Spaceship design


Just a quick one; noticed this in The Register today, an article about how sci-fi spaceships should look. This reminded me that the Beeb did something along these lines that I mentioned in this piece here. Anyway, really just an excuse to say (again) that the real answer is look at the work of Chris... Continue Reading →

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Ryka’s Café – Boxhill A24 near Dorking


Tucked away in a car park / picnic area between the M25 and Dorking on the A24 Ryka's café is a decent place to break a journey and grab something to eat. It reminded me a bit of Ockham Bites (see here) but I prefer this to that, though obviously it all depends on where... Continue Reading →

Castle Sandwich Bar, 54 Paul St EC2A 4LN


Summary A highly un-reconstructed breakfast / lunch stop dating from 1970 somewhere off the beaten track between Old Street and Barbican. This is another in a random series of reviews of cafés which the regular reader will be aware are something of a favourite of mine, for example in this posting in praise of the... Continue Reading →

Ockham Bites


Summary A decent and somewhat surprising place to stop off on the A3 Southbound from the M25. This is the first in a random series of reviews of cafés which the regular reader will be aware are something of a favourite of mine, for example in this posting in praise of the greasy spoon. Review... Continue Reading →

In praise of the Greasy Spoon


Breakfast anyone? There are those amongst us that love the greasy spoon, and if that is you then you will have a favourite or two of your own. Be it the Maylands Café in Hemel Hempstead, the Regency Café in Westminster, the Market Diner in Brighton or the place in Bembridge Isle Of Wight on... Continue Reading →

Playing the Oak Trombone


What is this about? Sad old seasoned commuters collect little tricks as they get used to moving around London; they know where you can change tube lines easily, where key bus routes go and where to stand on the platform so as to be near the exit when they get off the tube. This is... Continue Reading →

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