Tuesday, November 22, 2005


My bike has been sitting, unused, under a tarpaulin round at my friend's house since about March. So I'm lending it to my brother who'll make much better use of it at his university in Wood Green, north London.

I decided to cycle up there on Sunday to hand it over to him. Unfortunately I set off much too late in the afternoon. I also underestimated the distance quite significantly. In short it was a right mission – it soon went dark and I found myself cycling in heavy Sunday traffic, not being entirely sure of the way once I was past Camden.

Anyway in short I made it eventually, gave him the bike, and we went for some food and a couple of pints before I got the tube home.

I also managed to snap this rather nice photo of Battersea Power Station on the way there, just after sunset, as I crossed Vauxhall Bridge. There was a strang smog-like atmosphere that evening...

Oh yeah, excercise – I joined a gym the other day. I've not been to one for too many months and am 5 kg heavier than when I last weighed myself! Scary. They've put me on a harsh get fit regime. Let's hope my will power stays up to it...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

H.T. Harris

sandwich master

Inspired by this post from The Eyechild I thought I'd “big-up” another great sandwich shop: H.T. Harris on Great Titchfield Street, off Oxford Street. Just up the road from my office, it's fast become my favourite lunch destination. Sandwiches and salads made from ultra-fresh ingredients with lots of olive oil are the name of the game. Always busy, which is a good sign.

But there are hundreds of places to eat around here. It makes a change from my old job in Kensington where the options were somewhat limited to either Tesco or eating out (rather expensively) at a pub or restaurant. Not ideal on a Monday.

Damn, with so many places to eat I'll probably get really fat now...