Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I was really interested to hear about the original clock from the old St Pancras station. It was sold years ago and was promptly dropped and broken as it was being removed! An engine driver called Roland Hoggard bagged all the bits together and took it home, mended it as well as he could and put it in his back garden. Dent, who originally made the clock, tracked Roland down so they could copy the clock exactly for the new one now in St Pancras.
It seems that the new station will indeed be a very busy place. There is to be a farmers market, there is the worlds longest champagne bar, Marks and Spencers and numerous other famous name brands all having shops there. 67 retail shops are there in total. That's a lot of shopping!
Monday, August 20, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Today I was inspired, or would that be depressed after a trip round the M25 motorway. Now anyone who travels on it often will know that when it's running well then it is fabulous but boy, when there are problems then there are BIG problems! Today was no exception for trouble. Just for a change there were roadworks.....there are always roadworks!
The M25 is a very unpredictable place to be, you just never know what will be waiting around the next corner or at the next junction. If you listen to the radio in London all you ever hear is about the tailbacks on the M25. I thankfully have never been unlucky enough to get caught in a seriously bad hold up. My friend did though! She went to visit her brother who lived at the next junction and it took her 3 hours to travel the one junction....isn't that terrible!! She was pulling her hair out by time she arrived.
This the the M25 on a good journey....until that is I drove a little further! The 50mph sign should have given me a clue as to what was waiting round the corner......
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I have visited the Cutty Sark many times and have to admit to being rather sad about the fire. London is so rich in all it's treasures and the reason why approximately 15 million tourists have been aboard to visit it. Thankfully all our treasures survived the Blitz and then someone comes along and sets fire to the Cutty Sark. It just does not make sense. I had an email from a friend, saying she was really sad as she she remembers visiting London and visiting the Cutty Sark as a child. The vessel is at the gateway to the World Heritage Site at Greenwich. The ship was launched from Dumbarton on the river Leven on 22nd November 1869 before sailing to collect the tea from China.