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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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Horse Jousting at the Tower of London

I get an occasionl email about events in London, and with just a days warning it said that the Tower of London was hosting ye olde horse jousting in the moat – so I wandered along this morning, and indeed,

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Anticipation

After months of work – the main work website is finally getting it’s relaunch this weekend. Ironically, apart from the cosmetic changes (which could have been done in a matter of weeks), most people wont see the effort. It is

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Tube bag

Was in the retro store in Greenwich at the weekend and picked up this nifty bag which features an old London Underground map on the side. It’s an original and slightly frayed at the edges, but not bad for probably

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New photos

Went out today for a wander and photo session – been meaning for ages to take a few photos of the new Willis building, the new gravestone at the back of The Gherkin and a sign comemorating the German enclave

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Weird press releases

I am increasingly convinced that my PR email address has been added to a database somewhere in the media world, as I am getting increasing numbers of alerts from radio stations and music concerts. Just had another one about some

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Dishwasher tablets

I had an odd thought this morning (well, more odd than usual) as I loaded up my dishwasher and put the detergent into the container.

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That was unpleasent

Just sitting at my desk this afternoon, working as normal – and all of a sudden my heart starts pounding like mad and my whole chest felt very “odd”. It stopped after just a few seconds, but has left me

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