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Have I Got News for You

Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing another live recording of the BBC show, Have I Got News for You. I am not actually that big a fan of watching TV shows being recorded after some friends took me

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Docklands in the Fog

Woke up this morning to see – well, not a lot frankly as it was very foggy. Couldn’t resist and went out with the camera to take some photos instead of sitting down to do some work. More at my

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Weekend goodness

Apart from my somewhat spoilt Saturday afternoon in The Chandos pub, I actually had quite a good weekend – and just had a follow-up reply to an email I sent. I meant to visit the Clock Museum in the City

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Smoking ban and screaming babies

I love the smoking ban in pubs – I really like it. However, it seems that so do families. Since the ban, I have noticed a significant increase in families going indoors at pubs as opposed to sitting outside. Alas,

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Having babies and carbon offsetting

Carbon offsetting – the act of paying someone else to deal with your carbon emissions on your behalf. Having a baby – often said to be one of the most massively enviromentally damaging things a couple can do. I have

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Lonbai?

Listening to Ken Livingstone on the news this morning talking about the long-delayed agreement to build the £16 billion (US$31 billion) CrossRail project, he was talking about how it was esential to keep London as a major financial center in

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Troops recall fuels election fever

That was the “headline” on a poster I spoted today advertising the Evening Standard newspaper. As a person though, who spends much of his time reading about elections in (ahem) developing nations, where the election is usually won by the

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Anubis on the Thames

You see some odd sights at times going along the River Thames – but seeing Anbuis standing proud as he is taken up to the center of London has to be one of the stranger ones. As an aside, the

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St Margaret’s Church – Lee, London

I wandered along to St Margaret’s Church in Lee – just by Blackheath in South London today. This was a rather plain Church when built, but then completely redecorated in a Pugin inspired Gothic Revivalist mode by James Brooks.

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Sky News to rely on Digg/Reddit etc for news

This week’s New Media Age magazine has an article about a revamp at the UK satellite TV station, Sky News which will include the launch a new program which sounds suspiciously similar to the BBC News 24’s own “Your News”,

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Pedestrianising Oxford Street

I was doing a bit more research into the pneumatic railway that I have working on for a while, and came across this totally unrelated image, but it got me thinking. This is of a pneumatic railway concept which would

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Heathrow North – a Radical Suggestion

Anyone familiar with flying will be aware that Heathrow is suffering considerable congestion – not just at the terminals themselves, but more seriously in the air as well. Problems ground-side will hopefully subside somewhat when Terminal 5 opens next year

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London Open House Weekend

Last weekend was fun – trawling around places which are normally closed to see what they look like. Haven’t had a chance to upload all my photos – but below are the two sets which are probably most interesting: The

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Thames Barrier

Today (Sunday) was the annual “full closure” of the Thames Barrier, so I wandered along to Barrier Park on the north side to take some photos, and have a look at the park which I had read about but never

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BOGOF’s and impulse shopping

Yesterday I brought a new tube of toothpaste. Yes, I know – not very interesting. Anyhow, as I left Waitrose and walked past Boots, I noticed that they are offering toothpaste on a special offer where you buy two tubes

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