Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Honeygene play the Gaff

“More volume please!” says Phil Honey-Jones from Honeygene, ready to launch into the next number called “Only 17”.

“This one’s for the teenagers”, he says, indulging in a quick joke with his daughter Charlie Allen before setting the crowd rocking with their unique sound, a fusion of Acoustic / Alternative / Rockabilly, complemented perfectly by Charlie’s beautiful classically trained voice.

They started writing together on a sad note in 2007, producing a song called “Perfect Harmony” in honour of Phil’s mum who was dying of liver cancer.

However, the music is uplifting, a fusion of different influences including Johnny Cash, the Rolling Stones and Blondie. There is also a strong reggae influence, apparent in the first track, “The One Thing”, accompanied by TJ Tarantino on bass and Adam Lewis on drums.

They describe themselves as “dreamers”, and
“Full of Dreams” is the fifth track, starting with a subtle acoustic intro until the drums and bass pitch in with a much heavier sound.

“Truckin’ Love”, the highlight of the evening, finishes with a flourish of drums and everyone on a high.

When asked what song meant the most to him, Phil was reluctant to single one out, saying that they all meant a lot. He says that the songwriting “all happens very naturally”. Charlie says that she “wrote a lot more in the second album”, emphasizing the reggae influence that they call “reggae love pop”.

Honeygene have released one album so far,  “A Beautiful Place to get Lost”, with a new album coming out soon called “Under the Almond Tree”.

By Jane Playdon.

Independent columnistJulie Burchill gets away with Islamophobic comments.

 Julie Burchill: Poor Lauren Booth – she would do anything to get in with the tough kids

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Saturday, 23 October 2010

paranormal activity 2 Review

What's it about?

This "found footage"conceit micro budget prequel to the well received 1st installment relies on the success of its predecessor's opening weekend, and a much hyped teaser trailer.

This weekend saw Paranormal 2  break R rated midnight records on Friday on its way to $20 million. 

It follows Kristi Rey, her husband Daniel, their toddler son Hunter and Daniel's daughter Ally as after an alleged break in they install cameras in the house. Queue, more poltergeist jolts and bolts. 

Using a minimalist build up Ali and Kristi face ever more menacing jolts. In a  slightly rushed finale Kristi starts acting strange.  

The transition from poltergeist to demonic possession is signalled by disorientating hand held footage from Eli's video camera.

The Backstory: Although the Blair Witch marked the popular trend in the found footage genre, its origins actually go a little further back to the 1980 Cannibal Holocaust, a film banned in several countries including UK, and Australia.

For the first 40 mins its marginally more entertaining than Big Brother at 3am, punctured with the occasional clatter of sauce pans. You feel somewhat cheated out of your money especially if you were one of the ones who forked out for the advanced screening...

Adds nothing new to the original or the genre. The build up is too slow,and lacks the menace of the 1st installment and other found footage romps like Cloverfield. 

The jolts, bolts and chills will be sure to drive your date clinging to your arm but worth seeing alone for the shocking last ten minute finale which I won't give away here, but for those of you who have seen the first one- "heeeeres Katie!".

By Shaun Humphreys

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Don’t Mess With a Priest and an Iman.

“When a female priest is at the door, you ain’t going to mess”, says lead chaplain Rev Fiona Weaver.  

The dynamic duo of Imam Admani and Rev Fiona who work together at London met chaplaincy hit some serious heavenly clout in coming to the aid of faith and non faith students in family squabbles, crazy landlord rifts, and academic/faith issues. 

We can expect some more inspiring stories from the dynamic duo as the term progresses.
“People still have respect for a woman and the dog collar”, says Revd Fiona. Indeed the Church of England still has legality on its side. 

The Equality Bill, parts of which have been enforced since Oct 1 this year and was spearheaded by the former Labour government also gives faith workers and inter faith forums more authority and backing as it collates previously scattered anti-discrimination laws.  

Before the bill, public duties’ only considered disability, gender and race as “protected characteristics”.

Certain clauses of the bill however place limits on the “positive action” a company may take to alleviate disadvantage experienced by people with a “special characteristic”. It will be another matter for Christopher Booker to blame on the EU’s “power craze”.

The university is keen to stress itself as a “secular institution”. The chaplaincy was critical of the Fresher’s week for excluding particular faith groups by not providing alternative activities, for example, Muslims who are unable to drink under their faith. 

