The Culprit

Honestly, you can’t leave him alone for five minutes, without him turning the place upside down.

Don’t look at the eyes !


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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Lincoln Garden Harvest Day

Local Event
Lincoln Garden and Capital Growth celebrate Lincoln Garden Harvest Day on Saturday 28th September 2013. 

The Event takes place at the corner of Fern St and Whitethorn St (London E3) and includes Edible Garden Open Day and Urban Food Fortnight.  There will be face painting, crafts and refreshments.

Lincoln Garden

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.

Fun Fair – Victoria Park Aug 2013


To See the Pictures Please Click on:

Carters Steam Fair


Victoria Park

22 – 26 AUGUST
Open Thurs 12 – 8pm; Fri and Sat 12 – 9pm; Sun and Mon 12 – 8pm

Future Appearances:

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

For more Duck Chronicles please click Here

UK Playday 2013

This years UK Playday is on Wed 7th August 2013.

For more information:

You might also like to view Playday at the Horniman Museum (Forest Hill, South London) and it’s other attractions:

Linc Centre Summer Scheme 2013 – Places Still Available

On 24th July 2013 by Lati.

Places still available at the Linc Summer scheme starting Monday 29th July. For ages 8 – 12 yrs.

If you are interested in registering your child please do call the Linc Centre on 020 7538 5748 to book a place. Lots of activities and trips throughout the 4 week holiday scheme.

Special Offer – Tower of London

The Tower of London is offering a £1 entry fee to residents of Tower Hamlets.  You will need an Idea Store Card or Tower Hamlets Leisure Services Card.  In addition adults must show proof of identity/residency.

Under 15’s, if accompanied by an adult,  do not need either a card or any proofs but are also charged £1.

Tickets cannot be booked in advance therefore, at busy times, it will probably be necessary to queue at the ticket office.

This concession may not have been intended for large parties but, as long as all are residents of Tower Hamlets, I don’t see how they can refuse.  Perhaps best to inquire first.

For more information about the offer:-

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About the Tower:


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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Magnetosphere Visualizer

Visualizers produce a graphic effect in time with music being played.  That is, a sound to light effect.  Most audio players will come complete with a range of visualizers.  Others can be downloaded, sometimes free.


The best visualizer  used to be called “The Magnetosphere“.  It is now only available with the Apple iTune player but the player can be downloaded to a Mac or PC for free.   The effect has multiple modes to play with.

You can take a look at the effect using the link below (link replaced because the original is no longer available) :-

Click on “Youtube” (bottom right of screen) to view at  There you will find other visualizers.  Some are not free.

To get the best of this visualizer, if you can, connect your computer’s VGA lead (i.e. the one that normally connects to your monitor) between your computer and a large screen TV or projector (You will need a cable that has a plug at both ends).  Then use the TV’s or projector’s remote to select PC as the Source.  The effect is stunning.

To download iTunes, you can use the following link..

Important Tip: If you already have a folder of music (e.g. you have been using Windows Media Player) then, when  iTunes opens, you will need to use menu File/Add to include your music in the iTunes player. 

Before you do this, go to Edit/Preferences then the Advanced tab and then uncheck the “Copy files to iTunes media folder when adding”.  Otherwise you will have a second copy of music taking up disk space.

If you copy music to your PC, other than using iTunes, it will be necessary to use File/Add again.

To activate the visualizer:

  • Open the iTunes player and play your choice of music.
  • Select, from the menu, “View” then “Visualizer”.  Choose the visualizer thet you want to use. 
    • The iTunes visualizer is an advancement on the basic Magnetosphere and is probably the best choice.
  • Then select, from the menu, “View” then “Show Visualizer”.
  • For a menu of controls press  ?   With some modes you can also use the keys Q W, A S, and + –  keys.
  • To toggle Full Screen press Ctrl and F.
  • To stop press Esc

Enjoy !