Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy 007!

Surely it is not passé yet to call this one 007, is it? And while I am not due back in full form until tomorrow, my blog itch got the best of me. Well, that, and my streak of empathy for any other poor souls who trudged back to work this morning too apathetic to take a sickie; only to find a skeletal office of brassed off and disgruntled (more so than usual) colleagues, some possibly still drunk.

So in an effort to keep us all awake, here is a bit of gossip from the Big Smoke:

TFL's annual above-inflation rise in fares took place this morning. The minimum single fare on the London Underground for a customer paying cash is now £4. Speaking of the criminally priced tube system, Camden Town and Brixton stations were covered in graffiti on Boxing Day: a day of system-wide closure as part of the annual Christmas shutdown. Anybody smell a Banksy?

London now has a BBC acclaimed pigeon with a blog. Who knows maybe he was on location yesterday at Trafalgar Square's annual New Year's Day Parade which was replete with bright eyed and bushy tailed American cheerleaders sporting Tom Cruise mouth wide open smiles showing Cool Britannia how it's done.

And for those who missed one of London's finest moments since the Blitz, minus the death and destruction, you can catch the New Year's fireworks display here. And for once the weather was a help not a hindrance. Just goes to show Sydney need not come first.

Back in full form tomorrow.

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 007 CS!
See you tomorrow

5:14 pm  
Anonymous Henry said...

Welcome back City Slicker.
How was your Christmas? Missed the blogging, eh? Glad to see you are back in form. Now if only we could say as much abuot the cricket. Ah well...

5:29 pm  
Blogger ems said...

Welcome back! Happy New Year to you.

5:51 pm  
Anonymous Claire said...

hey Slicky
Welcome back!
Happy 007 - like it:-)

5:55 pm  
Anonymous Ella said...

Wow those fireworks DO look awesome!

Way to go London. Maybe there really is hope for an organised Olympics!

6:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

London is OTT!

How can any international capital collect that much in fares for its transport? you must be joking!

7:28 pm  
Anonymous Samson said...

Who says you are not on full form?
How is the holiday hangover CS? Mine is a minging....

8:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

London tubers: much sympathy on your fares. Plus the guide to all the different fares is a whopping 11 pages !

11:54 pm  
Anonymous hb said...

Love you CS and LUV U LONDONERS!

What a terribly expensive city u live in though. Keeps us NYers away.

And I thought we were to share and share alike.

12:22 am  
Blogger Ms Melancholy said...

Welcome back Ms Slicker - glad you got the itch. Happy 007 to you x

12:37 am  
Blogger HORTON CAREW said...

Hello 'Slicker',

I have just discovered your electronic diary and am seduced by your stories of high living in England's capital city (London).

We have much in common you and I, for I also live in a city. The city I live in is called Dundee and it is in a country to the north of London called Scotland. It is beautiful and has a hill in it. Does London have a hill?

I already know quite a lot about London from watching a television programme set in the city's east end which is all about the lives of the city's eastenders, but I forget the name of it. In future, I will consult your electronic diary to fill in any gaps in my knowledge about London.

I hope you will have a happy new year in your city.

Horton Carew

2:32 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people that read this blog are amazing

8:44 am  
Anonymous Brian Pigeon said...

You're kidding, aren't you? Us London pigeons get the hell out of Trafalgar Square at New Years. Too many pissed up out-of-towners for our liking.
Happy new year all the same!
Your pal, Bri P

9:14 pm  
Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

CS, Happy New Year!

It would be hard to beat New Year's in Sydney, no matter what they could possibly do with the London Eye - it was a thrill to be Down Under.

However, I thought the hanger motif on the Harbour Bridge there turned unintentionally morbid and crass in the aftermath of Saddam's offing.

Cheers! Here's to a Slicker '007!

11:23 pm  
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