It has come to light that the registry regularly calls the chaplaincy for support in dealing with faith/academic issues.  

University Staff are required to attend training workshops in diversity; however faith awareness is only an optional unit of the training.

According to Rev Fiona, faith students either closet their faith while socially fitting in, or assert their religious identity in a fundamentalist way, “These are two ways students deal with their identity”, Rev Fiona explains.

“I feel good to be seen as a liberal person but still have strong values and faith in my religion” says a a Muslim studying event management who insisted on being unnamed, “In Pakistan I might be considered very liberal...but I still have a conservative side”.  

She highlighted the practical difficulties for a Muslim in sticking to prayers.  Preparation for prayer can be time consuming and the whole process can take up 20-25 minutes.  

Some Muslim students have taken to praying only once at about 4-5pm, “as long as I do my practice and duty, I’m happy”, said Amin Sharif who studies Computing Science and lives in Ox bridge. 

Amin uses the prayer rooms once a day, but wasn’t bothered about being involved in the Islamic Society.

The Revd has a good relationship with the Christian Union; however there have been clashes as some Christians have  asserted evangelical views on abortion and other topics in lectures and even in the Piazza. “Freedom of speech comes with responsibility, there needs to be a balance.  Spirituality not religion”, said the Revd and Imam.

Faith and non-faith Students have been regularly seeking pastoral support to “cope with life”. 

Main issues include living faith/study, sexuality and faith, living away from home/ problems at home and abusive relationships.

Student Mariam Morid has formed an initiative called "Muslim Jewish friendship". 

She was inspired by her cousin who took a Jewish fiancee. Alot of Mariam's Afghan family members cut her off because of anti-Semitism. 

The group is still in planning stages.

"We think that growing problems like Islamophobia and anti-Semitism come from insufficient knowledge but also from the media and the countries that we live in, and we’ll tackle it through having fun music events and do other things to explore each other.”

The subject of inter faith forums is pertinent at a time when Germany has just broken its silence on immigration and job concerns. 

The Germany chancellor announced in the last week "multiculturalism is dead" in Germany, in speaking of the millions of Turkish immigrants who came to Germany in 1960's to fill a labour hole,including some 4 million Muslims. 
Some of the political parties spoke about "dominant Germany culture" "integration"  and Christian values. 

Currently London met has an Islamic society, a Shea society, Christian Union, and Life way Christian fellowship. There is talk of students forming a Jewish society.

Similarly, a “soul conversations” event will be held for the first time in London for London met students, an event which has been popular throughout the UK universities. 

It will encourage different faiths to share their personal spiritual experiences, organised jointly by the chaplaincy and NUS.

By Shaun Humphreys

Monday, 18 October 2010

"Multi-culturalism Is Dead"

The shock statement from German chancellor Angella Merkel comes at a time when Thilo Sarrazin's book is seen to blame Germany's decline on the 16 million immigrants who failed to "integrate".

Horst Seehofer, of the Bavarian state premier of the Christian Social Union called for a "dominant German culture".  

Merkel appealed to conservatives but troubled concerned cosmopolitan Berliners.

Volker Beck of the opposition Green party called for  "Qualified immigration" to keep up with economic competition.

But what about the 5million Muslim population who have "no productive function other than selling fruit and vegetables" and the turkish workers who helped plug massive labour gaps in post-WW2 Germany?

Such nervous right wing statements should be interpreted as a response to economic instability, in particular concern over the job and housing market and play to certain voters. 

Sunday, 17 October 2010

"Say-is there any way of not spending ANYTHING and yet not reduce taxes?

Chubby public schoolboy and his accountant/maid. A Thatcherite cold front has descended upon the streets of Britain spelling death to the "dole culture". 

The Conservatives are wielding the Axe of Austerity and Lib-dems are struggling with being under-lings. 

It will take 12 years for people to forget the lib-dems "betrayal", which is the same amount of time as it took voters to forget that a conservative government =cuts, a lot of talk about values and not much else.

Policy selection has never been more simplistic "-if it saves money we'll do it."

"If anyone can come up with another idea for schools that doesn't require funding then we'd welcome it. " says Cameron.

