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Subject: Ask Me Anything and Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/06 at 12:36 am

I live and breathe London everyday, so why not ask me any question about this great metropolis.

Also, you can ask me about anything too.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Trimac20 on 04/14/06 at 12:52 am

If I were to move to the UK, would you recommend I live in London as opposed to say another major city like Manchester or Birmingham?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/06 at 12:59 am


If I were to move to the UK, would you recommend I live in London as opposed to say another major city like Manchester or Birmingham?
Each city in the UK has its own air to it, but London offer a wide range of amenities for employment, life, shops, entertainment, sport, etc. Though London does work out more expensive.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/14/06 at 5:35 am

What are some of your favorite places to eat in London?
What do love the most about London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Morton on 04/14/06 at 6:20 am

Is the traffic really as atrocious as everyone says it is?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Trimac20 on 04/14/06 at 7:38 am


Each city in the UK has its own air to it, but London offer a wide range of amenities for employment, life, shops, entertainment, sport, etc. Though London does work out more expensive.


Never been to London, but someone told me a bottle of water is like $5 there. Is it really that bad? I also heard they recycle water from toilets/sewerage into drinking water. Is that true?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/06 at 2:32 pm


What are some of your favorite places to eat in London?
There are various restaurants in London, for the posh and famous there is The Ivy and Joe Allen's, but we tend to keep to the mainstream chained restaurants.
What do love the most about London?
I think I covered this question in reply three, London offers a wide range of amenities for employment, life, shops, entertainment, sport, etc.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/06 at 2:34 pm


Is the traffic really as atrocious as everyone says it is?
For central London we have the Congestion Charge (

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/06 at 2:36 pm


Never been to London, but someone told me a bottle of water is like $5 there. Is it really that bad? I also heard they recycle water from toilets/sewerage into drinking water. Is that true?
Yes.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tia on 04/15/06 at 2:40 pm


Yes.
Posts: 58647

did you notice that your post count contains five unique and sequential numbers, but arranged out of order? 4,5,6,7, and 8.

i'm going to london in june.

my question, what the hell happened to piccadilly circus? did they clean it all up like times square? and if so, what's with that?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/06 at 2:43 pm


Posts: 58647

did you notice that your post count contains five unique and sequential numbers, but arranged out of order? 4,5,6,7, and 8.

i'm going to london in june.

my question, what the hell happened to piccadilly circus? did they clean it all up like times square? and if so, what's with that?
I was hoping you were going to say it is a perfect number, but anyway.

Piccadilly Circus has had its road layout altered, to assist in the flow of traffic, and the City of Westminster Council seem to employ more street cleaners, and there are more police around.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/16/06 at 3:17 am

Philip, Have you  been to the Royal Albert Hall?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/06 at 7:11 am


Philip, Have you  been to the Royal Albert Hall?
Many a time, especially to the Proms, thats a series of classical concerts during the summer.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Morton on 04/16/06 at 7:30 am

You ever catch a glimpse of any celebs/famous footballers near where you live or while travelling around London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/06 at 7:33 am


You ever catch a glimpse of any celebs/famous footballers near where you live or while travelling around London?
Oh yes, just around the corner from me are Ruby Wax, Robbie Williams and Will Young. Till recently John Cleese was down the road, but he spends more time in the USA now. My last encounter was the comedy writer Richard Curtis, who told me the plans for the final Vicar of Dibley.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Morton on 04/16/06 at 7:36 am


Oh yes, just around the corner from me are Ruby Wax, Robbie Williams and Will Young. Till recently John Cleese was down the road, but he spends more time in the USA now. My last encounter was the comedy writer Richard Curtis, who told me the plans for the final Vicar of Dibley.


Wow, that's quite impressive!  :o

How much can you expect to fork out for a house in your area, Philip? Must be quite a few bob if you have millionaire neighbours  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/06 at 7:38 am


Wow, that's quite impressive!  :o

How much can you expect to fork out for a house in your area, Philip? Must be quite a few bob if you have millionaire neighbours  ;D
Houses are expensive here, flats/apartments are cheaper but still have a high price.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Morton on 04/16/06 at 7:41 am


Houses are expensive here, flats/apartments are cheaper but still have a high price.


Is London full of excitable japanese students who go around taking photos of random statues?  ;D

It's just everytime I see a programme about London, there are always young japanese adults bouncing around and giggling, whilst taking each-others photos next to famous landmarks  :D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/06 at 7:57 am


Is London full of excitable japanese students who go around taking photos of random statues?  ;D

It's just everytime I see a programme about London, there are always young japanese adults bouncing around and giggling, whilst taking each-others photos next to famous landmarks  :D
Yes, I was watching some even this morning.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Morton on 04/16/06 at 8:00 am


Yes, I was watching some even this morning.


wow  ;D

You know, I just don't get it. You have people from Japan, the most technologically advanced country in the world, who are used to having robots and advanced machinery do pretty much everything, then they come over to England and start getting all excited over a lump of marble. Wtf!?!?!  :D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/06 at 8:34 am


wow  ;D

You know, I just don't get it. You have people from Japan, the most technologically advanced country in the world, who are used to having robots and advanced machinery do pretty much everything, then they come over to England and start getting all excited over a lump of marble. Wtf!?!?!  :D
It is the old building complex, London has many an old buliding of which some were standing before the US was founded.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 04/19/06 at 5:34 pm

What's the atmosphere of North London like? The neighborhood, I mean. I don't know why I'm fascinated by that neighborhood. Is it posh like West London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: whistledog on 04/19/06 at 11:12 pm

why are London streets so narrow?  Everytime I see London depicted in Film and TV, the streets are like really small, thus the cars are small

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

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Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/06 at 1:35 am


What's the atmosphere of North London like? The neighborhood, I mean. I don't know why I'm fascinated by that neighborhood. Is it posh like West London?
There is a complete rivalry with South London on the other side of the rival. I do have a friend who lives in that area, I ask him.

The reason the posh West London is that during the decade of the 1830s when London was developing into a metropolis, it was here taht houses were built to house the high money earners of that day.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/06 at 1:38 am

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Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/20/06 at 9:40 am

Have you ever been to Stonehenge?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/06 at 3:48 pm


Have you ever been to Stonehenge?
Yes, back in the 70s, when the public were allowed access to the stones, my Mum stills has a picture of me lying on one.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: whistledog on 04/20/06 at 5:58 pm


Yes, back in the 70s, when the public were allowed access to the stones, my Mum stills has a picture of me lying on one.


People are not allowed to go to Stonehenge no more?

Is this because Clark W. Griswold knocked them over back in 1985? ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/20/06 at 6:27 pm

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Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/20/06 at 6:36 pm

Philip, when you return, please tell me if you've seen the girl with Kaleidoscope eyes

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c235/badfingermike/k-eyes.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/06 at 2:20 am


Philip, when you return, please tell me if you've seen the girl with Kaleidoscope eyes

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c235/badfingermike/k-eyes.jpg
Walking the streets of London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/21/06 at 2:22 am


Walking the streets of London?
perhaps, but even in a hallucination like in the song

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/06 at 2:24 am


perhaps, but even in a hallucination like in the song
...or should I have replied working the streets of London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/21/06 at 2:26 am


...or should I have replied working the streets of London?
could be, but most likely a Lennon/McCartney fictional character. I know you get serious London queations, and hope you don't mind the occasional Beatles lyric question thrown in.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/06 at 6:51 am


could be, but most likely a Lennon/McCartney fictional character. I know you get serious London queations, and hope you don't mind the occasional Beatles lyric question thrown in.
I do not mind for The Beatles were based in London during the height of they fame in the 60s.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 04/22/06 at 1:16 am

Have you seen any famous faces walking in London town?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/22/06 at 2:06 am


I do not mind for The Beatles were based in London during the height of they fame in the 60s.
Liverpudlians  8)

Can you get me a Penny Lane street sign?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/06 at 2:48 am


Have you seen any famous faces walking in London town?
Plenty, comedy writer Richard Curtis (writer of Blackadder, Vicar of Dibley, the films Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill), Paula Yates (about four before her death), my list is very long.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/06 at 2:53 am


Liverpudlians  8)

Can you get me a Penny Lane street sign?
There is a Beatles Shop selling memorabilia in London, fake signs may be available.

By the way, the road signs for Abbey Road are painted to the walls, so that they cannot be taken.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 04/22/06 at 12:16 pm


Plenty, comedy writer Richard Curtis (writer of Blackadder, Vicar of Dibley, the films Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill), Paula Yates (about four before her death), my list is very long.


Have you seen the guy in my avatar? He lives in North London and is known to frequent Baker Street.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/06 at 12:18 pm


Have you seen the guy in my avatar? He lives in North London and is known to frequent Baker Street.
Silly question back, who is he?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 04/22/06 at 12:30 pm


Silly question back, who is he?


He is Cillian Murphy, my soon to be second husband. He's an actor. He played in last summer's Batman Begins and Red Eye. He played in last Fall's Breakfast on Pluto.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/06 at 12:32 pm


He is Cillian Murphy, my soon to be second husband. He's an actor. He played in last summer's Batman Begins and Red Eye. He played in last Fall's Breakfast on Pluto.
I cannot say that the I have knowingly met him, for you pass by many a soul during the course of the day.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 04/22/06 at 12:47 pm


I cannot say that the I have knowingly met him, for you pass by many a soul during the course of the day.


so true, so true.

I mean I have run upon him twice here in L.A.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/06 at 12:50 pm


so true, so true.

I mean I have run upon him twice here in L.A.


It was just the other day I wa sthinking if ever I came to LA or NY, I would have a field day, also watching out for locations used in movies.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 04/22/06 at 1:01 pm


i'm going to london in june.


Philip.

What should me and Mike do whilst in London?

What is the name of the two story pub near the houses of parliament kind of adjacent to the London eye?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/06 at 1:09 pm


Philip.

What should me and Mike do whilst in London?

What is the name of the two story pub near the houses of parliament kind of adjacent to the London eye?
I was going to suggest the London Eye, along with the Tower of London, St Paul's Catherdral,  or just use a good guide.

As for the two storey pub near Houses of Parliament, I will have to look into that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/22/06 at 1:37 pm


There is a Beatles Shop selling memorabilia in London, fake signs may be available.

By the way, the road signs for Abbey Road are painted to the walls, so that they cannot be taken.
I believe it, and I read that the original Penny lane signs were stolen and new ones screwed/bolted to fixture but need to be replaced periodically due to theft

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/06 at 1:41 pm


I believe it, and I read that the original Penny lane signs were stolen and new ones screwed/bolted to fixture but need to be replaced periodically due to theft
One road sign not painted to the wall.

http://www.hydrous.net/~twang/photos/london/abbey%20road.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/22/06 at 1:58 pm


One road sign not painted to the wall.

http://www.hydrous.net/~twang/photos/london/abbey%20road.jpg
that's cool  8)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 04/22/06 at 2:49 pm


I was going to suggest the London Eye, along with the Tower of London, St Paul's Catherdral,  or just use a good guide.

As for the two storey pub near Houses of Parliament, I will have to look into that.


I lived in Lambeth as a youngster, but that was a while ago.
Has it got any better?

The London eye is marvelous. Last time I was in London I couldn't resist going up in it, well worth the que.

You know, I don't believe I've ever been to St. Paul's Cathedral.

Of course, if England have a world cup fixture, everything goes by the wayside  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/06 at 5:16 am


I lived in Lambeth as a youngster, but that was a while ago.
Has it got any better?

The London eye is marvelous. Last time I was in London I couldn't resist going up in it, well worth the que.

You know, I don't believe I've ever been to St. Paul's Cathedral.

Of course, if England have a world cup fixture, everything goes by the wayside  ;D
You could always run the route of the London Marathon?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/06 at 5:17 am


I believe it, and I read that the original Penny lane signs were stolen and new ones screwed/bolted to fixture but need to be replaced periodically due to theft
http://www.hydrous.net/~twang/photos/liverpool/penny%20lane%20(Small).JPG

Penny Lane with a stolen road sign.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 04/23/06 at 5:57 am


I lived in Lambeth as a youngster, but that was a while ago.
Has it got any better?


Could it get any worse...?!!

You know, I don't believe I've ever been to St. Paul's Cathedral.

I go past it nearly every day en route to work...

Most of the Cathedral's exterior has been cleaned up, which does make it look rather fetching...

I think the interior is a paying job now, which makes it a bit un-fetching...

Off-topic, today (Sunday) is St. George's Day and fittingly, it's drizzling!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/06 at 6:14 am


Off-topic, today (Sunday) is St. George's Day and fittingly, it's drizzling!
Bearing in mind that it is St. George's Day, the Middlesex Crusaders are being hammered.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 04/23/06 at 6:41 am


Bearing in mind that it is St. George's Day, the Middlesex Crusaders are being hammered.


Could the rain come to their rescue?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/06 at 7:29 am


Could the rain come to their rescue?
Being all out for 95, we are doing the rain dance right now.

Yes, it is raining in London, but it is threaten in Bristol.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Dominic L. on 04/23/06 at 12:04 pm

Were you born and raised in London?

If not, do you have the London accent?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 04/23/06 at 12:06 pm


Could it get any worse...?!!


Depends.

I'm not sure how many new murderous gangs there are.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/06 at 1:01 pm


Were you born and raised in London?

If not, do you have the London accent?
I was born outside London, but been leaving here for over 25 years.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 04/23/06 at 4:33 pm


I'm not sure how many new murderous gangs there are.


Well, I'll grant you this much...

I certainly won't be walking the streets keeping a tally!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 04/23/06 at 7:32 pm


Well, I'll grant you this much...

I certainly won't be walking the streets keeping a tally!


Last time I went back there was for a funeral.

There were two I counted handcuffed to the Police officers either side of them  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/23/06 at 10:23 pm

Ever seen or been to the Tower of London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/23/06 at 11:04 pm


http://www.hydrous.net/~twang/photos/liverpool/penny%20lane%20(Small).JPG

Penny Lane with a stolen road sign.
that's a great pic, and I see that they paint the street sign on the brick wall.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/06 at 1:33 am


Ever seen or been to the Tower of London?
Several times visiting it (seeing the Crown Jewels only once), but have passed by it many a time.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 04/24/06 at 8:32 am

I was going to suggest the Tower of London it's a great day out. I went last year.
Join one of the Beefeater guided tours as they are very interesting and you get to go in the chapel which you can't do otherwise.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/06 at 11:33 am


I was going to suggest the Tower of London it's a great day out. I went last year.
Join one of the Beefeater guided tours as they are very interesting and you get to go in the chapel which you can't do otherwise.
If you have a Beefeater with a good sense of humour, you can ask silly questions (about the Tower) and get interesting replies back.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/27/06 at 2:33 am

Hi Philip. I saw on tv that the name Big Ben doesn't refer to the clock tower, but to the huge bell inside. Do you know if this is true?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 04/27/06 at 2:55 am


Hi Philip. I saw on tv that the name Big Ben doesn't refer to the clock tower, but to the huge bell inside. Do you know if this is true?
Yes that is true, sorry I couldn't resist hyjacking your question. :-[

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 04/27/06 at 4:03 am


Hi Philip. I saw on tv that the name Big Ben doesn't refer to the clock tower, but to the huge bell inside. Do you know if this is true?


You can read the full story here

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/06 at 2:34 pm


Hi Philip. I saw on tv that the name Big Ben doesn't refer to the clock tower, but to the huge bell inside. Do you know if this is true?
Yes indeed, please see the above two replies.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/06 at 2:39 pm


Yes that is true, sorry I couldn't resist hyjacking your question. :-
You can read the full story here



Thank you both for answering my question.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/27/06 at 6:38 pm


Yes that is true, sorry I couldn't resist hyjacking your question. :-
You can read the full story here

thank you also karen.  It must be hard to resist when you know the answer. Good thing Philip is such an easy going bloke and doesn't mind you 2 English birds answering  8)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/27/06 at 6:40 pm

Philip,  is calling a female a bird in England ok, or is it not a nice thing to call them?  8)  Philip 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 12:03 am


Philip,  is calling a female a bird in England ok, or is it not a nice thing to call them?  8)   Philip 
It seems that ladies detest the term bird.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/28/06 at 2:04 am


It seems that ladies detest the term bird.
whoa, I am probably gonna have to apologize to the lovely ladies tomorrow for calling them that. It seems like I'm doing a lot of apologizing lately.  :o

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 2:07 am


whoa, I am probably gonna have to apologize to the lovely ladies tomorrow for calling them that. It seems like I'm doing a lot of apologizing lately.  :o
In a similar vein, what do ladies call men?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/28/06 at 2:17 am


In a similar vein, what do ladies call men?
are they called blokes in your land or are they not? perhaps they are called gents? lads?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 2:19 am


are they called blokes in your land or are they not? perhaps they are called gents? lads?
I would say saying bloke is a male thing, when describing an unknown male.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/28/06 at 2:22 am


I would say saying bloke is a male thing, when describing an unknown male.
then is the proper term mate?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 2:24 am


then is the proper term mate?
Yeah mate!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/28/06 at 2:26 am


Yeah mate!
I should know this mate because I just watched To Sir With Love last night and your little honey was singing so nicely it brought tears to my eyes.  What a great movie.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 2:30 am


I should know this mate because I just watched To Sir With Love last night and your little honey was singing so nicely it brought tears to my eyes.  What a great movie.
I must get the DVD.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/28/06 at 2:33 am


I must get the DVD.
Probably not to expensive and I'd like my own copy as well.  I've got it here, but it's not mine. It belongs to my friend at work. I'm thrilled that my daughter wants to watch it. She's 17, in high school and I wonder if she will like it?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 2:35 am


Probably not to expensive and I'd like my own copy as well.  I've got it here, but it's not mine. It belongs to my friend at work. I'm thrilled that my daughter wants to watch it. She's 17, in high school and I wonder if she will like it?
I am going to be close to my favourite DVD store today, I am going to have a look.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/28/06 at 2:40 am


I am going to be close to my favourite DVD store today, I am going to have a look.
best of luck, maybe they have a copy just waiting for you to buy.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 04/28/06 at 3:04 am


It seems that ladies detest the term bird.
To give a little female perspective on this I actaully don't mind being called a bird in the least, it's better than various other phrases out there !  ;D
I disagrre with 'bloke' being a male thing, I call men either blokes or guys.

Ok Philip how are you on your cockney rhyming ?? I've always wonderd where the phrase 'Boiler' comes from, as in calling your lady wife/girlfriend 'me boiler' and I'm assuming it's cockney.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 04/28/06 at 4:00 am


To give a little female perspective on this I actaully don't mind being called a bird in the least, it's better than various other phrases out there !  ;D
I disagrre with 'bloke' being a male thing, I call men either blokes or guys.



I would definitely refer to unknown males as blokes.  Unknown females I would just use woman I guess.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 4:09 am


best of luck, maybe they have a copy just waiting for you to buy.
I have already be out for the day, and I did not fancy waiting for the store to open at 10am.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 4:10 am


I would definitely refer to unknown males as blokes.  Unknown females I would just use woman I guess.


Not quite for 'er indoors then?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 4:12 am


To give a little female perspective on this I actaully don't mind being called a bird in the least, it's better than various other phrases out there !  ;D
I disagrre with 'bloke' being a male thing, I call men either blokes or guys.
I has just dawned on me, it is broad that ladies do not like not bird.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 4:16 am


Ok Philip how are you on your cockney rhyming ?? I've always wonderd where the phrase 'Boiler' comes from, as in calling your lady wife/girlfriend 'me boiler' and I'm assuming it's cockney.
In rhyming slang the term Boiler derives from Boiler House, which originally rhymed with Spouse 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 04/28/06 at 4:56 am


I has just dawned on me, it is broad that ladies do not like not bird.


I used to go out with someone who either referred to me as his broad or his Jude!!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 4:59 am


I used to go out with someone who either referred to me as his broad or his Jude!!
...and now ou do not care to think of him?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 04/28/06 at 5:26 am


...and now ou do not care to think of him?


I have not seen him for about 15 years

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 5:31 am


I have not seen him for about 15 years
Thats good, but have you check him (and others known) on FriendsUnited?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 04/28/06 at 5:47 am


Thats good, but have you check him (and others known) on FriendsUnited?


The last time I checked he wasn't listed there.  I did find an ex- who is now working as a pharmacist.  He always was into drugs!!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 5:55 am


The last time I checked he wasn't listed there.  I did find an ex- who is now working as a pharmacist.  He always was into drugs!!
:)

From my old school it seems everyone has left our old home town to better fields.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 04/28/06 at 6:42 am


:)

From my old school it seems everyone has left our old home town to better fields.


Loads of people I was at school with are still around town.  I see some when taking my daughter to school and other places like that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/06 at 6:48 am


Loads of people I was at school with are still around town.  I see some when taking my daughter to school and other places like that.
My friends parents are still around (some of them anyway).

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/30/06 at 2:55 am


I must get the DVD.
hello mate, were you able to aquire the dvd or are you still searching for one.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/06 at 3:44 am


hello mate, were you able to aquire the dvd or are you still searching for one.
I have still to check-out the high street stores.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/01/06 at 2:05 am

Philip, have you been to 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c235/badfingermike/thecavernclub.gif

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/06 at 2:06 am


Philip, have you been to 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c235/badfingermike/thecavernclub.gif
No, for that is in Liverpool, not London and I have never been to that city.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/01/06 at 2:31 am


No, for that is in Liverpool, not London and I have never been to that city.
silly me, I was thinking it was in London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/01/06 at 2:31 am

Has anyone seen the Bridge?
Where's that confounded Bridge?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/06 at 2:33 am


Has anyone seen the Bridge?
Where's that confounded Bridge?
Which Bridge?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/01/06 at 2:34 am


Which Bridge?
the London Bridge

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/06 at 2:35 am


the London Bridge
The London Bridge in London, or the one that was shipped to Arizona?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/01/06 at 5:22 am

What sort of accent do you speak with? Don't just say 'London' because there are so many different accents within the capital  ;).

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 05/01/06 at 8:18 am


Has anyone seen the Bridge?
Where's that confounded Bridge?


Stamford Bridge.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/06 at 2:17 am


What sort of accent do you speak with? Don't just say 'London' because there are so many different accents within the capital  ;).
I am not sure what my accent is, I will have to ask a good friend.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/06 at 2:17 am


Stamford Bridge.
Wandsworth Bridge?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/02/06 at 2:39 am


The London Bridge in London, or the one that was shipped to Arizona?
the one that was shipped to Arizona, but actually i was quoting the lyrics from Led Zeppelin's album Houses of the Holy at the end of the song "The Bridge" they ask the where's that confounded bridge question.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/06 at 2:45 am


the one that was shipped to Arizona, but actually i was quoting the lyrics from Led Zeppelin's album Houses of the Holy at the end of the song "The Bridge" they ask the where's that confounded bridge question.
Found it in Lake Havasu City, AZ

http://www.city-data.com/cpic/ufiles1141.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/02/06 at 3:22 am


Found it in Lake Havasu City, AZ

http://www.city-data.com/cpic/ufiles1141.jpg
wow, there it is in Arizona and it looks a little bit out of place there  :(
do you know how much it sold for and who actually had the right to seel it?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/06 at 3:26 am


wow, there it is in Arizona and it looks a little bit out of place there  :(
do you know how much it sold for and who actually had the right to seel it?
This is a story behind this bridge being where it is now, I will gather the information and will post it later.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/02/06 at 3:31 am


This is a story behind this bridge being where it is now, I will gather the information and will post it later.
thank you Sir

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 05/02/06 at 4:14 am


Philip, have you been to 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c235/badfingermike/thecavernclub.gif


Full of Japanese tourists

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/06 at 4:14 am


Full of Japanese tourists
...with their cameras.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/02/06 at 9:33 am

Philip, as I understand it the term 'London Weighting' has something to do with the extra expense of living in the capital, but can you give me a more indepth answer please?  In particular it is the word 'weighting' that I'd like explained please

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/02/06 at 9:51 am

Is that the Cavern Club in Liverpool? Or another one.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/06 at 11:45 am


wow, there it is in Arizona and it looks a little bit out of place there  :(
do you know how much it sold for and who actually had the right to seel it?
When the offer came up of the removal of the original London Bridge, the person or bodies behind the Amercan side of the deal thought it was Tower Bridge that was on offer, hence the deal being past through with out a hitch.

Also, to make shipment of the building blocks of the bridge easier, only the outside (viewing) parts of the bricks were sawn off and pieced together over in Arizona. The remaining blocks were discovered in Devon years later.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/06 at 11:56 am


Philip, as I understand it the term 'London Weighting' has something to do with the extra expense of living in the capital, but can you give me a more indepth answer please?  In particular it is the word 'weighting' that I'd like explained please




The Principles of London Weighting Guidelines 



London Weighting is a separate allowance from basic salary.
London Weighting is Taxable
London Weighting is Pensionable
London Weighting is paid by reference to

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/06 at 11:58 am


Is that the Cavern Club in Liverpool? Or another one.
To my knowledge there is only one Cavern Club and it is located in Liverpool.

http://www.hydrous.net/~twang/photos/liverpool/cavern%20club%20(Small).JPG

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/02/06 at 5:12 pm

Thanks for that reply Philip.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/06 at 12:22 am


Thanks for that reply Philip.
No problem

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/03/06 at 12:33 am


When the offer came up of the removal of the original London Bridge, the person or bodies behind the Amercan side of the deal thought it was Tower Bridge that was on offer, hence the deal being past through with out a hitch.

Also, to make shipment of the building blocks of the bridge easier, only the outside (viewing) parts of the bricks were sawn off and pieced together over in Arizona. The remaining blocks were discovered in Devon years later.
thanks for getting the story on this Philip.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/06 at 12:39 am


thanks for getting the story on this Philip.
There are further details on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Bridge

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/03/06 at 1:08 am


There are further details on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Bridge
thanks, there is a lot of good information and history of the bridge.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/06 at 1:12 am


thanks, there is a lot of good information and history of the bridge.
Well thats my lot for this morning, I am now to work breathing some London fresh air

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/03/06 at 1:24 am


Well thats my lot for this morning, I am now to work breathing some London fresh air
alrighty then. It was good seeing ya mate. 8)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/03/06 at 3:35 am


Well thats my lot for this morning, I am now to work breathing some London fresh air


Urghh don't go down into the tubestations, the nasal passages get BLACK as coal  especially in Central London in the summer  :P :P


Actually I'd like to make that a question, why is there so much pollution down there?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/03/06 at 4:50 am


Urghh don't go down into the tubestations, the nasal passages get BLACK as coal  especially in Central London in the summer  :P :P


Actually I'd like to make that a question, why is there so much pollution down there?
It probably has nowhere else to go ! Have you ever seen the mice in underground stations they are completely black too.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/03/06 at 5:10 am


It probably has nowhere else to go ! Have you ever seen the mice in underground stations they are completely black too.

Aww I know, the poor tiny little things, my friend reckons they are a breed modified over the years and specific to the tubestations, as normal mice wouldn't last 2 minutes in there, their lungs must be shot with all that toxic rubbish they're breathing in. Yeah I suppose the ancient systems don't have adequate ventilation, yet the Victorians were supposedly expert engineers??
it's awful down there in the Summer isn't it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/03/06 at 6:02 am


Aww I know, the poor tiny little things, my friend reckons they are a breed modified over the years and specific to the tubestations, as normal mice wouldn't last 2 minutes in there, their lungs must be shot with all that toxic rubbish they're breathing in. Yeah I suppose the ancient systems don't have adequate ventilation, yet the Victorians were supposedly expert engineers??
it's awful down there in the Summer isn't it.
I know horrible, one day last summer our tube train was delayed for ages, because it was so hot and packed full of people three people passed out.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/06 at 1:16 pm


Urghh don't go down into the tubestations, the nasal passages get BLACK as coal  especially in Central London in the summer  :P :P


Actually I'd like to make that a question, why is there so much pollution down there?
Flatulence from the mice?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/06 at 1:17 pm


It probably has nowhere else to go ! Have you ever seen the mice in underground stations they are completely black too.
I have seen mice scampering around, but I think traps are laid out now.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/06 at 1:18 pm


Aww I know, the poor tiny little things, my friend reckons they are a breed modified over the years and specific to the tubestations, as normal mice wouldn't last 2 minutes in there, their lungs must be shot with all that toxic rubbish they're breathing in. Yeah I suppose the ancient systems don't have adequate ventilation, yet the Victorians were supposedly expert engineers??
it's awful down there in the Summer isn't it.
Maybe the mice down there are a Victorian breed of mice, than the modern streetwise mouse?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/06 at 1:19 pm


I know horrible, one day last summer our tube train was delayed for ages, because it was so hot and packed full of people three people passed out.  :-\\
If you can take the Bus on warm days.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Step-chan on 05/03/06 at 4:32 pm

What are some of the best restaurants in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/04/06 at 3:54 am


Maybe the mice down there are a Victorian breed of mice, than the modern streetwise mouse?



:D :D  er okay

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 05/05/06 at 12:38 am

Will you be willing to sponsor an American girl's trip to London? lol  ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/06 at 12:44 am


Will you be willing to sponsor an American girl's trip to London? lol  ;)
My access for extra money is rather limited.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/05/06 at 2:31 am


If you can take the Bus on warm days.
So about the double decker buses, would you recommend being seated in the lower half  or on the upper deck and why?  8)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 05/05/06 at 3:56 am


So about the double decker buses, would you recommend being seated in the lower half  or on the upper deck and why?  8)


Upstairs.  The view is better

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/05/06 at 3:59 am


Upstairs.  The view is better
If I were to take a vacation to your country, I'm gonna rely on you all for tips. thanks. I was watching The Mummy Returns tonight and they were in a double decker bus and it made me wonder if they still use them.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 05/05/06 at 4:01 am


If I were to take a vacation to your country, I'm gonna rely on you all for tips. thanks. I was watching The Mummy Returns tonight and they were in a double decker bus and it made me wonder if they still use them.


The ones you saw in the film were probably Routemasters.  These are being phased out but there is a replacement double decker in use.

modified to add.  Pictures: first the old style, and then the new.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 05/05/06 at 9:34 am


My access for extra money is rather limited.


Yes, it was promised to me remember?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/05/06 at 11:24 am


The ones you saw in the film were probably Routemasters.  These are being phased out but there is a replacement double decker in use.

modified to add.  Pictures: first the old style, and then the new.



As a kid it was considered cool (and the only place) to sit in the back seat, you know the couch seat at the top of the stairs.
Godd we used to have some fantastic times and laughs going to school etc on the bus   ;D ;D


http://www.routemaster.org.uk/association_files/rmnwthum.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/06 at 11:52 am


So about the double decker buses, would you recommend being seated in the lower half  or on the upper deck and why?  8)
Depends on the situation, if carrying shopping or with children in arms, then downstairs. Upstairs is for tourists.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/06 at 11:53 am


Upstairs.  The view is better
I agree.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/06 at 11:54 am


The ones you saw in the film were probably Routemasters.  These are being phased out but there is a replacement double decker in use.

modified to add.  Pictures: first the old style, and then the new.

The number 9 route is still a Routemaster.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/05/06 at 4:50 pm

http://www.routemaster.org.uk/icons/bellmed.gif
DING DING

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/06 at 4:54 pm


http://www.routemaster.org.uk/icons/bellmed.gif
DING DING
Hold tight please, no standing on top!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/05/06 at 8:01 pm


The number 9 route is still a Routemaster.
number 9,  number 9, number 9,  number 9, number 9,  number 9, number 9,  number 9,

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/06 at 1:07 am


number 9,   number 9, number 9,   number 9, number 9,   number 9, number 9,   number 9,
Which brings us back to Abbey Road.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/06 at 1:10 am


Which brings us back to Abbey Road.
Not that the number 9 bus will take you there for it's route is Hammersmith to Aldwych, and back.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/06/06 at 3:55 am


Not that the number 9 bus will take you there for it's route is Hammersmith to Aldwych, and back.


Philip is this the only route now served by the old Routemaster? since they took most of them out of service.  :( :(
I felt sure there is also a route in sarf' London that still uses this style of bus?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/06 at 4:01 am


Philip is this the only route now served by the old Routemaster? since they took most of them out of service.  :( :(
I felt sure there is also a route in sarf' London that still uses this style of bus?
I had a feeling it was the only one left.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/06 at 4:02 am

Who is going to ask me about the Sultan's Elephant?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/06/06 at 5:21 am

Philip will you tell us about the Sultans Elephant?  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/06 at 5:31 am

My attachment is to big, let me try again.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/06 at 10:53 am

The Sultan's Elephant is story protrayed in live street entertainment in central London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 05/07/06 at 5:06 pm

They had a special here on Public Broadcasting called "1940 House".  In it a family in England had to live for six weeks as they would have had to in 1940.  Very interesting, did it show over there?  Do the older ones ever talk about what it was like during the blitz and rationing?  It was much different over here during WWII since we did enter it so late, and other than Pearl Harbor, we didn't have to deal with getting bombed and stuff.  The only first person experience was with the soldiers, and most, like my father, never talked about it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/06 at 12:44 am


They had a special here on Public Broadcasting called "1940 House".  In it a family in England had to live for six weeks as they would have had to in 1940.  Very interesting, did it show over there?  Do the older ones ever talk about what it was like during the blitz and rationing?  It was much different over here during WWII since we did enter it so late, and other than Pearl Harbor, we didn't have to deal with getting bombed and stuff.  The only first person experience was with the soldiers, and most, like my father, never talked about it.
The programme 1940 House was shown over here and was repeated on TV over Easter for I remember watching some of it then. The older ones (parents) were of my age or younger did experience WW2 first hand.

One reason for the lack of bombings in the USA was the distance, USA is simply to far for the planes to travel.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/06 at 12:46 am


They had a special here on Public Broadcasting called "1940 House".  In it a family in England had to live for six weeks as they would have had to in 1940.  Very interesting, did it show over there?  Do the older ones ever talk about what it was like during the blitz and rationing?  It was much different over here during WWII since we did enter it so late, and other than Pearl Harbor, we didn't have to deal with getting bombed and stuff.  The only first person experience was with the soldiers, and most, like my father, never talked about it.
Details found on http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/0-9/1940house/

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 05/08/06 at 4:52 am


.

One reason for the lack of bombings in the USA was the distance, USA is simply to far for the planes to travel.



Well yes, I know that.  But I wonder if there are visible signs of the blitz still in London, and if, maybe when you
were young you saw some reminders of it, or remember older people who would talk about it at all.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/08/06 at 8:37 am


Well yes, I know that.  But I wonder if there are visible signs of the blitz still in London, and if, maybe when you
were young you saw some reminders of it, or remember older people who would talk about it at all.
My Dad's family are from Kent and they saw quite alot of bomb action. My Grandad was an Air Raid Warden in London. My Dad can remember rationing and things like planes coming down and having to get up in the night to get into the air raid shelter, he was 10 when the war ended.My Nan talked about it if you asked her.
My friend's Nan was from a tiny, remote village in Oxfordshire.She told this story of when an American bomber crash landed near her home.All the villagers went to watch and as it turned out it was one of the all coloured American squadrons. She said they all ran screaming into thier houses because they thought they were aliens as they had never seen a black man before ! You just can't imagine that can you ?   

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 05/08/06 at 8:46 am


Well yes, I know that.  But I wonder if there are visible signs of the blitz still in London, and if, maybe when you
were young you saw some reminders of it, or remember older people who would talk about it at all.


Yes, growing up, my Father played in the bomb sites, he said they would go and find the electric meters etc and break them open to retrieve the coins inside.

As a youngster there were still bomb sites in our part of London but almost none. Mainly just houses that had been destroyed and never rebuilt, the rubble had gone quite a few years before hand but it was still odd to have a row of 40 or so houses and then a space and then 40 more on the other side of it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/06 at 12:38 pm


Well yes, I know that.  But I wonder if there are visible signs of the blitz still in London, and if, maybe when you
were young you saw some reminders of it, or remember older people who would talk about it at all.
My mother lived through WW2, and still recounts stories of the time. I remember whole vasts of land awaiting redevelopement when younger. But for now, London has every piece of land covered.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/06 at 12:39 pm


My Dad's family are from Kent and they saw quite alot of bomb action. My Grandad was an Air Raid Warden in London. My Dad can remember rationing and things like planes coming down and having to get up in the night to get into the air raid shelter, he was 10 when the war ended.My Nan talked about it if you asked her.
My friend's Nan was from a tiny, remote village in Oxfordshire.She told this story of when an American bomber crash landed near her home.All the villagers went to watch and as it turned out it was one of the all coloured American squadrons. She said they all ran screaming into thier houses because they thought they were aliens as they had never seen a black man before ! You just can't imagine that can you ?     
A pleasant little story.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/06 at 12:41 pm


They had a special here on Public Broadcasting called "1940 House".  In it a family in England had to live for six weeks as they would have had to in 1940.  Very interesting, did it show over there?  Do the older ones ever talk about what it was like during the blitz and rationing?  It was much different over here during WWII since we did enter it so late, and other than Pearl Harbor, we didn't have to deal with getting bombed and stuff.  The only first person experience was with the soldiers, and most, like my father, never talked about it.



Yes, growing up, my Father played in the bomb sites, he said they would go and find the electric meters etc and break them open to retrieve the coins inside.

As a youngster there were still bomb sites in our part of London but almost none. Mainly just houses that had been destroyed and never rebuilt, the rubble had gone quite a few years before hand but it was still odd to have a row of 40 or so houses and then a space and then 40 more on the other side of it.


