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.
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Posted on February 17 2009 by Jag @ 5:24 pm

This is what happens when you forget to pick up a Metro on your way into the tube station at 6.30 in the morning.


Waiting a long time for a train to arrive
(Taken with my cameraphone at Kingsbury Station; Southbound Jubilee Line platform.)

In case you hadn’t been drawn to it automatically, click on the green button in the picture and turn up the volume. (Music is extract from The Lonely Shepherd by Gheorghe Zamfir. Remember the ending of the movie Kill Bill Vol 1?)


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  1. haha .. nicely done!

    Comment kindly left by ajay — February 18, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

  2. Thanks Ajay! :)

    Comment kindly left by Jag — February 18, 2009 @ 11:43 pm

  3. Well worth waiting for…

    Nice one.

    Best wishes,

    Comment kindly left by Pondlife — February 19, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

  4. Cheers to you Pondlife!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — February 19, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

  5. Yo. Just thought I’d let you know I gave you a good old big up on Blogs.com when they asked me what my top 10 fave London blogs were:
    http://www.blogs.com/topten/top-10-london-blogs/index.html
    Your pal
    Bri

    Comment kindly left by Brian Pigeon — February 19, 2009 @ 6:38 pm

  6. Nice music. If that was played on the station, no one would get on the train.

    Comment kindly left by Brian Ross — February 19, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

  7. Hey Brian Pigeon: thank you so much! Am flattered! By the way, I’ sure I saw you the other day here at Hammersmith tube station.

    I think you’re right Brian Ross! The music is so peaceful you just want to carry on listening to it and dream the day away! :-)

    Comment kindly left by Jag — February 19, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

  8. Hey Jag! Owais wants to know what you do all day, as you seem to have a lot of time for your blog?

    Comment kindly left by Mustafa Arif — February 27, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

  9. Hi Mustafa; long time! :-)
    Re a lot of time for these pages? And there was me thinking that I’m so lazy that I was slipping to almost one update per month in the last year or so ….
    I had a new year resolution which was to pay more time and attention for updates here, but it’s almost March already and I seem to have failed that one. Hey ho … say hi to Owais for me!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — February 27, 2009 @ 9:25 pm

  10. You just go from strength to strength Jag – this is inspired.Love it

    Comment kindly left by Majic — March 5, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

  11. Hi from Finland!
    Just today found your site as wondering which food (containing lamb) to make. Loving all that spicy Indian cuisine..! Found that Rogan josh recipe of yours in the morning.. and now it’s still simmering there for at least an hour :) Those photos are great with the recipes, good to now what the food is supposed to look like while cooking, haha :)
    Thanks for the recipe (they seem to be a “few” years old, made any new ones?), have to try something else some other day!

    Comment kindly left by Jaakko — March 6, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

  12. Your blog is a delight as is the music – loved it! I had a look at that morrocan chicken and it looks tasty – I got a tagine for xmas so this would be the perfect dish to make for it! off to find the recipe!!

    Comment kindly left by krissie — March 11, 2009 @ 10:06 am

  13. Thanks Maj! :-)

    Jaako: And thanks to you too! Hope it turned out OK. And yes, I do try to add some new ones every now and then …

    Krissie: and thanks to you as well! Hope you have lots of fun and satisfaction with your tagine!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — March 11, 2009 @ 10:38 pm

  14. Jag, that pretty girl has been waiting a long time for her train…
    Bernie

    Comment kindly left by Bernie — April 9, 2009 @ 11:36 am

  15. Hi Bernie: yes she most certainly has! (Thanks for the reminder too :-) )

    Comment kindly left by Jag — April 10, 2009 @ 9:42 pm

  16. Hi, I tried your Chick peas and potatoes curry “Chana Massala” and it turned out yummy! my friend who is gujrati was really impressed!I am a big novice in the kitchen area. but thanks for the recipe.
    also if ur tube is late by more than 15mins, you can claim back ur money on http://www.mytubewaslate.com
    Thanks for posting such lovely recipe. I have bookmarked your page. n i will be back.
    Aziza

    Comment kindly left by aziza — March 20, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

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