Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Aren't we all keen?!

Lots of people seemingly waiting for a post this morning in the absence of one yesterday.  I elected to work from home so I could get just that little bit of extra sleep before starting after the stag weekend.  If you've come here for pictures or stories of that weekend, you are going to be disappointed as normal stag do protocol applies: what goes on tour, stays on tour.

Though I will break that just the tiniest bit to let you know that Saturday night was considerably more successful than the Friday night was.  Which wasn't hard, given that the groom needed to be put to bed at 20:30.  Some of us are getting old...

On to the travel news: this morning's train from Hersham to Waterloo was actually a whole minute early.  This did not, however, affect which connecting tube to Edgware Road I could take, and that leg of the journey was delayed by a minute: £2.50 duly charged to TfL's account.

Elsewhere, I see that mobile phone network O2 has finally joined the tube station Wi-Fi bonanza (after EE and Vodafone), piggy-backing on Virgin Media's 120 station banquet.  Hasn't stopped them advertising the fact as if they came up with the idea in the first place.

I also note TfL has been wasting money unnecessarily renaming streets.  Isabel Street is now called Van Gogh Walk, in honour of the fact the artist once lodged in a house near there for a year.  I've noticed over the years a distressing tendency for blue plaques to pop up on buildings where someone famous once did something as simple as spend a night, or might possibly have seen once on his or her way past to somewhere else.  Puts me in mind of The Young Ones again, and Neil's cry of despair that his amp might be used to block an axe-wielding maniac's entrance to his room: 'Jimi Hendrix once pissed on that!'

Jimi Hendrix once pissed on that!

Surely it can't be far behind for a blue plaque to mark the site of a house where Liam Gallagher once puked...

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