Whoever proposed the prisoner education scheme proposals, really- what were you thinking?  This country is on the brink of bankruptcy. We need to keep offenders uneducated so they in all chance reoffend.  

Imagine them coming out of Wandsworth speaking fluent French and waving around a degree in economics. It's cheaper to keep them in those drab conditions than create more jobs you know. Those prison pastors are the problem. They keep converting felons into respectable members of society. We have enough of those-and enough born-agains taking over theatres and stadiums!"

By Shaun Humphreys

Cameron a lefty?

Katie Price on the Rhetorical Question.

Katie Price proud of her alleged IQ of 99 brings us a tediously dire definition of a "rhetorical question" in the plastic show What Katie Did Next . Although in fact "a rhetorical question" is not a word Katie.

"Do you think its sunny today? Well, obviously it's sunny today. That's a rhetorical question.  I think I got that right...its like do you think Polly's got blonde hair, or has Polly got blonde hair, it's a rhetorical question. Coz she does have blonde hair".

It's ok Katie because you are a  "wheeler deeler after all, able to ""able to spot who has a boob-job or not"

Your unique brand of "intelligence"  braces you for those dastardly intrusive tv deals that dog your private life. I just can't understand how the paparazzi always know where to find you...

By Shaun Humphreys.

Browned off

Lefties vs Righties.

London tries to exude an artificial and whimsical air of bourgeoisie charm the type heralded by bored housewives and cross word lovers alike. 

Even Transport For London is cashing in with "Art on the Underground". 

And....what is a "strategically important subject"

As reported in the Guardian on Tuesday it was inferred from the Lord Browne funding review - Securing a Sustainable Future for Higher Education-that funding for arts and humanities would receive cuts.  

Lord Brown specified "medicine, science, mathematics" as "strategically important".

After all, given that the defense budget is potentially being slashed, keeping a  ready supply of well trained nurses at the ready for all those poor soldiers negotiating the front line with naff assault rifles that keep jamming, makes sense.

Visions of illiterate Philistines stomping around the country using priceless works of literature for toilet paper and grunting the occasional “ug” at the homeless actors, philosophers and film-makers clutching beautifully worded cardboard pleas for help had us horrified.

Lord Browne faced the music in an online forum at The Student Room on Wed 13th. In response to the question " don’t you think abandoning the Arts & humanities is short-sighted?" Lord Browne said,

We're not. If students choose to study these courses, then the Government will provide the up-front funding for it. If it is strategically important, then it will receive additional funding.

In an article in the Guardian, Professor Carole Leathwood suggested
that a more appropriate title for the review would be "Securing a sustainable future for privilege and elitism", saying that:

Research shows that working class, women and some minority ethnic groups tend to be more debt-averse than their white middle class peers, and that financial considerations strongly impact upon decisions of which university to attend – particularly for working class students.

Potential students were interviewed at an open day at London Metropolitan University on Saturday.   

The BBC had already published a poll reporting that “more than two-thirds of UK students would be put off university by tuition fees of £7,000 a year.”  

Prospective younglings and their parents were quizzed on the science vs art debate.

Jenny, a potential student of Extended Sciences, had difficulty answering the question of whether maths/science subjects are more important. She said in response to potential cuts,  

“I’d be very upset…the reason I didn’t like Art & Design was that there was a lot more written work…you can get what you want out of art without a degree…It was more a hobby than a career, so I abandoned it”. 

She said that she works very hard, and described herself as “working class”.

Emma Byrne highlighted the benefits of studying in Ireland where students pay an enrollment fee each year and have no tuition fees.  Students however are required to pay for all their own books and materials. 

She suggested it would be better for Irish students to study at home with fears of UK tuition fees being uncapped.

Jacky Johnson's mother offered an Anglo-American angle. She was surprised how a lot of British families were not in the habit of saving for their child's education,  "Students should have to pay" she said. 

The potential uncapped tuition fees did strike her as a drastic change for UK students, "it's going to be outrageous".  

Jacky said she was seriously considering doing her conservation degree part time alongside work. 

She is trying to transfer from Cardiff University because of staff shortage issues and only four other students doing her course.  The Johnsons considered themselves working class.

Future students of the subject area would still receive up-front funding for their degrees so there does not appear to be any imminent danger of the country deteriorating into a cultural desert.  

Hopefully one day Arts and Humanities will cease to be the subject of parish meetings and be taken seriously. 

