A bout of second adolescence set in as soon as we came out from Mass. The car involved here is a very nice one indeed - a Bentley. My other car, of course, is a Ford!
... the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden .... "Seven Dials, Covent Garden – London's most fashionable shopping area", according to their website, and with quite a history if you have time to explore the site ... we finally found our way to the London Transport Museum. This is an excellent museum, with rather a lot squeezed into the space available.
This is the example of the famous Routemaster bus in the exhibition. The no.11 is my favourite bus route - the full length of the route goes from Fulham in west London, via the Kings Road (very posh shops) to Victoria, whence to Parliament Square, Whitehall, the Strand, past St Paul's Cathedral and through the City of London to Liverpool Street Station. It can be a much more interesting ride back to Liverpool Street on the way home than using the Circle Line!
This bus would attract some very odd looks if it were to make its way along the A12 to Romford today.
Someone is a dedicated follower of fashion ...
A piece in the Times newspaper for 1st January 2009 covered some of the new regulations that came into force yesterday. Amongst them is one about the use of flares during night time rescue work. This is now forbidden, having been overtaken by the use of night vision goggles by many of the agencies involved in such work. However, a sentence in the Times report clarified that the wearing of flared trousers by rescue crews was not covered by this ban on flares.
A happy and blessed new year to the readers of this blog.