Carmen kicks ass



London’s burning, or smoking a bit anyway …

There was a fire in London yesterday. Not quite, the Great Fire but flames, smoke and lots of fire engines nevertheless.

As you can see from the photo, I managed to capture the raw intensity of being part of this historical day.

In fact, I wonder how many of the tourists admiring the view across the Thames from Hungerford Bridge even knew they were looking at anything slightly out of the ordinary.

See it large here.

More stuff missed

A walk from one bit of London to another bit for a meeting.

On the way I passed Mark Thomas doing a for-the-camera demo outside the Ministry of Defence, a bunch of police on horseback being photo’d by tourists (and yet not being arrested – despite looking a bit funny) and Theo P and James K from Dragon’s Den.

I got one half decent photo. See it large here.

I think sometimes maybe, just maybe, it’s just as well that my expectations are so low.

In Suburbia

I thought we couldn’t get music videos on YouTube. Seems nobody told Parlophone

Anyway, this Pet Shop Boys classic was the first thing I heard after discovering Mix 107 — which given that it broadcasts between Amersham and High Wycombe must have had many of its listeners weeping into their take-home Pinot Grigio.

Incidentally, the delights of said area appeal to the Telegraph although High Wycombe is “hard to warm to”.

The vid is here, until the PRS pull it:

My most recent take on the suburban joys of Chesham is here.

Let’s run with the dogs tonight.

Summer rugby, havin’ a blast …

Summer rugby is back

Today was the pre-season North London Cup tie between Hemel Stags and St Albans Centurions – neither is actually in London obviously but if Jersey and Tring can contest the London divisions in the deviant code then we’ll let that ride. The third side in the tournament, London Skolars (A) are proper Londoners.

Twas a tasty game with both teams having a mix of first-teams, fringe players and 16 year olds.

Full set of photies here.

See the top image large here

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