If you see some of the Ealing Films from the 50s, like Hue and Cry and The Lavender Hill Mob, the bombed parts of the City of London are visable.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/08/06 at 2:22 pm

My grandmother was a German Jewish refugee on the kindertransport, she left for London from Berlin when she was 16 in 1939. Her father was a piano store owner and social worker, and then later a masseuse in this country. She at first was taken in by a rich family who wanted to use her as their maid, then ended up staying with a working-class family who treated her well. She worked scrubbing floors at an insane asylum for servicemen, and I think somehow got educated in her spare time. She ended up with a scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College, moved to the Bronx (New York City), and then became one of the first women to graduate from Columbia...I know she stayed in the subways during the blitz.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 05/08/06 at 3:26 pm


My grandmother was a German Jewish refugee on the kindertransport, she left for London from Berlin when she was 16 in 1939. Her father was a piano store owner and social worker, and then later a masseuse in this country. She at first was taken in by a rich family who wanted to use her as their maid, then ended up staying with a working-class family who treated her well. She worked scrubbing floors at an insane asylum for servicemen, and I think somehow got educated in her spare time. She ended up with a scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College, moved to the Bronx (New York City), and then became one of the first women to graduate from Columbia...I know she stayed in the subways during the blitz.


Now that is the story of America!  :)

My friend's Nan was from a tiny, remote village in Oxfordshire.She told this story of when an American bomber crash landed near her home.All the villagers went to watch and as it turned out it was one of the all coloured American squadrons. She said they all ran screaming into thier houses because they thought they were aliens as they had never seen a black man before ! You just can't imagine that can you ? 
 


My father said when he was stationed in the Netherlands during the war that they had women coming out of the woodwork.  They had never seen black men before, and my Dad and a couple of his mates were soooo good looking!  He wouldn't go to far into the story, but I got the feeling they had quite a good time.  My father was Creole from Louisiana and spoke French, in France his buddies used him as a translator. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/08/06 at 4:12 pm


Now that is the story of America!   :)
My father said when he was stationed in the Netherlands during the war that they had women coming out of the woodwork.  They had never seen black men before, and my Dad and a couple of his mates were soooo good looking!  He wouldn't go to far into the story, but I got the feeling they had quite a good time.  My father was Creole from Louisiana and spoke French, in France his buddies used him as a translator. 


Columbia Law School, minor correction. My family has very classic "American" type stories to it. My other grandmother's father was born dirt poor outside Vilnius in Lithuania, a charity case, came to the Lower East Side in the early 1900s to work at a hat factory, went to high school at night, and became a respected general practitioner who had the first car on his street and lived in a fancy Bronx apartment.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 05/08/06 at 4:27 pm


Columbia Law School, minor correction. My family has very classic "American" type stories to it. My other grandmother's father was born dirt poor outside Vilnius in Lithuania, a charity case, came to the Lower East Side in the early 1900s to work at a hat factory, went to high school at night, and became a respected general practitioner who had the first car on his street and lived in a fancy Bronx apartment.


Have you ever been to the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side.  It is fantastic, and gives insight into what life was life for immigrants who came to New York.  I would highly recommend it to everyone.
www.tenement.org

oops, sorry to hijack the thread, now back to London,

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 05/08/06 at 5:00 pm


My mother lived through WW2, and still recounts stories of the time. I remember whole vasts of land awaiting redevelopement when younger. But for now, London has every piece of land covered.


Yes, even in Brixton it seems odd that everything is being covered.

Of course, to me it just seems odd that anybody would pay to live in Brixton  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/08/06 at 7:20 pm


Have you ever been to the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side.  It is fantastic, and gives insight into what life was life for immigrants who came to New York.  I would highly recommend it to everyone.
www.tenement.org

oops, sorry to hijack the thread, now back to London,


I actually went once. It's pretty startling for me to think my great-grandparents grew up like that or worse, and that the old country was so bad that they stuck around.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/08/06 at 7:56 pm

what are some traditional London food items from the pubs and restaurants or homemade that you don't find anywhere else.  8)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/06 at 12:56 am


Have you ever been to the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side.  It is fantastic, and gives insight into what life was life for immigrants who came to New York.  I would highly recommend it to everyone.
www.tenement.org

oops, sorry to hijack the thread, now back to London,
No problem

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/06 at 1:01 am


what are some traditional London food items from the pubs and restaurants or homemade that you don't find anywhere else.  8)
Most pubs now serve food, usaully a good range for a healthy choice. Though in the past you would expect Ploughman's Lunch, cheese, salad and a roll.

http://www.capergreen.com/new_food_pix_greenwich/Ploughmans%20LR.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/09/06 at 1:48 am


Most pubs now serve food, usaully a good range for a healthy choice. Though in the past you would expect Ploughman's Lunch, cheese, salad and a roll.

http://www.capergreen.com/new_food_pix_greenwich/Ploughmans%20LR.jpg


that looks pretty substantial, maybe throw a banger in there  ;D  to fill in the gaps

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/06 at 1:50 am


that looks pretty substantial, maybe throw a banger in there  ;D  to fill in the gaps
It was only there to break the fast before the meal at the day.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/09/06 at 1:56 am

I saw somewhere on the internet about this London dish that is like a pie and the filling contains eel???  :o  Do you  know what I'm talking about?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/06 at 2:00 am


I saw somewhere on the internet about this London dish that is like a pie and the filling contains eel???  :o  Do you  know what I'm talking about?
it is a east London thing, serve with mash and liqour.

I am still search for the recipe of the liqour.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/09/06 at 2:07 am


it is a east London thing, serve with mash and liqour.

I am still search for the recipe of the liqour.
and do you also like steak and kidney pie or is that also an east thing

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/06 at 2:11 am


and do you also like steak and kidney pie or is that also an east thing
Yeap the same.

Without checking, liquor contains like a parsley sauce.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/09/06 at 2:18 am


Yeap the same.

Without checking, liquor contains like a parsley sauce.
that sounds good to me. If I ever visit, i want to try it all  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 05/09/06 at 3:38 am


and do you also like steak and kidney pie or is that also an east thing


My local butcher makes a lovely steak and kidney pie.  I recommend you try one

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/09/06 at 5:39 am

If you like kidney  :P
I prefer steak and mushroom or steak and ale !

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 05/09/06 at 6:44 am


If you like kidney  :P
I prefer steak and mushroom or steak and ale !

The kidney is the best bit!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/09/06 at 10:12 am


My local butcher makes a lovely steak and kidney pie.  I recommend you try one
I would love to and i will as a minor goal in my life  :)


If you like kidney  :P
I prefer steak and mushroom or steak and ale !
that sounds good too. I think if I ever plan a trip, you all can help with itinenary and daily menu  8)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/06 at 11:45 am


My local butcher makes a lovely steak and kidney pie.  I recommend you try one
You are making me hungry now!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/10/06 at 5:14 pm


I would love to and i will as a minor goal in my life  :)
that sounds good too. I think if I ever plan a trip, you all can help with itinenary and daily menu  8)


Eat as much Indian food as possible, it's amazing. Avoid some of the Italian food.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/06 at 1:40 am


Eat as much Indian food as possible, it's amazing. Avoid some of the Italian food.
I tend to avoid Indian Food, but do enjoy Italian amd chiese.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/11/06 at 6:17 am

Are we just taking Fish and chips for granted because everyone knows about them ?? I mean you can't get more British than a good fish and chip supper, with mushy peas and a mug of tea MMMMMMmmmmmmmm.  :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 05/11/06 at 10:25 am

What is that poem about the different church bells of London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/06 at 10:47 am


What is that poem about the different church bells of London?

That would be the Nursery Rhyme Oranges and Lemons

Oranges and lemons
Say the bells of St Clements
You owe me five farthings
Say the bells of St Martins
When will you pay me?
Say the bells of Old Bailey
When I grow rich
Say the bells of Shoreditch
When will that be?
Say the bells of Stepney
I'm sure I don't know
Says the great bell at Bow
Here comes a candle to light you to bed
Here comes a chopper to chop off your head

Chop chop chop chop the last man's head!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/11/06 at 10:51 am

^ Thanks for posting that rhyme, I'd forgotten all about it and used to sing it as a kid.



Philip is it true that technically you are not classed as a true Cockney, if you were not born within hearing distance of the Bow Bell in the old City of London??

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Step-chan on 05/11/06 at 11:16 am


What are some of the best restaurants in London?


Looks up^^^^^

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/11/06 at 11:32 am


Looks up^^^^^

There are some fantastic restaurants in the Capital including The Ivy, Langans etc Philip can fill you in.

Me and a friend once went to The Ritz on Piccadilly for afternoon tea. I swear to God it was sooo posh and they sat us right in the middle of everyone, we were so embarrassed we couldn't stop laughing. Everyone was sipping tea from dainty fine bone china cups with their little fingers cocked, all the while nibbling at delicious sandwiches and fancy cakes while a 20's style Band played.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Step-chan on 05/11/06 at 11:48 am


There are some fantastic restaurants in the Capital including The Ivy, Langans etc Philip can fill you in.

Me and a friend once went to The Ritz on Piccadilly for afternoon tea. I swear to God it was sooo posh and they sat us right in the middle of everyone, we were so embarrassed we couldn't stop laughing. Everyone was sipping tea from dainty fine bone china cups with their little fingers cocked, all the while nibbling at delicious sandwiches and fancy cakes while a 20's style Band played.


Thank you, I guess he missed it the first time(this has happened in two threads so far).

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/06 at 12:18 pm


^ Thanks for posting that rhyme, I'd forgotten all about it and used to sing it as a kid.



Philip is it true that technically you are not classed as a true Cockney, if you were not born within hearing distance of the Bow Bell in the old City of London??
That is the true definition of a Cockney.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/06 at 12:21 pm


There are some fantastic restaurants in the Capital including The Ivy, Langans etc Philip can fill you in.

Me and a friend once went to The Ritz on Piccadilly for afternoon tea. I swear to God it was sooo posh and they sat us right in the middle of everyone, we were so embarrassed we couldn't stop laughing. Everyone was sipping tea from dainty fine bone china cups with their little fingers cocked, all the while nibbling at delicious sandwiches and fancy cakes while a 20's style Band played.
The Ivy is where the Celeb go to, along with Joe Allens'. I just go to the run-of-the-mill restaurants.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/11/06 at 2:20 pm


What are some of the best restaurants in London?



Thank you, I guess he missed it the first time(this has happened in two threads so far).


Aha I see now  :D 

Philip, can you tell us about any notable restaurants in the Capital please, some of the so called celeb chefs own quite a few now, like Marco Pierre White et al.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/06 at 2:24 pm


Philip, can you tell us about any notable restaurants in the Capital please, some of the so called celeb chefs own quite a few now, like Marco Pierre White et al.
Brian Turner owns a few nationwide chain of restaurants, but has a restaurants at the Millennium Hotel in Grosvenor Square and Turner's Grill at the
Copthorne Hotel in Slough.

Gordon Ramsay is based at Claridges.

Anthony Worrall Thompson has four restaurants around the south of England, but in London has the Notting Grill, in Notting Hill.

At the last count Ainsley Harriet does not have a restaurant.

More later.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/11/06 at 2:43 pm


Eat as much Indian food as possible, it's amazing. Avoid some of the Italian food.
I'm not a big fan of Indian food, but at a couple of parties, thats what was catered and as you said, it was amazing. I even finished what my wife didn't eat  ;D


Are we just taking Fish and chips for granted because everyone knows about them ?? I mean you can't get more British than a good fish and chip supper, with mushy peas and a mug of tea MMMMMMmmmmmmmm.  :)
I would eat fish and chips everyday until my doctor warns me not to. Then I'd get a new doctor.

so should fish and chips be eaten with splashes of malt vinegar?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/06 at 2:44 pm



I would eat fish and chips everyday until my doctor warns me not to. Then I'd get a new doctor.

so should fish and chips be eaten with splashes of malt vinegar?


For me it is lightly dashed with vinegar, but has anyone tried mayonaisse.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/11/06 at 3:28 pm


so should fish and chips be eaten with splashes of malt vinegar?


Yessum Mike, but I drench mine in vinegar and too much salt, mushy peas are always good too, crikey I'm getting hungry now.  


For me it is lightly dashed with vinegar, but has anyone tried mayonaisse.


Sometimes lemon juice is nice too, and yes I love mayo on the chips.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 05/11/06 at 3:40 pm

Over here it is standard to have fish and chips(we call them french fries) with ketchup or tarter sauce,  I prefer the fish with malt vinegar or lemon and salt, and the fries with ketchup. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/11/06 at 4:18 pm


Yessum Mike, but I drench mine in vinegar and too much salt, mushy peas are always good too, crikey I'm getting hungry now.  

Sometimes lemon juice is nice too, and yes I love mayo on the chips.
I like it the way you do, but no mayo. i like mayo on sandwiches, but I prefer it made as a tartar sauce with my fish and chips and ketchup for the chips/fries.. This topic does make one hungry  8)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/11/06 at 4:23 pm


I like it the way you do, but no mayo. i like mayo on sandwiches, but I prefer it made as a tartar sauce with my fish and chips and ketchup for the chips/fries.. This topic does make one hungry  8)


'Does make one hungry?'    ;D  you sound like a lardy-dah Brit  :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/11/06 at 4:28 pm


'Does make one hungry?'     ;D  you sound like a lardy-dah Brit   :)
do i sound like one?  I do not aspire to be one  :)  i think she just called me a fat ass brit wannabe  ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/11/06 at 4:39 pm


do i sound like one?  I do not aspire to be one  :)  i think she just called me a fat ass brit wannabe  ;D  ;D


When, and if you ever come to the UK, we should go to Harry Ramsdens who makes delicious fish and chipples  ;D

You can't get a lard arse if you play all that basketball.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/11/06 at 9:57 pm


When, and if you ever come to the UK, we should go to Harry Ramsdens who makes delicious fish and chipples   ;D

You can't get a lard arse if you play all that basketball.
I will come to the UK and we're definitely going there for fish and Chipples (I hope thats just a fried potatos)  and thank you in that I ain't a lard-arse  ;D  ;D. I played 2 games last night and went a perfect 9 for 9 at the plate. speaking of plates, all this talk of fish made me want some and unfortunately it's frozen but they are whole filets and they're in the oven gettin nice and crispy.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/06 at 1:30 am

All this talk about food is making me hungry.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/12/06 at 2:30 am


All this talk about food is making me hungry.
perhaps eat fish on Friday?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/12/06 at 3:15 am


perhaps eat fish on Friday?
I am eating fish this friday ! I plan to have Fishfingers and chips for my tea tonight. Yum  :)

As to the vinegar/ mayo thing. Yes it has to be malt vinegar and I to like mayo on chips once in a while, but then I am a quarter Dutch and they started that whole idea so I figure that's where I get the liking.
99% of the time it has to be ketchup and only Heinz will do !! 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/12/06 at 3:16 am

Philip have you noticed how all us other Brits keep hijacking your thread when it's about food.  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 05/12/06 at 8:10 am

When they recently retired all of the remaining "Routemaster" double-decker buses, was that just the older ones that were 'rounded' ?

Or have all double deckers disappeared ? (which would be a crying shame)  :(

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 05/12/06 at 8:14 am


When they recently retired all of the remaining "Routemaster" double-decker buses, was that just the older ones that were 'rounded' ?

Or have all double deckers disappeared ? (which would be a crying shame)  :(


Someone else asked a simlar question.  I don't live in London so I don't know if all the Routemasters have gone.  They have been replaced with a new design of double decker though.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/12/06 at 8:23 am

Are all Londoners either hoodies or snobs?  ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/12/06 at 8:26 am


Are all Londoners either hoodies or snobs?  ;)
Hoodies ??

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 05/12/06 at 8:43 am


Someone else asked a simlar question.  I don't live in London so I don't know if all the Routemasters have gone.  They have been replaced with a new design of double decker though.




There was an article on our news about how the last one had been withdrawn from regular service, but some had been retained for "special services and occasions".

Thanks Gis, the rest answered my question  :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 05/12/06 at 9:13 am


Thanks Gis, the rest answered my question  :)


Gis?  I know we are both female and from the UK but surely you've learned to tell us apart by now?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/12/06 at 9:24 am


Gis?  I know we are both female and from the UK but surely you've learned to tell us apart by now?
I should think so too !
Maybe being online at such an unusual time has addled his brain.  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/12/06 at 11:04 am


I am eating fish this friday ! I plan to have Fishfingers and chips for my tea tonight. Yum  :)

As to the vinegar/ mayo thing. Yes it has to be malt vinegar and I to like mayo on chips once in a while, but then I am a quarter Dutch and they started that whole idea so I figure that's where I get the liking.
99% of the time it has to be ketchup and only Heinz will do !! 
I'm sure you Brits get the best fish and chips available and I'm jealous. the mayo thing is definitely frowned upon here in the states, yet tartar sauce is made with mayo and we love that on our fish. and ketchup (heinz) is what we keep here in my house is also the preferred brand. We should get a free bottle for the advertisement. Enjoy your fish today Gis.


Philip have you noticed how all us other Brits keep hijacking your thread when it's about food.  ;D
I'm sure he doesn't mind and you're all from the London area and Philip is so easy going. I like hearing about the different experiences from different people there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 05/12/06 at 11:11 am


sure he doesn't mind and you're all from the London area and Philip is so easy going. I like hearing about the different experiences from different people there.


I'm not from London.  I've only been there two or three times.  Although in terms of American distances I probably live quite close to the capital, it's only 100 miles or so

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/06 at 12:29 pm


perhaps eat fish on Friday?
So it is Friday.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/06 at 12:31 pm


Philip have you noticed how all us other Brits keep hijacking your thread when it's about food.  ;D
I do not mind one little bit, I enjoy food.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/06 at 12:33 pm


When they recently retired all of the remaining "Routemaster" double-decker buses, was that just the older ones that were 'rounded' ?

Or have all double deckers disappeared ? (which would be a crying shame)  :(
Good question, I don't know?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/06 at 12:33 pm


Someone else asked a simlar question.  I don't live in London so I don't know if all the Routemasters have gone.  They have been replaced with a new design of double decker though.


...and bendi-buses.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/06 at 12:35 pm


Are all Londoners either hoodies or snobs?  ;)
Not all of them, I am neither. Hoodie is a young thing, snobs are in certain areas.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/06 at 12:38 pm


I'm not from London.  I've only been there two or three times.  Although in terms of American distances I probably live quite close to the capital, it's only 100 miles or so
In return, I have never been to Leicestershire,

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/12/06 at 1:12 pm


I'm not from London.  I've only been there two or three times.  Although in terms of American distances I probably live quite close to the capital, it's only 100 miles or so
Karen, I thought since the thread said ask anything about London, that you were from there also. I almost forgot that England is more than just London. The more I talk with all of you, the more i want to take a trip there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 05/12/06 at 1:20 pm


Not all of them, I am neither. Hoodie is a young thing, snobs are in certain areas.


I haven't seen many hoodie wearers in the square mile  ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Step-chan on 05/12/06 at 1:28 pm


Not all of them, I am neither. Hoodie is a young thing, snobs are in certain areas.


I agree, you aren't. ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/13/06 at 2:54 am

Have you taken the Chunnel?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/06 at 3:01 am


Have you taken the Chunnel?
Channel Tunnel, yes.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/13/06 at 3:56 am

Your favourite London landmark/landmark that is most special to you?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/06 at 4:08 am


Your favourite London landmark/landmark that is most special to you?
For me it is Lord's Cricket Ground. For modern London I am fond of the London Eye, and for historical London it must be St Paul's Cathedral.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/13/06 at 4:06 pm


For me it is Lord's Cricket Ground. For modern London I am fond of the London Eye, and for historical London it must be St Paul's Cathedral.
I guess Hampton Court wouldn't really count as it is the outskirts of London, but what about Big Ben or the Tower?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/13/06 at 4:09 pm

Where is the burial place for the beautiful and dearly missed Lady Di ?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/06 at 4:10 pm


I guess Hampton Court wouldn't really count as it is the outskirts of London, but what about Big Ben or the Tower?
For me, all that is within the M25 is London, but in truth it is in Surrey.

Most of the building in London interest me, but St Paul's stands out the most.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/06 at 4:11 pm


Where is the burial place for the beautiful and dearly missed Lady Di ?
Her burial place is on an island at Althorpe House in Northamptonshire, open to the public only for a select number of days.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/13/06 at 4:23 pm


Her burial place is on an island at Althorpe House in Northamptonshire, open to the public only for a select number of days.
If and when i come to the UK for a vacation/trip I want to visit her memorial.  :(

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/13/06 at 8:32 pm

What's your favorite London museum? I really enjoyed the National Gallery.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/13/06 at 8:49 pm

Is "bangers and mash" really as gross as it sounds? 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/13/06 at 10:05 pm


Is "bangers and mash" really as gross as it sounds? 


Bangers and Mash is just sausages and mashed potatoes. I personally don't find sausages disgusting, but if you told me just exactly what they put in them I would. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/06 at 1:02 am


What's your favorite London museum? I really enjoyed the National Gallery.
I like the South Kensington museum complex that contain The Science, Geologicial, Natural History and the Victoria & Albert, for if bored with one there is another close by.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/06 at 1:03 am


Is "bangers and mash" really as gross as it sounds? 
No, the meal is delicious.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/14/06 at 2:02 am

What type/flavor and brand of tea is your preference

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/06 at 2:03 am


What type/flavor and brand of tea is your preference
Any tea that has a pleasant taste, Earl Grey and some herbals.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/14/06 at 2:05 am


Any tea that has a pleasant taste, Earl Grey and some herbals.
I like Earl Grey, and have taking a liking to green tea, but usually stick with plain old Lipton tea. There is a brand called Tetley that claims to be English

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/06 at 2:06 am


There is a brand called Tetley that claims to be English
Yes.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/14/06 at 2:31 am

Is Devonshire cream good?  I know that sometimes you put it on scones when you're having tea.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/06 at 2:34 am


Is Devonshire cream good?  I know that sometimes you put it on scones when you're having tea.
Having not had it for somewhile, I remember it being delicious,

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Written By: danootaandme on 05/14/06 at 7:10 am


Having not had it for somewhile, I remember it being delicious,


Is Devonshire Cream the same as clotted cream?  If it is I remember having it and the thought of it
makes my mouth water.  It is another reason for visiting. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/06 at 7:12 am


Is Devonshire Cream the same as clotted cream?  If it is I remember having it and the thought of it
makes my mouth water.  It is another reason for visiting. 
Devonshire Cream is a clotted cream, but I would like to put it to the test.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/15/06 at 6:28 am


I like Earl Grey, and have taking a liking to green tea, but usually stick with plain old Lipton tea. There is a brand called Tetley that claims to be English
Lipton's is the tea of the devil ! It's horrible, and the only tea you get in America. I resorted to taking my own teabags with me the last two times I visited America, I know how terribly British ! ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/15/06 at 6:29 am


Is Devonshire cream good?  I know that sometimes you put it on scones when you're having tea.
You really cannot beat a good cream tea. MMMMMMmmmmmmm  :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 05/15/06 at 6:31 am


Lipton's is the tea of the devil ! It's horrible, and the only tea you get in America. I resorted to taking my own teabags with me the last two times I visited America, I know how terribly British ! ;D



Where do you visit when you come over?  We have aisles of tea for every taste. 

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Written By: Gis on 05/15/06 at 6:39 am


Where do you visit when you come over?  We have aisles of tea for every taste. 
Last two times was Florida. It does seem to be the only tea you get in restaurants though........... Actually to be fair it is about 5 or 6 years since I was last there so I guess tea drinking could have changed beyond all recognition!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 05/15/06 at 7:05 am


Last two times was Florida. It does seem to be the only tea you get in restaurants though........... Actually to be fair it is about 5 or 6 years since I was last there so I guess tea drinking could have changed beyond all recognition!


No, Florida explains it.  It's not so much the USA as where you are in the USA  ;)

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Written By: Gis on 05/15/06 at 9:26 am


No, Florida explains it.  It's not so much the USA as where you are in the USA  ;)
Ahh, fair enough. Weird though considering the amount of Europeans who visit Disney !

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/06 at 2:08 pm


Lipton's is the tea of the devil ! It's horrible, and the only tea you get in America. I resorted to taking my own teabags with me the last two times I visited America, I know how terribly British ! ;D

I have never drank tea in the US.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 05/16/06 at 6:34 am


I have never drank tea in the US.
If it's Liptons you ain't missing a thing !!  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/16/06 at 7:42 am

I hear due to Global Warming, 'white Christmases' are getting to be a really rare event in London. Do you miss them?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/06 at 11:35 am


I hear due to Global Warming, 'white Christmases' are getting to be a really rare event in London. Do you miss them?
We do have snow other times of the year, but it is very rare to fall at Christmas.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/23/06 at 2:53 am

Philip, did you or any of our other English members see the special interview with both of the young Princes, William and Harry?  8)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/06 at 2:56 am


Philip, did you or any of our other English members see the special interview with both of the young Princes, William and Harry?   8)
I made a special point in not watching it, but have seen clips on TV.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/23/06 at 3:02 am


I made a special point in not watching it, but have seen clips on TV.
I was fairly impressed at the fun personalities of the boys. I take it you are not a fan of the royals or the show just not your cup of tea?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/06 at 3:22 am


I was fairly impressed at the fun personalities of the boys. I take it you are not a fan of the royals or the show just not your cup of tea?
You could say that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/23/06 at 3:50 am


You could say that.
"Long ago, life was clean, sex was bad, not obscene, and the rich were so mean, stately homes, for the lords. Croquet lawns, village greens, Victoria, was my Queen, Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria.  lyric from my favorite song by The Kinks  Victoria do you know if they were from Liverpool or London or where?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/06 at 3:53 am


"Long ago, life was clean, sex was bad, not obscene, and the rich were so mean, stately homes, for the lords. Croquet lawns, village greens, Victoria, was my Queen, Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria.   lyric from my favorite song by The Kinks  Victoria do you know if they were from Liverpool or London or where?
The Kinks came from the Crouch End and Muswell Hill area of North London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/23/06 at 3:57 am


The Kinks came from the Crouch End and Muswell Hill area of North London.
not too far from where you are?  I enjoy them immensely. 
excerpt below taken from ray davies speech as the band was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame
Having gone from British Invasion hitmakers to late Sixties cult heroes to bonafide arena-filling rock stars in the Seventies and Eighties, the Kinks are, it would seem, cult heroes again for the time being - a position that their bright and sometimes discomfited leader no doubt savors. On the eve of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, Ray Davies had this to say: "The Kinks have always been outsiders. I'm an outsider. To be accepted is unique for us. I'm pleased for the people who believed in me all along. It's nice for them to know that their faith wasn't misplaced." To quote a slogan popular with those who love the band, "God Save the Kinks."

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/06 at 4:09 am


not too far from where you are?  I enjoy them immensely. 
excerpt below taken from ray davies speech as the band was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame
Having gone from British Invasion hitmakers to late Sixties cult heroes to bonafide arena-filling rock stars in the Seventies and Eighties, the Kinks are, it would seem, cult heroes again for the time being - a position that their bright and sometimes discomfited leader no doubt savors. On the eve of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, Ray Davies had this to say: "The Kinks have always been outsiders. I'm an outsider. To be accepted is unique for us. I'm pleased for the people who believed in me all along. It's nice for them to know that their faith wasn't misplaced." To quote a slogan popular with those who love the band, "God Save the Kinks."
Around ten miles, and is best describe as up hill.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 05/23/06 at 4:35 am


The Kinks came from the Crouch End and Muswell Hill area of North London.


Muswell Hillbilly
Kinks


Cos I'm a Muswell Hillbilly boy,
But my heart lies in old West Virginia,
Never seen New Orleans, Oklahoma, Tennessee,
Still I dream of the Black Hills that I ain't never seen.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/23/06 at 5:34 am

Which is the fashion capital of the English speaking world: London or New York (or another city)?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/06 at 5:37 am


Which is the fashion capital of the English speaking world: London or New York (or another city)?
London seems to be the fashion capital for every new season there is always a London Fashion Week, and the designers for the USA come over in their flocks to capture the market over here.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/23/06 at 7:45 am


London seems to be the fashion capital for every new season there is always a London Fashion Week, and the designers for the USA come over in their flocks to capture the market over here.


What is the socio-economic profile of your neighbourhood?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 05/23/06 at 12:11 pm

Will we ever find out the what happened to the 7th Earl of Lucan?  Did anyone inherit his title?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/06 at 1:24 pm


What is the socio-economic profile of your neighbourhood?
There is no real industry to my area, it is mainly residental, of the expensive household kind (few celebs too). The ethnicity is multi-racial, you name the race, there is someone here. I hope I answered your question to the fill, if not please ask again.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/06 at 1:30 pm


Will we ever find out the what happened to the 7th Earl of Lucan?  Did anyone inherit his title?

After the events of the murder of the nanny in 1974, Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan disappeared. Now he is legally dead, but his whereabouts still unknown, and his son and heir George Charles Bingham, has the title Lord Bingham and has taken over his father's estate.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Bobby on 05/23/06 at 4:52 pm


Philip, did you or any of our other English members see the special interview with both of the young Princes, William and Harry?   8)


I'm guessing you are referring to the one hosted by Ant and Dec?

I think it's just a media circus thing to show that the Royals are not a bunch of stuck up sods . . . but they are.

Am I a monarchist? As you can probably tell from my above answer no - and there aren't many about in England under the age of 60 either.  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 05/23/06 at 4:55 pm


After the events of the murder of the nanny in 1974, Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan disappeared. Now he is legally dead, but his whereabouts still unknown, and his son and heir George Charles Bingham, has the title Lord Bingham and has taken over his father's estate.


Not to be confused with another Lord Bingham who is a senior 'Law Lord'...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/23/06 at 9:30 pm


There is no real industry to my area, it is mainly residental, of the expensive household kind (few celebs too). The ethnicity is multi-racial, you name the race, there is someone here. I hope I answered your question to the fill, if not please ask again.


Which neighbourhood do you live in, exactly?

Do you know the actual stats, like median age, percent under 15/over 65, percent born overseas, average income, unemployment.etc of your local area?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/06 at 1:38 am


Which neighbourhood do you live in, exactly?

Do you know the actual stats, like median age, percent under 15/over 65, percent born overseas, average income, unemployment.etc of your local area?
The area is Notting Hill, and the details you require should be in the last census, let me check.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: MLB on 05/24/06 at 11:39 am

What's the building called with the archway just the other side of the road from Victoria Park?  There's a statue of a General or someone on a horse in the middle of the brick walk. You go thru the archway and you are standing next to mounted horse guard,  and there are white and red cross flags flying on top, then across the street and around the corner from Trafalgar?  Where the multitude of "don't feed the Pigeons" pigeons hang out by the monument I can never remember the name of. 


If you knowthe answer, and you probably do, IM. me please. I am looking at vacation pictures here and I know my directions maybe a little off, but I know I am close in my description. however, all the maps I had an the local friends I was with were no help in the actual name of the place.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/06 at 1:08 pm


What's the building called with the archway just the other side of the road from Victoria Park?  There's a statue of a General or someone on a horse in the middle of the brick walk. You go thru the archway and you are standing next to mounted horse guard,  and there are white and red cross flags flying on top, then across the street and around the corner from Trafalgar?  Where the multitude of "don't feed the Pigeons" pigeons hang out by the monument I can never remember the name of.   


If you knowthe answer, and you probably do, IM. me please. I am looking at vacation pictures here and I know my directions maybe a little off, but I know I am close in my description. however, all the maps I had an the local friends I was with were no help in the actual name of the place.
When you ask of Victoria Park do you mean St James Park which runs the length of The Mall, and if so due you Admiralty Arch?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/06 at 12:37 am


What's the building called with the archway just the other side of the road from Victoria Park?  There's a statue of a General or someone on a horse in the middle of the brick walk. You go thru the archway and you are standing next to mounted horse guard,  and there are white and red cross flags flying on top, then across the street and around the corner from Trafalgar?  Where the multitude of "don't feed the Pigeons" pigeons hang out by the monument I can never remember the name of.   


If you knowthe answer, and you probably do, IM. me please. I am looking at vacation pictures here and I know my directions maybe a little off, but I know I am close in my description. however, all the maps I had an the local friends I was with were no help in the actual name of the place.


http://mijnposter.nl/thumbs/636/030s.jpeg

Admiralty Arch

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/25/06 at 2:17 am

My question is about England, and perhaps London, I don't know. the question is "Where were the scenes filmed, from The Beatles movie A Hard Days Night", especially the parts where the boys are being chased thru the streets by maniacal crazed girls. Was it Liverpool?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 05/25/06 at 3:57 am


My question is about England, and perhaps London, I don't know. the question is "Where were the scenes filmed, from The Beatles movie A Hard Days Night", especially the parts where the boys are being chased thru the streets by maniacal crazed girls. Was it Liverpool?


Seems to be mainly around London

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058182/locations

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/06 at 12:29 pm


My question is about England, and perhaps London, I don't know. the question is "Where were the scenes filmed, from The Beatles movie A Hard Days Night", especially the parts where the boys are being chased thru the streets by maniacal crazed girls. Was it Liverpool?
I was going to say mainly London, but Karen has answered for me.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/06 at 12:31 pm


Seems to be mainly around London

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058182/locations
Regarding:

Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London, England, UK
(chase scenes)

I must re-watch the movie and work out the precise roads, etc.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 05/25/06 at 5:12 pm

Dear Mr. Phil of Notting Hill...

Do you scarper when the carnival is on?

(With all that racket, I know I bloody well would...)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/06 at 1:20 am


Dear Mr. Phil of Notting Hill...

Do you scarper when the carnival is on?

(With all that racket, I know I bloody well would...)
If there is cricket on that Bank Holiday Weekend I am there, but generally we lock ourselves in.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/06 at 12:53 am


Dear Mr. Phil of Notting Hill...

Do you scarper when the carnival is on?

(With all that racket, I know I bloody well would...)
One year it did rain and I stayed in.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/31/06 at 2:13 am

The U.K. is  comprised of Wales, England, Ireland, and Scotland? Is that correct

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/06 at 6:05 am


The U.K. is  comprised of Wales, England, Ireland, and Scotland? Is that correct
The United Kingdom is a political union made up of four parts, often called the constituent countries or the Home Nations. They are England, Scotland, and Wales on the island of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 05/31/06 at 6:40 am


The U.K. is  comprised of Wales, England, Ireland, and Scotland? Is that correct


True for a few years, until what is now Eire broke away just after World War I...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/06 at 7:38 am


True for a few years, until what is now Eire broke away just after World War I...
By saying Ireland I meant to say Northern Ireland

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 06/03/06 at 9:01 am

Is a farthing the same as a half-penny?  How many shillings in a pound?  Is the difference between pounds and
pounds sterling just that one is paper and the other coin?  What is a sovereign(monetarily)?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/06 at 9:12 am


Is a farthing the same as a half-penny?  How many shillings in a pound?  Is the difference between pounds and
pounds sterling just that one is paper and the other coin?  What is a sovereign(monetarily)?
This was the denomination of the Pound Sterling before decimalisation.

There was:

2 Farthings to a Half-Penny
2 Half-Pennys to a Penny
12 Penny to 1 Shilling
20 Shillings to 1 Pound

Made from gold, a sovereign was worth the value of 1 Pound Sterling.
Pound is the currency of the United Kingdom, and it is a simple version of saying Pound Sterling.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 06/05/06 at 3:51 am



Pound is the currency of the United Kingdom, and it is a simple version of saying Pound Sterling.


Perhaps to distinguish it from pound weight?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 06/05/06 at 6:54 am


This was the denomination of the Pound Sterling before decimalisation.

There was:

2 Farthings to a Half-Penny
2 Half-Pennys to a Penny
12 Penny to 1 Shilling
20 Shillings to 1 Pound

Made from gold, a sovereign was worth the value of 1 Pound Sterling.
Pound is the currency of the United Kingdom, and it is a simple version of saying Pound Sterling.


And not forgetting the sixpence (tanner), as traditionally found in Christmas puddings!

1 shilling was also known as a 'bob'...and what was known as a 'florin' (2 shillings) was more commonly known as 'two bob'...

And, of course, the very strange looking threepenny bit (which became 'rhyming slang' for something!)

Confusing? No wonder we went decimal...!!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/06 at 12:35 pm

A threepenny bit

http://www.coinage-sales.co.uk/grafix/genericoins/threepenny100.png

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 06/05/06 at 2:41 pm


A threepenny bit

http://www.coinage-sales.co.uk/grafix/genericoins/threepenny100.png


Half my weekly wage, that is!

Put it away, you'll make me jealous!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/06 at 2:48 pm


And, of course, the very strange looking threepenny bit (which became 'rhyming slang' for something!)
Regarding the slang was it "Threepenny bit" or "Threepenny bits" you had in mind?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 06/05/06 at 2:52 pm


Regarding the slang was it "Threepenny bit" or "Threepenny bits" you had in mind?


Normally used in the plural term (for obvious reasons!)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/06 at 2:53 pm


Normally used in the plural term (for obvious reasons!)
I thought so, as trained on the slang used in Steptoe and Son?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 06/05/06 at 3:01 pm


I thought so, as trained on the slang used in Steptoe and Son?


I'm not certain whether it started there or not...the coinage was around before the programme was...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/06 at 3:11 pm


I'm not certain whether it started there or not...the coinage was around before the programme was...
I meant my awareness of the slang in general came from that programme.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 06/06/06 at 6:43 am


I meant my awareness of the slang in general came from that programme.


Begging your pardon, Mr. Philip...

My 'training' of slang came from my father and (more particulary) his brothers...

Hardened East-End mob, that lot!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/06 at 12:14 pm


Begging your pardon, Mr. Philip...

My 'training' of slang came from my father and (more particulary) his brothers...

Hardened East-End mob, that lot!
Like rubbing shoulders with the Kray Twins?

Does anyone wish to ask me about the Kray Twins?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/06 at 11:37 pm


http://www.routemaster.org.uk/icons/bellmed.gif
DING DING
We're all going on a summer holiday!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/06 at 11:40 pm


My local butcher makes a lovely steak and kidney pie.  I recommend you try one
Yes please.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Apricot on 06/18/06 at 6:35 pm

How often does it actually rain, would you say?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/06 at 4:03 pm


How often does it actually rain, would you say?
On average, last April saw a rainfall of 46.0mm and May had 112.1mm. It seems it will rain at least once a week.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/06 at 4:08 pm


How often does it actually rain, would you say?
The last time it rain in London, it was last Tuesday, six days ago. Then it did pour down.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/06 at 2:01 am


How often does it actually rain, would you say?
It has not rained overnight.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/06 at 12:32 pm


How often does it actually rain, would you say?
No rain today, yet.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Davester on 06/21/06 at 4:14 am


I live and breathe London everyday, so why not ask me any question about this great metropolis.


