orphaned tower

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this little old tower sits in the middle of a road surrounded by modern off ice blocks.  classic london architecture

the photo show

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well, the photo show i had my pictures in at the weekend seemed to be a great success.  loads of photos, great turn out, great pictures and friendly people.  what more do you need !

just in case you are interested, here’s the pictures i presented

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thomas and kezia

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thomas had an idea to surprise his dad with this picture of him and cousin kezia on our thames path walk last week.  he really wanted the picture to appear on the blog.  so here it is.

hello thomas (and his dad) if you’re reading this !

balaclavas

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fantastic knitting pattern cover for balaclavas. not all wearers seem happy in their hats.

day out to greenwich london

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we went to london with friends yesterday.  started by train then go the tube to embankment where we caught the thames clipper to greenwich.  it’s the only way to travel (if you ignore the other options).  here we are waiting

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at greenwich we got a bit lost and ended up in a painted room which was very good

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kezia enjoyed the mirror which saved her looking up

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it was very rainy so not much sight of docklands

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but we did watch the 1pm ball drop, something a tour guide described as a “non event”, but one worth watching nevertheless.  we felt thoroughly calibrated.

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then, after a few hours wandering around the excellent martime museum we avoided a proper soaking (from the rain and the river) by taking the foot tunnel to the north side of the thames

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before getting the driverless DLR to Bank to catch a tube to the train station.  you can see the person driving the driverless train bottom left in this picture

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so all in all, an excellent day out and huge thanks to our friends for suggested we went londonwards.

man mending a train by filling it from a watering can

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the train we were on broke at paddington station so a man had to come and fix it

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he did this by pouring ‘coolant’ (water?) from a watering can in to the train

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a train man came and checked he was doing it properly

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and finally a third one arrived to watch.  train journey increased by an extra half an hour but worth it for the watering can pictures

charles and diana

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actual colours due to the table mat and my beer level