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Coot, Isle of Dogs; January 2016

The morning was crisp, bright, and very cold. The DLR to work broke down at Mudchute so I decided to walk, up the Isle of Dogs along past Millwall Docks, where I spotted a coot. 12 more words


Newcastle Quayside; December 2015

After 36 hours of incessant rain, we woke to clear blue skies on the 27th of December. After a walk round a mostly-deserted Ouseburn, we headed down to the Quayside, enjoying the sunshine. 82 more words


Enjoying a lunchtime map

I saw this great old-style underground map (from 1932) outside Temple tube station yesterday lunchtime.

I was instantly transported (just like Mr Benn was) into a world of pinstripe suits, bowler hats and people saying “jolly good.” Jolly good! P

London Life

Make some noise! (For peace and tranquility)

Yesterday lunchtime in the horrible drizzle, I popped to the library to bring some books back. On the way there I heard a right old din reverberating around Covent Garden Piazza.  136 more words

Float, float on

Today I spent elevenses in a dentist’s chair at Guys Hospital Dental Department having a tooth yanked out. On the way back to work around midday full of Co-codomol, I walked via the Millennium Bridge.  215 more words

Down to Land's End

I’m on deadline this morning, writing an article for the Lewiston Sun Journal.  The piece will run on August 23, I think.  Maybe it runs on August 30.  322 more words


Stopped in my tracks by a Mod scooter (or two)

Last week whilst on my travels to find a very cheap all-day breakfast on the south side of Waterloo Bridge, I was stopped in my tracks. 133 more words