Friday, 17 September 2010

Me and the Pope

The pope is in London on Friday and Saturday.

On a normal working day I leave the office just before 16:00, amble past MI5 HQ before crossing Lambeth Bridge and walking down Lambeth Palace Road to Waterloo.

This Friday at 16:00, the pope dude is visiting Lambeth Palace before crossing Lambeth Bridge at 17:00 in the popemobile.

As a result, the roads in pink on the pdf file in the link are being closed from 11:30 until 21:00!

Having learnt of this I arranged on Monday to finish at 11:50 on Friday (flexi) in the hope that I can escape before the hordes descend – I join Millbank around about the k in Millbank on the link.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Slash - Paradise City – Glastonbury 2010

Nuff said. Enjoy 9 mins plus of one of the many great musical moments from Glastonbury 2010.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Local Crimewave

So, on Wednesday morning I left DBA cottages just before 06:00 to walk to the train station, immediately noticed a police van blocking off the High Street 40 yards from my house. An officer was standing on my side of it and we exchanged good mornings as I passed by, strange place to block the road I thought but there was a train to catch.

Found out the reason on my return when I had to visit the supermarket to pick up some essentials, the building society on the High Street was boarded up; turned out that some would be thieves had used a digger to smash into the building society but had fled the scene empty handed.

What is it about September and digger attacks on local financial institutions? It was five years ago this month that more successful thieves used a digger to remove the ATM from the same branch and another bank was robbed in the same fashion round about that time.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Handsome Hank And His Lonesome Boys'

Earlier tonight I heard an ad on the TV for what I have no fecking idea, however the music was great, it was a bluegrass cover of Guns N’ Roses Paradise City. Again it turns out that Google is your friend as entering “Paradise City country style took me straight to this place on YouTube:

I have been a fan of bluegrass music for sometime now, but this just cracks me up and will be going on my mp3 player real soon; they appear to be Swiss but what the feck, these dudes can play!