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New approach...
On the roof last night planning oh! and drinking, Barb my mate an ex Yank & hippie wants bees,
she got the railings, and 400 grand for the yard..but we are a long way from home yet.
See, anybody round here builds, we wrangle some cash out of them, 'planning gain.
Anyhow we are working on solar & wind and a large 'herb garden perhaps pigeons,
all we have to do is make it safe, safeish..Oh! get permission but we have a lot of Jeremy's left wing
planners as mates. They love doing this stuff it's anti...
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Islington might sound posh now but, it still has the biggest social housing, which is pretty cool actually!
And our little manor is right gentrified.... 8)
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Ps: The squatters 25 years ago would parasail down into empty flats, it was no go for police in those days.
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'most of those cars were stolen...

Ps: Grayson has a new programme Ch4 thursday!


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Another missive just now from Her Maj's boys...
My Dear George..
My Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice against all but essential international travel continues to apply for the whole of Egypt....xxx Liz.

'It's her personal touch that gets me.'bless!.... 8)

Ps: The personal touch, I used to comically say to my mates at an RTA "arise get up and walk"
Never worked though, perhaps once it did...

The royal touch (also known as the king's touch) was a form of laying on of hands, whereby English monarchs touched their subjects, regardless of social classes, with the intent to cure them of various diseases and conditions. wiki:
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Somebody wants to interview me about The Tardis so was looking at old pictures of London.
It was once a BR parcel depot.
It's now Farringdon International Gateway.....

Came across this, The Egyptian Hall in the Dilly, Belzoni the Great (local lad 'sadlers wells)
archaeologist, bit like myself once did an exhibition there.
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https://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2013/ ... -hall.html

Interesting eh ? ............ 8)

Ps: A couple on Egypt programmes tonight on ch4.
It's a toss up, watch the telly eat chicken or go to a rave ?
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Well the first one was brill!
I have his book when Chris did a promo talk at St Johns'.endorsed...
I think he fancied Simona... 8)

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Well the second one was good, Sudan seems to-be undergoing severe floods currently... 8)
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Continuing the Tardis theme..
I found it by climbing up and looking over the wall in Turnmill Street.
A tattered old BR sign stating 'to let...
'Jack ketch's warren, where gin was made....
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Booths Distillery. Later to become Turnmills Nightclub.
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It looks like this now.
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But the old freeze was saved and stuck up round the corner in Britton St.
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This is what gin can do to you!
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Ackroyd in The Jerusalem Tavern Britton St.... 8)
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Still researching online and found this picture then spotted myself, lol
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Here an interesting one from the 60's an American Airforce man posting a letter home.... 8)
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Ps: Last wednesday we had a meet round our place with a mate from the council, he
tells us they used to keep police horses under our building, he's getting us the keys. ha!
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Did you not notice your transport system parked just behind him?
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"Blimey it wasn't there when I just looked...

The Police Box designed by Scottish architect Gilbert Mackenzie Trench,
Who also designed our building and two other 'highly fortified London police blocks in 1929.
The Tardis, 'time and relative dimension in space or our sound company Sardis, Sound and relative ect ect....
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Bruce once told me a copper locked him in one once as a kid.
He got out and ran off...
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I cannot wait to investigate our underground stables.... 8)
Ps: I flogged my Tardis to Architectural Salvage Co over in Shoreditch for £600 quid.
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Coming to grips: I'm getting restless...
But found this on Netflix https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4206804/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3

It's great quite locally based, although filmed in Ireland, it's well filmed and acted with a wicked plot.
The production company is from down in Dallington St 5 minutes away, loads of film companies round here.

How about this bit:

Clerkenwell has an interesting history and many literary associations. Past residents and habitués include Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens and Anthony Horowitz, Samuel Johnson and Oliver Goldsmith, poet John Weever, and the pioneer librarian James Duff Brown. The earthly remains of Defoe, William Blake and John Bunyan lie in the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground. Clerkenwell is home to the Free Word Centre (our usual meeting place) and the Betsey Trotwood pub, named after one of Dickens’ characters and itself a noted literary venue. The Guardian and Observer once had their offices just up Farringdon Road. And literature is only part of the story. The area is steeped in blood, villainy and sedition. We’re in good company. It encourages us to do better.

It makes one feel really 'humble, don't it ?.... 8)
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That series was good, I remember watching it in Luxor but not sure we did the second season here. Will have to check.
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Im not usually interested in horror films but I see that the Worlds Greatest Living Yorkshireman is not only the star but a co-producer as well.

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Yeh! he actually does say "Yus me lady' in this.
Met him once in a sado masochistic club, he was drunk it was Irvine Welch's book launch called Porn... 8)
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Our block is a great recycler, you can come here from anywhere, 'Syria seems popular at present.
Have not even 'the shirt on your back, given time and patience one can furnish a whole flat here.

And, If nobody wants coffee machines, chairs, beds, blinds, baby carriages (popular) suitcases,
VHS tapes & players, TV's (flat screens) books, our council happily remove it after 5 days...

Off up to M&S this morning and spotted this little item, haven't played it for years.
Sim say's "good find! 'nice box"
I said "if we get bored we can always use the box for other 'smokey things.. 8)
http://www.ambassadorgames.com/craftsma ... es-set.htm

Ps: Brutus the Cat, cannot wait for another Amazon delivery, 'what's' with cats & boxes ?...
Pss: I've been waiting to find a Swan 'teasmade for 10 years now! lol.
P*ss: I was just informed that 40% of our flats are leasehold, suckers...
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Rescued this yesterday from the yard, cleaned & disinfected a relatively new Homedic foot spa,
Simona with feet, bubbles,lemon salt and a pedicure... 8)
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Waitrose's today, the Clerkenwell one not the tacky crowded Islington one.
Nice and vacant had great fun, toad in the hole tonight.
Sim "What ? What's that ? I'm not eating any toads! 'bless, makes one want to hit her....

What I love about the internet is the information on what I'm drinking and Charlie,bet he's got
gizillions of Old Ruby Ale in his cellars..and jolly good it is to or 3.... 8)

Ps: When you drink this you also help a charity, cool eh?
Pss: nb: charities have tax exemptions daft charles ain't..scorpio..qed
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Just looked in to see if anyone is still alive over here. Found your thread Who which I found most interesting, not least because not once did you utter that dreaded 'Covid' word. At least there seem to be other things to talk about, please let the BEEB know. :lol: :lol: :up
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Good to see you here Grandad. How are you doing now?
Who2 is an old friend who lives near us in Luxor. He always has us in stitches with his tales and reminiscences. Maybe again next year eh George?
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Sounds like your having a great time in Smokie Dr, in fact too greater time to want to return to Luxor! Could it be a change for the better or is it a flash in the pan?

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Nice to hear from you Grandad. How are things in Kent. Bet it's gorgeous now with the oncoming autumn and all the leaves changing colour.

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