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  1. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Couple of views across London yesterday.
  2. The Blitz in London

    Patricia, the tour takes an hour and is fascinating. The visitor centre is quite small and only takes about half an hour. It's all very new and the cafe isn't open yet. It might be worth phoning on the day, we went back yesterday and the tour was booked up by a group of cadets. We had to go back in the afternoon.
  3. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I call them spiral clips which is good enough to find them on amazon and where I bought them. I like the bobble bands too, they're gentle on the hair and don't squeeze it. I've had grey hair for quite a while now and I really like it. My skin tone has changed over the years so they sort of match now. I would also say it's in better condition than when I was doing stuff to it.
  4. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I use these. They hold your hair in very well and can be put in easily using one hand. I used them to hold my hair in place during a typhoon and so I can say for sure that they work well. I would hate to be without them now.
  5. The Blitz in London

    I visited the Battle of Britain secret bunker in Uxbridge recently and saw a map of the blitz campaign in the local area and saw my street. I didn't know we were bombed here although when I think about it with RAF Northolt it's quite obvious really. The area where I live was developed along the new Metropolitan Line in the thirties so very new when war broke out. In fact the lady and gentleman we bought our house from lived in Chelsea and would travel on the Met Line to the 'countryside' to watch their new house being built. The general area was called Metroland! Here's the map I saw...
  6. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    One hundred daffodils, just because I've forgotten what sunshine looks like and I love daffodils and I couldn't resist them.
  7. O2 Dome...climb

    It takes about an hour and a half but you're so busy the time flew by. It's very safe and children over 10 can go up. The woman who was our guide was very friendly and thoughtful.
  8. O2 Dome...climb

    We had an urge to go down the river today and caught the river bus to the Dome. I unexpectedly agreed to climb over it and I'm so glad I did. Great fun. It wasn't exactly a goal but it was something I hoped to get fit enough to do and I have! The photos are us at the bottom and us at the top.
  9. Hello. Yes I have over the last few weeks for a whole variety of tests and it all happened very quickly. Between one to three weeks and I was very impressed with how quickly everything happened. It dragged on a little because one test led to another test etc but it's pretty much all over now. Best wishes with your experience.
  10. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    ありがとございます which if I've done it right means thank you (formal) I had a fun trip to the V&A yesterday and what made it fun was that we played hide and seek. I went ahead and took a photo from where I was and sent it and made a trail and then waited to be found. Here's a couple of photos. It's such a beautiful museum.
  11. Herefordshire here we come!

    I haven't been to Herefordshire very much but it blows my mind when I do. It's so beautiful and has a rich, ancient feel to it.
  12. Trier, short but sweet visit

    Yes. It's easy to get to there's lots to see there and it's a compact city so it can all be done on foot. Lots of little street food type places..... and beer.
  13. Trier, short but sweet visit

    Just had a really short break in Trier. It was good fun. Sorry about the scary picture of the twins. It makes me laugh. I've got a happy feeling because it was such a short intensive few hours, lots of walking, swimming, history and beer.
  14. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I'm learning Japanese. This is the kanji for chicken (the animal) There is a different kanji for chicken meat which I can't remember but it sounds something like nikutori. There are three alphabets to learn.... Hiragana, katakana and kanji and you have to learn them all. They're intermingled. There are no particular gender articles and generally no plurals so in that sense Japanese is easier, but I think you need to concentrate on the context more. Hiragana is my favourite alphabet it is logical and only has about 50 sounds. Kanji is crazy to learn because you also need to know whether to read it in Japanese or Chinese which alters the meaning and there are thousands of kanji. I try to see pictures in the kanji to remember them so in this case it looks like a chicken getting in it's coop.....sort of.
  15. Confessions of a serial lurker

    Yes I often lurk then I feel guilty because I know it feels a bit rubbish when nobody replies so then I try to engage. I do enjoy this new layout more, I'm keen on the 'like' button because I can show interest even if I don't know what to reply.