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  • raven 12:52 PM on July 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: LDN   


    The London Girl

  • raven 10:11 PM on September 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Clapham Junction, , Food, Healthy, LDN   

    Someone out there doesn’t want me to eat healthy.

    For lunch today:
    Went to Subway – it had been burgled and was under renovation
    Went to Waitrose’s Salad Bar – cleaned out except for potatoes and tomatoes
    Went to Sandwich sections at Greggs & M&S – barely half a dozen variants available, none appealing.

    Finally, gave up and picked up a Big Mac from McDonalds. Made it without cheese :|

  • raven 12:26 PM on September 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , LDN,   

    Friends are not welcome. 

    They come for short visits, surround me with happy vibes, make me feel good, make me a social animal.

    Then they leave, off to get lost in their busy lives, leaving me behind to wallow in my new-again loneliness.

    It’s too hard. Not doing it again. All invitations now stand withdrawn.

    • Blot 6:06 PM on September 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Bah, call me for lunch some day that you aren’t planning a long ride for.

      Yes, I know I’m a miserable specimen for a ‘social animal’, but at least you can be confident there are bottom-dwellers lower than you. :P

      • raven 10:14 PM on September 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        That day could’ve been today. Now has to be next week.

        And you’re far more of a social animal than me… even if its just because your hubby drags your out to meet people :)

    • Ms.N 7:11 AM on September 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply


      • raven 6:54 PM on September 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Yup, that includes you too!

        • Ms.N 1:37 AM on September 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          that is why we are meeting on an African rendezvous.

  • raven 4:30 PM on August 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , LDN, Looting, , Protest, ,   

    I can understand the frustrations of youth from poor neighbourhoods in a govt led by elitist, rich white men.

    What I can’t understand is how destroying buses and looting small businesses in poor neighbourhoods improves their lot.

    Protest, yes. Go out and stage a march of thousands outside the parliament every day till the government relents.

    Rioting & looting, no. Just NO.

  • raven 4:55 PM on June 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Brighton, , , LDN, Rain, ,   

    Love the rain in LDN these days – it pours well, more like the monsoon back home than the dreary, fickly drizzle this city usually gets.
    I love the sun – always have, but more so in LDN since I know I’ll soon be spending months in a row begging for a good sight of it.

    The rain, accompanied by those loud thunderstorms and lightening, wrecked my plans for a century ride to Brighton today. Still, finding it really hard to diss it. In fact, wishing for some more… rather lots more… before a dry day tomorrow :)

    • Blot 5:27 PM on June 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Bah, I’m always For dreary weather and the one time I actually complain, you wax lyrical on it. :-/

      • raven 7:01 PM on June 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        :) … why did you complain about this weather? … and when?

        As for weather, I don’t mind the rain one bit, in fact really love it. Rain or sun are both good. It’s the dreary, dark grey, short winter days that bug the hell out of me! :/

  • raven 8:42 AM on June 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Equinox, LDN, Solistice, , ,   

    The 2nd worst day! 

    I’m sad. Today’s the second worst day of this year. Why? Because after today, the days start becoming shorter :(

    Slowly but surely these post 9pm sunsets will be gone. Soon after, we’ll have those horrible, depressing, short, grey days with the sun setting before 4. And it will get cold. And wet. And I won’t be able to cycle any more. Shit. I hate this day.

    Of course, this is only the 2nd worst day. The worst day is the shortest one, Dec 21/22. The trough of a crazy winter. At least there’s a little hope that the days become longer after that.

    I hate this… if I win the lottery, I shall emigrate to New Zealand every autumn equinox and return to London around the spring equinox. Now, all I have to do is buy that lottery ticket. So, how much is the euro lottery’s pot at this week?

  • raven 2:28 PM on June 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Ballot, LDN, London Olympics, , Tickets   

    The Mayor added that the situation he found himself in was typically British. “I am proud to be British. No other country or culture in the world would have a situation where the mayor of the host city goes into a ballot for tickets for his family and gets rejected.”

    He joked: “I suspect Locog has done this deliberately to cheer up everyone else.”

    Don’t even try this as a joke with a politician in India!

  • raven 6:41 PM on May 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Barack Obama, , , , High Wycombe, LDN,   

    Just realised that even the marked ‘Live’ news on BBC is sometimes delayed by at least 15 minutes.

    Barack Obama’s convoy passed in front of me as I was cycling back from Marylebone some time back and BBC News is showing it on TV right now as Live news.

    In other news, cycled to High Wycombe today – only 60kms but about 500m climbing over 2-3 spots. Didn’t have the time or energy to cycle back. Really need to work on my climbing muscles :|

  • raven 12:29 PM on February 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: LDN, Music, Neighbours, Piano   

    Can hear the piano music as it wafts into the room. The neighbours seem to be welcoming me back to LDN.

  • raven 4:02 AM on February 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , LDN, , Wind   

    I dare you to cycle, says the wind...

    All day I built up my resolve to return to cycling.
    All evening the wind has been building up, daring me to go out.

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