I’m waiting for my flight to Australia after spending the last couple of days in Singapore. First impressions of Singapore are good. I like it. The city is nice and the people are friendly. It rains a lot here. In fact it has rained every day since we arrived. And not the London drizzly kind
Isn’t she sweeeeet!
Riding through Hyde Park on a clear spring morning when the sun is rising above Wellington Arch, the daffodils are a bright flash of yellow on the ground and the Household Cavalry are riding past, their drawn swords glinting in the sun.
The Boston Globe has an amazing set of aerial photographs of London at night by British photographer Jason Hawkes. Taken from a helicopter using gyro-stabilized mounts, the pictures provide a new perspective on the city I live in; from 100ft up, the O2 looks like some kind of bio-luminescent deep-sea jellyfish, the Christmas lights on
It started snowing yesterday and by the time we left to drive Matt to Heathrow it was coming down heavily. It didn’t stop all night and in the morning London woke to a thick covering of snow. It snowed all day today, too and thanks to the heaviest snow fall in two decades there was
Mum and Dad are over here at the moment and we wanted to go abroad for a few days. So where did we decide to go, you know, it being winter and all? Spain? Morocco? No. We went to Germany. Turns out Berlin is rather fracking cold in January. But that didn’t really matter because
Oooh, someone reads my blog!
Another year, another forecast of the death of traditional media. “Digital guru” Clay Shirky says: If you pick a magazine at random, it will not interest you. For people who care about quality, it’s easier to find it online. If it’s a highly qualified niche magazine, something aimed at surgeons or firefighters, it’s going online.
Contextual advertising is great. It makes sense that if I am viewing a web page about cars it’s fairly likely I would be interested in advertisements for cars. Sometimes the algorithm gets it wrong, though. Or if not wrong at least a bit inappropriate. Today the Guardian ran an article about Steve Jobs’s unprecedented letter
Like most Londoners, I was sorry to see the much loved Routemasters phased out a few years ago in favour of the much hated bendy buses. But all is not lost! In July our Mayor, Boris Johnson, launched a competition to design a new bus for London inspired by the Routemaster and a design by