Cheap day at Woburn Safari today. Jolly drive through the Safari park which felt a little like curb crawling an animal red light zone but without the sex or frisson.
Saw a boa constrictor which could paralyse you with the paradox of being both boring and deadly.
Also, strolled in the cage with Squirrel Monkeys which would jump up on the handrails and dip into visitors' pockets. One made off with a bag of tobacco sneaked out of a jacket. No cigarette papers though so I guess the joke was on the monkey.
28th Feb 2009, 18:22
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I heart the London Underground.
(except in a crush at rush hour and you're on the edge of the platform and the crowd is so bad you can't step back an inch and you can't get on the train either because people won't move down the carriage even though the platform manager tells them to because they know they'll never get off if they do and end up at Heathrow airport or something even though they work on Oxford Street and so the train whooshes out and another one whooshes in just inches from your nose making you think that even though your nose isn't your best feature you're better off with it on your face and you wonder why you even came to this country in the first place and thought it would be exciting to work in London and realise at that point that hell really is your own life just gone a bit wrong and you decide that maybe your fortune lies in another city after all)
Now that I don't use it every day, I REALLY heart the underground.
27th Feb 2009, 18:44
All the office lights are off, the corridors are all echoes and dark corners.
25th Feb 2009, 08:52
Camphone captures taken in a morning gadding about. Piccies a bit old. I'm just doing a mob phone dump.
24th Feb 2009, 15:59
Not really. Just doesn't like distractions when making things.
21st Feb 2009, 20:56
The British Museum was a surprise. The kids didn't want to leave. Each time I suggested moving on to somewhere else, they suggested another thing they wanted to see - more mummies, the African galleries, the incantation bowls ... when did they get so keen on artefacts? Also, I gave them old mobile phones out of fear of losing them in the crowds and they blogged themselves through the galleries.
Afterwards we went to Harrods. I've never been. It was a drag.
The other day I was strolling through Bloomsbury and I found this shop. It was the shop front they used for the exterior shots of Black Books. The shop itself is way too teeny tiny for any of the interior filming.
19th Feb 2009, 19:08
18th Feb 2009, 16:19