  Anyone living (or born) within the sound of the bells (St. Pauls?) are referred-to by some as "Cockneys"?  True?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 06/21/06 at 5:06 am


   Anyone living (or born) within the sound of the bells (St. Pauls?) are referred-to by some as "Cockneys"?  True?


Not quite.  You need to be born within the sound of the bells from the church of St Mary le Bow to be considered a Cockney.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Davester on 06/21/06 at 5:18 am


Not quite.  You need to be born within the sound of the bells from the church of St Mary le Bow to be considered a Cockney.


  Oh, I see...

  So "Cockney" isn't considered derogatory..? 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 06/21/06 at 5:23 am

I don't think so.  But then you wouldn't mistake me for one.

Actually in some ways it seen as desirable, proving you are 'one of the people'.  this has lead to some people being labelled Mockney (Jamie Oliver, TV chef, being a prime example)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Davester on 06/21/06 at 5:31 am


I don't think so.  But then you wouldn't mistake me for one.

Actually in some ways it seen as desirable, proving you are 'one of the people'.  this has lead to some people being labelled Mockney (Jamie Oliver, TV chef, being a prime example)


  The Briton that Britons love to hate...Jamie Oliver....

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 06/21/06 at 7:01 am


Like rubbing shoulders with the Kray Twins?


You may find this hard to believe, but some of my dad's elder brothers actually did!

They were all lumped in the same school and (according to legend), my uncle actually came off tops in a playground 'scrap' with Ronnie!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 06/21/06 at 7:13 am


Not quite.  You need to be born within the sound of the bells from the church of St Mary le Bow to be considered a Cockney.


Actually, there's not a lot of distance in between...about five minutes walk...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/06 at 11:19 am


You may find this hard to believe, but some of my dad's elder brothers actually did!

They were all lumped in the same school and (according to legend), my uncle actually came off tops in a playground 'scrap' with Ronnie!


Not in The Bilnd Beggar?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 06/21/06 at 1:57 pm


Not in The Bilnd Beggar?


As my uncle is still very much alive (yet tentatively) kicking, I should hope not!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/06 at 2:00 pm


As my uncle is still very much alive (yet tentatively) kicking, I should hope not!
That is good to hear.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/06 at 2:06 pm


As my uncle is still very much alive (yet tentatively) kicking, I should hope not!
Paul talking of east London, last Friday on a Thames boat trip with work colleagues, I saw something for the first time in my life. The bastions rising on Tower Bridge, for someone who has London to his heart, it was a magical moment.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 06/21/06 at 2:39 pm


Paul talking of east London, last Friday on a Thames boat trip with work colleagues, I saw something for the first time in my life. The bastions rising on Tower Bridge, for someone who has London to his heart, it was a magical moment.


Bascules, I think is the word, Mr. Philip...

A wonderful piece of Victorian design and construction, that...

Yet I've only seen it opened once myself!

This, remember, was the bridge that some American thought he was buying when we flogged the old London Bridge off to him!

I'll bet that superb sight did nothing congestion-wise...Rotherhithe Tunnel is currently closed and Tower Bridge is taking the brunt of the traffic!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/06 at 2:44 pm


Bascules, I think is the word, Mr. Philip...

A wonderful piece of Victorian design and construction, that...

Yet I've only seen it opened once myself!

This, remember, was the bridge that some American thought he was buying when we flogged the old London Bridge off to him!

I'll bet that superb sight did nothing congestion-wise...Rotherhithe Tunnel is currently closed and Tower Bridge is taking the brunt of the traffic!
Thanks, for the word came over the PA System on hte boat and it was a bit windy.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 06/22/06 at 3:36 am


Paul talking of east London, last Friday on a Thames boat trip with work colleagues, I saw something for the first time in my life. The bastions rising on Tower Bridge, for someone who has London to his heart, it was a magical moment.


We saw them open last year (or maybe the year before) when we went to London.  We had a ride on the London Eye and then a boat trip down the Thames.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 06/23/06 at 10:26 am

Is it Battersea Bridge that was completely built by women ?? I'm pretty sure it that one........

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 06/23/06 at 10:34 am


Is it Battersea Bridge that was completely built by women ?? I'm pretty sure it that one........
Just found it it was Waterloo bridge !

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/06 at 11:32 am


Is it Battersea Bridge that was completely built by women ?? I'm pretty sure it that one........
It was Waterloo Bridge, built by women during the WW2, the building commenced in 1942 and completed in 1945. I have been told the foreman was male.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 06/23/06 at 1:42 pm

So Philip, where are some of the bars staying open 24/7 what with the new licenses?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/06 at 1:45 pm


So Philip, where are some of the bars staying open 24/7 what with the new licenses?
Let me checked.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/25/06 at 4:49 pm

Have you ever been to the Tower of London and if so, have you ever seen any of the ghosts that haunt the place?





Cat

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 06/26/06 at 12:17 am

I just saw on the news that London is the fifth most expensive city to live in. How can one manage to live there if they aren't a celebrity. How expensive is it really? Or, is it an exaggeration?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/06 at 12:54 am


I just saw on the news that London is the fifth most expensive city to live in. How can one manage to live there if they aren't a celebrity. How expensive is it really? Or, is it an exaggeration?
The expensiveness and living in London I have already explained in this thread under the explanation of London Weighing.

I have celebs surrounding me.

Certainly more expensive than the rest of the UK, for living, travel, mortgage, entertainment, etc. But for me it is here is were I work, if I lived further away I would be spending more on travel tickets. (By the way I walk to and from work each day).

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/06 at 12:56 am


Have you ever been to the Tower of London and if so, have you ever seen any of the ghosts that haunt the place?





Cat
Yes I have been several times to the Tower of London and only seen the Crown Jewels once. As for any of the ghosts no, but the Tower is famous for due to the executions that took place there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 06/26/06 at 3:46 am


The expensiveness and living in London I have already explained in this thread under the explanation of London Weighing.

I have celebs surrounding me.

Certainly more expensive than the rest of the UK, for living, travel, mortgage, entertainment, etc. But for me it is here is were I work, if I lived further away I would be spending more on travel tickets. (By the way I walk to and from work each day).
The last I read Oxford is now on a par with London as far as the cost of living goes but we don't have the same wages and no weighting either it sucks.  >:(

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/26/06 at 12:57 pm


Yes I have been several times to the Tower of London and only seen the Crown Jewels once. As for any of the ghosts no, but the Tower is famous for due to the executions that took place there.



I know that the Tower of London is famous for its ghosts. I heard that it is probably the most haunted place-possibly in the entire world.




Cat

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/06 at 12:59 pm


The last I read Oxford is now on a par with London as far as the cost of living goes but we don't have the same wages and no weighting either it sucks.  >:(
...but you still have your students with their bicycles.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/06 at 1:00 pm



I know that the Tower of London is famous for its ghosts. I heard that it is probably the most haunted place-possibly in the entire world.

Cat
I am not sure on the most haunted place-possibly in the entire world, but the village of Pluckley in Kent is regarded as the most haunted village in England.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/06 at 2:33 pm


How often does it actually rain, would you say?
It chucked it down today, it was so hard it stopped play at Wimbledon.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/06 at 2:35 pm


So Philip, where are some of the bars staying open 24/7 what with the new licenses?
There must be one somewhere.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 06/28/06 at 12:05 am


The expensiveness and living in London I have already explained in this thread under the explanation of London Weighing.

I have celebs surrounding me.

Certainly more expensive than the rest of the UK, for living, travel, mortgage, entertainment, etc. But for me it is here is were I work, if I lived further away I would be spending more on travel tickets. (By the way I walk to and from work each day).


Sorry for the redundant question!  :-[

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/06 at 12:39 am


Sorry for the redundant question!  :-[
Thats all right, but I should have posted the link at the time.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 06/28/06 at 12:40 am


Thats all right, but I should have posted the link at the time.


No worries, love

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tia on 06/28/06 at 8:46 am



I know that the Tower of London is famous for its ghosts. I heard that it is probably the most haunted place-possibly in the entire world.




Cat
and THEY can't afford london either.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/06 at 11:43 am


and THEY can't afford london either.
Not a ghost of a chance?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/28/06 at 3:01 pm


Not a ghost of a chance?


I like to watch Cash in the Attic and Treasure Hunt on the BBC America channel. I noticed that they have a tendency of using A LOT of REALLY BAD puns. After reading your last post, I wonder if that is a British thing or just the writers of the shows.




Cat

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/06 at 3:06 pm


I like to watch Cash in the Attic and Treasure Hunt on the BBC America channel. I noticed that they have a tendency of using A LOT of REALLY BAD puns. After reading your last post, I wonder if that is a British thing or just the writers of the shows.




Cat
It has (to me) been a British way of comedy. Throughout recorded comedy on record, old radio shows, films, etc. It thas been a main form the comedy. I will try and post some examples (non-copyright) later.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 06/28/06 at 3:56 pm


It has (to me) been a British way of comedy. Throughout recorded comedy on record, old radio shows, films, etc. It thas been a main form the comedy. I will try and post some examples (non-copyright) later.


You'll find (like most things in life) that there's good 'punnage'...

...and then there's the stuff I use!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/03/06 at 4:28 am

Not necessarily a question about London, or the UK, but do you and most English prefer your tea light or dark, weak or strong? with or without cream/milk?
I prefer mine dark and strong and lightly sweetened.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 07/03/06 at 4:44 am

Not too strong, not too weak, definatly with milk and half a sugar.  :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 07/03/06 at 10:49 am

not too weak, with milk, no sugar

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/03/06 at 11:56 am


Not necessarily a question about London, or the UK, but do you and most English prefer your tea light or dark, weak or strong? with or without cream/milk?
I prefer mine dark and strong and lightly sweetened.



I'm not British but I will answer this question. I like mine VERY STRONG. No milk, no sugar. Nothing but the tea bag-and I leave the bag in it so by the time I get down to the bottom of the cup, it is VERY ROBUST!!!  ;D ;D ;D



Cat.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/06 at 12:15 pm


Not necessarily a question about London, or the UK, but do you and most English prefer your tea light or dark, weak or strong? with or without cream/milk?
I prefer mine dark and strong and lightly sweetened.
For me I am currently avoiding milk and have my tea black.

The reason why milk was introduced to tea was that to stop cracking the china cups in the olden (Victorian and Edwardian) days. Milk was poured into the cup first, then the tea was poured from the teapot and if very hot the tea could ruin the cups. The milk would cool the tea down and will not crack the cups.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 07/05/06 at 6:38 pm


Not necessarily a question about London, or the UK, but do you and most English prefer your tea light or dark, weak or strong? with or without cream/milk?
I prefer mine dark and strong and lightly sweetened.


Yes that's how I like mine too  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 07/05/06 at 7:09 pm

I can't drink tea, it makes me pee  :-[

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/06 at 12:32 am


Yes that's how I like mine too   ;D
I am going through a herbal and fruit flavoured stage at the moment.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/06 at 12:32 am


I can't drink tea, it makes me pee   :-[
All drinks make you do that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 07/06/06 at 4:34 am


All drinks make you do that.


Caffeinated tea irritates  and causes me to run then when I get there suffer the trickle down effect.  It also causes me to have hellish nightmares.  Sounds  strange, I know, but that's what happens.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/06 at 7:03 am


Caffeinated tea irritates  and causes me to run then when I get there suffer the trickle down effect.  It also causes me to have hellish nightmares.  Sounds  strange, I know, but that's what happens.
I can understand that for Caffeine must be a drug of one form.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 07/06/06 at 8:35 am


I am going through a herbal and fruit flavoured stage at the moment.


Twinings Honey camomile and vanilla is very nice

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/06 at 8:42 am


Twinings Honey camomile and vanilla is very nice
It is the Twining Fruit Bliss range we have here, and I tend to avoid Camomile.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 07/07/06 at 11:54 am

Philip, I was going past Whittards of Chelsea the other day and got my eye on some little bone china mugs, decorated with dear little rabbit/mice cartoons - I had to buy these 2

http://www.whittard.co.uk/images/productimages/details/aj23324.jpg

http://www.whittard.co.uk/images/productimages/details/aj23322.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/06 at 12:26 pm


Philip, I was going past Whittards of Chelsea the other day and got my eye on some little bone china mugs, decorated with dear little rabbit/mice cartoons - I had to buy these 2

http://www.whittard.co.uk/images/productimages/details/aj23324.jpg

http://www.whittard.co.uk/images/productimages/details/aj23322.jpg
When you said Chelsea I thought that you were in Chelsea, it must have been a local branch up in Newcastle.

The cups are too decorative to drink from.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/07/06 at 1:37 pm

Today is 7/7...it's been a year.

What was London like today? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/06 at 3:01 pm


Today is 7/7...it's been a year.

What was London like today? ???
In my area of London, there was a police presence, with poice cars shooting back and forth.

Even yesterday, the police were at principal points of the transport infrastructure.

At the key points of last year, plaques have unvielled whith appropiate services.

Midday saw a two minute silence.

This evening a memorial service was held in Regent's Park.

Many tears have been shed.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 07/07/06 at 5:01 pm


When you said Chelsea I thought that you were in Chelsea, it must have been a local branch up in Newcastle.

The cups are too decorative to drink from.



Yes I bought them from a branch up in Newcastle, and like them because the china is so light to lift, and of course the pictures

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 07/07/06 at 5:38 pm


Not necessarily a question about London, or the UK, but do you and most English prefer your tea light or dark, weak or strong? with or without cream/milk?
I prefer mine dark and strong and lightly sweetened.


Yes, that's fine by me too...

My sister is the complete opposite...gnat's p!ss being the appropriate phrase!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 07/08/06 at 1:49 am


In my area of London, there was a police presence, with poice cars shooting back and forth.

Even yesterday, the police were at principal points of the transport infrastructure.

At the key points of last year, plaques have unvielled whith appropiate services.

Midday saw a two minute silence.

This evening a memorial service was held in Regent's Park.

Many tears have been shed.
There were police at Didcot and Oxford stations yesterday too, but then it is a main route into London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 07/08/06 at 1:51 am


Yes I bought them from a branch up in Newcastle, and like them because the china is so light to lift, and of course the pictures
I love Whitards, they do great 'tea' stuff. I have loads of their mugs they are so cute and Ian keeps breaking/chipping them so it's an excuse to buy more. I always draw smiling flowers so when I saw they had mugs with them on I had to buy 4. 4 mugs  with different smiling flowers on them he's broken 3 of them now, I was SO upset...........

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 07/08/06 at 3:27 am


I love Whitards, they do great 'tea' stuff. I have loads of their mugs they are so cute and Ian keeps breaking/chipping them so it's an excuse to buy more. I always draw smiling flowers so when I saw they had mugs with them on I had to buy 4. 4 mugs  with different smiling flowers on them he's broken 3 of them now, I was SO upset...........


Yeah they seem to have started selling more and more stuff over the past year or so?  My Swedish friend buys mountains of a certain blend of tea when she comes over to the UK, to take back for her dad as they can't get it over there  :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/06 at 4:15 am


Not necessarily a question about London, or the UK, but do you and most English prefer your tea light or dark, weak or strong? with or without cream/milk?
I prefer mine dark and strong and lightly sweetened.
With all my associates the taste in tea differs. There is no general liking.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/06 at 4:16 am


Yeah they seem to have started selling more and more stuff over the past year or so?  My Swedish friend buys mountains of a certain blend of tea when she comes over to the UK, to take back for her dad as they can't get it over there  :)
England or UK, does have the best tea on offer.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 08/17/06 at 3:36 pm

What does it mean when you call someone a "cove"

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 08/17/06 at 5:05 pm


What does it mean when you call someone a "cove"

Have you been reading Jeeves and Wooster or something similar??
A cove is a very old fashioned, affectionate word for a male friend like fellow or chap.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 08/18/06 at 6:42 am


Have you been reading Jeeves and Wooster or something similar??
A cove is a very old fashioned, affectionate word for a male friend like fellow or chap.


English mysteries, Lovejoy, Inspector Jury, and the like

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/06 at 5:00 pm


Have you been reading Jeeves and Wooster or something similar??
A cove is a very old fashioned, affectionate word for a male friend like fellow or chap.
Morse happens to be a favourite of mine.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/06 at 5:05 pm


Have you been reading Jeeves and Wooster or something similar??
A cove is a very old fashioned, affectionate word for a male friend like fellow or chap.
I make that too, a good male friend, or as you say a fellow or chap.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 08/19/06 at 7:40 am


Morse happens to be a favourite of mine.


I like him, too.  I like British mysteries better than American.  Over here we have too much of the gratuitous sex and violence.  Then, too, when a novelist becomes popular their books become longer, they are paid by the word instead of the book, and they ruin their books with so much filler.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/06 at 12:41 pm


I like him, too.  I like British mysteries better than American.  Over here we have too much of the gratuitous sex and violence.  Then, too, when a novelist becomes popular their books become longer, they are paid by the word instead of the book, and they ruin their books with so much filler.
In its own way Morse is full of sex and violence, but is covered in a discrete role.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 08/20/06 at 2:00 pm


In its own way Morse is full of sex and violence, but is covered in a discrete role.


and discretion is the better part of valor....and literature.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/06 at 2:14 pm


and discretion is the better part of valor....and literature.
I may even start re-reading the books of Colin Dexter again

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 08/22/06 at 5:01 am

Did you like Morse on T.V ? I was in one episode briefly can't remember which one though.........
They filmed one at the library too and all the staff got to be extras but i refused because they wanted me to be a police woman. ::) i was young and foolish.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/06 at 11:37 am


Did you like Morse on T.V ? I was in one episode briefly can't remember which one though.........
They filmed one at the library too and all the staff got to be extras but i refused because they wanted me to be a police woman. ::) i was young and foolish.
I have seen the majority of the Morse episodes and do recall one episode which features a library, I am trying to remember which one, but involved a shooting from a window of the college library, with the bullet aiming for a newly elected don/chair of a college while in ceremony robes.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 08/23/06 at 3:27 am


I have seen the majority of the Morse episodes and do recall one episode which features a library, I am trying to remember which one, but involved a shooting from a window of the college library, with the bullet aiming for a newly elected don/chair of a college while in ceremony robes.
yeah they shot an opera singer by mistake, it was the library window the shot was fired from. It was called something of the gods, I can't remember the exact title........

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/06 at 11:40 am


yeah they shot an opera singer by mistake, it was the library window the shot was fired from. It was called something of the gods, I can't remember the exact title........
"Twilight of the Gods" When an unpleasant business tycoon and a world-famous opera singer are invited to receive honorary degrees by Oxford University, but the ceremony is halted when a sniper opens fire on the procession, and the singer is seriously wounded. But was she really the intended target?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 08/23/06 at 12:13 pm


"Twilight of the Gods" When an unpleasant business tycoon and a world-famous opera singer are invited to receive honorary degrees by Oxford University, but the ceremony is halted when a sniper opens fire on the procession, and the singer is seriously wounded. But was she really the intended target?


That's the one !

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/06 at 12:15 pm


That's the one !
"Twilight of the Gods" sticks in my mind for Sir John Gielgud and John Bluthal both appear in that episode.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: FaultyDog on 08/23/06 at 3:55 pm

Hey Philip, what's all this fuss about some Pakistani allegedly having tampered with the cricket ball?  ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/06 at 5:21 pm


Hey Philip, what's all this fuss about some Pakistani allegedly having tampered with the cricket ball?  ???
It is a long story.

Let me recall what has happened.

Last Sunday on the fourth day of the Fourth and Final Test between England and Pakistan at The Oval, London. It was about 14:30 when the umpire decided that the cricket ball had appeared to have been scrapped and the hem unpicked, of which only could be done by the hand of the fielding side, which was then Pakistan, England were batting. At the time Darrell Hair the umpire make the signal of five extra runs to added to the England total, and the cricket ball to be changed to another another ball of similar wear and tear for the amount of overs for the age of the damaged ball. The umpire could not pin-point anyone particular player at the time and play continued to the break for tea.

After tea had been taken, the two England batsmen, Collingwood and Bell, came back on to the field of play, all set set to play, but there was no Pakistan team or team member making any appearance but staying in the dressing room as a late protest. After two minutes of waiting, as in the Laws of Cricket, the umpires declared it a forfeited win to England and marched back to they own dressing room, along with the two England batsmen.

Around five or ten minutes later, the Pakistani team all ran on to the field, waited for a minute or so, and with no umpires or batsmen at the crease, all marched back to their dressing room.

As no individual player owned up to tampering with the ball, the captain (Inzaman-ul-Haq) bears the full responsiblity, and now is being charge by bringing the game into disrepute.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: FaultyDog on 08/24/06 at 3:35 pm


It is a long story.

Let me recall what has happened.

Last Sunday on the fourth day of the Fourth and Final Test between England and Pakistan at The Oval, London. It was about 14:30 when the umpire decided that the cricket ball had appeared to have been scrapped and the hem unpicked, of which only could be done by the hand of the fielding side, which was then Pakistan, England were batting. At the time Darrell Hair the umpire make the signal of five extra runs to added to the England total, and the cricket ball to be changed to another another ball of similar wear and tear for the amount of overs for the age of the damaged ball. The umpire could not pin-point anyone particular player at the time and play continued to the break for tea.

After tea had been taken, the two England batsmen, Collingwood and Bell, came back on to the field of play, all set set to play, but there was no Pakistan team or team member making any appearance but staying in the dressing room as a late protest. After two minutes of waiting, as in the Laws of Cricket, the umpires declared it a forfeited win to England and marched back to they own dressing room, along with the two England batsmen.

Around five or ten minutes later, the Pakistani team all ran on to the field, waited for a minute or so, and with no umpires or batsmen at the crease, all marched back to their dressing room.

As no individual player owned up to tampering with the ball, the captain (Inzaman-ul-Haq) bears the full responsiblity, and now is being charge by bringing the game into disrepute.


Thanks for enlightening me. :)

What will be the consequences of this tampering for the Pakistani captain, if he is found guilty?  ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/06 at 3:38 pm


Thanks for enlightening me. :)

What will be the consequences of this tampering for the Pakistani captain, if he is found guilty?  ???
At the moment he  could suffer a ban of playing in eight international matches and most certainly fines in his match fee.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/24/06 at 5:45 pm

What are some of the most beautiful gardens in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/06 at 12:34 am


What are some of the most beautiful gardens in London?
For interest and beauty, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a must. Though there are other gardens dotted around central London, St James' Park, and Regent's Park. There is Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, but there are mainly full of grass, trees and memorials or statues.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/06 at 11:32 am


Thanks for enlightening me. :)

What will be the consequences of this tampering for the Pakistani captain, if he is found guilty?  ???
Therre has been a further developement is all this, Umpire Darrell Hair offered to quit in exchange for $500,000 (

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 08/28/06 at 2:46 pm

Is Samantha Fox from London, U.K.? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/28/06 at 6:19 pm


For interest and beauty, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a must. Though there are other gardens dotted around central London, St James' Park, and Regent's Park. There is Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, but there are mainly full of grass, trees and memorials or statues.


I think I have heard of the Kew gardens. I had a feeling those were in London, but I wasn't sure - so I am glad you clarified :0) We just went to the Huntington Gardens in San Marino, California (near Pasadena) and they were by far the lovliest I've seen so far.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/06 at 1:13 am


Is Samantha Fox from London, U.K.? ???
She was born in Mile End, London. On the edge of the East End.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/06 at 1:14 am


I think I have heard of the Kew gardens. I had a feeling those were in London, but I wasn't sure - so I am glad you clarified :0) We just went to the Huntington Gardens in San Marino, California (near Pasadena) and they were by far the lovliest I've seen so far.
I will have a look at Huntington Gardens online to compare.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 08/29/06 at 4:46 am


For interest and beauty, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a must. Though there are other gardens dotted around central London, St James' Park, and Regent's Park. There is Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, but there are mainly full of grass, trees and memorials or statues.
Hampton Court has got some lovely gardens.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 08/29/06 at 6:32 am


She was born in Mile End, London. On the edge of the East End.



You know of any other music artists from The London UK? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/06 at 1:51 pm



You know of any other music artists from The London UK? ???
They are plenty from London, the list could last a long time. those that spring to mind are Madness, David Bowie,and The Who. There are others like Yazz, if I think of others I will post them here.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/06 at 1:52 pm



You know of any other music artists from The London UK? ???
Marc Bolan

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/29/06 at 2:06 pm


Hampton Court has got some lovely gardens.


And where is Hampton Court exactly?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/06 at 2:10 pm


And where is Hampton Court exactly?


If you can access Google Maps or Google Earth, type in the Postcode KT8 9AU and the application will take you straight there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/29/06 at 2:18 pm

I will try that right now - thanks :0)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/06 at 2:23 pm



You know of any other music artists from The London UK? ???


Michael Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, both came from Dartford, which is now apart of Greater London

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/29/06 at 2:24 pm

Hampton Court looks beautiful from above. I may use Google to see what their website is like, too.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 08/29/06 at 3:10 pm


Michael Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, both came from Dartford, which is now apart of Greater London


Not quite, Mr. Philip...Dartford is still 'proper' Kent (albeit by half a mile!)

Was there much noise over your way at the weekend what with the carnival?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/06 at 3:20 pm


Not quite, Mr. Philip...Dartford is still 'proper' Kent (albeit by half a mile!)

Was there much noise over your way at the weekend what with the carnival?
Is Dartford split by the M25?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 08/29/06 at 3:25 pm


Is Dartford split by the M25?


No...but what a wonderful idea...sticking a motorway right through the middle of the dump!

But sadly, the M25 is almost a mile east of Dartford...and I'm a mile and a half to the west...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/06 at 3:29 pm


No...but what a wonderful idea...sticking a motorway right through the middle of the dump!

But sadly, the M25 is almost a mile east of Dartford...and I'm a mile and a half to the west...
You have one of those shopping malls near you, is it Bluewater?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 08/29/06 at 3:44 pm


You have one of those shopping malls near you, is it Bluewater?


Sure do...Bluewater is one of the largest in Europe  :o

I think I've been there three times...that's more than enough!

And, if that doesn't satisfy anyone's shopping 'lust', there's always Lakeside on the Essex* end of the Dartford Tunnel... :D

(* also known as 'enemy territory'!)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/06 at 3:46 pm


Sure do...Bluewater is one of the largest in Europe  :o

I think I've been there three times...that's more than enough!

And, if that doesn't satisfy anyone's shopping 'lust', there's always Lakeside on the Essex* end of the Dartford Tunnel... :D

(* also known as 'enemy territory'!)
As long as you do not wear a hoodie.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 08/29/06 at 3:48 pm


As long as you do not wear a hoodie.


At my age, I think I'll be 'safe'... ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 08/30/06 at 3:31 am


Hampton Court looks beautiful from above. I may use Google to see what their website is like, too.
It is, I love going there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/06 at 12:07 pm


Hampton Court looks beautiful from above. I may use Google to see what their website is like, too.

It is, I love going there.


I have been there several times now and been in the maze many a time.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 08/30/06 at 4:00 pm


They are plenty from London, the list could last a long time. those that spring to mind are Madness, David Bowie,and The Who. There are others like Yazz, if I think of others I will post them here.



What about George Michael? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/06 at 4:06 pm



What about George Michael? ???
George Michael was born in East Finchley, London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 08/30/06 at 5:23 pm


George Michael was born in East Finchley, London.



Thanks.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 08/30/06 at 5:28 pm

Why do they call England "Blighty"

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/06 at 12:13 pm


Why do they call England "Blighty"
It

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 08/31/06 at 12:43 pm

Wow interesting, I never knew that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/06 at 12:46 pm


Wow interesting, I never knew that.
I heard that is was something like that before on the radio, and the Net comfirmed it for me, but there could always be others.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 08/31/06 at 1:58 pm

Has London Bridges ever fall down? ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/06 at 2:03 pm


Has London Bridges ever fall down? ;D
London Bridge been taken down and I think this has already covered in this thread.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 08/31/06 at 2:35 pm


London Bridge been taken down and I think this has already covered in this thread.


Where are London bridges located?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 08/31/06 at 4:15 pm


Where are London bridges located?


I believe the one they took down went to Arizona

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 08/31/06 at 4:18 pm


I believe the one they took down went to Arizona


Wasn't it in London at first?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/06 at 4:41 pm


Wasn't it in London at first?
There was a famous London Bridge, famous for having shops and houses on it, I'll try and find a good image and I will continue.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/01/06 at 2:19 pm

What's the minimum wage in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/06 at 2:24 pm


What's the minimum wage in London?


London is the same for the whole of the UK, where the minimum wage is a legal right which covers almost all workers above compulsory school leaving age. There are different minimum wage rates for different groups of workers as follows:


The main rate for workers aged 22 and over is currently set at

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/01/06 at 2:33 pm

Why do people in England drive on the wrong side of the road?  ;)





Cat

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/06 at 2:36 pm


Why do people in England drive on the wrong side of the road?  ;)





Cat
We drive on the correct side of the road, everyone else drives on the wrong side.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/01/06 at 2:38 pm


We drive on the correct side of the road, everyone else drives on the wrong side.




Somehow I KNEW you were going to say that.  ;D ;D ;D





Cat

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/02/06 at 4:44 am




Somehow I KNEW you were going to say that.  ;D ;D ;D





Cat
Because it's the truth !  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/02/06 at 4:45 am


Where are London bridges located?
The River Thames runs right through the middle of London and there are bridges at different places all along it Howard.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/06 at 4:51 am


Where are London bridges located?

Listed alphabetically and not can be wlaked over:

Albert Bridge 
Barnes Bridge 
Battersea Bridge 
Battersea Railway Bridge   
Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge 
Cannon Street Railway Bridge
Chelsea Bridge
Chiswick Bridge 
Grosvenor Railway Bridge 
Hammersmith Bridge 
Hungerford Railway & Foot Bridge 
Kew Bridge
Kew Railway Bridge 
Lambeth Bridge 
London Bridge   
Millennium Bridge 
Putney Bridge 
Putney Railway Bridge 
Richmond Bridge   
Richmond Lock 
Richmond Railway Bridge 
Southwark Bridge 
Teddington Lock   
Tower Bridge 
Twickenham Bridge
Vauxhall Bridge 
Wandsworth Bridge   
  Waterloo Bridge  Westminster Bridge   

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/02/06 at 6:27 am


Listed alphabetically and not can be walked over:

Albert Bridge 
Barnes Bridge 
Battersea Bridge 
Battersea Railway Bridge   
Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge 
Cannon Street Railway Bridge
Chelsea Bridge
Chiswick Bridge 
Grosvenor Railway Bridge 
Hammersmith Bridge 
Hungerford Railway & Foot Bridge   
Kew Bridge
Kew Railway Bridge 
Lambeth Bridge 
London Bridge   
Millennium Bridge 
Putney Bridge 
Putney Railway Bridge 
Richmond Bridge   
Richmond Lock 
Richmond Railway Bridge 
Southwark Bridge 
Teddington Lock   
Tower Bridge 
Twickenham Bridge
Vauxhall Bridge 
Wandsworth Bridge   
  Waterloo Bridge  Westminster Bridge     



Wow Phil That's a lot.  :o

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/06 at 6:31 am


Wow Phil That's a lot.  :o


The Thames is still a long river.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/02/06 at 6:34 am


The Thames is still a long river.



Is that where Benny Hill was taped before a live audience?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/06 at 6:38 am



Is that where Benny Hill was taped before a live audience?
Benny Hill TV programmes were produced for Thames TV, and his shows were recorded at the television studios in Teddington.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/02/06 at 6:54 am


Benny Hill TV programmes were produced for Thames TV, and his shows were recorded at the television studios in Teddington.



Have you ever watched Benny Hill before?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/06 at 6:56 am



Have you ever watched Benny Hill before?
I was brought up on Benny Hill, his shows were a regular watch with my family when I was young.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/03/06 at 7:12 am


I was brought up on Benny Hill, his shows were a regular watch with my family when I was young.


Speaking of Benny Hill,who was that old guy who always got slapped in the head all the time by him,Is he still alive or anybody else on that show still living?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/06 at 7:43 am


Speaking of Benny Hill,who was that old guy who always got slapped in the head all the time by him,Is he still alive or anybody else on that show still living?
Courtsey of wikipedia

Jackie Wright (1905-January 1989) was a British comedian known for being the bald-headed sidekick of fellow comic Benny Hill on his television programme for three decades, receiving head taps from the former.

Born in Belfast as the oldest of twelve children, Wright first worked as an automobile body-builder, even working in the United States for Cadillac. When the Great Depression took hold, Wright returned to Belfast and then began working in the field of entertainment, first as a musician and then as a supporting comedian.

He did not get into television until the 1960s, when Hill discovered him and persuaded him to join his troupe. At the time, Hill was wrapping up his stint with the BBC, and starting a 15 year relationship with Thames Television. Hill usually referred to him as "Little Jackie" on the television programme. Wright also appeared on the short-lived programme Whoops Baghdad!.

Wright gained a cult following when edited-down versions of the Benny Hill programmes began airing in syndication in the US in the late 1970s.

Wright left the show in 1983 owing to poor health. Five and a half years later, Wright died at age 83 in Belfast after battling a long yet unknown illness.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 09/03/06 at 8:37 pm

How are race relations there?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/06 at 1:40 am


How are race relations there?
Locally it is fine, nothing to severe in the whole of London

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/04/06 at 6:55 am


It

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/04/06 at 7:22 am


Courtsey of wikipedia

Jackie Wright (1905-January 1989) was a British comedian known for being the bald-headed sidekick of fellow comic Benny Hill on his television programme for three decades, receiving head taps from the former.

Born in Belfast as the oldest of twelve children, Wright first worked as an automobile body-builder, even working in the United States for Cadillac. When the Great Depression took hold, Wright returned to Belfast and then began working in the field of entertainment, first as a musician and then as a supporting comedian.

He did not get into television until the 1960s, when Hill discovered him and persuaded him to join his troupe. At the time, Hill was wrapping up his stint with the BBC, and starting a 15 year relationship with Thames Television. Hill usually referred to him as "Little Jackie" on the television programme. Wright also appeared on the short-lived programme Whoops Baghdad!.

Wright gained a cult following when edited-down versions of the Benny Hill programmes began airing in syndication in the US in the late 1970s.

Wright left the show in 1983 owing to poor health. Five and a half years later, Wright died at age 83 in Belfast after battling a long yet unknown illness.




Wow,Thanks Phil. ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/04/06 at 7:22 am

Is Paul Benedict from London England?  ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/06 at 7:34 am


Is Paul Benedict from London England?  ???
Do yo mean the actor Paul Benedict, best known for his roles as The Number Painter on the PBS children's show Sesame Street, and as the quirky English neighbor "Harry Bentley" on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/04/06 at 7:36 am


Do yo mean the actor Paul Benedict, best known for his roles as The Number Painter on the PBS children's show Sesame Street, and as the quirky English neighbor "Harry Bentley" on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons?


Yes that's who I'm referring to.He's such a funny character.I wonder if he's still living? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/06 at 7:41 am


Yes that's who I'm referring to.He's such a funny character.I wonder if he's still living? ???
Paul Benedict was born on September 17, 1938 in Silver City, New Mexico, nowhere near London and as far as I can tell he is still alive.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/04/06 at 9:31 am


Paul Benedict was born on September 17, 1938 in Silver City, New Mexico, nowhere near London and as far as I can tell he is still alive.


So why does he have that English accent? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/06 at 9:45 am


So why does he have that English accent? ???
I have never knowingly watched him, but I will look out for in my future movie watching.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/05/06 at 2:54 am

I'm thinking of having a day out in London and I'm not sure where to go, maybe Greenwich, have you been there??

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 09/05/06 at 4:18 am


Paul Benedict was born on September 17, 1938 in Silver City, New Mexico, nowhere near London and as far as I can tell he is still alive.


Omg!!! He's not English???  :-[

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/05/06 at 5:49 am

Do you have any favorite restaurants in London?

Which is the best museum in Londin in your opinion?

Ever been to Harrods, is it as grand and glorious as it seems from this side of the pond?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/05/06 at 7:00 am


Omg!!! He's not English???  :-[



I always wondered if he always faked his accent.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/05/06 at 9:01 am


Do you have any favorite restaurants in London?

Which is the best museum in Londin in your opinion?

Ever been to Harrods, is it as grand and glorious as it seems from this side of the pond?
I don't know about restaurants, but museum-wise it depends what you are looking for. Personally I love the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum is fantastic too. The British museum is great for general history, and the art galleries like the National Galleries and the Tate fab but then art is my thing.
As to Harrods I was there only last month and yes it is worth the visit just to say you have been there if nothing else! The food halls are so over the top they're great.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/05/06 at 12:32 pm

What about Bob Hoskins,is he from London U.K.?  ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/06 at 2:14 pm


Do you have any favorite restaurants in London?

Which is the best museum in Londin in your opinion?

Ever been to Harrods, is it as grand and glorious as it seems from this side of the pond?




I always wondered if he always faked his accent.



I don't know about restaurants, but museum-wise it depends what you are looking for. Personally I love the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum is fantastic too. The British museum is great for general history, and the art galleries like the National Galleries and the Tate fab but then art is my thing.
As to Harrods I was there only last month and yes it is worth the visit just to say you have been there if nothing else! The food halls are so over the top they're great.



What about Bob Hoskins,is he from London U.K.?  ???


I will reply to these when I am less busy.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/05/06 at 3:26 pm


I will reply to these when I am less busy.


