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Linkin', Linkin', I been thinkin' (weekly)

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Linkin', Linkin', I been thinkin' (weekly)

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Sir Bonar


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This mirrors my special transatlantic relationship. But sometimes these Brits can be tricky and pretend that they don’t know that we know best. Yes, I’m looking at YOU, dear husband.

Linkin', Linkin', I been thinkin' (weekly)

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Linkin', Linkin', I been thinkin' (weekly)

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Adaptive uses

We got some new toys in the post today.  A cannon, a treasure chest, a jolly roger flag. And some pirate figures.

Look at this poor buccaneer. The privateering life has been a bit hard on him.

Pirate toy

He’s missing an eye, a hand and a leg.  But yet…

Peg leg

…Cap’n is still enjoying some success with the ladies.

See Londoners can be nice

Picture the scene, it’s just before the evening rush hour really ramps in.  But the District Line to Wimbledon is already standing room only and it’s hot.   Just before the doors close a young woman jumps in.  She’s wearing a crisp white shirt, just a little bit too tight.  Graduate job seeker in marketing, maybe?

“Is this the Circle Line?” she asks.

“No, it’s the District line,” come the slightly sympathetic replies.

“But the poles are yellow,” she says.

And indeed they are.  Although the District line is green on the underground map, the structural accents are picked out in cheerful yellow.   And although the circle line is yellow on the map – not all trains decorated lemon are Circle line trains*.

Waiting to move off

Not the circle line

Although I can’t see her face, she’s clearly disappointed.  She’s got on the wrong train.

Several commuters pipe up:

“That’s a good idea, though.”

“A lovely idea, that would make sense.”

“Perhaps we should tell TFL.”

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* I think the District Line and Circle Line share rolling stock, i.e. trains.