Notes from West London

The price of things: Coca-Cola at £15 a pint

Last month, through a family connection, my son and I were invited to a “Strictly Come Dancing” Live show at the O2 Arena. We were in a corporate box usually reserved for client entertainment, but for various reasons there were no clients being entertained at this particular weekend matinee. The other attendees in the box… Continue reading The price of things: Coca-Cola at £15 a pint

Notes from West London

The 4-Ring Man, in pictures (Part 4, Dec 2019–Feb 2020)

Following on from three previous pieces (listed below) here’s another set of set of photos showing what remains after a pint of beer and a packet of crisps have been dealt with. They were taken at various bars in London. The concept of “The 4-Ring Man” was originally covered in this piece from 2018. As… Continue reading The 4-Ring Man, in pictures (Part 4, Dec 2019–Feb 2020)

Memories · Notes from West London

It was 18 years ago today (20:02 20-02-2002)

Today is a day full of zero’s and two’s: 20-02-2020. At 8:02pm tonight the date and time will read 20:20 20-02-2020. 18 years ago today we had the same collection of digits in a different order, and at 8:02pm the date and time read 20:02 20-02-2002. The significance of this, and we were aware of… Continue reading It was 18 years ago today (20:02 20-02-2002)

Notes from West London · On my radio

Observations on specific groups of people, and how young they look

Ever since I was a child, people have been commenting on how young certain groups of people are, or how young they look. It started with observations about policemen, and possibly a single comedian on TV asking, “Have you noticed how young policemen look these days?” It became a cliché: policemen look younger than they… Continue reading Observations on specific groups of people, and how young they look