Bank Holiday

It’s Bank Holiday weekend this weekend. Well, here in UK it is. And an excellent weekend of rain. An excellent weekend to waste away time indoors in front of a computer randomly reading blogs and such like. So here’s a colourful picture of some chappals to brighten up a dull and grey morning.

Colourful footwear in the basement of Saree Mandir in Belgrave Road.
(Taken with my cameraphone in Leicester, which is just another suburb of London.)

Some alternative places to click your way on to:

Diamond Geezer offers some suggestions for things to do on a rainy Bank Holiday weekend in London.

Pewari offers a good reason why a camera could come in handy during footpath rage incidents. (Ah, I nearly forgot, most mobile phones have cameras in them these days.)

Pop over to Neha’s place to view the “Zimmers” singing The Who’s My Generation.

Read the latest in the life of North West London bus driver James.

Laura, a German in Britain, wonders all about hair straighteners.

Fancy a Naughty Curry? This commentary of a variation of a Route 79 recipe always makes me laugh.

Or how about taking part in a completely non-political discussion at Pickled Politics?

Browse through some excellent photos of London at

Drool over ideas for incorporating mangoes into heavenly-looking desserts at Indira’s wonderfully photogenic Indian cooking pages.

One of my Korean-based Flickr contacts is visiting Australia.

Enjoy the weekend!

Contemporary Jacks

There is a game I used to play when I was a child called “Jacks“. Today’s version is a lot easier to play, the “jacks” are bigger, and they’re made of plastic and multi-coloured, as opposed to made of metal and grey. And the bouncy ball that comes with it is a lot bigger and bouncier than it was in the old days.

Jacks: Still as much fun as it I remember it used to be.
(Taken with my cameraphone)