Thank You

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 1:48 pm


Do you have any favorite restaurants in London?
Yes, we have our favourite restaurants, but there are nothing grand.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 1:50 pm


Which is the best museum in Londin in your opinion?
I have only enjoyed two museums in London, the Science Museum, and the London's Transport Museum which is closed till next year.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 1:52 pm


Ever been to Harrods, is it as grand and glorious as it seems from this side of the pond?
Many a time I have been to Harrods, but for a few years now. though during the 70s my sister had a part-time job there.

Yes, it is a very grand place, full of expensive goods, and boast you can buy anything in there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Morton on 09/06/06 at 1:54 pm

Have you been on the London Eye yet?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 1:54 pm



I always wondered if he always faked his accent.
I have never really heard his voice or accent, but I will watch out for him in any films I am due to watch.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 1:55 pm


Have you been on the London Eye yet?
Bear with me please, I am answering the questions in turn of asking.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 1:58 pm


I don't know about restaurants, but museum-wise it depends what you are looking for. Personally I love the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum is fantastic too. The British museum is great for general history...
Like you I had to be in history mood on the for both V&A and the British Museum. I did enjoy staring at the Elgin Marbles and thinking what is the fuss all about.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 2:00 pm


...the art galleries like the National Galleries and the Tate fab but then art is my thing.
Now that is one thing I have not done for somewhile, but these building are handy when open for you can shelter for free from the rain if wet, and the toilets are free too.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 2:01 pm


I don't know about restaurants, but museum-wise it depends what you are looking for. Personally I love the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum is fantastic too. The British museum is great for general history, and the art galleries like the National Galleries and the Tate fab but then art is my thing.
As to Harrods I was there only last month and yes it is worth the visit just to say you have been there if nothing else! The food halls are so over the top they're great.
When we have friends or relatives from abroad visiting us, there is always a trip to Harrods arranged, for my wife just likes to find any excuse to go shopping there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 2:04 pm


What about Bob Hoskins,is he from London U.K.?  ???
In fact, Bob Hoskins was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, which is some 80 miles from London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 2:05 pm


Thank You
No problem

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 09/06/06 at 2:05 pm


I'm thinking of having a day out in London and I'm not sure where to go, maybe Greenwich, have you been there??



You have to go Gis!  There is the Royal Observatory - as you'll know the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
there are excellent river cruises into the City and also the Historic and beautiful Cutty Sark sailing ship to take a look at, also there are lots of great craft markets and good restaurants.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 2:07 pm


Have you been on the London Eye yet?
I have been on the London twice in 2001, the week when the Queen Mother died, Iremember seeing the queues around The Thames for her. The second time was last June on a company bonding day.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 2:08 pm



You have to go Gis!  There is the Royal Observatory - as you'll know the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
there are excellent river cruises into the City and also the Historic and beautiful Cutty Sark sailing ship to take a look at, also there are lots of great craft markets and good restaurants.
On my fore-mentioned company bonding day we all ended up in Greenwich Park after a Boat Trip down The Thames.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/06 at 2:14 pm


Have you been on the London Eye yet?



I have been on the London twice in 2001, the week when the Queen Mother died, Iremember seeing the queues around The Thames for her. The second time was last June on a company bonding day.


Downing Street as seen from the London Eye.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/06/06 at 3:43 pm


I have never really heard his voice or accent, but I will watch out for him in any films I am due to watch.



Have you ever watched The Jeffersons?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/06/06 at 3:44 pm


In fact, Bob Hoskins was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, which is some 80 miles from London.



Would that be London UK?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/06 at 12:46 am



Have you ever watched The Jeffersons?
I do not think I have watch that television series.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/06 at 12:47 am



Would that be London UK?
It is completely outside London in another county.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/06 at 12:50 am


In fact, Bob Hoskins was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, which is some 80 miles from London.




Would that be London UK?



It is completely outside London in another county.


http://www.picturesofengland.com/images/mapofengland/east-anglia-map.gif

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 09/07/06 at 10:17 am

Philip you have the patience of a Saint

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/07/06 at 11:22 am

This thread is like buses, nothing for ages then half a dozen questions all at once ! ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/06 at 11:24 am


Philip you have the patience of a Saint
...but which Saint are you thinking of?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/06 at 11:25 am


This thread is like buses, nothing for ages then half a dozen questions all at once ! ;D
Indeed, and none them a Routemaster.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/07/06 at 11:30 am

I found a fab museum in London to visit called the Geffrye Museum. However as half of it is being refurbished at the moment I shall wait until it reopens all it's rooms before I go. It has a room done out in the style of every era, 16th centuary to the present day.have you heard of it? It looks amazing.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/07/06 at 11:32 am

I've got the list down to;
Greenwich
Natural History Museum
National Portrait gallery
Hampton Court.
My Mum and Dad are coming now too so it will be a majority vote.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/06 at 11:35 am


I found a fab museum in London to visit called the Geffrye Museum. However as half of it is being refurbished at the moment I shall wait until it reopens all it's rooms before I go. It has a room done out in the style of every era, 16th centuary to the present day.have you heard of it? It looks amazing.
Heard of yes, but visited no. Let me check on it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/06 at 12:05 pm


I found a fab museum in London to visit called the Geffrye Museum. However as half of it is being refurbished at the moment I shall wait until it reopens all it's rooms before I go. It has a room done out in the style of every era, 16th centuary to the present day.have you heard of it? It looks amazing.


To quote the home page of the Geffrye Museum website;

"The Geffrye Museum is one of London

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/07/06 at 2:06 pm


I do not think I have watch that television series.


That show doesn't air in London?  ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/07/06 at 2:07 pm

Any nice coffee shops in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/06 at 2:08 pm


That show doesn't air in London?  ???
May be on an obscure cable channel?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/07/06 at 2:12 pm


May be on an obscure cable channel?


Contact Neil Johnson(Managing Director)
Address 2 Stephen Street 
 
London
 
 
W1P 1PL
Telephone 020 7911 0555
Fax 020 7209 8459

You could call or email to find out?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/06 at 1:17 am


Contact Neil Johnson(Managing Director)
Address 2 Stephen Street 
 
London
 
 
W1P 1PL
Telephone 020 7911 0555
Fax 020 7209 8459

You could call or email to find out?


I will try to.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/08/06 at 7:01 am


Any nice coffee shops in London?


No...they're all terrible!

In fact, you can't move for coffee shops and sandwich bars in most of the city...I remember when there were two, yes two, along the entire length of Fleet Street...now, there's something in the region of 5 dozen!  :o

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/08/06 at 8:21 am

Let me guess all Starbucks and coffee republic??

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/08/06 at 11:42 am

What color are taxi cabs in London?  Here they are yellow and sometimes white.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/08/06 at 1:43 pm

Mostly Black.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/08/06 at 2:48 pm


Let me guess all Starbucks and coffee republic??


Yep! And hundreds of others I've never even heard of!

A few doors down from the workplace is (get this!) an Irish Sandwich Bar...

Now what, pray tell, is an Irish Sandwich? One that uses no bread?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/08/06 at 2:51 pm


What color are taxi cabs in London?  Here they are yellow and sometimes white.


As Gis says, they're mostly black, but you can get various flavours nowadays...including iridescent pinks, yellows and greens!  :o

But whichever colour you choose, it doesn't detract from the fact that they are complete rip-offs...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/08/06 at 3:09 pm


As Gis says, they're mostly black, but you can get various flavours nowadays...including iridescent pinks, yellows and greens!  :o

But whichever colour you choose, it doesn't detract from the fact that they are complete rip-offs...


ewww...pretty.

When we were children, my aunt went on a vacation to London, and she brought back a toy taxi that was black and the doors opened opposite of the normal car doors.  I loved playing with that.

I've only ridden in one cab in my life, again as a small child, I can believe that it was quite expensive as we never did it again.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/08/06 at 3:10 pm


No...they're all terrible!

In fact, you can't move for coffee shops and sandwich bars in most of the city...I remember when there were two, yes two, along the entire length of Fleet Street...now, there's something in the region of 5 dozen!  :o




5 dozen coffee shops,Are you kidding me? :o
Why so many of them? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/08/06 at 3:11 pm

Any Key Foods in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/06 at 4:19 pm


Mostly Black.
I have seen a pink one.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/06 at 1:12 am


Any nice coffee shops in London?
Yes, there are some, but it finding the right ones the is the problem.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/06 at 1:12 am


No...they're all terrible!

In fact, you can't move for coffee shops and sandwich bars in most of the city...I remember when there were two, yes two, along the entire length of Fleet Street...now, there's something in the region of 5 dozen!  :o


Thanks, you have saved me looking for them.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/09/06 at 6:57 am


Yes, there are some, but it finding the right ones the is the problem.



There are too many of them? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/06 at 12:37 am



There are too many of them? ???
I would think so.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/10/06 at 2:48 am


I live and breathe London everyday, so why not ask me any question about this great metropolis.
Why are the white lines on Abbey Road zig zag/crooked?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/06 at 3:24 am


Why are the white lines on Abbey Road zig zag/crooked?
As in the Highway Code:

You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines. You MUST NOT overtake the moving vehicle nearest the crossing or the vehicle nearest the crossing which has stopped to give way to pedestrians.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/10/06 at 4:28 am


Any Key Foods in London?
What is Key Foods Howard?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/06 at 6:58 am


Any Key Foods in London?



What is Key Foods Howard?


I missed that question, and yes what is Key Food?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/10/06 at 7:39 am


I missed that question, and yes what is Key Food?



a Supermarket

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/10/06 at 7:41 am


I would think so.



That must be a lot of coffee consumption. :o  :P

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/06 at 8:20 am



a Supermarket
In that case, no.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/10/06 at 9:50 pm


As in the Highway Code:

thank you, I have another question, maybe or maybe not about London. When the Beatles sang the song "Why Don't We Do It In The Road"?  what road were they referring to? Abbey Road, or just any road, doesn't matter, just need to do it in the road?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/10/06 at 10:21 pm


In that case, no.



So there are no Supermarkets in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/06 at 12:30 am



So there are no Supermarkets in London?
When you said Key Food, I was thinking on the line that Key was the trade name.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/11/06 at 1:40 am

I have a great resource in a book that was given to me on my 50th birthday titled "A Hard Day's Write" the story behind every Beatles song so I answer my own question by quoting from the book, page 162.
   John was upset by "Why don't we do it in the road?" because Paul recorded it with Ringo in a seperate studio at Abbey Road. What probably irritated him most, though, was that Paul's chosen style - a risque' lyric and sparse arrangements- was close to the style he had become associated with.
   Paul had the idea for the song while in India when he saw two monkeys copulating in the open. He was struck by the apparently uncomplicated way in which animals mate compared with the rules, rituals and routines of human sex.
Paul: "I never try to make any serious social point. Just words to go with the music. And you can read anything you like into it".  8)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/06 at 1:23 pm


I have a great resource in a book that was given to me on my 50th birthday titled "A Hard Day's Write" the story behind every Beatles song so I answer my own question by quoting from the book, page 162.
   John was upset by "Why don't we do it in the road?" because Paul recorded it with Ringo in a seperate studio at Abbey Road. What probably irritated him most, though, was that Paul's chosen style - a risque' lyric and sparse arrangements- was close to the style he had become associated with.
   Paul had the idea for the song while in India when he saw two monkeys copulating in the open. He was struck by the apparently uncomplicated way in which animals mate compared with the rules, rituals and routines of human sex.
Paul: "I never try to make any serious social point. Just words to go with the music. And you can read anything you like into it".  8)

Sounds like a good book, I wonder if it is available over here?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/11/06 at 1:44 pm



So there are no Supermarkets in London?
Our main supermarkets are Tesco, Sainsbury,Asda(owned by Walmart),Sommerfield, Waitrose and Morrison's. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/06 at 1:46 pm


Our main supermarkets are Tesco, Sainsbury,Asda(owned by Walmart),Sommerfield, Waitrose and Morrison's. 
Morrison's when they were Safeway, gave up the loyality card system.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/11/06 at 2:47 pm


Our main supermarkets are Tesco, Sainsbury,Asda(owned by Walmart),Sommerfield, Waitrose and Morrison's. 



Are those supermarkets busy like the ones in New York City? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/06 at 12:56 am



Are those supermarkets busy like the ones in New York City? ???
Everytime I go into these supermarkets, there are always busy.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/12/06 at 1:25 am


Sounds like a good book, I wonder if it is available over here?
You may find it or it probably can be ordered. The retail is $25 US dollars but Amazon.com has it for $15.75. It's really good.

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/0060844094.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1136843973_.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/06 at 1:28 am


You may find it or it probably can be ordered. The retail is $25 US dollars but Amazon.com has it for $15.75. It's really good.

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/0060844094.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1136843973_.jpg
The book is available online, but I would like to see before purchase.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/12/06 at 1:35 am


The book is available online, but I would like to see before purchase.
I also would want to check it out first before purchase, but mine was a gift for my 50th, but I would buy it now that I've seen it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/06 at 1:37 am


I also would want to check it out first before purchase, but mine was a gift for my 50th, but I would buy it now that I've seen it.
I may make a special trip tonight to a local bookshop on the way home from work.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/12/06 at 2:20 am


I may make a special trip tonight to a local bookshop on the way home from work.
I think you'll like it, and if the price is right that'd be great for your coffee table

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/06 at 2:21 am


I think you'll like it, and if the price is right that'd be great for your coffee table
I think I will, and by the way I do not drink cofee.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/12/06 at 2:32 am


I think I will, and by the way I do not drink cofee.
I meant your tea table  ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/12/06 at 6:46 am

Have you ever had tea and crumpets?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/12/06 at 6:48 am


Have you ever had tea and crumpets?
God yeah! The crumpets must be dripping with butter or with melted cheese on the top.YUMMMMMMM :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/12/06 at 6:50 am


God yeah! The crumpets must be dripping with butter or with melted cheese on the top.YUMMMMMMM :)


What's a crumpet,is that some sort of like a biscuit? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/12/06 at 10:33 am


What's a crumpet,is that some sort of like a biscuit? ???
Hmm hard to describe really, they're doughy like a pancake really with holes in them and you have to toast them.I'll post a picture.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 09/12/06 at 10:40 am


Hmm hard to describe really, they're doughy like a pancake really with holes in them and you have to toast them.I'll post a picture.


I'd call those pikelets!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/06 at 11:39 am


Have you ever had tea and crumpets?
Yes!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/06 at 11:40 am


God yeah! The crumpets must be dripping with butter or with melted cheese on the top.YUMMMMMMM :)
Never tried with cheese, it has always been butter or jam.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/12/06 at 12:45 pm


Never tried with cheese, it has always been butter or jam.
If you like cheese on toast you'll love them! Just toast them a little bit under the grill first them put some sliced cheese on the top and cook until melted - bliss.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/12/06 at 12:47 pm


I'd call those pikelets!


yeah the little flat crumpets are pikelets but I was trying to think of a way to describe the texture to Howard and as American pancakes are thicker and doughy that's what i thought of.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/06 at 12:48 pm


If you like cheese on toast you'll love them! Just toast them a little bit under the grill first them put some sliced cheese on the top and cook until melted - bliss.
I love Welsh Rarebit!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/12/06 at 4:24 pm


If you like cheese on toast you'll love them! Just toast them a little bit under the grill first them put some sliced cheese on the top and cook until melted - bliss.


Bliss, indeed!

I do the self-same thing topped off with a bit of ham...marvellous snack!

I would do some right now, but I'm fresh out of crumpets!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/12/06 at 4:26 pm


Hmm hard to describe really, they're doughy like a pancake really with holes in them and you have to toast them.I'll post a picture.



They resemble from what I see,Thomas's English Muffins.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/12/06 at 4:27 pm


I love Welsh Rarebit!



Isn't it pronounced Rabbit?  ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/06 at 1:10 am



Isn't it pronounced Rabbit?  ???
Pronounced rair-bit

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/06 at 1:11 am


I love Welsh Rarebit!
Real Welsh Rarebit has cheese melted with ale or beer served over toast.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/13/06 at 2:07 am


Yes!
have you had tea and strumpets?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/13/06 at 3:02 am


have you had tea and strumpets?
A gentleman never tells.......and neither does a lady!  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/13/06 at 3:53 pm


Real Welsh Rarebit has cheese melted with ale or beer served over toast.



What is rarebit,some type of meat? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/13/06 at 3:55 pm


have you had tea and strumpets?



A strumpet is the same thing as a crumpet? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/13/06 at 3:56 pm


Real Welsh Rarebit has cheese melted with ale or beer served over toast.


Sounds tasty.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/13/06 at 4:12 pm



What is rarebit,some type of meat? ???
No it's basically just melted cheese on toast.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/13/06 at 4:13 pm



A strumpet is the same thing as a crumpet? ???
A strumpet is a lady who is no better than she should be!  ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/14/06 at 2:23 pm

What kind of music could I hear in London?  ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/14/06 at 3:11 pm


What kind of music could I hear in London?  ???



It's England, Howard...not the moon.  They listen to the same kinds of music we do. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/14/06 at 4:24 pm



It's England, Howard...not the moon.  They listen to the same kinds of music we do. 


What's with the sarcastic attitude? ::)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/14/06 at 4:41 pm


What's with the sarcastic attitude? ::)



I'm not feeling well.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/15/06 at 1:31 am


What kind of music could I hear in London?  ???
Well as Beth pointed out you can hear just about any music you want to in London Howard. Right from a couple of guys with guitars at your local pub to a full orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall ! London has some very famous music venues large and small. There are also many clubs where you can go and dance. I imagine New York is much the same, with lots of choice ?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/15/06 at 2:00 am

Is The Battle Of Britain a day of celebration/memorial/honor or what goes on if anything and when is that day?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/06 at 3:01 am


Is The Battle Of Britain a day of celebration/memorial/honor or what goes on if anything and when is that day?
Funny you should ask, for I was at the Battle of Britain Memorial last Saturday.

Here is the link for details on the Battle Of Britain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_britain

I will post more later.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/15/06 at 3:03 am


Funny you should ask, for I was at the Battle of Britain Memorial last Saturday.

Here is the link for details on the Battle Of Britain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_britain

I will post more later.
good info there. thanks

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/15/06 at 3:11 am


Is The Battle Of Britain a day of celebration/memorial/honor or what goes on if anything and when is that day?
I've got to answer this one as I am such a WW2 airplane nut. Bizarrely enough today is Battle of Brtain day! It's not a day that we celebrate in any big way (sadly). Also as the Battle of Britain went on over a period of weeks you tend to find that there will be lots of small memorial services and air shows round and about the country through august/sept. At the moment they are raising funds to have a permanent Battle of Britain memorial put up in London.

We tend to remember all the various wars/battles through history on one day, November the 11th, Armistice day. There is a two minute silence and you buy a red poppy to wear.The nearest sunday to that day is Remembrance Sunday where there are church services in every church and wreaths are laid at war memorials all round the country. There is also a big service in London at the Cenotaph.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/06 at 3:12 am


Is The Battle Of Britain a day of celebration/memorial/honor or what goes on if anything and when is that day?



Funny you should ask, for I was at the Battle of Britain Memorial last Saturday.


Based at Capel le Ferne near Folkestone Kent http://aeroflt.users.netlink.co.uk/mus/uk/1-b/b_of_b_memorial.htm

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/15/06 at 3:17 am


I've got to answer this one as I am such a WW2 airplane nut. Bizarrely enough today is Battle of Brtain day! It's not a day that we celebrate in any big way (sadly). Also as the Battle of Britain went on over a period of weeks you tend to find that there will be lots of small memorial services and air shows round and about the country through august/sept. At the moment they are raising funds to have a permanent Battle of Britain memorial put up in London.

We tend to remember all the various wars/battles through history on one day, November the 11th, Armistice day. There is a two minute silence and you buy a red poppy to wear.The nearest sunday to that day is Remembrance Sunday where there are church services in every church and wreaths are laid at war memorials all round the country. There is also a big service in London at the Cenotaph.
thanks a bunch Gis, I asked about it because I heard something about it on the radio, or I read about it on the internet news. Of course this was in 1940 if I read correctly and none of us were alive yet, My mom told me stories of bombing raids when she was a child in Yugoslavia so that was probably around the same time.


Based at Capel le Ferne near Folkestone Kent http://aeroflt.users.netlink.co.uk/mus/uk/1-b/b_of_b_memorial.htm
thanks for the link Philip

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/06 at 3:19 am


I've got to answer this one as I am such a WW2 airplane nut. Bizarrely enough today is Battle of Brtain day! It's not a day that we celebrate in any big way (sadly). Also as the Battle of Britain went on over a period of weeks you tend to find that there will be lots of small memorial services and air shows round and about the country through august/sept. At the moment they are raising funds to have a permanent Battle of Britain memorial put up in London.

We tend to remember all the various wars/battles through history on one day, November the 11th, Armistice day. There is a two minute silence and you buy a red poppy to wear.The nearest sunday to that day is Remembrance Sunday where there are church services in every church and wreaths are laid at war memorials all round the country. There is also a big service in London at the Cenotaph.
Did you see the Channel 4 Documentary "Who Downed Douglas Bader? shown last Bank Holiday Monday?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/15/06 at 3:21 am


Did you see the Channel 4 Documentary "Who Downed Douglas Bader? shown last Bank Holiday Monday?
No I didn't. I always seem to miss these things when they are on.  >:(

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/06 at 3:24 am


No I didn't. I always seem to miss these things when they are on.  >:(
It may turn up on E4.

Here is the report on the programme http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/a-b/bader.html

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/15/06 at 3:25 am


thanks a bunch Gis, I asked about it because I heard something about it on the radio, or I read about it on the internet news. Of course this was in 1940 if I read correctly and none of us were alive yet, My mom told me stories of bombing raids when she was a child in Yugoslavia so that was probably around the same time.
thanks for the link Philip
My Dad grew up in Kent so it went on right over their heads, he was 4 or 5 at the time.My nan tells a story of being out Hop picking and there was this dogfight going on overhead so they all ran for cover except my Dad who stopped dead there in the middle of the hop field gawping at the planes ! One of the women had to run out dodging bullets to grab him in. I guess right from that day his love of planes started.  

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/15/06 at 3:25 am


It may turn up on E4.

Here is the report on the programme http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/a-b/bader.html
Cool, thanks Phil.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/06 at 3:28 am


My Dad grew up in Kent so it went on right over their heads, he was 4 or 5 at the time.My nan tells a story of being out Hop picking and there was this dogfight going on overhead so they all ran for cover except my Dad who stopped dead there in the middle of the hop field gawping at the planes ! One of the women had to run out dodging bullets to grab him in. I guess right from that day his love of planes started.  
My mother still lives in Kent and tells stories of life as a teenage girl during the war.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/15/06 at 3:30 am


My Dad grew up in Kent so it went on right over their heads, he was 4 or 5 at the time.My nan tells a story of being out Hop picking and there was this dogfight going on overhead so they all ran for cover except my Dad who stopped dead there in the middle of the hop field gawping at the planes ! One of the women had to run out dodging bullets to grab him in. I guess right from that day his love of planes started.  
an amazing story. and now the love of planes has been passed on to you. very cool.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/15/06 at 3:35 am


an amazing story. and now the love of planes has been passed on to you. very cool.
I know, I think I went to my first airshow when I was a few months old in a papose on my Dad's back!  ;D I wasn't that bothered about planes when I was a teen - boring! but I started going to shows again in my 20's when my dad got a job organising which planes the R.A.F would send to which show, we got in free! I developed a love of WW2 planes though I must confess mostly the American ones............

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/15/06 at 3:46 am


I know, I think I went to my first airshow when I was a few months old in a papose on my Dad's back!  ;D I wasn't that bothered about planes when I was a teen - boring! but I started going to shows again in my 20's when my dad got a job organising which planes the R.A.F would send to which show, we got in free! I developed a love of WW2 planes though I must confess mostly the American ones............
that's cool and sounds like a fascinating hobby to have and there are probably tons of books with wonderful pics if you can't always get to the shows.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/15/06 at 5:40 am


that's cool and sounds like a fascinating hobby to have and there are probably tons of books with wonderful pics if you can't always get to the shows.
Yeah and as you know I work in just the right place for those.  ;D

Sorry Philip I've hijacked your thread again............. :-\\

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/06 at 5:53 am


Yeah and as you know I work in just the right place for those.  ;D

Sorry Philip I've hijacked your thread again............. :-\\
No problem, I have an interest in the subject too.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/15/06 at 2:54 pm


Well as Beth pointed out you can hear just about any music you want to in London Howard. Right from a couple of guys with guitars at your local pub to a full orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall ! London has some very famous music venues large and small. There are also many clubs where you can go and dance. I imagine New York is much the same, with lots of choice ?



Yes,New York has much of the same and lots of varieties too.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/15/06 at 2:55 pm

The TV Music Show Top Of The Pops,Have you ever heard that program before? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/06 at 2:59 pm


The TV Music Show Top Of The Pops,Have you ever heard that program before? ???
The BBC pulled the programme after 42 years of continuous broadcasts.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/15/06 at 3:02 pm


The BBC pulled the programme after 42 years of continuous broadcasts.



I was watching it on VH1 Classic and was pulled off of television,I wonder why? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/06 at 3:07 pm



I was watching it on VH1 Classic and was pulled off of television,I wonder why? ???
The pop music industry has been taken over by MTV and other video viewing channels, and the consider it could not play no part in the broadcasting battle.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/06 at 3:39 am



I was watching it on VH1 Classic and was pulled off of television,I wonder why? ???


A report from the BBC:

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/5101464.stm

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/16/06 at 6:56 am


A report from the BBC:

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/5101464.stm



I feel bad for Top of The Pops.It ran longer than MTV.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/06 at 7:44 am



I feel bad for Top of The Pops.It ran longer than MTV.
Top of the Pops is a part of my youth, and as I found out, the same same for my colleagues too.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/17/06 at 7:59 am


Top of the Pops is a part of my youth, and as I found out, the same same for my colleagues too.



How long were you watching the show for?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/06 at 8:13 am



How long were you watching the show for?
I can remember the days of viewing it in black and white, and having an older sister, she would want to watch it each week. So really I recall watching it since the early days.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/17/06 at 8:38 am


I can remember the days of viewing it in black and white, and having an older sister, she would want to watch it each week. So really I recall watching it since the early days.


Black and White? But I thought TOTP were in color? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/06 at 8:42 am


Black and White? But I thought TOTP were in color? ???
Colour did not start properly until the late 60s on UK TV, so the shows before then would be black and white.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/18/06 at 3:01 pm


Colour did not start properly until the late 60s on UK TV, so the shows before then would be black and white.


So did you enjoy Black and White television? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/18/06 at 3:39 pm

Has any of you Londoner's had the pleasure of punting on the Thames?  8)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/06 at 3:40 pm


Has any of you Londoner's had the pleasure of punting on the Thames?  8)
I have been on a pleasure boat, but have never (even seen) punted on the Thames.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/18/06 at 4:27 pm


I have been on a pleasure boat, but have never (even seen) punted on the Thames.
Only at Oxford Philip, where the Thames becomes the Isis until it gets out the other side then it's the Thames again!  ::)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/06 at 4:27 pm


Only at Oxford Philip, where the Thames becomes the Isis until it gets out the other side then it's the Thames again!  ::)
Do they punt in Cambridge too?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/19/06 at 3:02 am


Do they punt in Cambridge too?
Yes but that's on the River Cam.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/19/06 at 3:03 am


Only at Oxford Philip, where the Thames becomes the Isis until it gets out the other side then it's the Thames again!  ::)
Gis knows her stuff, this pic says Oxford, England
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5mjjow9FD2cADt2jzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=13l6l4bj8/EXP=1158739299/**http%3a//www.browneweb.com/Travels/Europe2002/Pix/Bath/max/Punt%2520boats%2520on%2520Thames.JPG.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/19/06 at 3:06 am

So I've lived in Oxfordshire now 22 years and worked in Oxford itself for about 19 of those years and I've never ever been on a punt! How bad is that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/19/06 at 3:10 am


So I've lived in Oxfordshire now 22 years and worked in Oxford itself for about 19 of those years and I've never ever been on a punt! How bad is that.
So you know the place quite well then. If a punt is the small craft that is moved by a long stick in the water, I can't blame you for not trying it. I'd rather have a motor. unless it's a touristy thing like in Venice, then I'd sit back and enjoy. this area in the pic I dispalyed looks like a nice area to do the punting thing. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/19/06 at 3:14 am

a couple of better pics of people on a punt, punting.  8)
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5m0Zpg9FvRgBnBqjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=12jmioj23/EXP=1158739865/**http%3a//www.tinyjo.net/images/photos/punt_party_2000_punting.jpg

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5mnEpg9FiVIAqVujzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=12up9qkiv/EXP=1158740036/**http%3a//www.englishstudent.fslife.co.uk/Britain/Towns/Oxford/OxfordPunt.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/19/06 at 7:16 am

does punting take a lot of practice?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 09/19/06 at 7:32 am


So you know the place quite well then. If a punt is the small craft that is moved by a long stick in the water, I can't blame you for not trying it. I'd rather have a motor. unless it's a touristy thing like in Venice, then I'd sit back and enjoy. this area in the pic I dispalyed looks like a nice area to do the punting thing. 


I think you can either hire your own punt and propel yourself or you can hire one complete with someone to punt it for you.


does punting take a lot of practice?


I think it does.  There's a skill involved in remembering to bring the pole with you.  I'll have to ask my brother (who went to uni at Oxford) if he ever had a go.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/06 at 11:24 am


Gis knows her stuff, this pic says Oxford, England
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5mjjow9FD2cADt2jzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=13l6l4bj8/EXP=1158739299/**http%3a//www.browneweb.com/Travels/Europe2002/Pix/Bath/max/Punt%2520boats%2520on%2520Thames.JPG.jpg
Which bridge is that?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/06 at 11:25 am


I think it does.  There's a skill involved in remembering to bring the pole with you.  I'll have to ask my brother (who went to uni at Oxford) if he ever had a go.
I believe it involves pushing the boat with the pole on the riverbed.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/19/06 at 1:08 pm


Gis knows her stuff, this pic says Oxford, England
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5mjjow9FD2cADt2jzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=13l6l4bj8/EXP=1158739299/**http%3a//www.browneweb.com/Travels/Europe2002/Pix/Bath/max/Punt%2520boats%2520on%2520Thames.JPG.jpg
It looks like the one at Christchurch college.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/19/06 at 1:09 pm


I believe it involves pushing the boat with the pole on the riverbed.
It is quite difficult from what I understand, you have to get the knack of passing the pole quickly through your hands without getting it stuck.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/06 at 1:13 pm


It looks like the one at Christchurch college.
Thanks, we once had a picnic on college grounds, think somewhere a location like that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/19/06 at 4:27 pm

Punting looks almost the same as rowboating.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/06 at 1:37 am


Punting looks almost the same as rowboating.
The oars of the rowing boat, do or should not touch the riverbed, it is the gliding of the oar that provides motion.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/20/06 at 6:18 am

How much does it cost to have a romantic ride on a rowboat?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/06 at 12:51 pm


How much does it cost to have a romantic ride on a rowboat?
Gis is the besst one to answer that than me.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/20/06 at 2:52 pm


Gis is the besst one to answer that than me.
Sorry no idea, I've never been out on one.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/20/06 at 4:14 pm


Sorry no idea, I've never been out on one.  :-\\




Why is that,not enough time? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/06 at 1:27 am




Why is that,not enough time? ???
Never had the inkling to.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/21/06 at 2:07 am

I know I've asked you this once or twice, but what is the name of the pub CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien used to hang out at?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/06 at 2:08 am


I know I've asked you this once or twice, but what is the name of the pub CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien used to hang out at?
The Eagle and Child pub (commonly known as the Bird and Baby) in Oxford.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/06 at 2:10 am


I know I've asked you this once or twice, but what is the name of the pub CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien used to hang out at?


http://www.sacred-destinations.com/england/images/oxford/eagle-and-child-mike-reed-300.JPG

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/21/06 at 2:33 am


http://www.sacred-destinations.com/england/images/oxford/eagle-and-child-mike-reed-300.JPG
thank you. we'll have tea there one day

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/21/06 at 3:00 am


thank you. we'll have tea there one day
They only serve food at lunchtimes, but it's really good food!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/21/06 at 2:22 pm

What's the best restaurant to eat in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 1:25 am


What's the best restaurant to eat in London?
The best restaurant I have eaten in is the restaurant at the top of the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/22/06 at 3:53 am


They only serve food at lunchtimes, but it's really good food!
Lunch was my plan, so that sounds great. I just wanna sit at the table, in the chair that my favorite authors sat at and feel their vibe.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/22/06 at 6:08 am


The best restaurant I have eaten in is the restaurant at the top of the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, London.


What do they serve there?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 11:52 am


What do they serve there?
Dinner and wine?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/22/06 at 2:16 pm


Dinner and wine?



Do they sell burgers and fries there?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 2:18 pm



Do they sell burgers and fries there?
The food when I was there was of a better class.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/22/06 at 2:19 pm


The food when I was there was of a better class.


Oh you mean better than burgers and fries?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 09/22/06 at 2:43 pm


Oh you mean better than burgers and fries?


Jellied eels Howard.  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 2:46 pm


Jellied eels Howard.  ;D
These were not served up the night I was there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/22/06 at 3:45 pm


Jellied eels Howard.  ;D


Frickin' top food!

Best consumed not at the London Hilton, but at Folkestone Harbour...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/22/06 at 3:45 pm


Lunch was my plan, so that sounds great. I just wanna sit at the table, in the chair that my favorite authors sat at and feel their vibe.
You need to go in one of the little snugs on each side of the front door as you go in.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 3:47 pm


Frickin' top food!

Best consumed not at the London Hilton, but at Folkestone Harbour...
Not in the East End of London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 3:48 pm


You need to go in one of the little snugs on each side of the front door as you go in.
I have been in a pub that claims that Charles Dickens frequented.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/22/06 at 3:50 pm


I have been in a pub that claims that Charles Dickens frequented.
Which pub?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 3:51 pm


Which pub?
The British Lion in Folkestone, the very same town as Paul just mentioned.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/22/06 at 3:53 pm


Not in the East End of London?


Sadly, the East End seems to be bereft of quality eel establishments...changes in the population, I should think...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 3:54 pm


Sadly, the East End seems to be bereft of quality eel establishments...changes in the population, I should think...
Never having had Jellied Eels, I don't really know, but is there a good one on Southwark somewhere?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/22/06 at 3:56 pm


The British Lion in Folkestone, the very same town as Paul just mentioned.


Ah, yes...been in there once or twice!

I wasn't sure about the Dickens connection, but then, I wasn't looking!

You can find many traces of Dickens in Kent...'specially around Rochester...

But sadly, Folkestone's gone 'down the pan' in recent years... :-\\

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 3:58 pm


Ah, yes...been in there once or twice!

I wasn't sure about the Dickens connection, but then, I wasn't looking!

You can find many traces of Dickens in Kent...'specially around Rochester...

But sadly, Folkestone's gone 'down the pan' in recent years... :-\\
Dickens wrote some of Little Dorrit in a hotel in Albions Villas, as the Blue Plaque states.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/22/06 at 3:58 pm


Ah, yes...been in there once or twice!

I wasn't sure about the Dickens connection, but then, I wasn't looking!

You can find many traces of Dickens in Kent...'specially around Rochester...

But sadly, Folkestone's gone 'down the pan' in recent years... :-\\
God, so has Rochester! I've been to Folkstone a couple of times mostly I've been to Broadstairs which also has a lot of Dickens connections.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/22/06 at 3:59 pm


Never having had Jellied Eels, I don't really know, but is there a good one on Southwark somewhere?


Not so much 'Southwark', but many years ago there were a couple in Peckham (which is in the Southwark borough) and 'Berts' in the Old Kent Road...in all honesty, eels (pie and mash also) seem to be an 'untrendy' type of food, so you won't see many outlets as there used to be...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/22/06 at 4:02 pm


I've been to Folkstone a couple of times mostly I've been to Broadstairs which also has a lot of Dickens connections.


There's also a Dickens museum in Doughty Street in the centre of town (he did get around, did Charlie!)

And, of course, The Old Curiosity Shop is still tucked away near the London School of Economics...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 4:05 pm


God, so has Rochester! I've been to Folkstone a couple of times mostly I've been to Broadstairs which also has a lot of Dickens connections.
Dickens' home Gads Hill is close to Rochester.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 4:06 pm


Not so much 'Southwark', but many years ago there were a couple in Peckham (which is in the Southwark borough) and 'Berts' in the Old Kent Road...in all honesty, eels (pie and mash also) seem to be an 'untrendy' type of food, so you won't see many outlets as there used to be...
I have recently seen online a Pie and Mash thats has a Blue Plaque inside and I cannot find it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/22/06 at 4:06 pm


Jellied eels Howard.  ;D



EW! :P

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 4:07 pm


There's also a Dickens museum in Doughty Street in the centre of town (he did get around, did Charlie!)

And, of course, The Old Curiosity Shop is still tucked away near the London School of Economics...
Charles Dickens is the most honoured with Plaques in London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/06 at 4:30 pm


Not so much 'Southwark', but many years ago there were a couple in Peckham (which is in the Southwark borough) and 'Berts' in the Old Kent Road...in all honesty, eels (pie and mash also) seem to be an 'untrendy' type of food, so you won't see many outlets as there used to be...

I have recently seen online a Pie and Mash thats has a Blue Plaque inside and I cannot find it.


