Brettos coffee liqueur

February 8, 2023

Plaka deserted’ very little open.

Brettos one of the oldest bars open.

Unfortunately Brettos attracts drunken scum.

Gangs on the Metro

February 8, 2023

Gangs target the Metro on the line from airport to the centre of Athens.

Their modus operandi to hold the doors, claiming they are stopping from closing, when in reality preventing from opening. Their target I’d forced to squeeze past, easy prey.

Tonight they were running this operation at Acropoli Station in the line running from Syntagma.

Crossing The Alps

February 8, 2023

I have crossed The Alps in May, never before in February.


February 8, 2023

Sussex from the air a patchwork quilt of fields, hedges and woodlands.

Sustainable Gatwick

February 8, 2023

To make Gatwick Airport more sustainable would be to assume it is sustainable today. It is not.

The only way to increase the sustainability would be to reduce the number of flights.

North Downs cold frosty morning

February 8, 2023

Yesterday thick pea soup fog, hard frost, sunny.

Today, cold frosty morning on the North Downs.

Experience Guildford idea of a joke?

February 7, 2023

A primary school child could have produced.

Gibberish, bullshit and outright lies.

This was produced as financial report to support demand for BID Levy.  Bottom right hand corner of second page is not a financial report.

They have made many false claims.

Local farmers market organized by the local Council nothing to do with the BID.

Their summer activities, could count on two hands the numbers.

Providing taxi marshals would be news to taxi drivers.

#Guildford #BIDs #BIDLevy

Guildford farmers market

February 7, 2023

This morning, seven in the morning, thick pea soup fog. By midday brilliant sunshine.

Cappuccino in Koja.

Not my day. Miss by a couple of minutes train to Guildford.

On leaving Koja, where are my glasses? At the station where I stopped to buy a ticket. On the train?

Sickening. Half the stalls displaying the Great Taste Award scam.

If see award winning. If Great Taste Award, meaningless.

Lunch at Hanki. Only closed. Not open until five.

Coffee at Krema.

Late lunch at Krema.

Bitterly cold.

Ask at station. No luck. No glasses.

Miss my train.

Notes King’s Cross

February 6, 2023

Arrival at King’s Cross Station a detour to Notes , only to find closed.

Why are you closed? We are always closed.

I asked for the manager.

She knew me and was pleased to see me.

She apologized and explained close early evening on Monday at eight. Later in the week, Wednesday onwards, open until late.

Not an entirely wasted journey. I picked up a bag of coffee.


February 6, 2023

Americano precursor to Negroni.

– 25ml Campari

– 25ml Cocchi sweet vermouth

– 50ml Fever Tree Premium Indian tonic water

– ice

– orange slice

Add Campari and Cocchi to crystal cut rock glass, top up with tonic water, add ice, stir, add orange slice.

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