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Tube Strike and the Walk to Work

Two days after the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 tube bombings, and about two months before the planned start of all-night tube services on Fridays and Saturdays (“The Night Tube”), unions are staging a 24+hour strike that started to disrupt services during the Wednesday PM rush hour and led to no tube service at all on Thursday. 872 more words


A Visit to Cambridge and its Transit

After getting back from Asia at the end of November I was able to take a couple of days off, and on Thanksgiving I traveled up to Cambridge to visit Astrid for lunch and see her office. 922 more words


Speaking of Retro, Check Out the Preston Bus Station

While yes, I am crazy, but there was a special reason – the Preston Bus Station is not exactly just any old bus station, and my interest in it ironically has nothing to do with buses! 904 more words

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Driving Around Cornwall

So, we finally did it.  After more than a year and a half in this country, we finally drove a car on the wrong (er, I mean left) side of the road!  805 more words


Happy July 4!

I thought about trying to find some sparklers to celebrate American independance, but then I realized that it only gets dark these days at about 10 or 10:30, and I turn into a pumpkin at about 9! 292 more words


The Queen's real (but not official) birthday

You might not have realized it, but a few weeks ago, on April 21, it was Queen Elizabeth’s 75th (oops, I meant 85th!) birthday. Yes, it was her actual and real birthday, and not the “official” birthday that is celebrated in June. 253 more words

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The Royal Wedding

Finally!  Sorry for the long delay in this post … the royal wedding was more than a week ago, but a combination of technical troubles and personal procrastination led to, well … not blogging for a week.  1,069 more words

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