Jonathan Moore, Academic Leader at Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Languages and Education, summed it up quite well when he said that the market would decide. What stays or goes will be determined by the old rule of nature: “Survival of the fittest.”

By Jane Playdon and Shaun Humphreys


Thursday, 14 October 2010

The Microscope is Mightier Than the Pen.

'There are clinical and priority courses such as medicine, science and engineering that are important to the wellbeing of our society and to our economy ... In our proposals there will be scope for government to withdraw public investment ... from many courses to contribute to wider reductions in public spending'.   Lord Browne on the Report.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Well done Mr Marr

Andrew Marr, presenter of The Andrew Marr Show on the BBC, on bloggers at a talk he was giving at the Cheltenham Literacy Festival:

“A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed young men sitting in their mother’s basements and ranting. They are very angry people”.
“OK – the country is full of very angry people. Many of us are angry people at times. Some of us are angry and drunk”.

Good luck with the fallout.

Antonio Salas.

Monday, 11 October 2010

The Little Bird and the Monster

Monday morning in my "Reading Poetry" class, and we were taking it in turns to read out poems we had selected. I chose to read out the song "Vicarious" by Tool, a band I have always been extremely impressed with, due to the outstanding quality of the music, the bizarre alternative realities they portray in their music videos, especially this one, and the wonderfully immersive experience that is seeing them live. The song is about how we are thrilled by watching tragedy on the TV, vicariously, in a safe environment, and challenges people to admit it.

Now it has to be said that some of the imagery in their videos is a bit dark. After playing the class the video we moved on to another poem, a wonderfully sweet message of hope entitled, appropriately enough, "Hope" by Emily Dickinson. Which is when things started to turn really bizarre.

The tutor accidentally hit the "replay" button as she was rolling up the screen that the video had been projected on. The sound had been turned off, so she didn't notice that the video was playing again on the wall behind her.  

So as we were discussing the imagery of the little bird in the Emily Dickinson poem, how the fact that it can fly represents freedom, and how the little bird of hope has kept "so many warm", Tool were showing us otherworldy wormlike creatures slithering around an apocalyptic-type landscape, telling us "don't look at me like I am a monster".


By Jane Playdon

Friday, 8 October 2010

Off To Check Out Ice Cream Fridae for the Verve Magazine

No edible ice cream apparently  but  I will be interviewing partying students and staff -hopefully just before they are off-their heads or glued to the quiz machines like vultures. Not looking forward, under a sickly pallor. 

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

"You can't do that on Google".

Tonight I attended the  launch of the new London Metropolitan MA in International Journalism, which took the form of a debate on International Journalism in the 21st Century.

After an introduction by James Bennett, academic leader, who said that the "MA was one of the first of its kind in the UK", and that the degree "transcends international borders", the first of four panellists stepped up to the stand.

Johnathan Charles, foreign correspondent for the BBC, who has covered the wars in Iraq, the conflict in Yugoslavia and many more, regards the time he spent abroad as "the golden age of journalism". 

He elaborated by saying that, although the world has been getting smaller in terms of news coverage, budgets have been getting smaller as well, and that with money cut off the budget, people have been questioning whether they can afford to retain a foreign correspondent. His response?
"You can't do that on Google".
Johnathan covered the war in Chechnya in the late '90s, and he described it as "piecing together a jigsaw puzzle". 

He made the point that you had to be there experiencing and reporting on it, which would enable you to make the connections to spot the trends emerging in future events. He said that a good foreign correspondent stops seeing the pieces of the jigsaw and sees the whole picture, something that you don't get from Google. 

In a nutshell, the longer one is a foreign correspondent the easier it is to see the links. He ended with a quote from Winston Churchill: "The more you look back, the more you can look forward".

Jeremy Dear, General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists, was up next.
He said that the targeting of independent journalists worldwide has soared over the last decade, mentioning the journalists who were charged recently with "seditious libel" for criticizing the Gambian president, Yahyah Jammeh, and another who was imprisoned in Cameroon. 

And yet, he emphasized, the shocking treatment of journalists in some places has not put a stop to articles about threat, censorship and political pressures, saying that the "irrepressible spirit of independent journalism" is alive and well.

