I caught the fringes of the hysteria in LA about the so-called ‘carmageddon’ over the weekend. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to read much more than the tales of panic and didn’t catch any of the actual details, so I had a few thoughts/questions:
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September 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Big weekend · Life
It has been a big weekend, with two late nights.Â On Saturday Jayne and I went to the middle of nowhere for a family wedding and then tonight I took Frankie up to London for some live comedy.
December 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Life
Going back to visit family in Essex, as we did at the weekend, is always a pleasure and especially at Christmas time.Â With Jane living up in Yorkshire it is not that often we all get together but Christmas is one of those times.Â It can get a bit mad though.
October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Misty Mountain Hop · Life
It was a misty one this morning.Â Normally I like the way everything looks in the fog – but not when I have to drive 100 miles.Â We seem to get a lot of fog around here (which makes you wonder who picked it as the location for a major airport) but today it was […]
August 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Roundabout · Life
While walking back from the shops today I noticed that there are some roadworks on Woodman’s Hill.Â Dare we hope that these are the long-overdue traffic-calming measures that were part of the S106 planning conditions on the Highwood Park development? Just after that previous post I got a tip-off from Jim McGough that this work […]
June 10th, 2008 · 10 Comments · Politics
Last week the Crawley News included the regular insert from the council: Crawley Live. Normally this is noncontentious to the point of dullness, but one article this time really wound me up: the one on page 7 about Section 106 agreements. It lists all the various benefits to society resulting from money extracted from developers […]
April 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on White van humour for the 21st century · Life
Its a tradition, or an old charter, or something, that white vans and lorries have to have the slogan “I wish my wife was this dirty” written in their dirt with a finger.Â Â The one exception to this was a van I saw in London once with the disturbing variation “I wish my nan was […]
November 10th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Life
On the way up to Herts today we were overtaken on the M25 by God, who obviously fancies himself as part of Torchwood. I was disappointed that I didn’t get the camera out of the glovie in time when a car with the number plate “BOB” (or 8 O) went passed, but this compensated for […]
October 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on Shortcut · Life
A third journey to Letchworth in a week, and we have found the secret – leave at 8:30 on a Sunday morning. Unfortunately it only works one-way unless you are going to wait seven days before coming back. We spent the day trying to tidy dad’s house up. I made three runs to the tip […]
October 27th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Life
This afternoon I was reminded, with far too much emphasis, of one reason why I didn’t see dad very often – the M25. The idea was I would go up to Letchworth so that sister 2 would have some help with all the various arrangements, but after 3 hours on the road I had only […]