A Little Surreal


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Happy Halloween

A Happy Halloween to all visitors and everybody else.   Have fun.

My favourite typo: “I went to a Halloween party and met some old fiends”. 🙂

Straight Up With A Twist


The Cable Car over the Thames, London,UK.

Well, I suppose the builders were grinning when they said they’d give it whirl.  I should have known better really.

Over the Thames (London) Cable Car – Visitor Information

Th United Emirates cable car traverses the river Thames in East London between the Royal Victoria Dock and the North Greenwich Peninsula.  It can be found on the Standard London Underground Map at sector D8.

Fares, using a Travel Card (show it at the ticket office to get a discount) or Oyster Card (no need to queue at the ticket office) are currently (October 2013) £3.20 per adult and £1.60 per child, each way.  It costs a bit more (about 20%) if you buy a boarding pass at the terminal.  It makes sense to use a Card as this will also save money on the London Underground and Docklands Light Railway.  More Information.

In many cases travel costs are almost halved by using a Pay as You Go “Swipe” Oyster card whilst an all day/week Travel Card can be even less expensive.

Click on for Fare Information.

Click on for Oyster Card and other options information.

BE AWARE: That if you forget to swipe out, when leaving a station, there is a penalty charge and the card may be unusable for a while.

A video of the view  shows that although it is partly obstructed by the tall buildings of Canary Wharf and lasts 5-10 minutes (according to time of day), it is nevertheless quite good value for money. 

It is used for some commuting to and from work, so it is better to avoid peak times.

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The Last Rule of Acquisition

Having produced a thought cloud on the subject of “Have we got all the loot yet”: The Ferengi Council concluded that they had got everything they could and would leave for home, applying the last rule of acquisition.  Take the building as well.

It’s a Mystery


Near Royal Victoria Docks – Canning Town, London, England

To paraphrase from an old film, in reference to wartime sausages.

It’s a mystery to me what they put in these things, and I hope it’s never solved in my lifetime.

Ducks Chronicle – Appeal


Sir Montagur Fluffly - DFC and Bar (any bar really)

Sir Montague Fluffly – DFC and Bar (any bar really)

An appeal by Sir Montague on behalf of wildfowl, and those who are only slightly annoyed.

Whenever you are feeling low,
And life does not seem to flow,
Flick a stick or kick a brick,
But please don’t chuck a duck.

Yeah, it durts our dozes, innit

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Hemming Bird

Hemming Bird

You can enter the competition by creating a caption and putting it into the comments box with a name.  Sucessful entries will get published with the name you gave.   You may need to click on the title to gain access to the comments box.

Judges will be mostly sober.  Captions so far:

What do you mean adopted ?

Parcel for Mrs Nectar.

Honest officer, I was only doing 30 mph.

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Have fun !