Lost in London

London, like many cities mostly presents its underground railway maps in a topological format. And when I say underground I mean the metro, but it is rarely called that in the uk. The normal colloquilism for London underground being ‘the tube’ . Topological maps show the stations and lines in an ordered and geometric way, […]

You may be recycling more than you think…

My early memories of recycling as a child in the UK in the not very environmentally focussed 1970’s were confined to old newspapers collected by the scouts to raise their funds, returnable lemonade bottles returned by myself to raise my funds and my parents ever growing compost heap to raise the local methane levels. Fast […]

Sweet Dreams ?

One of my subscribers (actually not sure if I like that word, as it reminds me of 1970’s telephone books or exchanges), so lets just go for readers although technically there is a difference as a reader may just come across this blog (lucky them!) or indeed be directed there by a search engine whereas […]

Sliding Doors…..

My favourite movie of all time is ‘Sliding Doors’ …now I know that is quite a rash statement to make…but I have thought about this a lot and that is my final answer! So to answer the obvious question of why? Well first of all, if you haven’t seen it, its one of these parallel […]

That takes the biscuit….

I work for a German company and spend a lot of time conversing with German colleagues whose English is one thousand times better than my German! In fact they are so fluent I sometimes forget it is not their native tongue…until I use some idiom that gets me puzzled looks. I used the phrase ‘that […]

A few of my favourite things…?

A subjective question and of course answered in song by Maria in the classic movie, The Sound of Music. There was no Google back then to answer this question (assuming she had been asked such a question, or had just decided to tell people her favourite things anyway!) If there had been such electronic guidance, […]

I Wish I Loved Gingerbread…

The list of foods I wish I loved or even just liked, but don’t, is relatively small. People rave about Macaroni Cheese, but I don’t feel a gap in my life for not liking it. Likewise asparagus is not on my list either or indeed any kind of shell fish. I work on my principle […]