Friday, 13 January 2012

Day 12 - No photos please....?....

Your building a posh sandcastle on the Southbank. Sunny day. Tourists all over the shop.


Every other second you stop to tell people not to take photos.


The biggest sandcastle ever to be built in the UK has just been built on the beach at Weymouth, in Dorset. It took seven days to build! With a big JCB digger! It's over three metres high! And, it's built from 1,000 tonnes of sand! Admittedly the last bit there is a little pointless as its on a beach.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Day 11 - Lost.

All been there. Lost.

Northfields station on the Piccadilly line was the first to use kestrels and hawks to kill pigeons and stop them setting up homes in stations.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

DAY 10 - Vendetta.

Mr Vendetta having a read whilst idling the day away at occupy London.

I think the tents are becoming more of a tourist attraction than St Pauls.

If your gonna protest. Write a song.

Dylan - Only a pawn in their game.

Please watch.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Day 9 - Happy.

Really hope this dispenser was designed to dish out hand towels with a smile.

The standard size of a sheet of toilet paper is 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches. Starting in the late 1990s, some companies began making sheets that were a little smaller, typically around 4 inches by 4 inches.

Day 8 - Trainspotting.

One for the trainspotters....

One of the many many views across london from Level 87 of the Shard.

I like the way the building is tucked between the two lines.

In 1811, John Blenkinsop designed the first successful and practical railway locomotive.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Day 7 - Part 2 - Caught.

Naughty Naughty. Caught this cheeky cockney geezer working where he shouldnt.

Out you come sir........

BS5308 Part 1 Type 1 and Part 1 Type 2 cables are multipair electrical cables designed to carry voice and data signals in connecting instruments and electrical equipment. Dont you forget it.

Day 7 - Part 1 - Hand of God.

An ode to question of sport.

Not sure if they do this round anymore (im sure they do). Pixelated moment from history. Even N knew what it was.

The founding fathers of Handball were German physical education experts, who gained recognition for field Handball as a separate sport at the turn of the century, based on the games of Raffbal(snatch ball) and Koningsbergball. In 1917, a German called Max Haiser and drew up the first set of rules for field Handball. In 1919, Berlin sports teacher Karl Schelenz launched this form of Handball, played on full-size outdoor pitch. Later on he improved the rules. In 1938 the first field Handball WC was also played in Germany.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Day 6 - Tree

Lonely tree spotted on the travels.

I think the word gnarly applies here.

Silver efex in photochop yet again. So good to use because its darkroom like in its operation. Brilliant.

The world's tallest tree is a coast redwood in California, measuring more than 360 ft or 110 m.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Day 5 - Part 2 - Cheese.

This cheese was so smelly even in the open.

Borough Market at lunch time.

Venison sausage for me. Nice.

The average person eats about 30 grams of cheese per day, with the favorite being Cheddar.

It accounts for more than 55% of the cheese market. The runner-up is Mozzarella.

The French, Italians, Greeks and Germans eat almost twice as much cheese per day, mostly because they include it with breakfast.

Day 5 - Smokey

Please queue here for a £6 steak sandwich.

Not too long a queue.

An average steak sandwich contains 459 calories or 50 inutes running.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Day 4 - Chillax to the max.

Chill out on the job. Take the weight off your feet.

Studies show that long work hours have negative effects on the health, welfare and morale of working people. In the short term, long work hours can raise the chances of an acute injury or accident and also cause fatigue and sleeping problems.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Day 3 - Mmmmm Coffee......

Lovely Espresso in Caffe Vergano on Charing Cross road. Well worth a visit if you are up that way.

It is widely believed that Coffee was first discovered around 850AD in Ethiopia by a goat herder named Kaldi.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Day 2 - Not me guv!

Damn windy today.

True comedy as the bikes were blown over as this guy walked past. Could have been candid camera.

Shetland holds the unofficial British record for wind speed, which in 1962 was recorded at 177 mph (285 km/h) at RAF Saxa Vord, just before the measuring equipment blew away.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Day 1

1 a day for the next 365 (maybe 364 i think its a leap year).

The spit at Whitstable on a butiful January day.

What an amazing sky.