December 12th, 2007


The Joy of Trains

This is just a moan. Feel free to ignore.

Yesterday the train from East Dulwich was delayed at various parts along the journey so it took me 35mins to get to London Bridge then another 15 to get to work. Total journey time, 50 mins.

Today I ran up the slope to get the 8:00 fast train. We were at London Bridge by 8:13. I went over to the platform for Charing Cross but just missed one. Then no trains for 30mins so I ran to the Cannon St line and just missed that one. So I walked to the bus stop by the bridge and got a bus to Monument and the tube to Embankment. Total journey time, 50 mins.

The normal journey time is 34 minutes so that's another 32 minutes I have to be at work to make up the difference.

Breaking the Rules


Who knew it was such a hotbed of avant garde design? I didn't until I visited Breaking the Rules at the British Library last night and spent a quick 90 minutes perusing the exhibits.

The exhibition is subtitled "The Printed Face of the European Avant Garde 1900 – 1937". It concentrates on the Movements, the Cities and the People who produced Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dadaism, Suprematism, Constructivism, Surrealism and all the other Isms.

If you're into printed media or any of these artistic streams then it's well worth a visit. And it's free.