Route 79

Reflections on a bus journey home

From London: By a British, European, 2nd-Generation Indian. Probably confused - but proud to be them all! Half of my journey to and from work is a 20-30 minute bus ride: London Bus Route 79 - between Alperton in West London and Kingsbury in North West London. I very frequently get pissed-off and frustrated waiting around in the DARK, WET and COLD - waiting for the 79 to turn up. But I have to be eternally grateful for the quality thinking time I get to myself.
Bank Holiday
Posted on May 27 2007 by Jag @ 8:04 am

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 TOMLOG.nl

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!


7 comments

7 Comments »

  1. I wish I had read these tips earlier today – I have seriously idled the day away. Actually, quite nice really as am working very hard at the moment so I don’t feel that guilty. Previous post: jacks! I was a champion jack player – I had grey metal ones and coloured metal ones. I wish they weren’t made out of plastic now. Thanks for reminding me of them. Happy Bank Holiday.

    Comment kindly left by rockmother — May 27, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

  2. Your photo could be more clear and sharp after optimization. Here is the demo (www.picopti.com).

    Comment kindly left by Aben.Carter — May 29, 2007 @ 8:44 am

  3. Test Comment.

    Comment kindly left by Chakra — May 29, 2007 @ 9:36 am

  4. There’s nothing like afine display of shoes to cheer a girl up!

    Comment kindly left by Happybutterfly — May 31, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

  5. Cheers Rockmother! I too wish they weren’t plastic now, it’s actually harder to grab several of them at once now, whereas the metal ones were heavier and didn’t go flying all over the place when you tried to quickly “round them up”.

    Thank you for the reference to picopti Aben, I’m not really a user of Picasa but others might find it useful.

    It worked Chakra. Are you still getting an error?

    Cheers HappyB!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — June 1, 2007 @ 4:07 pm

  6. Those are cute! Leicester…..I have yet to go here….have heard so much about it.
    You have a pretty cool site. :)

    Cheers,
    Trupti

    Comment kindly left by Trupti — June 1, 2007 @ 4:52 pm

  7. Thanks Trupti! Your pages are cool too. Anything about Indian-style food is cool! :-)

    Comment kindly left by Jag — June 1, 2007 @ 5:02 pm

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