Friday, 16 October 2009

Job News!

Job news - I have one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be a health care assistant in a Orthodox Jewish nursing home, which will be more than interesting seeing close up a different religion and culture. I will also gain a NVQ in health and social care which is a bonus! 8am are some scary words though! Haven't heard that in a while!!! EEK! As my friend points out no more being a lady of leisure :(
Pictures: animals of leisure (lucky buggers) taken in Clissold Park, Hackney. There are also an animal enclosures including deer, pygmy goats, rabbits and hens. As well as an aviary and duck ponds.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Sheldon Square Part II

What do they say about saving the best till last? Ha! I love these statues. The lone man was actually a set they were opposite each other but my camera couldn't (or wouldn't) take them together, in fairness they were quite a way apart.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Sheldon Square Part I

When I think of London I think of history. London dates back from Roman times and the Tower of London from the early Middle Ages, London is full of beautiful old architecture when people put real effort and imagination into things. So this post is to show a different side of London, the modern side.

I came to Sheldon Square when I thought my life was to take an ironic twist - I went for an interview for a job at the job centre! They turned me down but I was lucky enough to find a great advisor who has helped me a lot and who I can't thank enough!

Thursday, 10 September 2009


These pics are of Angel in Islington.
According to Wikipedia: 'London has a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries'
So it seems impossible to find your angel but its not...

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Paddington Bear at Paddington Station

Paddington is a bear who usually wears a duffle coat, a rather shapeless hat and, on occasions, Wellington boots. Many people also know that his favourite food is marmalade and that he originally comes from Darkest Peru.

Paddington arrived on Paddington Station in London which is where the very first story begins with the words:Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform. In fact, that was how he came to have such an unusual name for a bear for Paddington was the name of the station.

The writer Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England on 13th January 1926. His first book, A Bear Called Paddington, was published in 1958. In 1997 Michael Bond was awarded to OBE for services to children’s literature.

Friday, 7 August 2009

The tube

I've been using the tube a lot recently - so it deserves a post!! I found a very interesting web page (link below) dedicated to everything tube!!!
Go where we may - just not too any of these stations (!):

Lots of stations have closed down, but are still sitting there in a strangely unnerving way (unnerving, anyway, for anyone who has seen Quatermass and the Pit).
They are: Aldwych (closed 1994), Blake Hall (1983), British Museum (1933), Brompton Road (1934), City Road (1922), Down Street (1932), Lords (1939), Marlborough Road (1939), Ongar and North Weald (1994)South Acton (1959), South Kentish Town (1924), St Mary's (1938), Uxbridge Road (1947), White City (1959) and York Road (1932).

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Two Flower

It was sooooooooo hot that day!! On the plus side lots of ice lollies!!
The cirtificate from Monument (front and back)

Olympic flag outside City Hall

Statues outside City Hall

Trapped London, Monument
This is from a little while ago when London was hot and sunny. I had a friend come to stay from the mystical land of Congleton (in the London Dungeon my friend was standing on trial for loving a horse a little too much when we were told Congleton doesn't exist).
He insisted on going to the London Dungeon. I have not been there in the four years I have lived in London for a very good reason - I was scared. Because I had been previously been dragged to the one in York and had lived to tell the tale I agreed. The difference being the London one has rides!! (descriptions taken from the website):
'Boat Ride to Hell
Are you afraid of the dark? Are you petrified of drowning? Do you hate the feeling of falling backwards? Face your fears with the Traitor, Boat Ride to Hell at The London Dungeon!'
Owen - did we just go down a big slope?
Me - erm. yes. I think we did...
'You have been tried and sentenced, now you must accept your fate and let the hangman guide you to the end. A final rush of adrenaline as you plummet into the dark depths to embrace your doom!

I was scared going up, cos we kept going up...I didn't get the flip in the tummy feeling I was expecting. In the picture I was laughing, so it was good and Owen did look a little scared - that might be because he wasn't allowed his glasses.

Next for the tourists was Monument - all 311 steps of it. It was built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the city. The fire began in a baker's in Pudding Lane on 2nd September 1666 and was extinguished 5th of September, after destroying the greater part of the city. 311 steps up a spiralling staircase and at the end you get a certificate for a mere £3!! The only down side is that it’s very narrow at the top and London is covered my mesh, as in the trapped London in the above pic.

The giant Kangaroo in the bra and knickers, by Elle Macpherson, outside City Hall can be explained thus:‘Twenty lifesize kangaroo statues will be descending on LondonBetween Wednesday 24th and 30th June 20 life-size kangaroo statues will be descending on London.Each will boast its own unique design, with the roos created by a mix of celebrities, students, artists and sponsors.Known as the Kangaroo Island Hunt roos, they will be located at landmarks throughout central London, and the public will be invited to find the roos in return for winning a trip to Kangaroo Island!The 20 kangaroo designs have come from various celebs, including model Elle Macpherson, GMTV presenter Richard Arnold and South Australian artists Peter Coad and Emma Hack.’
There is no similar excuse for the giant egg next to it!!!