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I’ve been reminded of a quote today


“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson The opposite is obviously true of me – I’m so not tired of […]

If the tube was as good south of the river…


Upside Down Map – with North/South reversal What would the tube map look like if South London had all the tube trains instead of north London having the majority of them as it does at the moment? Something like this ! via Geofftech – Tube – Silly Tube Maps.

BBC News – Are you wearing a handmade poppy?


Since it was founded 90 years ago, the Poppy Factory has produced millions of buttonhole poppies to mark Remembrance Day each November. This year the 35-strong workforce at Richmond upon Thames in west London have made, by hand, 500,000 of the classic stylised flowers – a small but significant proportion of the 45 million produced […]

Tweets on 2012-04-19


@ken4london "I have no interest in managing my financial affairs" says the man who earns too much and doesn't need to budget #ken4ken # Whilst he was on a jolly 'advising' other mayors in south America, china and Africa he hired an accountant. Talk about scapegoat. #ken4ken # If he's that clueless about his tax […]

Twitter Weekly Round Up for 2010-05-16


RT @qypedoeslondon I want @qypedoeslondon to Recipease me' http://bit.ly/cxrJU9 # @dbushe it is a lifetime ago (for a ten year old) in reply to dbushe # @robram Yeah that always works – oops we messed up let's overreact and cancel the whole thing. Muppets. Surely tone it down would work… in reply to robram # […]

Brighton round up


So this year it poured down in Brighton for the annual London-on-Sea Pride. It didn’t dampen our spirits though and we struggled through for a few hours before dragging ourselves back for hot food and some more drinks :-) In the evening there were fireworks over the pier too which was great fun. Oh and […]

Plan to test mobile phones on the Underground


Transport for London (TfL) had appealed for telecommunications companies to come forward for a trial on the Waterloo & City line but have drawn a blank. The aim of the test – originally scheduled for 2008 – was to find how out technically and commercially viable a scheme would be. All I can say is […]

Severe Weather Warning


So London has closed down due to snow. It’s the most snow we have had in 18 years apparently and more to come today. All very exciting but means I can’t make it into the office and neither can most other people unless they can walk. Another ten centimetres forecast for today which means most […]

Win £1000 and design a new 50p coin


The Royal Mint are asking the public to design one of 27 coins to represent sports from Archery through to Wrestling. Designs however, must not include a recognisable likeness of a known sportsman or sportswoman. There are some more rules and you must follow the template given as some elements remain static like the London […]

Genius Advertising


As anyone who knows me knows I hate advertising. Well okay that’s not entirely true. I hate when advertising ruins the experience or when advertising becomes more imprtant than the content. Anyway advertising rant over – more to come when I don’t work where I work now. Anyway AOL Pictures and presumably the rest of […]


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