Manze's Pie and Mash Shop, Tower Bridge

Providing London's most traditional food to people in Southwark for over 100 years.
Manze

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/06 at 12:46 am


Manze's Pie and Mash Shop, Tower Bridge

Providing London's most traditional food to people in Southwark for over 100 years.
Manze

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/06 at 12:47 am

http://www.manze.co.uk/images/blue%20plaque%203.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/23/06 at 1:07 am


http://www.manze.co.uk/images/blue%20plaque%203.jpg
I'll have the pie and mash please, and could you bring me a side of the jellied eels, and a spot of tea.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/06 at 1:09 am


I'll have the pie and mash please, and could you bring me a side of the jellied eels, and a spot of tea.
Can you please wait until the doors are open first?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/23/06 at 1:11 am


Can you please wait until the doors are open first?
I got lost, and the back door was open, so I came in and I thought if i just mentioned that I knew Philip Eno, they'd give me a proper welcome and special treatment. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/06 at 1:53 am


I got lost, and the back door was open, so I came in and I thought if i just mentioned that I knew Philip Eno, they'd give me a proper welcome and special treatment. 
...but the chef has not arrived yet.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/23/06 at 2:39 am


...but the chef has not arrived yet.
we can read the plaque while we wait
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5xeN5BRFUFoAn5yjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBsNXZtZnJjBHNlYwNwcm9mBHZ0aWQDSTk5OV83Mw--/SIG=12bifhl3u/EXP=1159083533/**http%3a//img-nex.theonering.net/images/scrapbook/4047.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/06 at 2:40 am


we can read the plaque while we wait
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5xeN5BRFUFoAn5yjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBsNXZtZnJjBHNlYwNwcm9mBHZ0aWQDSTk5OV83Mw--/SIG=12bifhl3u/EXP=1159083533/**http%3a//img-nex.theonering.net/images/scrapbook/4047.jpg
Reading that plaque will only make me more thirsty.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/23/06 at 3:06 am


Reading that plaque will only make me more thirsty.
drink we can get, and still be waiting on the chef.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/23/06 at 5:23 am


Manze's Pie and Mash Shop, Tower Bridge

Providing London's most traditional food to people in Southwark for over 100 years.
Manze

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/23/06 at 6:51 am


drink we can get, and still be waiting on the chef.
Hang on a minute! Are you in London waiting for pie and mash or in Oxford at the Eagle and Child??

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/23/06 at 6:56 am

What's on the menu today besides jellied eels?  :P

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/06 at 7:30 am


What's on the menu today besides jellied eels?  :P
At which bar or restaurant?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/24/06 at 7:05 am


At which bar or restaurant?


Whichever one you have in mind.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/06 at 7:56 am


Whichever one you have in mind.
I normally steer clear of jellied eels

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/24/06 at 12:35 pm

Anyone in their right mind would. :P

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/06 at 1:01 pm


Anyone in their right mind would. :P
I don't mind the pie if it is steak.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/24/06 at 8:30 pm


Hang on a minute! Are you in London waiting for pie and mash or in Oxford at the Eagle and Child??
I wish. No,  I'm not there, just wishing I were, but if and when I do, I'd be happy to meet you guys all there at the Eagle & Child for some of your finest English culinary delights.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/24/06 at 10:24 pm


I normally steer clear of jellied eels


Have you ever ate one before?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/06 at 1:18 am


Have you ever ate one before?
No, I have a thing about certain fish.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/06 at 1:18 am


I wish. No,  I'm not there, just wishing I were, but if and when I do, I'd be happy to meet you guys all there at the Eagle & Child for some of your finest English culinary delights.
Eagle & Child a much better choice.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/25/06 at 1:21 am


Eagle & Child a much better choice.
Let It Be

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/06 at 1:24 am


Let It Be
When I get to Oxford for my family history research, lunch will be spent there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/25/06 at 1:34 am


When I get to Oxford for my family history research, lunch will be spent there.
sounds like a good place to hangout for lunch.
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5x5hdxdFhW8B0zqjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=149ns8d16/EXP=1159252193/**http%3a//www.all-science-fair-projects.com/science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/upload/thumb/a/a5/250px-EagleAndChild.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/06 at 1:34 am


sounds like a good place to hangout for lunch.
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5x5hdxdFhW8B0zqjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=149ns8d16/EXP=1159252193/**http%3a//www.all-science-fair-projects.com/science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/upload/thumb/a/a5/250px-EagleAndChild.jpg
I have to still check out its menu.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/25/06 at 6:26 am


No, I have a thing about certain fish.



You have an allergy to fish?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 6:41 am


When I get to Oxford for my family history research, lunch will be spent there.
They do a very nice tuna melt! but if you don't like fish...............anyway it's a good menu. When are you about??

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/06 at 6:55 am



You have an allergy to fish?
To some fish, cod is fine.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/06 at 6:56 am


They do a very nice tuna melt! but if you don't like fish...............anyway it's a good menu. When are you about??
At the rate the weather is going, probably next year now.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 8:23 am


At the rate the weather is going, probably next year now.
Are you waiting for a bad weather day then??

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/06 at 9:01 am


Are you waiting for a bad weather day then??
A day dry and warm.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 9:04 am


A day dry and warm.
We've had lots of those lately! On a serious note is there anything I can do for you here at the Bod towards your research?? Just give me a shout, I don't know how good at it I'll be but I can give it a go.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/06 at 9:06 am


We've had lots of those lately! On a serious note is there anything I can do for you here at the Bod towards your research?? Just give me a shout, I don't know how good at it I'll be but I can give it a go.
Thanks for the offer, but I have work out what is exactly needed.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 9:10 am


Thanks for the offer, but I have work out what is exactly needed.
Sure, just let me know.  :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/25/06 at 2:40 pm

Could I get a delivery from a take out restaurant from London to New York?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/06 at 12:56 am


Could I get a delivery from a take out restaurant from London to New York?
At some expense, yes.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/26/06 at 1:52 am


They do a very nice tuna melt! but if you don't like fish...............anyway it's a good menu. When are you about??
that sounds good to me.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/26/06 at 8:11 am


At some expense, yes.


But that would take at least 20 hours for a delivery,wouldn't it be since London is somewhere else ?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 09/26/06 at 9:58 am


But that would take at least 20 hours for a delivery,wouldn't it be since London is somewhere else ?


I'd order salad or something that will reheat in the microwave

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 09/26/06 at 10:16 am


Could I get a delivery from a take out restaurant from London to New York?


What could you possibly want from London that you can't get in New York?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/26/06 at 10:29 am


But that would take at least 20 hours for a delivery,wouldn't it be since London is somewhere else ?
Not if it was flown out Howard that would take about 7 hrs.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/26/06 at 10:29 am


What could you possibly want from London that you can't get in New York?
Jellied Eels??  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 09/26/06 at 10:31 am


Jellied Eels??  ;D


Doner Kebab!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/06 at 11:49 am


What could you possibly want from London that you can't get in New York?
Home fried Fish and Chips?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/26/06 at 4:20 pm


What could you possibly want from London that you can't get in New York?



Something imported. ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/26/06 at 4:20 pm


Not if it was flown out Howard that would take about 7 hrs.



Plane and Truck

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/26/06 at 4:21 pm



Plane and Truck



Wait....if it takes 7 hours for it to fly from London to New York, and you live in New York.......why would it take another 13 hours to get to you if you already live there?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/26/06 at 4:22 pm


I'd order salad or something that will reheat in the microwave



I'd order a cold dish since coming from London It'll most likely be cold by the time the food gets to New York.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/26/06 at 4:22 pm

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Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/27/06 at 5:44 am

And customs at New York...........

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/06 at 9:23 am


And customs at New York...........
Can you still buy bottles of Duty Free?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/27/06 at 9:57 am

yes, but they can't come on the plane with you as hand luggage anymore.........

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/06 at 10:31 am


yes, but they can't come on the plane with you as hand luggage anymore.........
Contents therefore must be consumed?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/27/06 at 3:56 pm


And customs at New York...........



So basically what you're saying is that my food won't be at my doorstep till the next day? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/27/06 at 3:57 pm


Contents therefore must be consumed?




Some small contents,I believe. ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/06 at 12:26 am




Some small contents,I believe. ???
Not all?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/28/06 at 2:51 am

I believe they prefer you to have it put in the hold rather than chucking a litre of gin down your throat in departures!  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/06 at 12:15 pm


I believe they prefer you to have it put in the hold rather than chucking a litre of gin down your throat in departures!  ;D
There are restrictions on bodily intake before flights.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/28/06 at 10:04 pm


Not all?


What contents ARE allowed on board?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/06 at 12:45 am


What contents ARE allowed on board?
You will have to ask the Airlines that question.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/29/06 at 1:24 am


There are restrictions on bodily intake before flights.
No they just don't want a plane full of drunks!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/06 at 1:25 am


No they just don't want a plane full of drunks!
I though so.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/29/06 at 6:53 am


What contents ARE allowed on board?


I think they may still allow passengers...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 09/29/06 at 8:15 am


I think they may still allow passengers...
Hmm only just, if you are very very good.......

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 09/29/06 at 8:33 am


I think they may still allow passengers...



No they just don't want a plane full of drunks!


That rules out a touring Australian Cricket team then  ::) :P

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/29/06 at 8:36 am


That rules out a touring Australian Cricket team then  ::) :P


Or the 'wives and girlfriends' of a certain English footballing team...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/06 at 11:34 am


That rules out a touring Australian Cricket team then  ::) :P
This year the Australian Cricket Team will be at home in Australia.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/29/06 at 2:38 pm


I think they may still allow passengers...


What about terrorists?  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/29/06 at 3:06 pm


This year the Australian Cricket Team will be at home in Australia.


And I don't think the weather's gonna be on our side this time!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/06 at 3:09 pm


And I don't think the weather's gonna be on our side this time!
I think everything will be against us not winning. But if we draw the Ashes series, we still retain the Urn.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/29/06 at 3:17 pm


But if we draw the Ashes series, we still retain the Urn.


We always retain the urn (well, the MCC does)...probably much to the Australians' annoyance!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/06 at 3:21 pm


We always retain the urn (well, the MCC does)...probably much to the Australians' annoyance!
That is true!

Even Shane Warne is looking forward to the Ashes, he has has eye on the players.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/29/06 at 3:28 pm


Even Shane Warne is looking forward to the Ashes, he has has eye on the players.


Makes a change from having his eye on the ladies!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/06 at 3:55 pm


Makes a change from having his eye on the ladies!
Will you be staying up at night to watch some of the matches?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 09/29/06 at 4:00 pm


Will you be staying up at night to watch some of the matches?


Probably not the early tests (as there's a little thing called 'work' that I have to get up for!)

But I'm sure the later tests will be happening when I'm on my Christmas break, so I should have an opportunity or two then...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/06 at 4:01 pm


Probably not the early tests (as there's a little thing called 'work' that I have to get up for!)

But I'm sure the later tests will be happening when I'm on my Christmas break, so I should have an opportunity or two then...


I will making sure of some nights viewing, but days of work has to be arranged first.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/29/06 at 4:34 pm

What day is Daylight Saving Time in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/06 at 4:40 pm


What day is Daylight Saving Time in London?
The last weekend of October, actually around 2 on the Sunday morning, the clocks go back one hour.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 09/30/06 at 7:11 am


The last weekend of October, actually around 2 on the Sunday morning, the clocks go back one hour.


So you have to set the clocks back like us New Yorkers do?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/06 at 10:25 am


So you have to set the clocks back like us New Yorkers do?
Indeed we will.

When I was a postman, we use to work that same weekend for you would get an extra hours overtime (pay) without doing anything.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/01/06 at 7:10 am


Indeed we will.

When I was a postman, we use to work that same weekend for you would get an extra hours overtime (pay) without doing anything.



How much did you get paid for being a postman?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/06 at 7:14 am



How much did you get paid for being a postman?
It was over ten years ago when I left the Post Office, and honestly I cannot remember the amount of my wages back then.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/06 at 7:15 am


Indeed we will.

When I was a postman, we use to work that same weekend for you would get an extra hours overtime (pay) without doing anything.




How much did you get paid for being a postman?



It was over ten years ago when I left the Post Office, and honestly I cannot remember the amount of my wages back then.

...but the overtime pay was at a very good rate.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/06 at 1:30 am


Probably not the early tests (as there's a little thing called 'work' that I have to get up for!)

But I'm sure the later tests will be happening when I'm on my Christmas break, so I should have an opportunity or two then...


With a long break ahead of me around Christmas and New Year, I see myself only doing one thing.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/02/06 at 6:30 am

How's the temperature?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/06 at 1:50 pm


How's the temperature?
Weatherwise, very cold.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/02/06 at 2:46 pm


Weatherwise, very cold.


Are there any months when It's not so cold?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/06 at 2:49 pm


Are there any months when It's not so cold?
Traditional it is called Summer, but that happens all too quick.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/02/06 at 2:54 pm


Traditional it is called Summer, but that happens all too quick.


It's either too cold or too hot?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/06 at 2:56 pm


It's either too cold or too hot?
During the Summer yes, along with the wet and dry.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/02/06 at 2:58 pm


During the Summer yes, along with the wet and dry.



So you have a little bit of everything

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/06 at 3:02 pm



So you have a little bit of everything
We even have a tornado of the coast of Brighton yesterday.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/02/06 at 6:52 pm


We even have a tornado of the coast of Brighton yesterday.



dangerous

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/06 at 12:54 am



dangerous
I believe that people did not know what to do, watch it or run.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/03/06 at 12:53 pm

Has there ever been earthquakes in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/06 at 12:54 pm


Has there ever been earthquakes in London?
None far as I know of.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/03/06 at 3:36 pm


None far as I know of.



That's great

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/06 at 4:04 pm



That's great
There has been earth tremors elsewhere in the UK.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/03/06 at 10:43 pm


There has been earth tremors elsewhere in the UK.



How long did that take?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/06 at 11:54 pm



How long did that take?
Probably only seconds, I try and research on it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 10/04/06 at 4:07 am


There has been earth tremors elsewhere in the UK.


I can recall two earth tremors.  There was another one but I was at a party full of three year olds so we didn't notice anything.

One occured when I was at work and we immediately blamed one of the researchers.  Most of his work was looking at deformation in plastics and involved dropping heavy weights on the samples.  We just thought he'd overdone the weight that day.

The other I remember happened in the early hours and I recall my husband getting up to go toilet and then as he came back to bed the sensation of him pushing on the side of the bed to rock it.  When I asked him about it later he said he didn't and then we heard on the radio that there had been an earth tremor.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/04/06 at 3:54 pm


Probably only seconds, I try and research on it.



What caused the earth tremors?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/06 at 2:20 am



What caused the earth tremors?
Possibly collapsing mineshafts.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Dominic L. on 10/07/06 at 4:02 pm

What is Gene Ween's real name?

This IS related to London, because Gene Ween sometimes sings in an English accent. And London is part of England. Har.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/06 at 4:06 pm


What is Gene Ween's real name?

This IS related to London, because Gene Ween sometimes sings in an English accent. And London is part of England. Har.
;D

Gene Ween's real name is Mickey Melchiondo, and The Beatles as one of his listed influences and they had London connections.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Dominic L. on 10/07/06 at 4:47 pm


;D

Gene Ween's real name is Mickey Melchiondo, and The Beatles as one of his listed influences and they had London connections.


Ooh, so close. That would be Dean Ween. Gene Ween's name is Aaron Freeman.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/06 at 4:47 pm


Ooh, so close. That would be Dean Ween. Gene Ween's name is Aaron Freeman.
Oh well!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Dominic L. on 10/07/06 at 4:49 pm


Oh well!


Nice try, you get credit for being close.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/06 at 4:51 pm


Nice try, you get credit for being close.
I let you know if I have any more to ask.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/09/06 at 3:54 pm

You have any friends or family who live in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/06 at 1:52 am


You have any friends or family who live in London?
No immediate family, but plenty of friends.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/10/06 at 4:44 am


No immediate family, but plenty of friends.
Hmm, surely your wife would disagree??  ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/10/06 at 7:50 am


No immediate family, but plenty of friends.


In your area?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/06 at 12:25 pm


In your area?
I have friends all over London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/10/06 at 10:34 pm


I have friends all over London.



Are any of the British rock stars your friends?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/06 at 12:38 am



Are any of the British rock stars your friends?


My cousin plays the saxophone,but only an amateur.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/11/06 at 6:22 am


My cousin plays the saxophone,but only an amateur.



That's great.How much does he make for playing the saxophone?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/06 at 8:25 am



That's great.How much does he make for playing the saxophone?
He just plays and has not progressed any further.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/11/06 at 10:13 pm


He just plays and has not progressed any further.


Why hasn't he progressed Phil?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/06 at 12:18 am


Why hasn't he progressed Phil?
He does not have the bottle to go on stage and play in front of people.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/12/06 at 4:31 am

Are they putting the christmas lights up in London yet??

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 10/12/06 at 5:44 am

A colleague is thinkiong of going for a job in Wokingham.  He was wondering about the feasability of living in West London and commuting out.  Do you reckon this is possible and where would you live in that area?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/12/06 at 6:05 am


He does not have the bottle to go on stage and play in front of people.



So he has a phobia?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/06 at 11:44 am



So he has a phobia?
No phobia, more like just not bothered.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/12/06 at 10:29 pm


No phobia, more like just not bothered.


What else does he play?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/06 at 12:28 am


What else does he play?
He also play the fool!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/13/06 at 3:16 am

So are they putting the christmas lights up yet in London?? Who's switching them on this year?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 10/13/06 at 6:55 am


A colleague is thinkiong of going for a job in Wokingham.  He was wondering about the feasability of living in West London and commuting out.  Do you reckon this is possible and where would you live in that area?


It's quite possible...

Direct trains to Wokingham depart from London Waterloo (but they run through South-West London into Surrey)...for 'proper' West London, trains leave from London Paddington, but then he'd have to change at Reading (if memory serves...)

As for where to live, well...I'm afraid that area is mostly unknown to me...Mr. Philip may be able to give you better 'pointers'...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 10/13/06 at 7:02 am


So are they putting the christmas lights up yet in London??


I last went down that way about two weeks back, and no action then...

I suppose Westminster council should be gearing up to it by now...

Who's switching them on this year?


Absolutely no idea!

Probably some non-entity from a Pop Idol/X-Factor/Celebrity Love Island show... ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/06 at 11:12 am


So are they putting the christmas lights up yet in London?? Who's switching them on this year?
I may be passing Regent and Oxford Streets tomorrow, I will look up at the skies on the way.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/06 at 11:14 am


It's quite possible...

Direct trains to Wokingham depart from London Waterloo (but they run through South-West London into Surrey)...for 'proper' West London, trains leave from London Paddington, but then he'd have to change at Reading (if memory serves...)

As for where to live, well...I'm afraid that area is mostly unknown to me...Mr. Philip may be able to give you better 'pointers'...
Waterloo and Clapham Junction are the main stations for Wokingham, so living in Richmond 0n Thames may help?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/06 at 11:15 am


So are they putting the christmas lights up yet in London?? Who's switching them on this year?
Not known yet, but in the meantime...

http://www.ukstudentlife.com/Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights/OxfordStreetLights2005b.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/13/06 at 5:53 pm

Anything good on The BBC tonight?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/06 at 6:03 pm


Anything good on The BBC tonight?
There has been a host of comedy with:

Have I Got News for You
Team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop compete in the popular quiz show with Gordon Ramsay as the guest host and guest panellists Andrew Neil and Peter Serafinowicz


and

QI
Stephen Fry hosts the quiz show in which contestants are rewarded more if their answers are quite interesting. With Alan Davies, Liza Tarbuck, Jeremy Clarkson and Neil Mullarkey.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/13/06 at 6:10 pm


There has been a host of comedy with:

and



What time are they on tonight?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/06 at 6:15 pm


What time are they on tonight?


Have I Got News for You on BBC1 at 9pm on BBC1

and

QI at 10pm on BBC2

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/14/06 at 7:40 am

Yesterday evening On Channel 21 here in The US,Some BBC news was on and it was something about a guy,I forgot what It was all about.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/06 at 8:57 am


Yesterday evening On Channel 21 here in The US,Some BBC news was on and it was something about a guy,I forgot what It was all about.
Can you recall the name of the guy featured on the BBC news?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/14/06 at 9:07 am


Can you recall the name of the guy featured on the BBC news?


Some old guy with white gray hair and owl shaped glasses

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/06 at 9:08 am


Some old guy with white gray hair and owl shaped glasses
What was he talking about?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/15/06 at 4:42 am

That sounds like Trevor McDonald but he reads for ITV ..........I can't think of any of the BBC guys who have big glasses?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/06 at 5:02 am


That sounds like Trevor McDonald but he reads for ITV ..........I can't think of any of the BBC guys who have big glasses?
I was thinking on the lines of the reporton the news was the man with big glasses

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/15/06 at 7:18 am


That sounds like Trevor McDonald but he reads for ITV ..........I can't think of any of the BBC guys who have big glasses?



I think you're right Gis.That must've been the guy who I was talking about.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/06 at 7:20 am



I think you're right Gis.That must've been the guy who I was talking about.


Is this him?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/voices/images/trevor_mcdonald_225x275.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/15/06 at 7:21 am


Is this him?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/voices/images/trevor_mcdonald_225x275.jpg


No,It was a white guy.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/15/06 at 7:22 am


What was he talking about?



He was talking and screaming way too fast.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/06 at 7:52 am


No,It was a white guy.
A-ha!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/06 at 7:53 am



He was talking and screaming way too fast.
...but what was he talking/screaming about?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/15/06 at 8:08 am


...but what was he talking/screaming about?



I don't know,He was talking in an English accent.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/06 at 8:16 am



I don't know,He was talking in an English accent.
Could it had been someone promoting a new book or film?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/15/06 at 2:02 pm

Phil, you wouldn't happen to know how much of the Tower of London is open to the public?  And what exactly is "Tratior's Gate"

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/06 at 2:08 pm


Phil, you wouldn't happen to know how much of the Tower of London is open to the public?  And what exactly is "Tratior's Gate"
When I last went to the Tower of London, there was a fair bit open to the public, we spent all day there. But, there is still th eprivate quarters for the staff, such as the Beefeater Gaurds.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/06 at 2:12 pm


...what exactly is "Tratior's Gate"


Traitors Gate
The History of the Tower of London is bloody and cruel and Traitor's Gate has its part to play in its story. The water-gate under St Thomas's Tower has been known for over 400 years as 'Traitors' Gate' because of the number of prisoners, accused of treason, who have passed through it. Unfortunate and important state prisoners were committed to the Tower of London through the River Thames entrance to the Tower of London called Traitors Gate. The journey of these prisoners was made by barge along the River Thames. Often their journey would take them past London Bridge where the heads of recently executed traitors were displayed on the roof of the stone gate house. The heads were placed on spikes, attached to poles and displayed on the Bridge. The young and tragic Catherine Howard had to pass the gruesome sight of the head of her lover Thomas Culpepper on her journey to the Tower of London and Traitors Gate. This grisly practice continued until around 1678.

Traitors Gate - the famous entrance to the Tower of London
The famous entrance to the Tower of London, Traitors Gate, can be clearly seen by anyone passing up or down the River Thames. This infamous water-gate entrance to the Tower of London was designed by the Medieval architect Master James of St George on the orders of King Edward I between 1275 and 1279 as part of St Thomas's Tower. It was originally built to provide a new water-gate by which King Edward could arrive at the Tower by river. St Thomas's Tower provided additional royal accommodation for the King and his family. The function of the Tower of London was originally to provide royal power base in the City of London and to provide a retreat for the Royal family in times of civil disorder. This changed over the years and was increasingly used as a prison for enemies of the state accused of treason which was entered via Traitors Gate. The Tower was last used as a Royal residence by Anne Boleyn when she was preparing for her coronation. It was a tradition that new Kings and Queens of England would make their way from the Tower of London to Westminster Abbey for their coronation. The death of Anne Boleyn heralded the increased use of the Tower as a prison. The water-gate under St Thomas's Tower has been known for over 300 years as 'Traitors Gate' because of the number of prisoners, accused of treason, who have passed through it.

Anne Boleyn at Traitors Gate
The story of Anne Boleyn and her journey through Traitors Gate is a very poignant one. The twenty-nine year old Queen of England was arrested on the charges of treason, adultery and incest. Never a popular Queen she had been reviled by the population with cries of "Witch" and "Whore" and detested by many courtiers. King Henry VIII had been madly in love with her but this soon turned to hate when he met Jane Seymour. Her enemies moved swiftly against her and people started to disappear from court. Sir Henry Norris and the Queen's own brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford were arrested and taken to the Tower of London by barge and through the Traitors Gate entrance. On May 2 1536, the Queen herself was arrested at Greenwich and was taken to the Tower by barge along the same path she had travelled to prepare for her coronation just three years earlier. She passed through Traitors Gate and was met by William Kingston the Constable of the Tower at the top of the slippery steps leading from Traitors Gate. Her first question was: 'Shall I go to some dungeon?' Kingston replied, 'No, madam, you shall go to your chambers whereat your Grace lay before your Coronation.' Anne Boleyn  was terrified and alternated from fits of hysterical laughter to uncontrollable weeping. She was executed on 19th May 1536.

Princess Elizabeth at Traitors Gate
The story of Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth I, and her journey through Traitors Gate is an equally frightening one. Her sister Queen Mary (Bloody Mary) ordered her arrest believing that the Princess was involved with Sir Thomas Wyatt and a rebellious plot. Princess Elizabeth was taken on Palm Sunday 1554, by barge, to the entrance of the Tower of London - Traitors Gate. Her thoughts must have raced back to that of her mother, Anne Boleyn, who had also passed through Traitors Gate and had been executed at the Tower when Elizabeth was just three years old. The princess was terrified - she believed that she would never leave the Tower once she had passed through Traitors Gate. Elizabeth refused at first to land at the gate, angrily proclaiming that she was no traitor. There was a heavy down pour of rain. Elizabeth had no choice but to be lead into the Tower. At the age of 21, Princess Elizabeth was taken through the Traitors Gate and imprisoned in the Tower of London. She was released 8 weeks later.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/15/06 at 2:13 pm

Dumb question,  Have you been to the Westminister Abbey?  Was it nice? I'm sorry in America we don't have the really old and interesting things. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/06 at 2:17 pm


Dumb question,  Have you been to the Westminister Abbey?  Was it nice? I'm sorry in America we don't have the really old and interesting things. :)
It is not dumb at all.

Yes, I have been several times to Westminister Abbey, but since you have to pay to visit it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/15/06 at 2:22 pm

I'd pay to see it! :)  A lot of people say London is a dirty, foggy city, of course those are the same people who don't have a clue to London's history and culture. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/06 at 2:40 pm


I'd pay to see it! :)  A lot of people say London is a dirty, foggy city, of course those are the same people who don't have a clue to London's history and culture. :)
With the clear up on the air and having less cars in central London, mists and fogs are rarely seen now.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/15/06 at 2:46 pm

Oh wonderful.  Which I could say the same for here. (Pennsylvania air quality is not the best)  Why do people try and make the guards at Buckingham Palace react?  i wouldn't do it, but I know some people who have tried?  I think tourist should be fined for doing that!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/06 at 2:49 pm


Oh wonderful.  Which I could say the same for here. (Pennsylvania air quality is not the best)  Why do people try and make the guards at Buckingham Palace react?  i wouldn't do it, but I know some people who have tried?  I think tourist should be fined for doing that!
Yes the tourists do try, but they do not realise that that guard has a rifle.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/15/06 at 2:59 pm

And they're probably loaded too!!!  I think there ought to be a sign that say's "Annoy us at your own risk". http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/01/ak472.gif

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/06 at 3:01 pm


And they're probably loaded too!!!  I think there ought to be a sign that say's "Annoy us at your own risk". http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/01/ak472.gif
I have never put that task to practice...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/15/06 at 4:16 pm

Maybe they should be allowed to prod them with their bayonet!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/15/06 at 5:39 pm

Well, it just seems to be this big joke. "How can we make this guard react?" The Royal Guards must get sick of it. :P

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/15/06 at 10:02 pm


Could it had been someone promoting a new book or film?



I don't know but If I see him again I'll let you know.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/06 at 12:50 am


Maybe they should be allowed to prod them with their bayonet!
Some guards are even on horses.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/06 at 12:51 am



I don't know but If I see him again I'll let you know.
Please do, Howard, please do.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/16/06 at 1:25 am


Some guards are even on horses.
They should train the horses then to give them a good hoofing ! If anyone complains just go sorry he was annoying the horse and you try to tell a horse not to hoof when it's being annoyed.  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/06 at 1:27 am


They should train the horses then to give them a good hoofing ! If anyone complains just go sorry he was annoying the horse and you try to tell a horse not to hoof when it's being annoyed.  ;D
I thought it would come natural to the horse.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/16/06 at 4:41 am


I thought it would come natural to the horse.
Exactly, the perfect excuse!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/06 at 11:32 am


Exactly, the perfect excuse!
Next time I am passing I will take my camera with me.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/16/06 at 5:37 pm


Please do, Howard, please do.



Next Time when The BBC channel comes to Channel 21 here In New York,that's if I see the guy again,I'll report on the board.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/06 at 12:08 am



Next Time when The BBC channel comes to Channel 21 here In New York,that's if I see the guy again,I'll report on the board.
Thanks.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/17/06 at 2:05 am

Do you or any other Englanders ever ride the trains? I saw a huge train station in A Hard Day's Night

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/06 at 2:15 am


Do you or any other Englanders ever ride the trains? I saw a huge train station in A Hard Day's Night
Lots of people he use the train, to travel for pleasure or to work.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 10/17/06 at 6:45 am


Lots of people he use the train, to travel for pleasure or to work.


I still use the thing to and from work...and it certainly isn't a pleasure!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/17/06 at 7:21 am


Lots of people he use the train, to travel for pleasure or to work.


What are the names of your trains?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 10/17/06 at 7:40 am


What are the names of your trains?


Thomas, Edward, Henry, James, Gordon

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/17/06 at 8:03 am

I use the train every day for work, thankfully only a 15 minute journey each way. I use it to go to London or when we go to margate for a weekend, infact io used it when we went to Torquay the other week too! Basically I don't have a car at the moment

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/17/06 at 8:05 am


Thomas, Edward, Henry, James, Gordon
Only in books! ;D

The underground or tube in London is the equivilant to the subway in New York. Other than that you have different train companies all around the U.K. My local service is run by First Great Western Trains for example.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 10/17/06 at 9:03 am


Only in books! ;D




No.  Thomas the Tank Engine regularly comes here to the Great Central Steam Railway.  I'm too cheapskate to take the children for a ride on him but we often go to the bridge and wave as he goes past.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/17/06 at 9:07 am


No.  Thomas the Tank Engine regularly comes here to the Great Central Steam Railway.  I'm too cheapskate to take the children for a ride on him but we often go to the bridge and wave as he goes past.
He's a busy train he comes to Didcot railway Centre quite often too!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 10/17/06 at 11:41 am


He's a busy train he comes to Didcot railway Centre quite often too!


He comes over the pond frequently.  I have seen him in Connecticut,

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 10/17/06 at 11:43 am

What's with Judi Dench?  They say over here that she is one of your best loved actresses but I find something awfully annoying about her, and don't think she is all that good of an actress.  I liked her husband Michael Williams much better than her, but his legacy seems to be second to hers.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/17/06 at 12:37 pm


What's with Judi Dench?  They say over here that she is one of your best loved actresses but I find something awfully annoying about her, and don't think she is all that good of an actress.  I liked her husband Michael Williams much better than her, but his legacy seems to be second to hers.
Oh my god you are attacking a national institution! Personally I think she is a superb actress serious and comedy. Michael Williams is still concidered one of our finest stage actors, I guess the fact is just that., he did more stage work and very little film and T.V so he isn't remembered as much internationally.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/06 at 2:23 pm


Thomas, Edward, Henry, James, Gordon
;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/06 at 2:25 pm


What's with Judi Dench?  They say over here that she is one of your best loved actresses but I find something awfully annoying about her, and don't think she is all that good of an actress.  I liked her husband Michael Williams much better than her, but his legacy seems to be second to hers.
Nowt wrong with Dame Judi! Now playing M in the Bond movies and loves the radio show I'm Sorry I Havn't A Clue.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/06 at 2:26 pm


Oh my god you are attacking a national institution! Personally I think she is a superb actress serious and comedy. Michael Williams is still concidered one of our finest stage actors, I guess the fact is just that., he did more stage work and very little film and T.V so he isn't remembered as much internationally.
Similar to Richard Wilson, he was a big name in theatre realms, but only made his public name as Victor Meldrew.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/17/06 at 10:24 pm


Thomas, Edward, Henry, James, Gordon


Do those trains run often? ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/06 at 12:04 am


Do those trains run often? ;D
They only run for about 15 minutes a day.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/18/06 at 10:37 pm


They only run for about 15 minutes a day.



Only 15 minutes? WOW! :o

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/06 at 11:00 am



Only 15 minutes? WOW! :o
...or in some cases they run till it is time for bed.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/19/06 at 10:31 pm


...or in some cases they run till it is time for bed.



That's a long time.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/06 at 12:25 am



That's a long time.
...but still can be switched off with parental power.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 10/20/06 at 4:40 am

In cricket, what is a half century?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 10/20/06 at 4:54 am


In cricket, what is a half century?


50 runs

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/20/06 at 6:32 am


...but still can be switched off with parental power.



About how many?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 10/20/06 at 9:56 am


50 runs


What's a run?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/20/06 at 10:11 am


What's a run?
It's the piece of ground between the two sets of wickets/stumps.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/06 at 11:33 am


What's a run?
Runs are scored when the two batsmen run to each other's end of the pitch. Several runs can be scored from one ball.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 10/20/06 at 3:19 pm


Runs are scored when the two batsmen run to each other's end of the pitch. Several runs can be scored from one ball.


I'm beginning to get it now.  I take it the team that scores the most run wins?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/06 at 3:36 pm


I'm beginning to get it now.  I take it the team that scores the most run wins?
Yes, while the batting team is scoring the runs, the other team, who are bowling and fielding are trying get the batsman out.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 10/20/06 at 3:41 pm

So if someone scores a half century is that cumulative of the all the games he has played, or is it that he has scored that many runs in one game?  What would a somewhat typical score be in a match?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/20/06 at 6:27 pm

There's actually baseball in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/20/06 at 7:52 pm


There's actually baseball in London?



They're talking about cricket, which is like baseball.  I don't know if England carries MLB games. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/06 at 1:13 am


There's actually baseball in London?
Baseball is played in the parks of London by American Students or Exiles, but there are no major matches played.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Bobo on 10/21/06 at 3:43 am

I'll field this one.. :D

There are a few baseball teams and a couple of professional leagues in this country. Nothing major. Most of the stadia they use for baseball are absolutely nothing compared to what you have over in the States.

As for baseball coverage on terrestrial television, we get two games a week during the on-season period, normally on Thursday mornings from 1:30am to 4:30am (this accounts for delays and the like). We get the delayed coverage direct from ESPN.

They're talking about cricket, which is like baseball.  I don't know if England carries MLB games. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 10/21/06 at 6:40 am


So if someone scores a half century is that cumulative of the all the games he has played, or is it that he has scored that many runs in one game?  What would a somewhat typical score be in a match?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/06 at 6:51 am


So if someone scores a half century is that cumulative of the all the games he has played, or is it that he has scored that many runs in one game?  What would a somewhat typical score be in a match?


Cricket is played in two main formats, either One Day or what is a First Class match in which is played over three, four or five days.

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/engvpak/engine/match/225255.html is a scorecard for the first Test Match between England v Pakistan at Lord's this year. The scorecard shows the four innings of the game in which technically each player bats twices and does his utmost best to score lots of runs.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/21/06 at 7:22 am


Baseball is played in the parks of London by American Students or Exiles, but there are no major matches played.


Why is that?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/06 at 11:46 am


Why is that?
For there is no Baseball stadium in London, that would constitute towards a leauge in the UK.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 10/21/06 at 2:30 pm


Why is that?


Probably the same reason we don't have cricket here.  Not enough interest to generate dividends. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/06 at 3:26 pm


Probably the same reason we don't have cricket here.  Not enough interest to generate dividends. 
If there was an important baseball match played in London, I would certainly go to see it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/21/06 at 3:36 pm

Yup me too, I like baseball.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/06 at 3:39 pm


Yup me too, I like baseball.
I have seen games on tv, but like my cricket, I probably enjoy the match.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 10/21/06 at 4:15 pm


If there was an important baseball match played in London, I would certainly go to see it.


I wouldn't mind taking in a cricket match.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/06 at 12:58 am


I wouldn't mind taking in a cricket match.
Cricket is played in the USA, there is an annually played match in (I think) Pennsylvania and LA has a project where young kids on the streets are taught life and religion through cricket, which the game is played locally and on world tours.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/22/06 at 6:46 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/

Hey Phil,Have you seen this web site before from The BBC News?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/06 at 6:47 am


http://www.bbc.co.uk/

Hey Phil,Have you seen this web site before from The BBC News?
I am constantly on the BBC for my news and sport.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/22/06 at 6:50 am


I am constantly on the BBC for my news and sport.



I saw BBC News on Channel 21 again but forgot what it was about.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/06 at 6:51 am



I saw BBC News on Channel 21 again but forgot what it was about.
That report you saw was a few weeks ago now, any reference to it would be buried deep now.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/22/06 at 6:54 am


That report you saw was a few weeks ago now, any reference to it would be buried deep now.


Do you think it might be on the BBC web site?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/06 at 6:56 am


Do you think it might be on the BBC web site?
It is possible, but without the name of the person concern, it will be difficult

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/22/06 at 6:58 am


It is possible, but without the name of the person concern, it will be difficult


Are you sure you don't know the name,maybe it could be in the archives.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/06 at 7:00 am


Are you sure you don't know the name,maybe it could be in the archives.
I am positive I do not know the name, I was hoping you could tell me back then.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/22/06 at 7:29 am


I am positive I do not know the name, I was hoping you could tell me back then.


