Friday, 17 October 2014

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Ding dong, ding dong. Your bells are....


Buy a square as a donation to save the bells

Peels. These are special plaques for special bell ringing known as peels. Pop that in your pop quiz




A movie of them ringing the bells

Bell ringers night out 



  A view of Canary Wharf  or Thatcher's Needle as I like to call it.

  The Shard and co.

 Get-Callaghan the natural flair

 The king of the castle
 
   For whom the bell tolls

 The bell tower to St Mary's Church,Walthamstow was open to the public on Saturday. We had a look around. They showed us the bells and found out a little about how they ring them and that you can even put mufflers on them for public funerals. I should imagine that must create a dramatic sound. The bell ringers were quite an interesting bunch, think of that next time you hear bells ringing. We where also lucky enough to check out the view from the tower. I don't think I've seen London from this angle. At present the bells are in need of a refurb with the last refurb taken place in the late 1800s. They're currently looking to raise around £70,000 to get them repaired so if you happen to have that tucked away in the back of your sofa then I'm sure they'll pleased to hear from you.
http://www.walthamstowchurch.org.uk/St_Marys.htmlhttp://www.walthamstowchurch.org.uk/St_Marys.html

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Monday, 6 October 2014

Was god an astronaut



  A bit of a cosmonaut theme to Department S today. I'm a big fan of this track "I Want" by    Department S  nice video too.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Department S







  I'm clocking in a few shifts over at Department S. Although the canteen is subsidised and pretty tasty I'm not all that familiar with this part of town. So whilst I'm here I may as well have a little look around. Above is Syon Park  No idea if Vic was there though...

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Callaghan's Clearwater Revival : part deux


Henley to Teddington, 17 locks, roughly 44 miles. Part deux of canoeing down (or up) the Thames. Let the slide show commence, good times. 








open sesame



Captain Morgan would not approve.



It'll break your arm




The Marlow Brewery.

The Bounty. This is now in my top 10 pubs of all time.


This is how much it rained over night.


I survived the storm in my Tescos tent.

Nothing better than the smell of fresh coffee by the river in the morning






Yoo hoo.


Boveney Lock, the  20 mile mark.

Eton riffles 

Happy Birthday, I got you a bridge

Windsor, here we come.



Slough's finest.

Fine dining with the Heave moshers

Very neat.

Selfie.

Up the Hammer's



That's how we role. 


Man ashore 


Blunder buster. 



Teddington or bust.





We made it.