July 23rd, 2009

black king

More life in a stolen moment

Another day passes. They do that. Tuesday was the monthly London Keble
drinks and I was able to get along to them for the first time in a
while.
Aside from that, it's been a pretty ordinary sort of week. After the
move to Bankside, it's starting to settle down, though I still reckon
Bishopsgate is the place to be.
Tonight, preparation for Sunday morning's service. And a week from
now, it's off to Malta for the lot of us, except for David, who's just
back from Canada. What a travellin' family we are!
I'm not travellin' as I type this, though I should be. I'm on a
Jubilee Line train that's at Southwark, not going anywhere. Though of
course I can't post this till it does! I still don't know why the
automated voice declares the destination in such triumphalist tones:
This train terminates at WILLESDEN GREEEN!!!!!!!!!!1
But for now, I'll be content if it gets to Baker Street.
Guess it will be a quiet evening here, though this time next week
we'll be near to Manchester Airport. This train terminates at
MANCHESTER AIRPORT!!!!!!!!!! Well, maybe they don't say that.
Guess I need to post an itinerary soon.
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black king

Thursday night curry

After Mike's farewell drinks, Tim and I disappeared off for a dodgy
curry at the place just by London Bridge underground. It wasn't bad at
all. I had duck tikka massala, something I've never even seen on a
menu before, and it was surprisingly good. A curry house which
previously came with no recommendation at all now therefore carries a
recommendation with the I've-only-been-there-once caveat. Still,
that's a start, and it was good to have an opportunity to get to know
another colleague better.
Now, I'm on the Jubilee Line on my way to Baker Street, Marylebone and
Wembley Stadium, a route I know all to well. It's not nearly so
crowded as it was this morning, so my head is not crushed between an
arrogant suit-wearer who doesn't understand "please move right down
inside the cars" and a carriage door. Green Park. Not long now...
Though again I can't post till I'm above ground. This is not like the
metro in Brussels. Or Barcelona. Bond Street. Green set, £320. Not
worth it. Think instead I'll take a trip to Marylebone Station. £200.
That is all.
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