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That Friday Feeling

This guy noticed me looking, and said “Do you like my sign?”

I said yes.

The thing is – he was selling the Big Issue, and probably wasn’t subject to the 9-5 Monday to Friday grind. But still – you don’t turn down an invitation to smile.

Wacky Racers

Walking tube sign by Stevec77

Walking tube sign by Stevec77


Did anyone else hear the alternative tube announcments at Hammersmith last night?

It was absolutely Hilarious!

I noticed something was up when the guy announced the "district line train on platform two, calling at all stations to Upminster with a U." Hmmmm...

Swiftly followed by "The next train on platform one will be the cockfosters train" and he giggled followed by some static.

This was my train. I was tired and figured I was hearing stuff. No one else seemed to have noticed anything.

Until... "Lay your bets ladies and gentlemen please"a doff and some static.

Now the people were paying attention. "On your right we have the Piccadilly line and on the left the District line in racing green"

You know Im giggling my head of now right? The people are just like staring...

*STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS -MIND THE DOORS PLEASE*

"and while the Piccadilly line is talking about it the District line is closing the doors taking the lead!!" doff doff.
So the train doors slam shut and as it accelerates out I just catch him...

"TOO BAD Piccadilly ... looooser!"

I wish they did it like that everyday....

Bring your Oyster!

Yay! Finally Bring Stuff, my personal favourite (nearly) free fancy dress party organiser has just announced his latest Party.

“We are Londoners, embrace the Londoness!
We want you to come dressed as a visual interpretation of a tube station – a blacksmith with a large hammer for Hammersmith, a manchester clown for Piccadilly Circus or James Bond for Bond Street etc.
You get the idea, so be as creative as you can, with one exception. NO ANGEL COSTUMES, Angel Islington is off limits as it’s closed for engineering works! Seriously, angel costumes would be super-lame.
It’s the end of January, you’ve had enough time to detox and break those resolutions. Kick those blues and come and get trollied with us whilst dressed as an impeccable vision of a tube station, oh yes there will be dancing in the basement of the bar too if you’re hardcore enough.
Prizes for best costume in ludicrous categories and a few games to be played too if you can find them!

Sat 31st January, 7:30pm-2.00am
Zebranos at the Establishment (not the one off carnaby street)
18 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4DS

Free before 10pm, £9 after. Mention Bring Stuff at the door to queue jump.
Come find us at the back of the bar, don’t forget your oyster cards.”

I already know what I’m going as… its going to be Absolutely Fabulous…(hint hint) and for those of you who dont know them all off by heart, here is a list of all the Stations currently open (Not sure if DLR is allowed).

Angus Steakhouse

Panoramic London

Smithfields Market by Peter Watts

Smithfield's Market by Peter Watts

Some one sent me this really cool link about a year and a half ago…(!!)Cool Map, It’s like a Google map with load and loads of panoramic images stuck on it. The streetviews are awesome mostly taken by a guy called Peter Watts.

Each time you click on a new photo you get a Photographers description and loads of cute stuff, like little facts and travel directions. Its a really cool little site, with a handful of cities available to look at like Singapore, Sydney and Vienna.

To The Cyclist who’s bike I stole….

…you ain’t getting it back!!!

Last Chance for the Night of your Dreams…

..Or Nightmares.

Ruby’s top Halloween Treats are here!!!

Firstly a massive big up has to go out to my Friends over at Bringstuff. Tonight for one night only they will be teaming up with the Almighty Celebrity Murder Party for a night of frightful fund-raising for Charity Camp Cando. BringStuff headed up by Giacomo and Katy, are the people that brought you Black and White Ball and more recently the fantabulous Bring Pirates Pub Boat Brawl!

Its been brought to our attention that there are still over 150 tickets available for this Dreams and Nightmares themed event. If you go to the Bringstuff website or befriend either him or the Group you may well be able to arrange a ticket, the Pre-Party meet-up is at London Bridge 8pm. Alternatively make sure you’re one of the first 150 people at Hays Galleria before 8pm, get your free shot, buy some raffle tickets and get ready for a night that you will not forget!

Still on the Southside of Town is the Lost Society Haloween Weekender.

Lost Society is a renovated 16th Century Barn which originally formed part of the ‘Claphampton’ Manor Estate (get that!). Historically a Banquet was held there in honour of Elizabeth the First, and the Artistic flair and flamboyance of Elizabeth’s England remains present thorough the modern day Decor.

Emma LostSociety hosts special events through the year, Fondue Thursdays, Cocktail class (truly awesome) and the ever Popular Halo Events.

If you only fancy paying a fiver to get your Halloween kicks Lost Society is the Place for you!!

Last but but least is the old faithful William IV on the Harrow Road. Tonight is a Cowboy and Indians Party – which I find kind of refreshing considering that *everyone* is going to be dressed as the living dead this evening (not my best look). Free, funky and in West, this is where I will be heading this evening… Have a good one!

Boris and Ken in Lego

I went to Legoland Windsor a few weeks back. Rain, queues, expense, queues… you get the picture. The kids loved it. But I was amused to see that the personnel at London City Hall have been updated. Boris, Ken: there they are…

Changing Of the Guard

Staines may suck, but…..

I was coming on the tube home tonight (well the bus and the two tubes, working in Staines sucks), reading the London Paper as usual. I have for the last week or so tried to delude myself that there is NO finacial crisis and everything is NOT going to get more expensive by reading various books on the way to work; however having stayed at the Boys house I was today without any books and therefore having to deal with reality.

Why is it that whoever writes in to do the columns, no matter who they are, they are griping? About the tourists, the grumpy barmaids and the cyclists… The men who WILL stand up for women and the whatever else it is happens to piss them off. I just think its kind of weird that if you have only 400 words to represent your point of veiw that you would spend it griping. Theres so much nice things going on.

For example there is the Optimists Society. these guys are a bit kinda freaky – I discovered them at a Pirate Party, where they gave me a card and told me that they’d spent the majority of the Day on Southbank in Pants and Babygrows – this is before becoming pirates. They also charged people cash to have their piccies done with the panted people and gave all the money to Charity!!! On further investigation I found that these guys do regular events promoting a “glass is fuller” attitude – I’d love to tell you more but the Dude never replied to my email, however you can find the facebook here

OOOH And the Pirate people are having another Party by the way – but more of that another soon…

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