Jon Crispin's Notebook

An Interesting Day or Two


Yesterday I took the train from Stratford upon Avon to Marylebone London.  It was raining.


I made it with plenty of time to spare to make the 5.30 kickoff for the Fulham v Derby County match (ended in a 1-1 draw, but still fun).


After the match I walked back to my hotel past my favorite row of houses.  Most of them have these amazing stained glass doors.  Mind blowingly beautiful.


This morning I had a bit of a plan that started in Bishop’s Park.


I wanted to walk past the Cottage again.  Last night, I entered the ground through door 36.  Quite narrow.


I really like these graphic tiles set into the pavements along the Thames Walk.  Especially the smell lines coming out of the poo.


Next stop was The Dove in Hammersmith for a pint of ESB.  Nice


I started inside in the tiny bar and then moved to the deck out back.


Just before I got to my ultimate destination (next photo), I got a text from Cris at home telling me to call immediately.  This is why; a giant fookin’ tree had fallen on my Element, and had knocked over my Vespa.  I think the Element might just be toast, but the Vespa could be ok.  Kind of put a damper on things.


Many years ago John Wilson surprised me at the end of a very long walk along the Thames with this view.


Here is a closer look at the Naked Ladies of Twickenham.


And another.

I made it back to the Dove for more beer and a Sunday roast.  Tomorrow I have some meetings with folks interested in the suitcase project.  V exciting.

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