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  1. Bob O'H Bob O'H

    If you check my blog, I’ve been there. There’s even a blue plaque (not for me, but for Willoe Rushton, humorist).

  2. cold water cold water


  3. Are you trying to make me homesick? I spent several years of my youth, misspent naturally, living between Tottenham Court Road and (Sunny) Goodge Street (spot the song title?) tube stations, to begin to the right of Tottenham Court Road going north, in Bloomsbury, and later to the left in what the locals call Fitzrovia but which is officially North Soho.

    The pop art mosaics in Tottenham Court Road Tube Station were designed by Eduardo Paolozzi with whom I flew kites during the endless summer of my childhood in a backwater hamlet on the Essex marshes. He also did the bronze statue of Blake’s Newton in the courtyard of the British Library. A sculture combining my favourite poet and my favourite scientist. There’s a small copy in the entrance to the Royal Society Library

    You’ve never been to Mornington Crescent until you’ve climbed the stairs because the lifts were out of order!

  4. Will somebody please explain the allusion to me?

  5. Thanks, Barry. The game sounds like Marmite: impossible to enjoy for anyone not British-born.

    • John S. Wilkins John S. Wilkins

      Which is why the buggers play it on an Australian’s blog.

      • I object! I’m a sodamite but I’m not a bugger.

  6. Susan Silberstein Susan Silberstein

    Well, it is Friday, so we should be using the long lines at the bank protocol, with the early weekend getaway variation. Anticipating this, I used the ask for the afternoon off substitution so I call a remote Sydney Fish Market.

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