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Go On the Boys….

OK… I think everyone knows I support the Hammers – however The Other Half is a ardent Chelsea Fan and currently is residing in the local boozer celebrating the 1 – 0 Champions league Victory over Barcelona at the Bridge earlier this evening.

So congratulations to the Boys in Blue – and good luck for the replay in Sofia ……

Sneak peek: London Fields Lido


My spies have brought me this photo of London Fields Lido, full of water and ready to swim!

Blinked if I know when the thing’s opening–info being few and far between as usual with the council–but, here’s to an October opening!

more wembley delays…

a statement today confirmed that Wembley stadium would not be opening before June 2007!!!! why why why! a delay of over a year with the contractors losing thousands of pounds per day. makes one think how much money they were getting in the first place!


Pedalling Drugs

I’ve been profoundly depressed by the Floyd Landis test result. Sure thing, riders have been doing since the start of the tour such was the ordeal they were expected to undertake back then. Now however there can be no such excuses as riders have long since stopped being miners escaping the hell of the pits to ride the tour.

I hope his ‘B’ sample is clean, but I fear not. Will this put some off cycling? Maybe, but I hope it doesn’t.


Tour de France in London


With the climax of the Tour de France upon us, it’s time to start looking forward to Le Tour coming to London next year.

In July 2007 around 200 of the world’s best cyclists will be coming to the streets of London and Kent to race for the legendary Yellow Jersey.

It will be a unique experience and the first time that the greatest cycle race in the world has visited the Capital. Over three days the start of the race, known as the Grand Départ will include the Opening Ceremony, the Prologue race day in central London and then Stage 1, which begins in London and finishes in Canterbury.

Work out with the NHS

I was a serious gym rat before coming to London six years ago. But gyms here are just unaffordable to the average frugal Londoner. There’s the joining fee, the monthly fee, the class fees, the late payment fees…I just can’t keep up. And paying as you go can sometimes be £10 a pop.

There is a way around the madness thanks to your friendly NHS.

Parliament Hill Lido

192860160_09421d45a3_m.jpgI spent Sunday at the Parliament Hill Lido and I can’t recommend it enough.

The huge outdoor pool is brand new and stainless steel, and it shines in the sun like a lovely clean giant colander. The £4.10 entry includes a free bag check so that you can swim unencumbered.

Parliament Hill lido is in Hamspead Heath, one minute from Gospel Oak Silverlink station.

If that’s not near you, check out Oliver Merrington’s fantastic, simple Lidos in London site.

Vive Le Tour par Rapha

Noting that there isn’t enough cycling in any shape whatsoever I thought I’d add this …

On the 18th July Rapha will be screening the Gap-Alpe d”huez stage at a party in Brick Lane (near to where Rapha their Kings of Pain exhibition in 2004).

A chance for etapistes to re-live the suffering and glory of their Etape ride!

Go along, have a beer and food and watch the pros do the same ride (though somewhat quicker). They’ll have some stuff on special offer too, so get there early.

Ah, that makes me feel better.

STILL Flying the Flag….

080706%20014.jpg It would seem even after last weeks dramatic defeat Patriotism is still alive in London Town… Yeah!!!
Most of the Car Flags have gone to ground but there is plenty of St George Crosses still flying high and proud around here.
On the right I spotted this one on the Grand Union Canal, and bellow is a window display bang in the Middle of Ladbroke Grove!

If you see any sticking their ground around your place, why dont you add it to our MB London Flickr Photo Pool ?

And while your at it Why not join the Group, we are always loving new and interesting Pics of London Town!


This about sums it up.

Barcelona has figured alot of my mind too, but that’s because we’re going there for our anniversary.

Frank’s seemed so distracted recently, but following news that he wasn’t Catalan bound he’s flopped. He had more shots that the rest of the team and yet NEVER looked like scoring.

Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty from Guardian Blog.


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