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by JohnToo
5 days ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Your Ride Today
Replies: 168
Views: 15587

Re: Your Ride Today

20200626_181348.jpg A very well behaved family of swans in Long Water, Home Park, Hampton Court. We booked a timed slot for Hampton Court gardens and it was glorious - so few people* and so few aircraft. * in the gardens. Plenty of large groups on the Thames towpath with not very much social distan...
by JohnToo
6 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 20489

Re: TV/Streaming shows

We finally forced ourselves to get to the end of Killing Eve S3 on iplayer this evening. Has any other recent series lost its way so comprehensively so quickly?
by JohnToo
1 week ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 10727

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Commiserations.

Bank may not be an empty gesture. One of our local hospitals is getting lots of people set up on bank, we assume because they think a second wave is likely enough to justify significant preparations.
by JohnToo
1 week ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Serial numbers and records
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Serial numbers and records

From one of those "100 years ago today" columns in newspapers, I learnt that this week was the 100th anniversary of the verdict on the "green bicycle" case (Wikipedia has an account) - a lady cyclist murdered, and circumstantial evidence pointing at a gentleman cyclist she had met on that day's ride...
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: In the news...
Replies: 157
Views: 14823

Re: In the news...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/18/nurse-claims-met-police-wrongfully-arrested-her-because-she-black-neomi-bennett Has anyone followed this case and watched the police bodycam footage? I could easily believe that the initial decision to stop her car was racist, but I'd be interested what ...
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 20489

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Staged. Michael Sheen and David Tennant and friends playing versions of themselves meeting over VC. It's funny, each episode is short and born out of great affection between all the actors. That, plus Jonathan Creek. Even the very early episodes have aged quite well. When I Liked this this morning,...
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 20489

Re: TV/Streaming shows

The Salisbury Poisonings has been very impressive, I thought. Last part at 9pm tonight. We're enjoying it a lot too (watched eps 1&2 so far). And it's not hard to see why (apart from some good writing and acting): public health officials as heroes; recommendations to take far-reaching early action ...
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?
Replies: 38
Views: 1779

Re: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?

Having read the latest Cycle, I was prepared to be in a generous mood, and point out (a) that we now know that the new Interim Chief Exec is in fact not only a former London cycle commuter but a Brompton user, and (b) it featured words from Chris Juden for, I think, the first time since he was sacke...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2246
Views: 72122

Re: Meanwhile...

I have a long history of issues with my ear and have regular checkups, over the weekend my ear decided to really go for it so this morning I called the booking centre at the hospital and was told I can only get an appointment by GP referral, rang GP, cannot speak to anyone until Thursday, cannot wa...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 10727

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I have a thin cycling balaclava which I'm wearing sometimes for Sainsbury's with the top pulled down. I am doubtful it does anything much medically but I want to be seen to be behaving like a responsible member of society.
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Your Ride Today
Replies: 168
Views: 15587

Re: Your Ride Today

I'm envious.

What was that little out and back diversion just south of Heathrow for? (I don't know that area).
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 20489

Re: TV/Streaming shows

We loved it. In the shock of week two and after the madness of early March it was the first time I laughed out loud for ages. We've also enjoyed the Covent Garden Gloriana and the Glyndebourne Seraglio. At some stage I want to catch up on a couple of bits of Monteverdi, but after a tough day at wor...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 20489

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Is anyone trying the National Theatre Live streaming of theatre shows, or any of the equivalent offerings from other theatres? It doesn't really work for me: theatre shows are designed for the dynamic of a captive audience in a physical place and the shared communication between audience and stage, ...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 10727

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

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by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 10727

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

In the Guardian, John Crace, marina Hyde, Zoe Williams et al are brilliantly savage on a daily basis. But today's Marina Hyde's opening struck me as particularly good: Perhaps on Sunday you watched the entire nation being lectured on what constitutes fatherly responsibility by Boris Johnson, a man w...