Wondering around outside the olympics

With surveillance Wenlock to accompany us we headed to the depths of Stratford for a little stroll and to look for any spill over effect from the olympics and to see how well the brand enforcement was working. So if you’re in a hurry the summary is: – there’s very little spill over into the local area – the olympic brand enforcement is working very well indeed. Now before I go any further let me say that the crowds around Stratford are pretty close to my idea of hell, but that the volunteers I spoke to were awesome (mainly I … Continue reading

A summer stroll

As public minded citizens Katabasis and I, have determined to risk our sanity and plan to venture to the wilds of sunny Stratford (Not the on upon Avon nor the Stony variety but the one where those Olympic thingies are happening). Now whilst we would obviously normally obey the government diktat advice that all non-approved citizens should avoid the area around the London 2012 games, we have a mission. That mission as I’ve burbled about before is to make sure that people are aware of the danger they may be in wearing garments not produced by the relevant approved sponsors … Continue reading

Best walk so far

Another November the 5th gone and another “quiet” walk around London with the indomitable Old Holborn, Olly Cromwell, Katabasis and others whose presence has been erased by alcohol (remind me if you want) – which was an utter blast. As has become our want we met in the pleasing environs of Chandos to exchange niceties, don costumes and imbibe a bracing drink before braving the autumnal air. Our dapper and well presented crew headed off down Whitehall, pausing to admire the security in place at that bastion of democracy that is Downing street. Setting the theme for the day they … Continue reading