Ok never mind I just thought you knew.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/06 at 7:46 am


Ok never mind I just thought you knew.
During a course of a week, the BBc hold many interviews.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/23/06 at 11:33 am

Are there any reminisces of the old subway system that was installed in London during the very early 20th century?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/06 at 11:44 am


Are there any reminisces of the old subway system that was installed in London during the very early 20th century?
Baker Street Underground Station opened in 1863 still bears its original out look.

http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beach/fig1-12.jpghttp://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/learning/online_resources/ecobus_omnibus/image/0322.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 10/23/06 at 11:47 am

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clivebillson/tube/tube.html

The classic underground map was first drawn in 1933.  Earlier versions were more geographical whereas the map designed by Harry Beck is like a circuit diagram. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/06 at 11:49 am


http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clivebillson/tube/tube.html

The classic underground map was first drawn in 1933.  Earlier versions were more geographical whereas the map designed by Harry Beck is like a circuit diagram. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/content/images/2006/03/17/plaque300_300x225.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/23/06 at 11:51 am

Oh COOL.  I didn't know the subway system was that old.  I heard about the maps being drawn up though.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/06 at 11:57 am


Oh COOL.  I didn't know the subway system was that old.  I heard about the maps being drawn up though.
Make sure you read the link Karen sent.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/23/06 at 12:02 pm

I will.  I have a book that has maps of the entire subway system.  It's so old and moldy I can't read it.  That's why I was asking about the subways.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/06 at 12:47 pm


I will.  I have a book that has maps of the entire subway system.  It's so old and moldy I can't read it.  That's why I was asking about the subways.
Have you ever travelled on the Tube?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/23/06 at 1:00 pm

Just the one in New York City.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/06 at 1:15 pm


Just the one in New York City.
When was the NY Tube System constructed?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/23/06 at 1:17 pm

I'm going to have to look that up...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/23/06 at 1:19 pm

1878 first time "completed" updated quite a few times.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/06 at 1:22 pm


1878 first time "completed" updated quite a few times.
The NY Tube was featured in the movie Ghost, was that typical for the system?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/23/06 at 1:27 pm

It's been a long time since I've seen Ghost.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/06 at 1:37 pm


It's been a long time since I've seen Ghost.
It is almost shown (on various channels) every three months

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/23/06 at 6:06 pm

I will have to watch it and report back to you.  If I recall correctly the subway (tube) used in the movie looks too out of place to be in New York.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/23/06 at 10:31 pm

How's the weather been lately?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/06 at 12:19 am


I will have to watch it and report back to you.  If I recall correctly the subway (tube) used in the movie looks too out of place to be in New York.
Another movie I recall is The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/06 at 12:19 am


How's the weather been lately?
Very miserable and damp.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/24/06 at 6:47 am


Very miserable and damp.


Has it been raining there?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/06 at 11:34 am


Has it been raining there?
More rain today with more rain expected tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/24/06 at 1:38 pm

I don't believe I've seen that movie.  What is it about?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/06 at 1:39 pm


I don't believe I've seen that movie.  What is it about?
Do you mean The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/24/06 at 1:43 pm

Yes.  I heard of a movie about a PAN-AM flight 123.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/06 at 2:26 pm


Yes.  I heard of a movie about a PAN-AM flight 123.
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 was made in the early 1970s and starred Robert Shaw.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/24/06 at 3:51 pm

No, haven't seen it.  I'll look into finding it on DVD.  Because believe it or not I don't have a TV. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/06 at 3:54 pm


No, haven't seen it.  I'll look into finding it on DVD.  Because believe it or not I don't have a TV. 
When we moved into our first flat, apart from an alarm clock, it was a television that was the first thing we brought.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/24/06 at 4:07 pm

Yes well, if I had a TV I would be watching it all day instead of being on this message board.  I like talking to people much better that watching tv. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/24/06 at 10:15 pm


More rain today with more rain expected tomorrow.



must be a few inches.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/06 at 1:33 am



must be a few inches.
Though in my part of London the water from the rain quickly drains away.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/06 at 1:34 am


Yes well, if I had a TV I would be watching it all day instead of being on this message board.  I like talking to people much better that watching tv. :)
We have a television, but over the last few months I have found my watchiing less.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/25/06 at 6:22 am


Though in my part of London the water from the rain quickly drains away.


Then the sun comes out?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 10/25/06 at 7:23 am


Then the sun comes out?


Not necessarily.  British weather is not as exciting as it gets in America and seems to remain dull and cloudy without much rain for a fair amount of time.

Dirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
From January up to May,
The rain it raineth every day;
From May again until July,
There's not a dry cloud in the sky;
All the rest hath thirty-one
Without a blessed ray of sun;
And if any of them had two-and-thirty,
They'd be just as wet and dirty.


Grafitti on a wall in Keighley Workhouse 1887

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/06 at 10:07 am


Not necessarily.  British weather is not as exciting as it gets in America and seems to remain dull and cloudy without much rain for a fair amount of time.

Dirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
From January up to May,
The rain it raineth every day;
From May again until July,
There's not a dry cloud in the sky;
All the rest hath thirty-one
Without a blessed ray of sun;
And if any of them had two-and-thirty,
They'd be just as wet and dirty.


Grafitti on a wall in Keighley Workhouse 1887
Was there a Flanders and Swann song about the throughout the year?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 10/25/06 at 10:32 am


Was there a Flanders and Swann song about the throughout the year?


Not that I can find via google and wiki

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/06 at 11:09 am


Not that I can find via google and wiki
It must be someone else.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/25/06 at 10:23 pm


Not necessarily.  British weather is not as exciting as it gets in America and seems to remain dull and cloudy without much rain for a fair amount of time.

Dirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
From January up to May,
The rain it raineth every day;
From May again until July,
There's not a dry cloud in the sky;
All the rest hath thirty-one
Without a blessed ray of sun;
And if any of them had two-and-thirty,
They'd be just as wet and dirty.


Grafitti on a wall in Keighley Workhouse 1887



Then I'd better not live there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/06 at 2:09 am



Then I'd better not live there.
See, that is what we have to put up?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/26/06 at 6:26 am


See, that is what we have to put up?



does London get snow?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/06 at 11:39 am



does London get snow?
We have snow, but it does not lay for long, because the land, earth, roads and pavements are still warm from the heat that comes from the underground piping, etc.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/26/06 at 12:02 pm

Which chocolate is more popular in London, Cadbury or Hershey's?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/06 at 12:04 pm


Which chocolate is more popular in London, Cadbury or Hershey's?
From the two, it is Cadbury's.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/26/06 at 12:06 pm

I thought so.  Isn't Cadbury a British company?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/06 at 12:07 pm


I thought so.  Isn't Cadbury a British company?
Yes, based in Birmingham in the Midlands

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/26/06 at 12:13 pm

I live near Hershey PA.  People get ticked off at me for the mere mention of Cadbury.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/06 at 12:28 pm


I live near Hershey PA.  People get ticked off at me for the mere mention of Cadbury.
Birmingham is some distant from London, but I find I am eating less chocolate now.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/26/06 at 12:35 pm

Is "Top of the Pops" still on TV?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/06 at 12:54 pm


Is "Top of the Pops" still on TV?
Not anymore, the BBC cut the show last July. TOTP2 occasionally is still on.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/26/06 at 3:29 pm

Coranation Street? Or has the BBC junked that one too?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/06 at 3:47 pm


Coranation Street? Or has the BBC junked that one too?
Corrie is still running, owned by Granada, which is Independant TeleVision, and not by the BBC

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/26/06 at 3:49 pm

At least it's still running!  That's been on since the early "60's" :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/06 at 3:51 pm


At least it's still running!  That's been on since the early "60's" :)
Been on to long and do not watch it!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/26/06 at 3:59 pm

So it is true!!  You really do hate long running soap operas!!!  Have you ever visited Royal Albert Hall? :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/06 at 4:05 pm


So it is true!!  You really do hate long running soap operas!!! 
I am not fond of any Soap Opera, I do not have the time to watch them.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/06 at 4:07 pm


Have you ever visited Royal Albert Hall? :)
Many a time, especially recently attending the Promenade Concerts.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/26/06 at 4:44 pm


We have snow, but it does not lay for long, because the land, earth, roads and pavements are still warm from the heat that comes from the underground piping, etc.


It melts that quickly? :o

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/06 at 12:53 am


It melts that quickly? :o
The snow does not stay long on the ground.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/27/06 at 2:54 am


Been on to long and do not watch it!
I love Corrie it's great!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/27/06 at 6:28 am


The snow does not stay long on the ground.



Is it a significant amount?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 10/27/06 at 7:01 am



Is it a significant amount?


It's a bit of joke in the rest of the UK when there is some snow in London.  They have about a 1/4 of an inch which soon turns to slush and the rest of Britain has it as a major news item on how the capital coped.  ::)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/06 at 11:35 am


It's a bit of joke in the rest of the UK when there is some snow in London.  They have about a 1/4 of an inch which soon turns to slush and the rest of Britain has it as a major news item on how the capital coped.  ::)


http://www.artofthestate.co.uk/photos/pglondonSNOWeye.jpg

Yes, we do have some, but...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/27/06 at 2:54 pm


http://www.artofthestate.co.uk/photos/pglondonSNOWeye.jpg

Yes, we do have some, but...



That's not a lot of snow right there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/06 at 3:50 pm



That's not a lot of snow right there.
That snow fell on a good day.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 10/27/06 at 4:41 pm


It's a bit of joke in the rest of the UK when there is some snow in London.  They have about a 1/4 of an inch which soon turns to slush and the rest of Britain has it as a major news item on how the capital coped.  ::)


That's because we're so bloody important!  ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/06 at 4:45 pm


That's because we're so bloody important!  ;)
We do not want it to snow on our parade?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/06 at 12:05 am


What day is Daylight Saving Time in London?
It happens tonight at 2am Sunday morning, the clocks go back one hour, and that could mean an extra hour of posting!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/28/06 at 6:39 am


That snow fell on a good day.


How would you know if snow fell on a bad day?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/06 at 8:29 am


How would you if snow fell on a bad day?
How would I what if snow fell on a bad day?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/06 at 9:54 am

Guest  03:49:18 PM Viewing the topic Ask Me Anything About London, UK.

I know you want to ask me something.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/28/06 at 7:32 pm


How would I what if snow fell on a bad day?



How would you know? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/06 at 2:24 am



How would you know? ???
I will have to wait to find out.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/29/06 at 6:40 am


I will have to wait to find out.


I'm guessing there are no good days in London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/06 at 7:21 am


I'm guessing there are no good days in London.
That is right, it does get cold during winter in London, but there are no good days of snow here.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/06 at 1:03 am


I know, I think I went to my first airshow when I was a few months old in a papose on my Dad's back!  ;D I wasn't that bothered about planes when I was a teen - boring! but I started going to shows again in my 20's when my dad got a job organising which planes the R.A.F would send to which show, we got in free! I developed a love of WW2 planes though I must confess mostly the American ones............
Did you see Time Team last night?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/30/06 at 1:29 am


Did you see Time Team last night?
You beat me to it !  ;D I was going to ask you the same thing. Very interesting wasn't it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/06 at 1:35 am


You beat me to it !  ;D I was going to ask you the same thing. Very interesting wasn't it.
Very interesting, I half-know the area. Tony Robinson has made another great show. The key to last night's programme is that 60 years ago is still in living memory.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/30/06 at 3:29 am

Yes it was fascinating to hear the reminiscences of the old residents.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/30/06 at 6:19 am

Any trick or treaters in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 10/30/06 at 8:38 am

When was Hyde Park created?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/06 at 11:36 am


Yes it was fascinating to hear the reminiscences of the old residents.
What touch my heart, was when the two sisters returned to see the house they grew up in as children.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/06 at 11:38 am


Any trick or treaters in London?
Usually it is children knocking on the doors of their neighbours, nothing grand here.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/06 at 11:41 am


When was Hyde Park created?
Henry VIII acquired Hyde Park from the monks of Westminster Abbey in 1536; he and his court were often to be seen on thundering steeds in the hunt for deer. It remained a private hunting ground until James I came to the throne and permitted limited access. The King appointed a ranger, or keeper, to take charge of the park. It was Charles I who changed the nature of the park completely. He had the Ring (north of the present Serpentine boathouses) created and in 1637 opened the park to the general public.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/30/06 at 3:45 pm


Usually it is children knocking on the doors of their neighbours, nothing grand here.


What if they were dressed as The Magical Mystery Tour? ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/06 at 3:47 pm


What if they were dressed as The Magical Mystery Tour? ;D
Being dressed as animals is not as frightening as Dracula, Witches, ect.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/30/06 at 3:49 pm


Being dressed as animals is not as frightening as Dracula, Witches, ect.


But being dressed as Paul George Ringo and John  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/06 at 3:50 pm


But being dressed as Paul George Ringo and John  ;D
Still not as scary.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/30/06 at 3:52 pm


Still not as scary.


Why would that not be as scary?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/30/06 at 4:45 pm


Why would that not be as scary?



I don't think dressing like one of the Beatles is scary.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/30/06 at 5:16 pm



I don't think dressing like one of the Beatles is scary.



Then what would be considered scary?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/30/06 at 5:17 pm



Then what would be considered scary?



I don't know, Howard.  Witches....goblins....ghosts.....ghouls....vampires....mummies....stuff that like maybe?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/30/06 at 5:19 pm



I don't know, Howard.  Witches....goblins....ghosts.....ghouls....vampires....mummies....stuff that like maybe?


Yeah that's pretty scary

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/06 at 1:08 am



I don't know, Howard.  Witches....goblins....ghosts.....ghouls....vampires....mummies....stuff that like maybe?
Well, tonight is the night, I will observe what the little ones are wearing.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 10/31/06 at 1:25 am



I don't think dressing like one of the Beatles is scary.
Oh I don't know, John and George have been dead for quite a while now..............

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/06 at 1:32 am


Oh I don't know, John and George have been dead for quite a while now..............
I really did not want to mention that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/31/06 at 7:06 am


Oh I don't know, John and George have been dead for quite a while now..............


or dressing up like Paul McCartney and Heather Mills  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/06 at 12:53 pm


or dressing up like Paul McCartney and Heather Mills   ;D
I would dare risking it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 10/31/06 at 4:41 pm


I would dare risking it.



No girl would ever risk dressing like Heather Mills.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/06 at 11:37 pm



No girl would ever risk dressing like Heather Mills.
I am not sure on how HMM dresses in public.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/01/06 at 2:00 am


I am not sure on how HMM dresses in public.


I would almost bet that she does not wear Stella McCartney designed clothes.  ;D  But I could be wrong, and quite frequently am.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 2:14 am


I would almost bet that she does not wear Stella McCartney designed clothes.  ;D  But I could be wrong, and quite frequently am.
Stella McCartney does have a clothes shop somewhere, but I have not located it yet.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/01/06 at 6:17 am

Or what about Paul McCartney?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 11/01/06 at 8:06 am

In London is Cockney considered to be the "Poor Man's Dialect"?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 9:49 am


Or what about Paul McCartney?
In what way?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 9:50 am


In London is Cockney considered to be the "Poor Man's Dialect"?
Cockney was discussed (I think) earlier in this very thread, but as for a "Poor Man's Dialect" I would say no, but is a the dialect of a happy community of people.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Abix on 11/01/06 at 11:38 am

Hi Philip, I've just read through all 67 pages of Ask Me about London. I think most of my questions were raised in the previous pages.. However, I will ask a few silly questions anyway..
1. The cuisine has been mentioned and the impression I've gotten is it's a rather bland type of food. Other than fish and chips, steak and kidney pie (mentioned in earlier posts..) what are typical English entrees? what spices are typically used?
2. Do Brits really like warm beer? what brands are popular there (I'm guessing Guiness is one of them)
3. If I were to go to the pub and order 'whiskey' would I be receiving Scotch or Bourbon? and how is it typically preferred ? Straight up? On The Rocks? Mixed with something?
4. Have you ever seen in person any member of the Royal Family?
5. Have you ever seen Tony Blair in person?
6. Do you own a London Fog trench coat?  ;D ( I couldn't resist!)

Thank you for your insightful thread on London.. and bear with this silly yank's questions.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 12:09 pm



1. The cuisine has been mentioned and the impression I've gotten is it's a rather bland type of food. Other than fish and chips, steak and kidney pie (mentioned in earlier posts..) what are typical English entrees? what spices are typically used?



Curry has taken over as the favourite dish of the UK, but personally speaking I avoid that food. Meat here is usually roasted or stewed, with the meat being Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Venison (Deer), Duck or Goose, There others which my fellow folks will help me with.


Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 12:11 pm



2. Do Brits really like warm beer? what brands are popular there (I'm guessing Guiness is one of them)

We drink beer when it is all temperatures, John Smith and London Pride seems to popular with my friends. Lager and Cider is also served. Guinness is a stout.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 12:13 pm



3. If I were to go to the pub and order 'whiskey' would I be receiving Scotch or Bourbon? and how is it typically preferred ? Straight up? On The Rocks? Mixed with something?

Over here whiskey would be Scotch, unless you ask for a Bourbon which may be available. It can be served as you describe.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 12:18 pm



4. Have you ever seen in person any member of the Royal Family?

In my time, I have seen and spoken to departed Princess Margaret and Louis, First Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Have seen Queen Elzabeth on several occasions, along with Prince Prince, Charles, (when she was alive) Diana, Princess Anne and the Queen's Cousin the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 12:20 pm



5. Have you ever seen Tony Blair in person?

Tony Blair, no. Other PMs, have met and spoke to John Major. Though I have dumped into David Cameron, Michael Howerd, William Hague and Ian Duncan Smith. All from the advantage of been close to central London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 12:21 pm



6. Do you own a London Fog trench coat?  ;D ( I couldn't resist!)

No.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 12:22 pm


Hi Philip, I've just read through all 67 pages of Ask Me about London. I think most of my questions were raised in the previous pages.. However, I will ask a few silly questions anyway...

...thank you for your insightful thread on London.. and bear with this silly yank's questions.
I do not mind these questions at all.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Abix on 11/01/06 at 1:13 pm

thank you for your answers. Here, unless one is a beer connoissier (beer snob) , beer is beer..  ales, stouts, lagers, etc... we just usually order by the brand name.. I tend to favor the lighter, crisper beers.. rather than the heavy textures of Stout.. Cider is a popular drink also at this irish bar near my house. I once asked you in a thread , when you mentioned drinking cider, if it was woodpecker. That is a popular hard cider here.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 1:19 pm


thank you for your answers. Here, unless one is a beer connoissier (beer snob) , beer is beer..  ales, stouts, lagers, etc... we just usually order by the brand name.. I tend to favor the lighter, crisper beers.. rather than the heavy textures of Stout.. Cider is a popular drink also at this irish bar near my house. I once asked you in a thread , when you mentioned drinking cider, if it was woodpecker. That is a popular hard cider here.
Woodpecker Cider is run of the mill for me, but I drink whichever is available for me.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Abix on 11/01/06 at 1:21 pm

oh yeah.. one other thing...

what is Yorkshire Pudding? and what is Figgy Pudding?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 1:25 pm


oh yeah.. one other thing...

what is Yorkshire Pudding? and what is Figgy Pudding?


Classic Yorkshire Pudding

Like Grandma used to make - the secrets of success are Hot Oven, Hot Fat and Hot Heavy Pans.

Ingredients

125g / 4oz sifted plain flour
a pinch of salt
1 large / 1 medium egg
300ml / half pint milk
oil or melted dripping

Make sure the oven is hot - 220C / 475F / Gas Mk 8.

Using a wooden spoon, gradually beat the egg and milk into the flour and salt until you have a smooth batter. Beat well and leave to stand.
Pour a little oil or dripping into each cup of a heavy gauge bun tin (I use a cast iron American Popover Pan). Alternatively use a roasting tin for one large pudding. Place in the hot oven to preheat for 5 minutes. Beat the batter again and decant into a jug for speed. Without allowing the oil to cool, pour the batter into the hot pans, half filling the cups. Bake for 12 - 20 minutes - depending on size - until puffed and golden. Serve immediately.
Try not to open the oven door until they're done - glass doors are useful. If you have to, just open it enough to take a quick peek.

Thanks to http://www.theshed.co.uk/recipes.html

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 1:27 pm


oh yeah.. one other thing...

what is Yorkshire Pudding? and what is Figgy Pudding?


http://www.uknet.net/showcase/BritishFood/roastbeef_yorkshires.sized.jpg

Yorkshire Pudding on a plate with meat.

http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/countries/uk/images/yorkshire-pudding.jpg

A tray of freshly cooked Yorkshire Pudding

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Abix on 11/01/06 at 1:30 pm

looks appetizing :) thank you.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/01/06 at 3:04 pm


In what way?



Would you dress up like him as a Halloween costume?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/01/06 at 3:06 pm


http://www.uknet.net/showcase/BritishFood/roastbeef_yorkshires.sized.jpg

Yorkshire Pudding on a plate with meat.

http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/countries/uk/images/yorkshire-pudding.jpg

A tray of freshly cooked Yorkshire Pudding



Those pictures look really appetizing

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 3:08 pm



Would you dress up like him as a Halloween costume?
Why should I?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/01/06 at 3:09 pm


Why should I?



Just for fun,I suppose.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 3:10 pm



Those pictures look really appetizing
A typical Sunday Roast.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/01/06 at 3:12 pm


A typical Sunday Roast.



I'm hungry just looking at it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 3:19 pm



I'm hungry just looking at it.
The same for me and I have just eaten.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 11/01/06 at 5:28 pm


Cockney was discussed (I think) earlier in this very thread, but as for a "Poor Man's Dialect" I would say no, but is a the dialect of a happy community of people.

Maybe the proper term would be "commoner".  I didn't mean it in a bad way.  I love the accent.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/02/06 at 1:32 am


oh yeah.. one other thing...

what is Yorkshire Pudding? and what is Figgy Pudding?
figgy pudding is christmas pudding

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 1:34 am


figgy pudding is christmas pudding
...more like figging pudding?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/02/06 at 3:46 am


figgy pudding is christmas pudding


we all like figgy pudding

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/02/06 at 4:55 am


we all like figgy pudding
Indeed we do!  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/02/06 at 6:16 am


figgy pudding is christmas pudding



Is it made with figs?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/02/06 at 6:30 am



Is it made with figs?


and lots of other dried fruit.  see here for a recipe

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Abix on 11/02/06 at 9:29 am

thanks, Ladies for answering. 

I just wanted to mention all this talk of London, I ended up watching two british movies yesterday. Elizabeth with Cate Blanchett, and Swimming Pool with Charlotte Rampling.  In Elizabeth I saw the Tower of London that someone so vividly described in an earlier post, with the heads on the pikes.  I have to say, usually those historical movies are hard for me to get through, as I usually doze off. But after reading all 67 pages of Philip's thread, it actually kept my attention. And I rather enjoyed it. The Swimming Pool was an 'erotic thriller' heavy on the erotic.  It was filmed mainly in France actually. But the key character was British.
Which leads to my next question, I am a movie buff, and I was wondering if you could recommend any good british movies for me to watch?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 11/02/06 at 10:32 am

Are there any reminisces of the damage done during the Blitz? (1940)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 11:25 am


and lots of other dried fruit.  see here for a recipe
Do we avoid putting coins in the Christmas Pudding now?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 11:26 am


Are there any reminisces of the damage done during the Blitz? (1940)
Partically all the bomb damage buildings in London has now been demolished and has been rebuilt on or turned into parks.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/02/06 at 11:36 am


Do we avoid putting coins in the Christmas Pudding now?


Well as far as I know Saino's don't put them in theirs!  ;D

I expect some people who make their own probably do.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 11:52 am


Well as far as I know Saino's don't put them in theirs!  ;D

I expect some people who make their own probably do.
It must be a Health & Safety Issue?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Abix on 11/02/06 at 12:25 pm

I would think a choking hazard for sure.  Not to mention coins are so...dirty!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 12:28 pm


I would think a choking hazard for sure.  Not to mention coins are so...dirty!
Metallic Poisoning?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Abix on 11/02/06 at 1:26 pm

did you miss my question about British Movies?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 1:27 pm


did you miss my question about British Movies?
I think I did.

Now where is that question?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 1:29 pm


thanks, Ladies for answering. 

I just wanted to mention all this talk of London, I ended up watching two british movies yesterday. Elizabeth with Cate Blanchett, and Swimming Pool with Charlotte Rampling.  In Elizabeth I saw the Tower of London that someone so vividly described in an earlier post, with the heads on the pikes.  I have to say, usually those historical movies are hard for me to get through, as I usually doze off. But after reading all 67 pages of Philip's thread, it actually kept my attention. And I rather enjoyed it. The Swimming Pool was an 'erotic thriller' heavy on the erotic.   It was filmed mainly in France actually. But the key character was British.
Which leads to my next question, I am a movie buff, and I was wondering if you could recommend any good british movies for me to watch?
There are plenty of good British, which genre do you prefer?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Abix on 11/02/06 at 1:50 pm


There are plenty of good British, which genre do you prefer?

I like everything. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 1:52 pm


I like everything. 
Please give me time to reflect on this.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/02/06 at 2:05 pm


and lots of other dried fruit.  see here for a recipe


Where would they sell figgy pudding and what about any restaurants that would have the stuff? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 2:47 pm


Where would they sell figgy pudding and what about any restaurants that would have the stuff? ???
At Christmas time the Supermarkets will stock it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/02/06 at 3:21 pm


I like everything. 


If you are in the mood for British romantic comedy, might I suggest some of the following:

Four weddings and a funeral
Love, Actually (although there is a part where the visiting American president is presented as an A$$, so if you are sensitive, you might not like this particular scene)
Notting Hill
Bridget Jones
Bridget Jones:Edge of reason (The sequel) - the book is better though

----
British Comedies that aren't romantic that I adore:
The Full Monty
Millions (although it might be stretching the discription to call it a comedy - it's an odd little arthouse independant film, but I really liked it)
Shaun of the Dead (a comedic zombie film, if you can imagine)

-----
A romantic/drama film from Britain that I liked were:
The Girl In The Caf

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/02/06 at 3:31 pm

Forgot to add to my list of romantic drama:
Shadowlands
Sliding Doors

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/02/06 at 3:31 pm


At Christmas time the Supermarkets will stock it.



For How much?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 3:32 pm



For How much?
Good question

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Abix on 11/02/06 at 8:03 pm


If you are in the mood for British romantic comedy, might I suggest some of the following:

Four weddings and a funeral
Love, Actually (although there is a part where the visiting American president is presented as an A$$, so if you are sensitive, you might not like this particular scene)
Notting Hill
Bridget Jones
Bridget Jones:Edge of reason (The sequel) - the book is better though

----
British Comedies that aren't romantic that I adore:
The Full Monty
Millions (although it might be stretching the discription to call it a comedy - it's an odd little arthouse independant film, but I really liked it)
Shaun of the Dead (a comedic zombie film, if you can imagine)

-----
A romantic/drama film from Britain that I liked were:
The Girl In The Caf

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/06 at 1:06 am


I've seen Notting Hill ( I own it), Both Bridget Jones movies ( own them also and also loved the books), I've never seen 4 weddings and a funeral, I'll have to keep my eyes open for it. I know it was an acclaimed movie. I have Love Actually, but haven't yet watched it.  I've seen The Full Monty (own it), and I loved it. I haven't seen the other two, so I will take notes on the titles and keep my eyes open. I have seen and own Sliding Doors and I liked it.

I should put the ones down I've seen ...
Full Monty, About A Boy, Bridget Jones, Green Thumbs, Calendar Girls, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Wallace and Gromit Curse of the were rabbit, Chicken Run, Elizabeth, Sliding Doors,  Notting Hill, Snatch, Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels.  Was Down With Love considered British? I think that might have been american. anyway, thank you for the titles, I'm always looking for new movies to see. And also, I  happen to LOVE indie flicks.. so thank you for those little known titles as well.
Thanks for helping out.

Try watching the Ealing Studios films, like Kind Hearts and Coronets, Lavender Hill Mob and The Ladykillers, all these are comedy made with the quaint British style.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/03/06 at 3:21 am



For How much?


It depends what size pudding you buy.  Small ones serving 1-2 people probably cost about

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/06 at 10:34 am


It depends what size pudding you buy.  Small ones serving 1-2 people probably cost about

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/03/06 at 10:39 am


...it also depends on where you buy the pudding too, especially between you local corner shop or Harrod's?


I contemplated all the variations but decided it would get too complicated

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/06 at 10:43 am


I contemplated all the variations but decided it would get too complicated
Lidl?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/03/06 at 10:46 am

there isn't one of those near us.  I generally shop at Sainsbury's unless it's really late or I can't be bothered to drive there.  Then I go to Tesco.  If we feel like splashing put a bit we shop at M and S

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/06 at 10:50 am


there isn't one of those near us.  I generally shop at Sainsbury's unless it's really late or I can't be bothered to drive there.  Then I go to Tesco.  If we feel like splashing put a bit we shop at M and S
Sainsbury's is our first choice.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/03/06 at 12:06 pm

I'm sure you've been asked this 100 times, but I'm too lazy to go back through the thread.  Who is the man in your avatar?

(btw, I always imagine you as him.  ;))

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/06 at 12:09 pm


I'm sure you've been asked this 100 times, but I'm too lazy to go back through the thread.  Who is the man in your avatar?

(btw, I always imagine you as him.  ;))

Charles Babbage, the 19th century inventor.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/03/06 at 2:13 pm


It depends what size pudding you buy.  Small ones serving 1-2 people probably cost about

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/06 at 2:17 pm



What about in any New York City Supermarket? ???
Only you can answer that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/03/06 at 2:18 pm


Only you can answer that.



I thought you and Karen would know? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/06 at 2:20 pm



I thought you and Karen would know? ???
I do not know any New York City Supermarkets.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/03/06 at 2:21 pm


I do not know any New York City Supermarkets.



Ok No problem. ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 11/05/06 at 12:42 pm

Has anyone tried to update Big Ben?  With computer technology I wouldn't be surpised.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/06 at 3:56 pm


Has anyone tried to update Big Ben?  With computer technology I wouldn't be surpised.
Time is kept in a computerise fashion, but the clock workings for the Big Ben Bell are still mechanical.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 11/07/06 at 10:29 am

What is the equivalent of Wall Street (NYC) in London?  BTW Philip I just bought Clannad's Anthology :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/07/06 at 10:34 am

I guess that would be The Square Mile in the City of London

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/about_us/_whatis.htm

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/06 at 12:06 pm


I guess that would be The Square Mile in the City of London

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/about_us/_whatis.htm
Thanks for answering for me. It is an area of London I rarely go to.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/07/06 at 12:41 pm

How are the bobbies in London? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/06 at 12:46 pm


How are the bobbies in London? ???
Are bobbies (policemen) are always very busy in London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/07/06 at 12:50 pm


Are bobbies (policemen) are always very busy in London.



Are the the ones that carry billyclubs?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/06 at 12:54 pm



Are the the ones that carry billyclubs?
Do you truncheons?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/07/06 at 12:56 pm


Do you truncheons?


What's a truncheon?  ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/06 at 12:57 pm


What's a truncheon?  ???
A baton a policeman carrys for defence and to wave aggressively at assailants

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/06 at 1:20 pm

A Truncheon

http://www.partybox.co.uk/data/images/truncheon.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/07/06 at 3:35 pm


A baton a policeman carrys for defence and to wave aggressively at assailants



Today's policemen don't use those,they use handcuffs

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/06 at 1:24 am



Today's policemen don't use those,they use handcuffs
Are Stun Guns allowed?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/08/06 at 1:33 am



Today's policemen don't use those,they use handcuffs



Howard, police officers still carry billy clubs/blackjacks.  They have them along with handcuffs and a gun.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/08/06 at 1:34 am


Are Stun Guns allowed?



Some police officers have stun guns/taser guns. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/06 at 1:35 am



Some police officers have stun guns/taser guns. 
I have head reports about them, but not sure if they are allowed to use them.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/08/06 at 3:32 am


I have head reports about them, but not sure if they are allowed to use them.


I'm not sure if they all carry tasers here but have heard of them being used recently.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 11/08/06 at 6:46 am


I'm not sure if they all carry tasers here but have heard of them being used recently.


Shocking!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/08/06 at 7:53 am


Shocking!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/06 at 11:28 am



Karen, why the blue coat?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 11/08/06 at 2:36 pm


Karen, why the blue coat?


Heh!

It's a reference to 'I'll get my coat'...

Normally uttered by people whose joke wasn't that funny...and I should know!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/06 at 2:40 pm


Heh!

It's a reference to 'I'll get my coat'...

Normally uttered by people whose joke wasn't that funny...and I should know!
Oh yes, simliiar to "Taxi for...."?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/08/06 at 3:50 pm


Are Stun Guns allowed?



I've seen them use tazers before to calm a person down when they're overexcited.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/06 at 3:52 pm



I've seen them use tazers before to calm a person down when they're overexcited.
The police or the person?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/08/06 at 3:54 pm


The police or the person?



No,the person.They usually stun them right in the stomach or heart area.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/06 at 3:55 pm



No,the person.They usually stun them right in the stomach or heart area.
I must ask a policeman here on the legality of the Stun Guns?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/08/06 at 3:56 pm


I must ask a policeman here on the legality of the Stun Guns?



yes,that would be a good idea.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/08/06 at 3:57 pm


I must ask a policeman here on the legality of the Stun Guns?



They are legal, I know that much.  If a police officer has to use force to restrain someone who is a danger to themselves, the officers or other bystanders, they can use whatever they have on them to subdue them, minus the gun (unless deadly force is required) and a taser gun is one of those things.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/08/06 at 3:58 pm



They are legal, I know that much.  If a police officer has to use force to restrain someone who is a danger to themselves, the officers or other bystanders, they can use whatever they have on them to subdue them, minus the gun (unless deadly force is required) and a taser gun is one of those things.



I think you see those on the TV show Cops.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/08/06 at 3:59 pm



I think you see those on the TV show Cops.



More than just the cops on TV use them.  I've heard about them being used in the news several times.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/08/06 at 4:01 pm



More than just the cops on TV use them.  I've heard about them being used in the news several times.




How many volts do they carry?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/08/06 at 4:19 pm




How many volts do they carry?



I don't know.  I don't have one/use one.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/09/06 at 2:53 am

I'm pretty sure they aren't used all over the U.K yet, they have been trialing them with certain police forces but not all over the U.K. they certainly aren't legal for use by the general public!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/09/06 at 3:30 am


I'm pretty sure they aren't used all over the U.K yet, they have been trialing them with certain police forces but not all over the U.K. they certainly aren't legal for use by the general public!


which is a shame!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/09/06 at 4:18 am


which is a shame!
I know what you mean!  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/09/06 at 4:33 am


which is a shame!



I feel this.  I wish more private citizens could own taser guns.  I'd deal with the all f*ckwits in the subway REAL fast.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/06 at 11:56 am



I feel this.  I wish more private citizens could own taser guns.  I'd deal with the all f*ckwits in the subway REAL fast.
...and those cyclists on the pavements?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/09/06 at 2:09 pm



I feel this.  I wish more private citizens could own taser guns.  I'd deal with the all f*ckwits in the subway REAL fast.


I'd love to own one too. >:(

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/10/06 at 2:53 am


...and those cyclists on the pavements?
God, that would so cool!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 11/10/06 at 6:52 am


...and those cyclists on the pavements?


Never mind on the pavements...

...just being allowed to take pot-shots at cyclists anywhere would be great!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/10/06 at 7:20 am


Never mind on the pavements...

...just being allowed to take pot-shots at cyclists anywhere would be great!


As an occasional cyclist I take exception to that.  I would just tase cyclist on the pavement, those without light after dark, the ones who don't stop at red traffic lights and those who go the wrong way up a one way street.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/10/06 at 9:26 am


As an occasional cyclist I take exception to that.  I would just tase cyclist on the pavement, those without light after dark, the ones who don't stop at red traffic lights and those who go the wrong way up a one way street.
That sounds like a plan!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 11:43 am


As an occasional cyclist I take exception to that.  I would just tase cyclist on the pavement, those without light after dark, the ones who don't stop at red traffic lights and those who go the wrong way up a one way street.
When you have been knocked down by a cyclist, which put my back out and had to be off work for a week, I have a different point of view.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 11/10/06 at 1:53 pm


I would just tase cyclist on the pavement, those without light after dark, the ones who don't stop at red traffic lights and those who go the wrong way up a one way street.


Taking all of the above into consideration, that just about covers nearly all of London's cyclists!

The ones remaining 'plod' along in bus lanes...clogging up public transport!

Sorry if exception was taken, karen...but that's how it is down here... :-\\

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/10/06 at 2:05 pm

How is today's weather?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 2:07 pm


How is today's weather?
Mild, rain and drizzle tonight, dry and sunny tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/10/06 at 2:10 pm


Mild, rain and drizzle tonight, dry and sunny tomorrow.



temperature there?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 2:12 pm



temperature there?
Tonight it should be around 8 deg C or 46 deg F.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/10/06 at 2:14 pm


Tonight it should be around 8 deg C or 46 deg F.


We get it warmer in New York

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 2:20 pm


We get it warmer in New York
We have cold winds blowing from the Arctic.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/10/06 at 2:22 pm


We have cold winds blowing from the Arctic.



So it must be winter there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 2:23 pm



So it must be winter there.
Autumn, you call it Fall, Winter starts very soon

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/10/06 at 2:25 pm


Autumn, you call it Fall, Winter starts very soon


1 month

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 2:47 pm


1 month
Autumn finishes with the winter solstice which is around December 21.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/12/06 at 8:06 am


Autumn finishes with the winter solstice which is around December 21.


Winter will be here before you know it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/06 at 8:07 am


Winter will be here before you know it.

Indeed, it was very cold last week, though the temperature has pick up today.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/12/06 at 8:09 am


Indeed, it was very cold last week, though the temperature has pick up today.



Thank God New York doesn't have to deal with snow yet,I hate it. >:(

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/06 at 8:14 am



Thank God New York doesn't have to deal with snow yet,I hate it. >:(
From what I recall, New York does get it bad

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/12/06 at 8:30 am


From what I recall, New York does get it bad



Maybe New York will have a warm winter.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/13/06 at 4:56 am

Philip you promised me some christmas lights................ which z list celeb is switching them on??

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 11/13/06 at 6:08 am


Philip you promised me some christmas lights................ which z list celeb is switching them on??


