Secret garden

secret-garden

A secret garden

I’ve noticed a secret little garden in an obscure place. Just before the westbound platform at Farringdon. You can’t see it from the platform, only from the tube as you’re about to get there. It’s right in the middle of several tracks, next to what looks like a small office or signal box. It stands out as it’s such a well-kept space right in the middle of an commuting hub. There are sunflowers, garden gnomes, and is surrounded by a type of racing track red and white curb. I’ll try and get a better picture of it, it’s quite difficult with a phone-camera.

Human table football

I’ve been really getting into table football. Possibly due to the fact we’ve got a table at work and we’re currently going through a ‘World Cup’ of our own. As I was walking through the Broadgate Arena (where Andrew recently played hockey) last week I was pleasantly surprised by the human sized table football that … Continue reading “Human table football”

Human Table FootballI’ve been really getting into table football. Possibly due to the fact we’ve got a table at work and we’re currently going through a ‘World Cup’ of our own. As I was walking through the Broadgate Arena (where Andrew recently played hockey) last week I was pleasantly surprised by the human sized table football that was going on there.

There’s one guy in goal, 2 midfielders and 2 strikers. They can traverse along the poll, but they are tied on to it, so they cannot reach the next line of players. Using a standard pop-on-a-rose-bush football. Excellent!

The end of Routemasters

I learnt that today was to be the last day of London’s iconic Routemaster double deckers. London’s hop on, hop off buses. It’s only a bus, but I can see it’s a shame to see them go as they have so much character. Last year when there was a tube strike, I managed to hop … Continue reading “The end of Routemasters”

I learnt that today was to be the last day of London’s iconic Routemaster double deckers. London’s hop on, hop off buses. It’s only a bus, but I can see it’s a shame to see them go as they have so much character. Last year when there was a tube strike, I managed to hop on the back of one and I remember admiring it’s features, like the way the driver sits afore everyone else and the spiral staircase.

I suppose everything comes to an end at some stage and we must move on. In another 50 years we’ll bee looking at the our, at present modern buses end their service and loving their antique CCTV cameras and easy-step hydraulics.

DJ Format gig

James, Stu and myself attended the Mean Fiddler last night to see DJ Format with support from Little Barrie, a 3 piece 70s funk style summer jam type outfit who were rather good. The drummer has a surprisingly high singing voice for his chunky hairy appearance, but this is not to say it was bad. … Continue reading “DJ Format gig”

James, Stu and myself attended the Mean Fiddler last night to see DJ Format with support from Little Barrie, a 3 piece 70s funk style summer jam type outfit who were rather good. The drummer has a surprisingly high singing voice for his chunky hairy appearance, but this is not to say it was bad. The harmonies & rhythm worked very well over the top of the jingley jangly guitar. Shame we missed the solo on Free Salute due to the second broken string of the night.

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Jacks of London

I was about to talk about my cousin’s barber shop when my Mum pointed out to me that it was on the BCC’s Working Lunch on Friday. It’s a great place to get your hair cut. If you’re sick of all these trendy Unisex like Toni & Guy, then get down to Jacks of London … Continue reading “Jacks of London”

I was about to talk about my cousin’s barber shop when my Mum pointed out to me that it was on the BCC’s Working Lunch on Friday.

It’s a great place to get your hair cut. If you’re sick of all these trendy Unisex like Toni & Guy, then get down to Jacks of London right next to Wimbledon station. You get to sit in a chesterfield & watch football on the plasma screen whilst you wait -or- you can browse the internet or listen to music. AND they give you a free beer.

The brainfire award for “best use of the internet” this month goes Jacks of London for their queue watch webcam. Now you can time your lunch time visit perfectly.