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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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Waterloo and Whitehall Pneumatic Railway

A bit of an update in my researches into this rather odd nuget of railway history. I am building up quite a good picture now of what happened and am picking up snippets of information from a wide range of

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Bring back the Penny Black

As a web campaign has (alledgedly) encouraged Cadbury’s to relaunch the Wispa chocolate bar – I am starting a campaign for the Royal Mail to reissue the Penny Black postage stamp (although I guess the price might be a bit

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Lightning over London

There was a fabulous thunderstorm over London this afternoon, and after seeing the first lightning strike, I decided to stand on the balcony (getting wet) for about 20 minutes with my camera on a tripod taking absolutly loads of photos

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A wander around the London 2012 site

Spent a rather nice Sunday with a group of fellow Thingboxers getting a tour of the site for the London Olympics just a few weeks before most of it is sealed off for construction work. We were guided by the

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