Here you go Gis...

Oxford Street

...and Regent Street

Apparently, they're supposed to be 'energy-saving' lights... ::)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/13/06 at 6:20 am


Philip you promised me some christmas lights................ which z list celeb is switching them on??


Isn't too early for Christmas Lights?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/13/06 at 9:30 am


Here you go Gis...

Oxford Street

...and Regent Street

Apparently, they're supposed to be 'energy-saving' lights... ::)
Hmm, not sure about the Regent street ones but the Oxford Street ones are pretty good. They have put up lights in Didcot *WooHoo* they aren't on yet. I'll have to post a picture when they are!  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/06 at 12:16 pm


Philip you promised me some christmas lights................ which z list celeb is switching them on??
Sorry, I have forgotten all about Christmas.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/13/06 at 12:22 pm

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-4/qid=1163442098/ref=sr_1_4/601-3954844-7352925?ie=UTF8&asin=B000CO7A8E

What do you think about automatic tea makers?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/06 at 12:24 pm


http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-4/qid=1163442098/ref=sr_1_4/601-3954844-7352925?ie=UTF8&asin=B000CO7A8E

What do you think about automatic tea makers?
I found Teasmaid too noisy.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/13/06 at 12:27 pm


I found Teasmaid too noisy.


But would you use one?  Do they make a proper cup of tea, or is the old fashioned way better?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/06 at 12:29 pm


But would you use one?  Do they make a proper cup of tea, or is the old fashioned way better?
I get more exercise with the kettle in the kitchen.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 11/13/06 at 2:44 pm

My friend states the English "frown" upon Lipton Tea.  I never knew why until I had the good stuff. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/13/06 at 2:57 pm

Is Harrod's expensive or is it open to all price/salary ranges?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/06 at 3:28 pm


My friend states the English "frown" upon Lipton Tea.  I never knew why until I had the good stuff. :)
Liptons make a fine tea, but Twinings is the brand in our household.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/06 at 3:30 pm


Is Harrod's expensive or is it open to all price/salary ranges?


Expensive yes, and does have a famous sale with knocked down prices, but is then a madhouse.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/13/06 at 3:37 pm

Was there actually a BBC film years ago about lesbians because Beyonce and Eva Longoria are going to star in a film about 2 lesbian lovers.Do you have any information on this?  ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/06 at 3:41 pm


Was there actually a BBC film years ago about lesbians because Beyonce and Eva Longoria are going to star in a film about 2 lesbian lovers.Do you have any information on this?  ???
Not at the moment, but sceptical about researching on that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/13/06 at 3:43 pm


Not at the moment, but sceptical about researching on that.



It was in the newspaper a few days ago

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/06 at 3:44 pm



It was in the newspaper a few days ago
I will keep an eye out.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/13/06 at 3:45 pm


I will keep an eye out.


Me Too Phil

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/06 at 3:46 pm


Was there actually a BBC film years ago about lesbians because Beyonce and Eva Longoria are going to star in a film about 2 lesbian lovers.Do you have any information on this?  ???
Beyonce Knowles and Eva Longoria will play lesbian lovers in a new movie called Tipping The Velvet. The gorgeous stars have revealed they are set to star in sexy Victorian drama.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 11/13/06 at 4:05 pm


Liptons make a fine tea, but Twinings is the brand in our household.

I'm rather found of the Earl Grey myself. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/13/06 at 5:33 pm


Beyonce Knowles and Eva Longoria will play lesbian lovers in a new movie called Tipping The Velvet. The gorgeous stars have revealed they are set to star in sexy Victorian drama.



The BBC version contained sex toys

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/06 at 1:52 am



The BBC version contained sex toys
...and cross-dressing. I can just about remember it being on

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/14/06 at 1:53 am

so is there a set time of day in London known as tea time?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/14/06 at 3:47 am


Liptons make a fine tea, but Twinings is the brand in our household.
In the U.K maybe, Liptons tea in America is rank!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/14/06 at 3:49 am



The BBC version contained sex toys
The series wasn't particularly good and you didn't get to see anything much at all Howard. ::)

I'm sure Hollywood will spice it up though.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 6:37 am


The series wasn't particularly good and you didn't get to see anything much at all Howard. ::)

I'm sure Hollywood will spice it up though.



Is It available for viewing for free on The BBC Channel? ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 6:38 am


...and cross-dressing. I can just about remember it being on



What year did it begin?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/14/06 at 7:38 am



What year did it begin?
Plot Summary for
Tipping the Velvet (2002) (TV)
Dramatised from Sarah Waters' acclaimed debut novel, "Tipping the Velvet" tells the story of Nancy Astley (Rachael Stirling), a young girl who works as cook and waitress in her Father's seaside restaurant - that is until she witnesses the extraordinary performance of a new-to-town male impersonator - Kitty Butler (Keeley Hawes) - and begins to undergo a complete life transformation. Suddenly whipped up - and quickly flung down - by her love affair with Kitty, she experiences both euphoria and deep disillusion as she embarks on a seven-year journey of self-discovery - finally realizing that a life of sensation just isn't enough.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/14/06 at 11:25 am

Both camps deny that the series is happening, though.

Who would you nominate as the best under 35 actor or actress to come out the UK?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 12:27 pm


Plot Summary for
Tipping the Velvet (2002) (TV)
Dramatised from Sarah Waters' acclaimed debut novel, "Tipping the Velvet" tells the story of Nancy Astley (Rachael Stirling), a young girl who works as cook and waitress in her Father's seaside restaurant - that is until she witnesses the extraordinary performance of a new-to-town male impersonator - Kitty Butler (Keeley Hawes) - and begins to undergo a complete life transformation. Suddenly whipped up - and quickly flung down - by her love affair with Kitty, she experiences both euphoria and deep disillusion as she embarks on a seven-year journey of self-discovery - finally realizing that a life of sensation just isn't enough.




Is It available on Videotape or DVD by any chance cause I might want to see it for myself.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/06 at 12:35 pm


Is It available on Videotape or DVD by any chance cause I might want to see it for myself.
I will ask a friend of mine.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/14/06 at 4:18 pm


Is It available on Videotape or DVD by any chance cause I might want to see it for myself.
Yeah, you can buy it on Amazon.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/14/06 at 4:22 pm


Both camps deny that the series is happening, though.

Who would you nominate as the best under 35 actor or actress to come out the UK?
Apart from Orlando Bloom who gets my vote for being gorgeous.  ;D  I would say there are a fair few very talented young actors/actresses coming out of the U.K at the moment, I would say off the top of my head Kate Winslet is probably the biggest sucess-wise.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/14/06 at 5:21 pm


Apart from Orlando Bloom who gets my vote for being gorgeous.  ;D  I would say there are a fair few very talented young actors/actresses coming out of the U.K at the moment, I would say off the top of my head Kate Winslet is probably the biggest sucess-wise.


I'd agree with you on Orlando, if I didn't have such an unhealthy fixation on Cillian Murphy (see avatar/icon). He really gets my groove going. I do agree on Kate, though.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 9:42 pm


Yeah, you can buy it on Amazon.


Great,I'm looking forward to seeing it

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/06 at 11:24 pm


Yeah, you can buy it on Amazon.
Is it available at the BBC Shop?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/15/06 at 4:06 am


Is it available at the BBC Shop?
I would imagine so at probably twice the price!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/06 at 8:48 am


I would imagine so at probably twice the price!
Not if you go went a sale is on.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/15/06 at 3:43 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/tipping/preview_clips.shtml

Here are some clips if you want to preview "Tipping The Velvet"

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/15/06 at 4:34 pm

Apparently both Eva and Beyonce have denied all knowledge of this , sorry Howard It looks like it was a joke!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/15/06 at 4:40 pm


Apparently both Eva and Beyonce have denied all knowledge of this , sorry Howard It looks like it was a joke!



I had read this too.  I don't know why Beyonce would sign on for a project like this......her father has a pretty tight rein on her career right now.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/15/06 at 5:48 pm


Apparently both Eva and Beyonce have denied all knowledge of this , sorry Howard It looks like it was a joke!


DAMN! :(

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/15/06 at 5:58 pm


DAMN! :(



It's not the end of the world.  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/16/06 at 6:24 am



It's not the end of the world.  ;D


I wanted my lesbian fetish! >:(

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/16/06 at 6:33 am

This really has gone way off track............

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/16/06 at 10:47 am


This really has gone way off track............
...quick ask me a question about London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/16/06 at 10:55 am

does the road Petty France have any French connections?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/16/06 at 11:36 am


does the road Petty France have any French connections?
I have read this once and I should know.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/16/06 at 2:01 pm


This really has gone way off track............



I'm sorry Gis,My bad. :(

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/16/06 at 2:02 pm

What concerts are playing in London? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/16/06 at 2:35 pm

Does London have a big Public square type tree like NYC Rockefeller Plaza has?  Have they turned on the lights on it yet (if there is such a tree in London?)

Do people still go a wassailing in England?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/16/06 at 9:58 pm


Does London have a big Public square type tree like NYC Rockefeller Plaza has?  Have they turned on the lights on it yet (if there is such a tree in London?)

Do people still go a wassailing in England?


Wouldn't that be Piccadilly Circus?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/06 at 6:24 pm


What concerts are playing in London? ???
Good question, I will answer that when I get the concert guide for next week in my paper tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/06 at 6:25 pm


Does London have a big Public square type tree like NYC Rockefeller Plaza has?  Have they turned on the lights on it yet (if there is such a tree in London?)



Wouldn't that be Piccadilly Circus?


Our equivalent in London would be Trafalgar Square.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/06 at 6:26 pm


Have they turned on the lights on it yet (if there is such a tree in London?)
The Oxford Street lights have been turned on already.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/17/06 at 6:27 pm

How many people in London own a flamingo lawn decoration?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/06 at 6:27 pm


Do people still go a wassailing in England?
Oh yes!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/06 at 6:28 pm


How many people in London own a flamingo lawn decoration?
None that I have noticed, but will keep an eye for them now that it has been made aware to me.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/17/06 at 6:38 pm

Do people generally decorate the outside of their homes/apartments with Christmas lights and displays there in England?

Where are some nice places to go in England for the Christmas holidays?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: esoxslayer on 11/17/06 at 6:45 pm

When  I was first stationed there(London) with the Marines in 1981, the headquarters company was located in Eastcote.  The tube had a station there, but I can't find anything about Eastcote and the Marine Barracks.  Do you know if the MB are still there??  Thanks...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/06 at 1:48 am


When  I was first stationed there(London) with the Marines in 1981, the headquarters company was located in Eastcote.  The tube had a station there, but I can't find anything about Eastcote and the Marine Barracks.  Do you know if the MB are still there??  Thanks...
Eastcote, up in North West London near Ruislip. I think the Marine Barracks is gradually being wind down.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/06 at 5:04 am


What concerts are playing in London? ???


Concerts in London tonight:

The Magic Numbers at the Carling Apollo Hammersmith

Scissor Sisters at the Wembley Arena

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/18/06 at 6:36 am


Concerts in London tonight:

The Magic Numbers at the Carling Apollo Hammersmith

Scissor Sisters at the Wembley Arena



Is that Opera?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/06 at 6:37 am



Is that Opera?
No, both of those are Pop Groups.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/18/06 at 7:29 am


Do people generally decorate the outside of their homes/apartments with Christmas lights and displays there in England?

Where are some nice places to go in England for the Christmas holidays?
Oh yes, that's an American habit the British have seized and run with! Alot of people go completely MAD decorating their houses.

As to places to visit it depends what you are interested in. I would say all the museums, galleries, staely homes etc put on special events for christmas. Also there are just beautiful parts of the countryside you can go visit. Nearly all the little towns around us are having a festive evening of one style or another. For example Didcot where I live is having a victorian christmas fair whereas the nearest town to us Wallingford is having a medieval one!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/06 at 9:36 am


What concerts are playing in London? ???



Concerts in London tonight:

The Magic Numbers at the Carling Apollo Hammersmith

Scissor Sisters at the Wembley Arena


Sugababes play the Astoria tonight.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/06 at 9:37 am


Oh yes, that's an American habit the British have seized and run with! Alot of people go completely MAD decorating their houses.

As to places to visit it depends what you are interested in. I would say all the museums, galleries, staely homes etc put on special events for christmas. Also there are just beautiful parts of the countryside you can go visit. Nearly all the little towns around us are having a festive evening of one style or another. For example Didcot where I live is having a victorian christmas fair whereas the nearest town to us Wallingford is having a medieval one!
Is Swindon close by to?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/18/06 at 12:35 pm


Sugababes play the Astoria tonight.


Who are these Sugababes? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/18/06 at 1:03 pm


Who are these Sugababes? ???



Sugababes are a pop group.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugababes

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/18/06 at 1:04 pm


Is Swindon close by to?
About  45 mins to an hours drive away.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/18/06 at 1:05 pm

What is the origin of Piccadilly Circus?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/18/06 at 2:56 pm



Sugababes are a pop group.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugababes



Thank You.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/19/06 at 8:55 am


What is the origin of Piccadilly Circus?
Philip you have a question here to answer.............

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/06 at 9:01 am


Philip you have a question here to answer.............
Erm.... no not yet.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/06 at 9:03 am


What is the origin of Piccadilly Circus?


The name arises from a tailor named Robert Baker, who owned a shop on the Strand, in the late 16th century and early 17th century. He amassed a large fortune by making and selling picadils (stiff collars with scalloped edges and a broad laced or perforated border), that were then in fashion. With his great fortune he purchased a large tract of what was then open country to the west of London and in about 1612 he built a large house there. The mansion soon became known as the Piccadilly Hall.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/19/06 at 1:20 pm


The name arises from a tailor named Robert Baker, who owned a shop on the Strand, in the late 16th century and early 17th century. He amassed a large fortune by making and selling picadils (stiff collars with scalloped edges and a broad laced or perforated border), that were then in fashion. With his great fortune he purchased a large tract of what was then open country to the west of London and in about 1612 he built a large house there. The mansion soon became known as the Piccadilly Hall.



Wow, that's pretty interesting.  I never would have guessed it had something to do with clothes.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/06 at 1:21 pm



Wow, that's pretty interesting.  I never would have guessed it had something to do with clothes.
Glad you found it useful.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/19/06 at 4:45 pm

How's the weather been?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/19/06 at 10:50 pm



Sugababes are a pop group.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugababes


I love them.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/06 at 1:05 am


How's the weather been?
Today is wet

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/06 at 1:06 am


I love them.
Yes, they do sing catchy songs.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/20/06 at 6:23 am


Today is wet


Is It raining?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/06 at 11:55 am


Is It raining?
It has been raining on and off.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/20/06 at 12:02 pm

This is probably a stupid question, but since when did that ever stop me.  ;D

Does London have an "old" section, as in an area that has alot of older buildings that may not have been torn down to build newer ones?  What are some of the neighborhoods of London called?  Are they named after famous people?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/06 at 12:08 pm


This is probably a stupid question, but since when did that ever stop me.  ;D

Does London have an "old" section, as in an area that has alot of older buildings that may not have been torn down to build newer ones?   What are some of the neighborhoods of London called?   Are they named after famous people?
I will answer these one by one.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/06 at 12:08 pm


This is probably a stupid question, but since when did that ever stop me.  ;D
No question has stopped me from answering.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/06 at 12:11 pm


Does London have an "old" section, as in an area that has alot of older buildings that may not have been torn down to build newer ones?   


The oldest section is Central London, Westminster and the City of London. Some of the old buildings were bombed during the war, but some key old building still stand like St Paul Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and Houses of Parliament. But let me find out the oldest still standing building.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/06 at 12:12 pm


What are some of the neighborhoods of London called? 
By neighbourhoods, do you mean suburbs or boroughs?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/20/06 at 12:17 pm


By neighbourhoods, do you mean suburbs or boroughs?


Um...either/or.  Whichever you want to answer, whichever is easiest for you to answer.  I'm not picky about my information.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/06 at 12:18 pm


What are some of the neighborhoods of London called?   Are they named after famous people?
None of the Boroughs of London are not knowingly to me are named after famous people.

But certain areas are named after people like Victoria, is named after Queen Victoria, Fitzrovia in Central London (W1) is named after the 18th century land developer the Hon. Charles FitzRoy, (later Baron Southampton).

More later.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/06 at 12:20 pm


Um...either/or.  Whichever you want to answer, whichever is easiest for you to answer.  I'm not picky about my information.
Please see the reply, the one before this one.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/20/06 at 12:27 pm

Thank you , kind sir, for your informative answers.  :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/20/06 at 3:43 pm

Why Were London Bridges Falling Down? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/06 at 3:45 pm


Why Were London Bridges Falling Down? ???
The London Bridge in Arizona was pulled down more than fell.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/06 at 1:49 pm

Someone must have asked this before:

London Postcodes: a History

Postcodes are a London obsession. Decades of snobbery have revolved around whether your area of residence has a postcode respected by the upper echelons of London society. House prices in the capital are mainly defined by location and Londoners regularly pay above the odds to acquire desirable postcodes.

Prior to the introduction of postcodes London's mail was often vaguely addressed and deliveries were erratic. The population growth spurt of the mid-nineteenth century created a need for a more ordered system and initial reforms were introduced which renumbered 100,000 houses and renamed 4,800 areas.

Problems persisted though and eventually a former teacher with a passion for the post hit upon a solution which divided the capital into 10 separate postal districts. Sir Rowland Hill's system was based around compass points and an office established for each district which were organised and contained within a circle of 12 miles radius from central London.  Sir Roland was later made Secretary to the Postmaster-General in 1846 and continued to reform the Post Office until his retirement in 1864.

Between 1857 and 1858 the circulation of London's mail improved immeasurably due to Hill's scheme. The public were required to add the initials of their districts to the end of an address and local letters could now be sorted in the local office instead of being taken to the Chief Office in the centre of London. In 1866 a report by the surveyor, Anthony Trollope, who later became a revered novelist, lead to a re-ordering of the districts with the North East area merging with the East district.

London's postal revolution sparked off similar reforms in other major towns, such as Manchester and Sheffield, where the initial of the town name was used and followed by the number of the geographical district. Further refinements were introduced during World War I to aid women who had taken over the sorting work while the men were at war.

Their lack of experience lead to an attempt at simplification and the introduction of sub-districts which were all given a serial number. For example the Eastern District Office was E1, Bethnal Green was E2, Bow was E3 and so forth.

This added a degree of clarity but it remained a complicated task for the uninitiated as London postal districts rarely coincide with borough boundaries. The numbering system also appears to be relatively random when looked at on a map. For example, NW1 is close to central London, but NW2 is much further out. This is because they were numbered alphabetically by the name of the district they represented. Also as the city has sprawled a further gradation has been introduced in some central London areas, producing unusual codes such as EC1A 1AA.

More confusion derives from some London areas using postal addresses that refer to former county boundaries, for example postal addresses in Sutton traditionally read "Sutton, Surrey" and not "Sutton, London" even though Sutton no longer falls within the boundaries of Surrey County Council. And some of the postal districts cross county and even regional boundaries - the KT postcode covers areas in both Greater London and the South East Region.

The system remained in place until technological improvements in the early 1960's kick-started a major mechanisation programme. Machines replaced manual workers across the nation with postcodes being reduced to a machine readable form and printed on the envelope in phosphor dots. The present postcode system was introduced at Croydon in 1966 and finally completed in 1974 with the recoding of Norwich.

The mid eighties saw the introduction of an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system which is the basis of the current mail sorting procedure. This system automatically reads the postcode on printed addresses and prints the appropriate phosphorescent dots (codes) on the envelopes. This replaces the need for operators to key in the postcodes by hand and massively speeds up the whole process. Integrated Mail Processors introduced in 1997 completed the processing system. One machine now processes mail from arrival in the Mail Centre to its final destination. 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: esoxslayer on 11/21/06 at 8:24 pm

4 questions:

1.  Why don't they allow fish and chips to be sold wrapped in newsprint anymore??

2.  Have you ever found a decent Pastie, because in the 18 months I was there I didn't.

3.  Do they still put corn on pizza there?

4.  Do punk rockers still exist??

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 1:31 am


1/4 questions:

1.  Why don't they allow fish and chips to be sold wrapped in newsprint anymore??

Now only sold in plain white (greased) paper.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 1:32 am


2/4 question:

2.  Have you ever found a decent Pastie, because in the 18 months I was there I didn't.


The best pastie I have found is from a local bakery near my work.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 1:33 am


3/4 question:

3.  Do they still put corn on pizza there?

Only when asked.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 1:34 am


4/4 question:

4.  Do punk rockers still exist??

Yes, but is a rare species now.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/22/06 at 2:51 am


Now only sold in plain white (greased) paper.
I would imagine health and safety would be the reason........

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: esoxslayer on 11/22/06 at 2:57 am


I would imagine health and safety would be the reason........


I'm sure thats it.....going to ask you about a  radio station over there I used to get streaming on my old computer here......

Thanks to both Philip and Gis for the answers to my questions...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/22/06 at 3:26 am


I would imagine health and safety would be the reason........


I think it was to do with the print possibly getting onto your food.  Also some suspiscion that one or two places recycled used newspapers which could potentially have more germs on them.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/22/06 at 3:01 pm

What's the name of your Health Plan?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 3:05 pm


What's the name of your Health Plan?
I have no real Health Plan except the NHS (National Health Service) help me out when I need them.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/22/06 at 3:08 pm


I have no real Health Plan except the NHS (National Health Service) help me out when I need them.


Is that located in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 3:14 pm


Is that located in London?
The National Health Service (NHS) is the "public face" of the four publicly funded health care systems of the United Kingdom. The organisations provide the majority of healthcare in the UK, from general practitioners to Accident and Emergency Departments, long-term healthcare and dentistry.

It is located in the whole of the UK.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/22/06 at 3:35 pm

Hey Philip what is the quickest/easiest way to get to New Cross from Victoria, preferably by tube.............

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 4:42 pm


Hey Philip what is the quickest/easiest way to get to New Cross from Victoria, preferably by tube.............


New Cross, take the East London Line towards Whitechapel

Alight at Canada Water, take the Jubilee Line towards Wembley Park
or Jubilee Line towards Stanmore

Alight at Westminster Station (Reduced escalator service until April 2007), take the District Line towards Richmond
or Circle Line towards Victoria or District Line towards Ealing Broadway


Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/22/06 at 5:02 pm


The National Health Service (NHS) is the "public face" of the four publicly funded health care systems of the United Kingdom. The organisations provide the majority of healthcare in the UK, from general practitioners to Accident and Emergency Departments, long-term healthcare and dentistry.

It is located in the whole of the UK.


Thanks

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/06 at 1:15 am


Thanks
Located at Hospitals, Doctors' Surgeries and Clinics.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/23/06 at 2:48 am


New Cross, take the East London Line towards Whitechapel

Alight at Canada Water, take the Jubilee Line towards Wembley Park
or Jubilee Line towards Stanmore

Alight at Westminster Station (Reduced escalator service until April 2007), take the District Line towards Richmond
or Circle Line towards Victoria or District Line towards Ealing Broadway



Thanks, Ian wants to go and visit the pub that they used in Shaun of the dead!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/23/06 at 6:38 am

How long has The United Kingdom (U.K.) been around for? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 11/23/06 at 7:30 am


How long has The United Kingdom (U.K.) been around for? ???


since 1707

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/23/06 at 8:16 am


since 1707


Next year will make it 300 years.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/06 at 12:47 pm


Thanks, Ian wants to go and visit the pub that they used in Shaun of the dead!
Now that is one film I still have not seen.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/06 at 1:54 am


Next year will make it 300 years.
I hope we get a day off work to celebrate it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/24/06 at 3:41 am


I hope we get a day off work to celebrate it.
Very good point! I hope so too.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/24/06 at 6:20 am


I hope we get a day off work to celebrate it.


I hope you do too.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/06 at 12:02 pm


How long has The United Kingdom (U.K.) been around for? ???



since 1707



Next year will make it 300 years.



I hope we get a day off work to celebrate it.



Very good point! I hope so too.



I hope you do too.


I will bring to the attention of my manager.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/24/06 at 2:01 pm


I will bring to the attention of my manager.



Who is your manager? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/24/06 at 2:02 pm



Who is your manager? ???



His boss.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/06 at 2:02 pm



Who is your manager? ???
My boss!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/24/06 at 2:03 pm

What company do you work for?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/06 at 2:21 am


What company do you work for?
There is some information I wish not to disclose.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/28/06 at 12:43 pm


There is some information I wish not to disclose.


That's Ok,No problem Phil. ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/06 at 1:34 pm


That's Ok,No problem Phil. ;)
For that I shall applaud you.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/28/06 at 2:37 pm


For that I shall applaud you.


Thanks

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: esoxslayer on 11/28/06 at 4:10 pm

Is Galaxy 105 still on the air over there??

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/06 at 12:57 am


Is Galaxy 105 still on the air over there??
Was that broadcasted in Yorkshire?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/29/06 at 3:15 pm


Is Galaxy 105 still on the air over there??



Is that a radio station?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/06 at 3:17 pm



Is that a radio station?
I can only assume that it is.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/29/06 at 3:18 pm


I can only assume that it is.


Do you know what kind of music they play?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/06 at 3:19 pm


Do you know what kind of music they play?
I have no idea at the moment.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: esoxslayer on 11/29/06 at 6:37 pm


I have no idea at the moment.


I'll get the link and forward it if I can find it..they played the "trance" music a couple years ago.....

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/06 at 1:30 am


I'll get the link and forward it if I can find it..they played the "trance" music a couple years ago.....
Now is trance music my scene?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:08 pm


Now is trance music my scene?
;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/06 at 12:09 pm


;D
I do not think I can named any trance music.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:29 pm

I'm glad to hear it.  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 11/30/06 at 2:04 pm

What is trance music? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/06 at 3:17 pm


What is trance music? ???
Trance is a style of electronic dance music or slow ambient music that developed in the 1990s. Dance trance music is generally characterized by a tempo of between 124 and 148 bpm, featuring repeating melodic synthesizer phrases, and a musical form that builds up and down throughout a track, often crescendoing or featuring a breakdown. Sometimes vocals are also utilized. The style is arguably derived from a combination of largely electronic music and house. 'Trance' received its name from the repetitious morphing beats, and the throbbing melodies which would presumably put the listener into a trance-like state. As this music is almost always played in nightclubs at popular vacation spots and in inner cities, trance can be understood as a form of club music.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/06 at 3:17 pm


Trance is a style of electronic dance music or slow ambient music that developed in the 1990s. Dance trance music is generally characterized by a tempo of between 124 and 148 bpm, featuring repeating melodic synthesizer phrases, and a musical form that builds up and down throughout a track, often crescendoing or featuring a breakdown. Sometimes vocals are also utilized. The style is arguably derived from a combination of largely electronic music and house. 'Trance' received its name from the repetitious morphing beats, and the throbbing melodies which would presumably put the listener into a trance-like state. As this music is almost always played in nightclubs at popular vacation spots and in inner cities, trance can be understood as a form of club music.
Now would I like it?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/30/06 at 11:54 pm

Apparently here is a sample or two of some trance music. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZOvNUO2lL4 United Trance Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3y899kkoSI I Won't - Trance Fractal Music Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3xN5ee4UIk  muses rapt goa trance  (Apparently it's Italian trance music, but neat video anyways)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/06 at 12:35 am


Apparently here is a sample or two of some trance music. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZOvNUO2lL4 United Trance Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3y899kkoSI I Won't - Trance Fractal Music Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3xN5ee4UIk  muses rapt goa trance  (Apparently it's Italian trance music, but neat video anyways)
Thanks, I will listen to them when my head is clear.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/05/06 at 12:27 am

Where is the best place to enjoy bangers & mash in London, of which you are aware?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 1:14 am


Where is the best place to enjoy bangers & mash in London, of which you are aware?
There is a good Bangers & Mash restaurant in Portobello Road in Notting Hill.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/05/06 at 1:24 am


There is a good Bangers & Mash restaurant in Portobello Road in Notting Hill.


The same Portobello Rd. as in "Bedknobs & Broomsticks"?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 1:25 am


The same Portobello Rd. as in "Bedknobs & Broomsticks"?
Yes, and as in the movie Notting Hill.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/05/06 at 2:36 am


Yes, and as in the movie Notting Hill.


Absolutely fascinating, sir!

I assume it's changed much, since then.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 11:17 am


Absolutely fascinating, sir!

I assume it's changed much, since then.
The famous front door has changed, sold in a charity auction and went for around

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/05/06 at 12:09 pm


Yes, and as in the movie Notting Hill.


Have you seen the movie Notting Hill?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 1:44 pm


Have you seen the movie Notting Hill?
Not only seen, I saw them filming it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 12/05/06 at 2:25 pm


'Trance' received its name from the repetitious morphing beats, and the throbbing melodies which would presumably put the listener into a trance-like state.


You can achieve the same effect by listening to a Sade or Chris De Burgh album...

Warning: Listening to both back-to-back could have you slipping into a coma...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 2:26 pm


You can achieve the same effect by listening to a Sade or Chris De Burgh album...

Warning: Listening to both back-to-back could have you slipping into a coma...
Especially the latter.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/05/06 at 3:43 pm

Can you provide some traditional London recipes?

I am trying to help my wife learn British cuisine, and it's devilishly hard to find certain recipes.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/05/06 at 9:32 pm


Not only seen, I saw them filming it.



Where was it filmed?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/05/06 at 9:35 pm



Where was it filmed?



In Notting Hill, primarily.  Hence why the movie is called "Notting Hill".

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/05/06 at 9:36 pm



In Notting Hill, primarily.  Hence why the movie is called "Notting Hill".


So I'm guessing that was in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/05/06 at 9:49 pm


So I'm guessing that was in London?



Notting Hill is a district of London, yes.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/06 at 12:28 am



In Notting Hill, primarily.  Hence why the movie is called "Notting Hill".
Plus bits of Wetminster, the Ritz Hotel is seen.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/06/06 at 3:22 am

Have you ever seen any episodes of "Doctor Who" being taped?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 12/06/06 at 5:19 am


Have you ever seen any episodes of "Doctor Who" being taped?


I think that's mainly filmed in Cardiff.

Have you heard about the new spin-off called Torchwood?  That's based in Cardiff.  I'm hoping to get my photo taken outside "their" headquarters at Christmas

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 12/06/06 at 6:06 am


Can you provide some traditional London recipes?

I am trying to help my wife learn British cuisine, and it's devilishly hard to find certain recipes.
Which ones are you looking for in particular?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 12/06/06 at 7:54 am

Hey Phillip have you seen the BBC TV series "As Time Goes By"?  I love that series.  It's on PBS over here in the big colony. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/06 at 11:21 am


Hey Phillip have you seen the BBC TV series "As Time Goes By"?  I love that series.  It's on PBS over here in the big colony. :)
I have seen several episodes of As Time Goes By, I totally adore Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: nicki_morrissey on 12/06/06 at 11:23 am

Are cars the primary source of transportation? Or are there more bikes and double decker buses? (aww, that makes me think of a Smiths song...)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 12/06/06 at 11:43 am


I have seen several episodes of As Time Goes By, I totally adore Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench.


It's so pleasent to watch and so funny.  I bought my best friend and his family the series on DVD for Christmas. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/06 at 11:45 am


It's so pleasent to watch and so funny.  I bought my best friend and his family the series on DVD for Christmas. :)
In fact the exterior shots for the house was shot down the road from me in St John's Square.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 12/06/06 at 11:47 am


In fact the exterior shots for the house was shot down the road from me in St John's Square.


Oh wow, neat. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/06 at 11:49 am


Oh wow, neat. :)
...and I did bump into them filming the series twice, I did attain the autographs of GP and JD

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 12/06/06 at 11:53 am


...and I did bump into them filming the series twice, I did attain the autographs of GP and JD


Oh my gosh.  I'll bet you were thrilled!

I love how calm they are when they argue. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/06 at 11:57 am


Oh my gosh.  I'll bet you were thrilled!

I love how calm they are when they argue. :)
Completely charmed by seeing them both, and of it is a shame the series has finished now.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 12/06/06 at 11:59 am


Completely charmed by seeing them both, and of it is a shame the series has finished now.


That show is a one in a million.  Thank goodness for DVDs.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/06 at 12:04 pm


That show is a one in a million.  Thank goodness for DVDs.
The show is always been repeated on the BBC TV Channels, so I do not really have to purchase the DVDs.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 12/06/06 at 12:06 pm


The show is always been repeated on the BBC TV Channels, so I do not really have to purchase the DVDs.


I think it'll be on PBS for a while too. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/06 at 12:08 pm


I think it'll be on PBS for a while too. :)
There was a special made for one Christmas a couple of years ago, but I did miss that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 12/06/06 at 12:09 pm


There was a special made for one Christmas a couple of years ago, but I did miss that.


Let's hope they'll repeat it for Christmas this year.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/06 at 12:15 pm


Let's hope they'll repeat it for Christmas this year.
I hope so.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/06/06 at 3:55 pm

Any films that were filmed in London? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/06/06 at 4:30 pm


Any films that were filmed in London? ???



Howard, a ton of movies have been filmed in London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/06/06 at 5:13 pm



Howard, a ton of movies have been filmed in London.


I know that ::)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: nicki_morrissey on 12/06/06 at 5:43 pm

...Are you trying to ignore my question?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Dominic L. on 12/06/06 at 5:56 pm


...Are you trying to ignore my question?


Are cars the main mode of transportation in London, or are there more double decker busses and bikes? (Aww... Makes me think of the Smiths song...)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/06 at 12:57 am


Are cars the primary source of transportation? Or are there more bikes and double decker buses? (aww, that makes me think of a Smiths song...)
To move around London, public transport is the best bet by using The Tube, Trains and Buses. London does see plenty of cyclists.

Between 7:00am and 6:30pm on weekdays, central London has a Congestion Charge (

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/07/06 at 3:10 pm

Did you know about the Tornado that hit London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/06 at 3:14 pm


Did you know about the Tornado that hit London?
Yes, simply putting I was only half a mile away from it, at the time of the tornado about 11am, the wind picked up, hailstones fell and there was a tremendous thunderstorm with the lightning directly above us.

More can be read here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6217514.stm

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: tomario on 12/08/06 at 3:07 am

philip how come your total posts never change ?
have you reached the top ! :D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 12/08/06 at 4:33 am

How are things going with the tornado struck area?  That must have been real strange.  I was in Maine one week, another place not known for tornados, and one roared through during the night.  It sounded like a speeding freight train and turned everything in its path to splinters.  Scary, very scary.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/08/06 at 6:25 am


philip how come your total posts never change ?
have you reached the top ! :D


Maybe he's not on as much as we are on.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 10:43 am


philip how come your total posts never change ?
have you reached the top ! :D
How do you mean by total posts never change ?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 10:44 am


How are things going with the tornado struck area?  That must have been real strange.  I was in Maine one week, another place not known for tornados, and one roared through during the night.  It sounded like a speeding freight train and turned everything in its path to splinters.  Scary, very scary.
I could hear the helicopters all day when I was at work.

The latest news is the some of the houses will have to be demolished and rebuilt, and luckily no one was seriiously injured.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 12/08/06 at 11:21 am


How do you mean by total posts never change ?



I wonder if tomario is confused by the fact that when you make a new post the post total you have changes on all your posts.  That confused me for a while.  I thought that my very first post would have post:1 on it

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: nicki_morrissey on 12/08/06 at 11:23 am

I have another question.

Is Morrissey more popular there than he is here in the States?

I talk to loads of people about Mozzer and they're like, "Um, who?" And they've never heard of the Smiths either.

Is it like that where you live, too?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 12:14 pm


I wonder if tomario is confused by the fact that when you make a new post the post total you have changes on all your posts.  That confused me for a while.  I thought that my very first post would have post:1 on it
....mmmm...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 12:15 pm


I have another question.

Is Morrissey more popular there than he is here in the States?

I talk to loads of people about Mozzer and they're like, "Um, who?" And they've never heard of the Smiths either.

Is it like that where you live, too?
From what I have gathered Morrissey is very popular.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: nicki_morrissey on 12/08/06 at 12:16 pm


From what I have gathered Morrissey is very popular.


That's it, I'm moving to London.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/08/06 at 2:09 pm


That's it, I'm moving to London.



Don't forget to pack your bags.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 2:12 pm


That's it, I'm moving to London.
He is popular all over the UK

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/08/06 at 2:13 pm


He is popular all over the UK


Does Morrissey play concert halls? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 2:15 pm


Does Morrissey play concert halls? ???
He is playing at the G-Mex Centre in Manchester on 22/12/2006 and 23/12/2006

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/08/06 at 2:17 pm


He is playing at the G-Mex Centre in Manchester on 22/12/2006 and 23/12/2006





That's fabulous.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 2:18 pm



That's fabulous.
At the moment Morrissey is about 5 miles from me, for he is at The Wembley Arena, London tonight!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/08/06 at 2:19 pm


At the moment Morrissey is about 5 miles from me, for he is at The Wembley Arena, London tonight!



Are you going?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 2:19 pm



Are you going?
No the concert started about 50 minutes ago.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/08/06 at 2:21 pm

Do you have any British Cuisine recipes you could share?

I am looking for the following: Bangers & Mash, Bubble & Squeak, Toad In the Hole, Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding, and any others you can recommend to a new Epicurean.

(But no Spotted Dick, please.)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/08/06 at 2:21 pm


No the concert started about 50 minutes ago.


So you wound up missing it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 2:23 pm


So you wound up missing it.
I did not know it was on till I did some research.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/08/06 at 2:25 pm


I did not know it was on till I did some research.


At least you tried

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 2:27 pm


At least you tried
Amusic concert could be a good idea for a Christmas treat for the family

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 12/09/06 at 1:56 am


Do you have any British Cuisine recipes you could share?

I am looking for the following: Bangers & Mash, Bubble & Squeak, Toad In the Hole, Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding, and any others you can recommend to a new Epicurean.

