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.
The best things in life are free
Posted on December 5 2009 by Jag @ 10:32 pm

Oh my oh my, have you seen the weather?

Futures made of virtual insanity now always seem to be goverened by this love we have for useless, twisting of our then new technology, but if “manners maketh man” as someone said then you would know your history and you would know where you’re coming from. So have pity on those whose chances grow thinner, and just remember to always think twice. (Do think twice.)

When I walked out this morning, I don’t believe what I saw:

If you say run, I’ll run with you.
(Taken with my cameraphone in Kingsbury, London NW9.)

One hundred million bottles washed upon the shore. Where do we go? Where do we go now? None but ourselves can free our mind, because to the heart and mind, ignorance is kind:

Music makes the bourgeoisie and the rebels.

So let me take you to a place where membership’s a smiling face and if you want to make the world a better place then take a look at yourself and make a change …


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  1. Interesting picture Jag.
    Not so much for the trainers but if you look there are two different types of brick, two types of kerb and one type of paving stone all in a very small space.
    I know this may sound daft but is it any wonder councils are continually raising council tax.
    Look at any local street scene from approx 20 years ago and compare it to now. It’s quite a difference. It’s almost as if the planners want everything to look like Legoland.
    Take a place you know well…Ealing Road. Chicanes, humps, bollards, raised kerbs, protective fences, every few yards a road sign.
    It is something that has sadly become the norm and made our streets very unnatractive.
    Any one else with a similar view?

    Comment kindly left by Bernie — December 7, 2009 @ 8:29 am

  2. Cheers Bernie. You are so right in your observations – we must have the most colourful roads and pavements in the world. I sometimes wonder whether things would be a lot cheaper and safer if all if there was less of the “visual guidance” on our roads and pavements; i.e. make our brains work a little harder.

    Comment kindly left by Jag — December 22, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

  3. Indeed our brains need taxing; we survived for so long without such assistance, why go OTT now?

    Who is to say we can’t climb trees and venture the streets?

    BTW Jag, I work just off Honeypot lane now, so pop in and say hi! You should know the trophy place well by now; DM me on Twitter if you want a nombre for myself!

    Comment kindly left by Chiraag G — January 25, 2010 @ 11:41 am

  4. Great web site

    Comment kindly left by jujuman — February 18, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

  5. I tried to comment on one of your recipes but it kept coming back.
    Brilliant nosh.
    Graham
    Expat in Seattle

    Comment kindly left by jujuman — February 18, 2010 @ 11:06 pm

  6. Its really exciting to see someone else has noticed the shoe phenomenon. I should’ve known it would be you Jag! Over the last year I have found+photographed dozens of shoes around disparate places in London and was wondering if they were part of some sort of marketing drive, and if not, was trying to think of a project about them (that would actually interest people)…

    Comment kindly left by singingcrayon — February 27, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

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