(But no Spotted Dick, please.)
Why not Spotted Dick is delicious especially with custard! I'm just off to work so I'll do a recipe or two when I get back though I'm sure Philip, Paul or Karen will oblige too.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/06 at 2:03 am


Why not Spotted Dick is delicious especially with custard! I'm just off to work so I'll do a recipe or two when I get back though I'm sure Philip, Paul or Karen will oblige too.
Isn't there a campaign to change the name of Spotted Dick?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/09/06 at 6:32 am


Isn't there a campaign to change the name of Spotted Dick?


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f9/Spotted_Dick-640x480.jpg

Heinz could be the one that changes the name.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/06 at 9:02 am


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f9/Spotted_Dick-640x480.jpg

Heinz could be the one that changes the name.
Spotted Dick is the name, and it is that name it shall stay.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: nicki_morrissey on 12/09/06 at 12:36 pm


At the moment Morrissey is about 5 miles from me, for he is at The Wembley Arena, London tonight!


God, that is too cool. Have you ever been to one of his concerts? Although I'm a very big fan, I've never ever seen him live. That makes me so sad. He hasn't came to Tennessee this year (Nashville is about an hour away from me), but if he did, you better believe I'd go!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/06 at 12:44 pm


God, that is too cool. Have you ever been to one of his concerts? Although I'm a very big fan, I've never ever seen him live. That makes me so sad. He hasn't came to Tennessee this year (Nashville is about an hour away from me), but if he did, you better believe I'd go!
I am not a real concert goer, but do attend West End Shows. The only pop concert I have been to was John Denver back in the late 70s.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Dominic L. on 12/09/06 at 1:04 pm


I am not a real concert goer, but do attend West End Shows. The only pop concert I have been to was John Denver back in the late 70s.


I'm sure he recognized you when he joined these boards. :P

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/06 at 2:17 pm


I'm sure he recognized you when he joined these boards. :P
Not quite the same

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/09/06 at 7:49 pm

How does Spotted Dick taste?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 12/11/06 at 6:46 am


Do you have any British Cuisine recipes you could share?

I am looking for the following: Bangers & Mash, Bubble & Squeak, Toad In the Hole, Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding, and any others you can recommend to a new Epicurean.

(But no Spotted Dick, please.)


Bangers and mash.

Grill some nice sausages (I geberally use lincolnshire pork sausages)

whilst they are cooking peel some potatoes and cut them into small-ish chunks.  Boil them until they are cooked (10 minutes ish).  Drain them.  Mash them up and add a knob of butter or marge and splash of milk and mash this in.

Serve with the grilled sausages and your choice of vegetables.  We also do onion gravy.

If you cook too much potato and vegetables then the next day you can mash them all together.  Heat some oil in a large frying pan and put them veg/potato mash mix into the pan forming a thick layer covering the whole of the pan.  Fry gently until the underneath is cooked and then turn it all over to cook the top.  This is bubble and squeak.  traditionally it should contain chopped cabbage I think but we just use whatever leftover veg we have.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 12/11/06 at 7:40 am


How does Spotted Dick taste?


Like death crawled down your throat and was violently sick.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 12/11/06 at 7:57 am


Like death crawled down your throat and was violently sick.
You obviously don't like it then hmm?

It's like a steamed sponge/suet pudding with raisins in it, which is whaere the 'spots' come from. It is delicious in my opinion.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/11/06 at 8:48 am

Suet is fat with seeds and stuff in it, right?  We feed that to our birds.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 12/11/06 at 9:49 am


Suet is fat with seeds and stuff in it, right?  We feed that to our birds.


no.  suet is a form of fat.

http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/Cooking%20by%20Country/Suet.htm

it can be mixed with seeds and stuff to make fat balls as bird food but it is also used as a cooking ingredient.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/11/06 at 3:48 pm


Like death crawled down your throat and was violently sick.



Wow,It's that good? ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/06 at 3:54 pm


Like death crawled down your throat and was violently sick.
It does not taste that bad.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/11/06 at 4:53 pm


It does not taste that bad.


Do they sell it in The U.S.?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/11/06 at 6:13 pm


Do they sell it in The U.S.?
:P

You can buy it here online for $4.50.
http://www.jollygrub.com/OnLineStore1/

But I'm *SURE* that somewhere in NYC they sell British foods.  I'll look for you if you are that interested.


Probably Tea and Sympathy sells it.  http://www.teaandsympathynewyork.com/home.php
Find us at 108 Greenwhich Avenue,
telephone us on (212) 989 9735,
email us at info@teaandsympathynewyork.com

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/12/06 at 5:31 am

Are you affiliated with either the Royalists or the Tories?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/12/06 at 6:42 am


:P

You can buy it here online for $4.50.
http://www.jollygrub.com/OnLineStore1/

But I'm *SURE* that somewhere in NYC they sell British foods.  I'll look for you if you are that interested.


Probably Tea and Sympathy sells it.  http://www.teaandsympathynewyork.com/home.php
Find us at 108 Greenwhich Avenue,
telephone us on (212) 989 9735,
email us at info@teaandsympathynewyork.com


If I asked for Spotted Dick in my local grocery store,I'd get slapped in the face. ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/06 at 12:04 pm


Do they sell it in The U.S.?
Only you can answer that?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/06 at 12:04 pm


Are you affiliated with either the Royalists or the Tories?
No comment!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/06 at 12:05 pm


If I asked for Spotted Dick in my local grocery store,I'd get slapped in the face. ;D
Why not just pick up the can and ask can I have this please?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/12/06 at 12:55 pm


Why not just pick up the can and ask can I have this please?


I would have to ask someone who works there.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/12/06 at 12:56 pm


Only you can answer that?



I think someone else did.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/06 at 1:01 pm



I think someone else did.
Oh yes, it was  bookmistress4ever

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: nicki_morrissey on 12/12/06 at 4:22 pm

Who exactly was Oliver Cromwell and why does Morrissey hate him? Did he do something bad?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 12/12/06 at 4:57 pm


Who exactly was Oliver Cromwell and why does Morrissey hate him? Did he do something bad?


Oliver Cromwell was a military commander during the English Civil War which resulted in the overthrow of the monarchy and the execution of Charles I...

Shortly afterwards, Cromwell became Lord Protector until his death, when the monarchy was restored (but with far less powers)...

Cromwell's 'reign' is the only time Britain has been classified as a 'republic'...

Why Morrissey hates him, I don't rightly know...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/12/06 at 9:22 pm

For someone (me) who has never been to England...what would be the number one place that you would recommend me visiting?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/12/06 at 11:23 pm

Do Londoners have an opinion (that you know of) about Kevin Spacey being named as Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre in London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/06 at 12:41 am


Do Londoners have an opinion (that you know of) about Kevin Spacey being named as Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre in London?
Personally (and my son) like him being the Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre in London, he can shine a new light on productions.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 12/13/06 at 6:36 am


For someone (me) who has never been to England...what would be the number one place that you would recommend me visiting?


Cheating a little but what about a doubel decker bus tour of London

http://www.theoriginaltour.com/

You get to see all the sites in one go and can hop on and off if you see somewhere you 'must see' such as St Paul's cathedral

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 12/13/06 at 6:57 am


Cheating a little but what about a doubel decker bus tour of London

http://www.theoriginaltour.com/

You get to see all the sites in one go and can hop on and off if you see somewhere you 'must see' such as St Paul's cathedral


And if you're after the 'original' double decker bus there's still a few left...

Some good sights en route (and they're also a dam' lot cheaper...but you don't get the 'commentary'...)


For someone (me) who has never been to England...what would be the number one place that you would recommend me visiting?


Personally, I'd stay away from London (there's plenty other marvellous places here), but that's just me...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/06 at 7:46 am


Cheating a little but what about a doubel decker bus tour of London

http://www.theoriginaltour.com/

You get to see all the sites in one go and can hop on and off if you see somewhere you 'must see' such as St Paul's cathedral
Apart for the London Eye, that is a good idea of the way to see the most London in one day.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 12/14/06 at 4:20 am



Personally, I'd stay away from London (there's plenty other marvellous places here), but that's just me...


Well so would I but I assumed if someone was only coming here for one day they'd want to see the capital.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/06 at 4:30 am


Well so would I but I assumed if someone was only coming here for one day they'd want to see the capital.
I also see London everyday, so a chance to go somewhere else is always taken up.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/06 at 2:32 pm


Do Londoners have an opinion (that you know of) about Kevin Spacey being named as Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre in London?
On pantomime Kevin Spacey says:

"The pantomime tradition doesn't exist in America, and I liked the idea of getting involved with something of which I have no experience. The early talk I've been listening to suggests it's going to be knee-slappingly funny. Sean Mathias, who will direct, has worked often with Ian (McKellen), and they're a great team."

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 12/21/06 at 8:51 am

Are you expecting snow for christmas?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/06 at 1:53 pm


Are you expecting snow for christmas?
The odds have been slashed at the bookies for a white Christmas.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/21/06 at 2:06 pm


The odds have been slashed at the bookies for a white Christmas.



I thought it never snowed in London. ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/06 at 2:13 pm



I thought it never snowed in London. ???
It has been a very long time since it has snowed heavily in London

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: MLB on 12/22/06 at 12:23 am

  What are the bankers/national holidays I need to have on calendar for planning my next trip?  Don't want to come into town and have everything shut down for the day!  I expect that would be on the tourism web but if you know of a couple off hand it would save me the search later.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/06 at 3:49 am


  What are the bankers/national holidays I need to have on calendar for planning my next trip?  Don't want to come into town and have everything shut down for the day!  I expect that would be on the tourism web but if you know of a couple off hand it would save me the search later.
Expect for Easter Day, Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays, the shops are usually open, but only open for around six hours.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 12/22/06 at 4:05 am


  What are the bankers/national holidays I need to have on calendar for planning my next trip?  Don't want to come into town and have everything shut down for the day!  I expect that would be on the tourism web but if you know of a couple off hand it would save me the search later.


There's two holidays in May.  the first Monday and the last Monday.  But as Philip said the shops are generally still open.  When are you planning to come across?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/06 at 4:10 am


There's two holidays in May.  the first Monday and the last Monday.  But as Philip said the shops are generally still open.  When are you planning to come across?
Regarding August Bank Holiday, the shops in my area  generally wish to be close due to the Notting Hill Carnival.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/22/06 at 4:19 am

What are your favorite parks of London (and surrounding vicinity)?

What's the best fish and chips place, in your opinion?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/22/06 at 6:20 am

Does your Family celebrate Christmas?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/06 at 6:22 am


Does your Family celebrate Christmas?
Yes, every year.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/06 at 6:22 am


What are your favorite parks of London (and surrounding vicinity)?

What's the best fish and chips place, in your opinion?
I enjoy any open space in London that is away from the noise of life.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tia on 12/22/06 at 2:41 pm

is there NO iced tea? anywhere?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/06 at 5:43 pm


is there NO iced tea? anywhere?
Surely you can get it somewhere?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 12/23/06 at 6:49 am


Surely you can get it somewhere?


At a cafe?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tia on 12/23/06 at 9:42 am


Surely you can get it somewhere?
it's hilarious. sometimes i forget and ask for it -- i'm a big iced tea drinker -- and not only do they NEVER have it, they look at me like i've got asked for romulan ale. they have NO idea what im talking about.

here's a question -- in britain are you supposed to walk on the left or the right side of the sidewalk?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 12/23/06 at 10:49 am


it's hilarious. sometimes i forget and ask for it -- i'm a big iced tea drinker -- and not only do they NEVER have it, they look at me like i've got asked for romulan ale. they have NO idea what im talking about.

here's a question -- in britain are you supposed to walk on the left or the right side of the sidewalk?


The left generally, same as the roads. Back in the day we all got taught that in school. I can't believe you didn't. Did you know in Zimbabwe you're not actually allowed to walk down the street at all, you gotta be dead.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/06 at 11:36 am


here's a question -- in britain are you supposed to walk on the left or the right side of the sidewalk?
Walking has no restriction, but cyclist should remain on the road.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Dominic L. on 12/23/06 at 11:37 am


Walking has no restriction, but cyclist should remain on the road.


Should the cyclist stay on the left side?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/06 at 11:38 am


Should the cyclist stay on the left side?
Cyclist on the road where the traffic is.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 12/23/06 at 12:02 pm


it's hilarious. sometimes i forget and ask for it -- i'm a big iced tea drinker -- and not only do they NEVER have it, they look at me like i've got asked for romulan ale. they have NO idea what im talking about.

here's a question -- in britain are you supposed to walk on the left or the right side of the sidewalk?
In theory you should walk towards the oncoming traffic.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/06 at 12:02 pm


In theory you should walk towards the oncoming traffic.
That is what the cyclists do with the pedestrians.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tia on 12/23/06 at 12:21 pm


In theory you should walk towards the oncoming traffic.
i did that once and got hit by a car, and then the cop judged it was my fault because i was going against the traffic.

but that's not even my thang. because we in the US drive ont he right side, it's an unwritten understanding that you always walk on the right -- not just on roads but trails, office hallways, wherever. but in the UK they drive on the left and the walking thing -- well, it just seems all over the place.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: La Roche on 12/23/06 at 12:37 pm


i did that once and got hit by a car, and then the cop judged it was my fault because i was going against the traffic.

but that's not even my thang. because we in the US drive ont he right side, it's an unwritten understanding that you always walk on the right -- not just on roads but trails, office hallways, wherever. but in the UK they drive on the left and the walking thing -- well, it just seems all over the place.


Well.. as I say, in school we were told to keep to the left and told this was like.. the accepted public thing. This of course meant we'd cross our arms and walk down the middle of the corridor. Then we got to big school and did as we were told 'cus otherwise people would kick the bolts out of us.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 12/24/06 at 8:40 am


i did that once and got hit by a car, and then the cop judged it was my fault because i was going against the traffic.

but that's not even my thang. because we in the US drive ont he right side, it's an unwritten understanding that you always walk on the right -- not just on roads but trails, office hallways, wherever. but in the UK they drive on the left and the walking thing -- well, it just seems all over the place.
I did mean on the pavement and not in the road!!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Tia on 12/28/06 at 6:52 pm

oo! the shipping forecast is on BBC 4. i find it really relaxing. don't you?

her voice is so sexy. "north craplingumberstead, south southeast 8, seven miles, one thousand five, thirteen miles, four."

i love nodding off to sleep to it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/06 at 12:39 am


oo! the shipping forecast is on BBC 4. i find it really relaxing. don't you?

her voice is so sexy. "north craplingumberstead, south southeast 8, seven miles, one thousand five, thirteen miles, four."

i love nodding off to sleep to it.
Now that I listen to Radio4 online, I never get to hear the Shipping Forecast, as it is only broadcast on the medium wave.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/06 at 12:40 am


oo! the shipping forecast is on BBC 4. i find it really relaxing. don't you?

her voice is so sexy. "north craplingumberstead, south southeast 8, seven miles, one thousand five, thirteen miles, four."

i love nodding off to sleep to it.
Courtesy of the BBC here is the current Shipping Forecast

"AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE, ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 0505 ON FRIDAY 29 DECEMBER 2006

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN ALL AREAS EXCEPT TRAFALGAR

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDNIGHT DEVELOPING ATLANTIC LOW MOVING RAPIDLY NORTHEAST, EXPECTED MALIN 970 BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE SOUTHEASTERLY 6 OR 7, INCREASING GALE 8 OR SEVERE GALE 9, PERHAPS STORM 10 LATER. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. RAIN. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER SOUTHERLY 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9, PERHAPS STORM 10 LATER. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. RAIN. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR

FISHER GERMAN BIGHT SOUTHERLY 6 OR 7, INCREASING GALE 8, PERHAPS SEVERE GALE 9 LATER. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. RAIN. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR

HUMBER THAMES DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND SOUTHERLY 7 OR GALE 8, OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. RAIN THEN SQUALLY SHOWERS. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR

PLYMOUTH SOUTHERLY GALE 8 OR SEVERE GALE 9, VEERING SOUTHWESTERLY 6 OR 7. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. RAIN THEN SQUALLY SHOWERS. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR

BISCAY SOUTHERLY VEERING SOUTHWESTERLY 6 TO GALE 8, PERHAPS SEVERE GALE 9 LATER. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD

FITZROY SOUTHWESTERLY 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9, PERHAPS STORM 10 LATER. VERY ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY HIGH. SQUALLY SHOWERS. GOOD

SOLE SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY SEVERE GALE 9 TO VIOLENT STORM 11, DECREASING 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9 FOR A TIME. HIGH. SQUALLY SHOWERS. GOOD

LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA SOUTHERLY GALE 8 TO STORM 10, PERHAPS VIOLENT STORM 11 LATER. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. RAIN OR SQUALLY SHOWERS. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SHANNON SOUTHERLY BECOMING CYCLONIC GALE 8 TO STORM 10, OCCASIONALLY VIOLENT STORM 11. HIGH. RAIN OR SQUALLY SHOWERS. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR

ROCKALL SOUTHEASTERLY SOON VEERING SOUTHWESTERLY, 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9, OCCASIONALLY STORM 10. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. RAIN OR SQUALLY SHOWERS. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR

MALIN SOUTHEASTERLY BECOMING CYCLONIC 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9, OCCASIONALLY STORM 10. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. RAIN OR SQUALLY SHOWERS. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR

HEBRIDES BAILEY SOUTHEASTERLY VEERING SOUTHWESTERLY 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9, OCCASIONALLY STORM 10. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. RAIN. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR

FAIR ISLE FAEROES SOUTHEAST ICELAND SOUTHEAST VEERING SOUTH 6 TO GALE 8, OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD "

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/06 at 12:41 am


oo! the shipping forecast is on BBC 4. i find it really relaxing. don't you?
...and the map to go with the above.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast/images/maps/map_region_shipping_areas.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/07 at 3:04 pm



does London get snow?
Finally, London had snow, but it did not stay long

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 01/24/07 at 3:06 pm


Finally, London had snow, but it did not stay long



Were you in the snow?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/07 at 3:07 pm



Were you in the snow?
The snow start at 2:30am and finished falling by 6:30am. It had stopped by the time I was walking to walk.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: nicki_morrissey on 01/24/07 at 7:20 pm

I take it you guys don't get snow very often..?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/07 at 12:32 am


I take it you guys don't get snow very often..?
That snow yesterday will probably be our lot for this year now.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 01/25/07 at 3:02 am


That snow yesterday will probably be our lot for this year now.
Boo Hoo

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/25/07 at 4:29 am

I *thought* I saw snow on the Abby Road webcam.  :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 01/25/07 at 6:01 am


That snow yesterday will probably be our lot for this year now.


So that's all the snow you'll be getting?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/07 at 7:31 am


So that's all the snow you'll be getting?
It looks like it!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 01/25/07 at 2:05 pm


It looks like it!


Are you looking forward to a mild London?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/07 at 6:27 am


Are you looking forward to a mild London?
I am looking forward to a warmer London

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 01/29/07 at 7:52 am


I am looking forward to a warmer London
Seriously?? Like in the summer when it's roasting hot and it's full of tourists and it smells.................. :P

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 01/29/07 at 3:39 pm


I am looking forward to a warmer London


Do you expect it to be hot this year?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/07 at 3:45 pm

With all this global warming, it is expected to be very hot this year.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: nicki_morrissey on 02/02/07 at 2:49 pm

I have two questions. Neither of which are specifically about London, but more about the culture, I guess.


1. Have you ever seen or heard of the documentary "We Are The Lambeth Boys?"



and 2. Do you have a Cockney accent?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/07 at 2:51 pm


I have two questions. Neither of which are specifically about London, but more about the culture, I guess.


1. Have you ever seen or heard of the documentary "We Are The Lambeth Boys?"



and 2. Do you have a Cockney accent?
Answering briefly:

1. Yes

and

2. No

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/07 at 2:58 pm


...specifically about London, but more about the culture, I guess.

1. Have you ever seen or heard of the documentary "We Are The Lambeth Boys?"
I recall seeing the documentary ages ago, but memory is not that clear on it. On researching, it comes a bit clearer, though I tend to remember "O Dreamland" the most, I used to visit that fairground when I was young.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/03/07 at 1:46 am


I recall seeing the documentary ages ago, but memory is not that clear on it. On researching, it comes a bit clearer, though I tend to remember "O Dreamland" the most, I used to visit that fairground when I was young.
Dreamland in Margate??

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/07 at 2:10 am


Dreamland in Margate??
The fairground, yes.

See here.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/03/07 at 6:46 am


The fairground, yes.

See here.


Have You ever been to this Amusement park? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/07 at 7:45 am


Have You ever been to this Amusement park? ???
I use to go there when I was young

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/03/07 at 7:58 am


I use to go there when I was young


Would you take your kids to see it?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/07 at 8:00 am


Would you take your kids to see it?
The time I went back there in during the 90s, it was not that accessible.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/03/07 at 11:55 am

There is barely anything left to go to except an arcade full of slot machines! They don't even run the scenic railway if they can help it, it is the oldest wooden rollercoaster in europe and it has 'mysteriously' caught fire three times now in the last 2 years. Basically the guy who owns it wants to sell the land but he is not allowed to take down the rollercoaster because it is listed. He has had three other 'mysterious' fires in other large properties he owns in Margate and Ramsgate, all of which did burn to the ground......................

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/07 at 11:58 am


There is barely anything left to go to except an arcade full of slot machines! They don't even run the scenic railway if they can help it, it is the oldest wooden rollercoaster in europe and it has 'mysteriously' caught fire three times now in the last 2 years. Basically the guy who owns it wants to sell the land but he is not allowed to take down the rollercoaster because it is listed. He has had three other 'mysterious' fires in other large properties he owns in Margate and Ramsgate, all of which did burn to the ground......................
...mmm....?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/03/07 at 12:13 pm


...mmm....?
Yes the last one was apparently full of brand new arcade machines that had just been delivered and yet all the people who lived in the flats above just happened to be out even though it started at like 4.30am...............

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/07 at 2:20 pm


Yes the last one was apparently full of brand new arcade machines that had just been delivered and yet all the people who lived in the flats above just happened to be out even though it started at like 4.30am...............
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/12/15759024_24faee6240_m.jpg

An aerial photograph of Dreamland in Margate, showing the sorry state. The rollercoaster is still standing, but it all seems to be a large cap park now.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/04/07 at 4:48 am

Apparently the guy wanted to build a load of flats there but there is a caviat on the land saying it can only be used for leisure purposes. I believe the latest proposal is a combination of housing and a sports centre.

You see the row of houses at the front of the picture you posted? To the right there is a sizable gap in the terrace, that was the building that burnt down whilst full of brand new arcade machines! 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/07 at 4:52 am


Apparently the guy wanted to build a load of flats there but there is a caviat on the land saying it can only be used for leisure purposes. I believe the latest proposal is a combination of housing and a sports centre.

You see the row of houses at the front of the picture you posted? To the right there is a sizable gap in the terrace, that was the building that burnt down whilst full of brand new arcade machines!   
All this chat about Dreamland and Margate is making me want to go back to see what is going on.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/04/07 at 12:11 pm


The time I went back there in during the 90s, it was not that accessible.


Why wasn't the amusement park accessible?  ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/07 at 12:34 pm


Why wasn't the amusement park accessible?  ???
I was there the wrong time of the year.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/04/07 at 1:38 pm


I was there the wrong time of the year.



I'm sorry about that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/07 at 1:43 pm



I'm sorry about that.
To early, before the holiday season started, but I do hope to go back there this year.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/05/07 at 6:20 am


To early, before the holiday season started, but I do hope to go back there this year.



And I hope you have a wonderful time.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/07 at 12:02 pm



And I hope you have a wonderful time.
It was an interesting day...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/05/07 at 3:38 pm


It was an interesting day...


How was the weather?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/07 at 3:41 pm


How was the weather?
A warm spring day.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/05/07 at 3:43 pm


A warm spring day.



not too hot and not too cold?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/05/07 at 4:26 pm

Hey, hey more snow is due this week.  :D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/07 at 2:26 am


Hey, hey more snow is due this week.  :D
I have not recovered from the last lot yet!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/06/07 at 6:30 am


I have not recovered from the last lot yet!


The snow will melt before you know it.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/06/07 at 7:30 am


The snow will melt before you know it.
Spoilsport!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/06/07 at 12:02 pm

How much snow are you expecting this week?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 02/06/07 at 2:08 pm


All this chat about Dreamland and Margate is making me want to go back to see what is going on.


A friend of mine went a couple of years ago before he moved up North...

He said it was the most sorriest sight he'd ever seen... :(

I sort-of remember getting vaguely 'wrecked' when our work's 'beano' hit the place in 1984...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/07 at 2:34 pm


A friend of mine went a couple of years ago before he moved up North...

He said it was the most sorriest sight he'd ever seen... :(

I sort-of remember getting vaguely 'wrecked' when our work's 'beano' hit the place in 1984...
Hopefully it was in a sorry state before you arrived?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 02/06/07 at 3:06 pm


Hopefully it was in a sorry state before you arrived?


I'm not certain of that, but I was in a pretty sorry state when I left!  :D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/07 at 3:08 pm


I'm not certain of that, but I was in a pretty sorry state when I left!  :D
Will we not say a word...

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 02/06/07 at 5:07 pm

So how's the first female Beefeater fairing???  I think it's nice that they finally did it.  After all she did have the credentail to be one.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/06/07 at 9:59 pm


So how's the first female Beefeater fairing???  I think it's nice that they finally did it.  After all she did have the credentail to be one.


Is Beefeater an alcohol drink?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/06/07 at 10:02 pm


Is Beefeater an alcohol drink?



Yes, but that's not what Kathie was referring to. 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeomen_Warders

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/07 at 12:54 am


So how's the first female Beefeater fairing???  I think it's nice that they finally did it.  After all she did have the credentail to be one.
I saw about her on the BBC News the other day, even I need to find that out.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/07 at 12:55 am


Is Beefeater an alcohol drink?
Beefeater is a brand of Gin

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/07 at 12:56 am


Is Beefeater an alcohol drink?



Beefeater is a brand of Gin


http://www.mintat.co.uk/images/jobs/Beefeater-final-pack.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 02/07/07 at 5:58 am


So how's the first female Beefeater fairing???  I think it's nice that they finally did it.  After all she did have the credentail to be one.


I don't think she starts duties 'til later this year, but I'm sure I saw a recent news report stating that a few anonymous 'old guard' (no pun intended) are a little sore about having a female join the ranks...

Sadly, there are some who are still stuck in the past... :-\\

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/07/07 at 6:07 am

What's the general feeling over there about Prince Harry going to Iraq?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/07/07 at 6:14 am


Beefeater is a brand of Gin


How long has Beefeater been around?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 02/07/07 at 6:18 am


What's the general feeling over there about Prince Harry going to Iraq?



indifference

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 02/07/07 at 6:40 am

What is Twickenham like as an area to live?  A friend is starting a job in Wokingham in April and is thinking about living in Twickenham.  Anywhere else is too expensive apparently.  Unless you have a spare room to rent out?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/07/07 at 2:27 pm

Any news to report of? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/07 at 1:21 am


Any news to report of? ???
It is snowing in London today.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/07 at 1:23 am


What is Twickenham like as an area to live?  A friend is starting a job in Wokingham in April and is thinking about living in Twickenham.  Anywhere else is too expensive apparently.  Unless you have a spare room to rent out?
Twickenham is very residental, but try not to reside near the Rugby Stadium for it does get crowded on match days.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/08/07 at 6:15 am


It is snowing in London today.


In New York we're supposed to get snow next week but nobody's predicting as of yet.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 02/08/07 at 6:50 am


In New York we're supposed to get snow next week but nobody's predicting as of yet.


http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_scratch.gif

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 02/08/07 at 7:33 am


What is Twickenham like as an area to live?  A friend is starting a job in Wokingham in April and is thinking about living in Twickenham.  Anywhere else is too expensive apparently.


I would have thought Twickenham would be a pricey area in itself...

Then again, what area isn't these days... :-\\

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Paul on 02/08/07 at 7:35 am


It is snowing in London today.


Miracle of miracles, not one of the trains on my line was one minute late in this morning's rush...

...that's because they were all cancelled!

Well done, SouthEastern!  ::)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/08/07 at 1:58 pm


http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_scratch.gif



You never know in New York,It might just be a dusting.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/07 at 2:01 pm


I would have thought Twickenham would be a pricey area in itself...

Then again, what area isn't these days... :-\\
Nice with a price?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 02/12/07 at 5:04 am

What's the name of that park in London where they say if all the crows leave something bad will happen.  Don't they clip their wings so they can go anywhere?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 02/12/07 at 5:22 am


What's the name of that park in London where they say if all the crows leave something bad will happen.  Don't they clip their wings so they can go anywhere?


It's the Tower of London where it is said that if the ravens leave the Tower and the monarchy will collapse.  Although according to this Grauniad article it is only a piece of Victorian 'romance'

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/12/07 at 5:50 am

What is the general "feeling/attitude" towards Americans currently there?  Are they indifferent, angry, happy, or any combination of the three?  Or maybe some other prevailing attitude towards American tourists?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/12/07 at 5:50 am


It's the Tower of London where it is said that if the ravens leave the Tower and the monarchy will collapse.  Although according to this Grauniad article it is only a piece of Victorian 'romance'


What does this have to do with the ravens? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 02/12/07 at 5:51 am


What does this have to do with the ravens? ???


Which bit?  the comment I made about the Tower or the article I linked to?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 02/12/07 at 5:52 am


What does this have to do with the ravens? ???


Karen gave us an article that explains it.  Personally I think it's a really neat legend. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/12/07 at 5:53 am


Which bit?  the comment I made about the Tower or the article I linked to?


Yes.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: karen on 02/12/07 at 7:24 am


Yes.


Howard which part of or don't you understand?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/07 at 2:26 pm


It's the Tower of London where it is said that if the ravens leave the Tower and the monarchy will collapse.  Although according to this Grauniad article it is only a piece of Victorian 'romance'
One of the Beefeaters tells of a story when one of the ravens was seen walking over Tower Bridge and was sent to catch before it got to far.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 02/12/07 at 2:56 pm


One of the Beefeaters tells of a story when one of the ravens was seen walking over Tower Bridge and was sent to catch before it got to far.


One of their many duties.  God Save The Queen!(And the ravens) :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/12/07 at 3:37 pm

They are huge birds when you get up close to them............

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 02/12/07 at 3:40 pm


They are huge birds when you get up close to them............


Can you really get up close to them?? The birds they have here are either scared of you or try to attack you.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/12/07 at 3:40 pm


Howard which part of or don't you understand?



The Tower.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/12/07 at 3:41 pm


They are huge birds when you get up close to them............



So why do they run away from you? ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/12/07 at 3:41 pm


Can you really get up close to them?? The birds they have here are either scared of you or try to attack you.
Fairly close but they are behind a wire. They are very agressive apparently.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/12/07 at 3:42 pm



So why do they run away from you? ???
They don't run away, well the ones at the Tower of London don't anyway.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 02/12/07 at 3:44 pm


They don't run away, well the ones at the Tower of London don't anyway.


I still think they've clipped some of their wings.  I wonder if Good Queen Bess the Second knows that her reign relies on Raven?? ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/12/07 at 3:45 pm


They don't run away, well the ones at the Tower of London don't anyway.


So you're allowed to feed them?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/12/07 at 3:53 pm


I still think they've clipped some of their wings.  I wonder if Good Queen Bess the Second knows that her reign relies on Raven?? ;D
Yes the wings are clipped and yes the Queen knows about them and apparently takes an interest in their wellfare!  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/12/07 at 3:54 pm


So you're allowed to feed them?
Absolutely not ! They would probably take your hand off if you tried anyway!  :o

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 02/12/07 at 3:55 pm


Yes the wings are clipped and yes the Queen knows about them and apparently takes an interest in their wellfare!  ;D


Naturally she would. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/12/07 at 5:10 pm


Absolutely not ! They would probably take your hand off if you tried anyway!  :o


WOW!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/07 at 1:29 am

Life with the ravens.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/13/07 at 6:25 am


Life with the ravens.


Wow,Those are some scary ravens. :o

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 02/13/07 at 12:27 pm


Life with the ravens.


I've got to go to London some day and see the Tower and the ravens. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/07 at 1:26 pm


I've got to go to London some day and see the Tower and the ravens. :)
I have seen the ravens a few times, but sorry no pictures of my own.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/13/07 at 1:31 pm

how are they different from ravens here in New York?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/07 at 1:34 pm


how are they different from ravens here in New York?
Any picutres of the ravens in New York?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/13/07 at 1:36 pm


Any picutres of the ravens in New York?


http://www.light-to-dark.com/3%20Ravens.JPG

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/13/07 at 1:44 pm


how are they different from ravens here in New York?


The London birds have British accents  ;) and walk on the opposite side of the road  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 02/13/07 at 1:46 pm


The London birds have British accents  ;) and walk on the opposite side of the road  ;D


While the New York ravens have a Brooklyn accent and walk in the middle of the road. ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/14/07 at 2:55 am


http://www.light-to-dark.com/3%20Ravens.JPG

These are tiny for a start, are you sure these aren't just crows? Ravens are HUGE birds.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/14/07 at 6:14 am


These are tiny for a start, are you sure these aren't just crows? Ravens are HUGE birds.


You're right,I think they are crows,I don't know what I was posting.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/14/07 at 10:39 am


You're right,I think they are crows,I don't know what I was posting.
They do appear to have a very jaunty walk though.  ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/14/07 at 4:58 pm


They do appear to have a very jaunty walk though.  ;D



crows have a weird way of walking.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/14/07 at 4:59 pm

Quoth the raven "Nevermore"

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/14/07 at 4:59 pm


Quoth the raven "Nevermore"



Who said that?  ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/14/07 at 5:01 pm



Who said that?  ???


Edgar Allen Poe

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/14/07 at 5:02 pm


Edgar Allen Poe


Oh,Thanks. ;)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 02/24/07 at 12:07 pm

Irish/English Rugby at Croke, how is it going, and whose idea was that?  Any problems today?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/07 at 12:16 pm


Irish/English Rugby at Croke, how is it going, and whose idea was that?  Any problems today?
Firstly, thanks for reminding me I forgot it was on.

The game is on and the Latest score: Ireland 9-3 England

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 02/24/07 at 12:27 pm


Firstly, thanks for reminding me I forgot it was on.

The game is on and the Latest score: Ireland 9-3 England


Croke was the infamous site of Bloody Sunday where 14 were killed by British Auxiliaries during the a game in 1920.  This is the first time the English have been back since(I have been told). 

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 02/24/07 at 4:19 pm



Firstly, thanks for reminding me I forgot it was on.



Probably shouldn't have mentioned it.    :-\\

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/07 at 4:26 pm


Probably shouldn't have mentioned it.    :-\\
I went to watch some of the game.

I understand that the national anthem was sung and past with no trouble at all.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 02/24/07 at 4:33 pm


I went to watch some of the game.

I understand that the national anthem was sung and past with no trouble at all.


good, but it seems England had a major thrumping.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/07 at 4:40 pm


good, but it seems England had a major thrumping.
Apart from that.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: thereshegoes on 02/24/07 at 5:03 pm

I'm going to be in London next month. Say i want to bump into you,where can something like that happen? ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 02/24/07 at 5:49 pm

Philip, what is The Orangery?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 02/25/07 at 7:32 pm


Philip, what is The Orangery?


I have a book on London that lists it as a building near Kensington.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/07 at 2:19 am


Philip, what is The Orangery?
I will be supplying the answer to this later tonight.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/26/07 at 6:03 am


I will be supplying the answer to this later tonight.


Does that have something to do with an orange?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/26/07 at 3:25 pm


Does that have something to do with an orange?
It's like a posh glass house that they had attached to a lot of the large statley homes. They were used to grow citrus fruits like oranges and lemons hence the name orangery. They one attached to Kensington Palace is now a cafe that does great food apparently.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 02/26/07 at 3:26 pm


I'm going to be in London next month. Say i want to bump into you,where can something like that happen? ;) ;D
Philip is a man of mystery............

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: spaceace on 02/26/07 at 3:26 pm


I will be supplying the answer to this later tonight.


Thank you Philip. :)

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 02/26/07 at 3:29 pm

Any good news from BBC radio?  ???

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Gis on 03/10/07 at 4:05 am

Who's going to win the boat race?

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/07 at 6:14 am


Any good news from BBC radio?  ???
Not recently.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/07 at 6:15 am


Not recently.
Definitely Oxford, in both of the races that day.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 03/10/07 at 6:40 am


Not recently.


It says on the homepage that Harry Belafonte just turned 80.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/07 at 6:44 am


It says on the homepage that Harry Belafonte just turned 80.
Oh no!

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 03/10/07 at 6:48 am


Oh no!


And I'm hearing "Day-O" on the radio just as we speak.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 03/10/07 at 6:50 am


It says on the homepage that Harry Belafonte just turned 80.


Jeez, when did that happen. He is still a handsome man   ;)  

http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2006/01/images/002806_mlk081.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: danootaandme on 03/10/07 at 6:53 am

LET'S ALL SING TOGETHER NOW


Day-o, Day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Work all night on a drink a' rum
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Stack banana till the mornin' come
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home

It's six foot, seven foot, eight foot BUNCH!
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot BUNCH!
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Day, me say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day...
Daylight come and me wan' go home

A beautiful bunch a' ripe banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Highly deadly black tarantula
Daylight come and me wan' go home

It's six foot, seven foot, eight foot BUNCH!
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot BUNCH!
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Day, me say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day...
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Howard on 03/10/07 at 7:53 am


Jeez, when did that happen. He is still a handsome man   ;)  

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He aged gracefully

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Windbreaker05 on 03/10/07 at 8:58 am



He aged gracefully


Very much so. He does not look his age at all. Such a talented performer - good to see he's holding up well.

Subject: Re: Ask Me Anything About London, UK

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/07 at 10:32 am


It says on the homepage that Harry Belafonte just turned 80.
The UK BBC report on Harry Belafonte is found here.