Echoing Jonathan's comment about budgets affecting journalism, he said that corporate business models are threatening quality journalism, that thousands of jobs have gone, and that there are 200 less journalists currently covering the European Parliament and its affairs than there were 5 years ago.

He emphasized the importance of "boots on the ground", giving an inspiring example of a journalist, Robert Fisk, who investigated a bombing in Baghdad by going to the site, picking up the pieces, getting the serial number off the fragments, and identifying where the bomb actually came from as opposed to what was reported elsewhere.

Natalie Fenton, Professor of Media Studies at Goldsmith's College, spoke about the media's relationship with democracy, saying that "journalism is de-democratizing as well as being democratizing", as the abundance of choice of news sources on the internet can result in less exposure as people get more easily sidetracked. 

She said that the current style of speeding it up and spreading it thin was more like "creative cannibalization" than news journalism, again echoing the previous speakers' message that there is too much googling going on and not enough real journalism. She said the ideal way forward would be a post-corporate, not-for-profit, independent news media.

Clive Jones, Chairman of GMTV, spoke about his time as a journalist for the Yorkshire Post in the '70s, a time when you had to look out for the nearest phone-box to report a story, or knock on someone's door and ask if you could use their phone. "You will have noticed there's been a technology revolution" he said to much laughter from the audience. 

He said that technology should have changed and liberated news gathering, but instead has created an environment where news as entertainment gets a bigger audience than serious journalism. He said that the  24hr news channels are a "wonderful lost opportunity", and that the quality and range of journalism needs to be improved. One way of doing that, he suggested, was to increase the amount of advertising in the news channels.

After Mr Jones had finished, John Gabriel, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, lightened the mood:
"Well students, I hope that hasn't put you off". Laughs all around.
Richard Evans, Senior lecturer at London Met, asked if any of the panel had some inspirational advice for us.


Laughs again, then Clive Jones saved the day by saying that Journalism "is one of the areas of study with the highest employment rates". Jeremy Dear did his bit by saying that getting stories that make a difference to peoples' lives is definitely worthwhile, and Jonathan Charles emphasized "the thrill of getting the story, getting it first, getting it right and getting it on air".

Phew. That's alright then.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Tube Strike Was a Communication Fiasco.

The TSSA union have claimed they waited up to the day off last Sunday evening’s Tube strike for a response from the Mayor in negotiations.

 However Transport for London (TfL) say there were absolutely no communications from the unions and admit they were baffled by TSSA’s claims.  When asked if they tried to arrange a meeting, TfL didn’t respond.

 The one day stand-alone strike seems to have been more of a protest having sparked no negotiations from either side. According to the head of TSSA Gerry Doherty: 

We wrote over six months ago…. to discuss plans to cut 800 ticket office jobs and slash opening hours by more than 6,000 hours at more than 250 stations.
“So far, [Mayor Boris Johnson] has not bothered to reply. Even at this late hour, we would urge him to stop playing to the gallery and enter into urgent talks to resolve this dispute before Sunday evening.” 

In a press release from the last few days TFL announced a 28 percent loss in ticket sales over the past four years owing to the popularity of the Oyster card.

The so called “reductions” aim to redistribute ticket staff from now quiet ticket offices e.g. north Ealing.  What exactly this redistribution will entail isn’t specified, nor the change of job role inferred. TFL promises “no forced redundancies”.
TFL have received two more proposed strike actions to come in November.

The Gay Times

I'm happy after being accepted for work experience at the Gay Times! Yay.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Met's Labyrinth

First day of lectures at uni.

"Please tell me how to find room TMG-61" I asked, after looking at the different colours and shapes on the map for so long my mind retreated into a corner and assumed the foetal position.

After being told in no uncertain terms that it was across the courtyard, up the stairs and to the left, I dutifully did as I was told, went across the courtyard, through the doors and encountered my first obstacle. How far up the stairs? 

The first lot, which, if you go through and to the left, bear no resemblance to the room you are supposed to be in, or all the way up the stairs, which bear no resemblance to the floor you are supposed to be on?

So I retraced my steps and turned right instead of left, and that was good.
You might conclude that it was my misunderstanding of the original directions, and I would be prepared to agree.


The week before, welcome week, I thought I was being oh so clever by following the signs to the room I needed to be in.  I carried on in the general direction when the signs stopped, thinking the right room would reveal itself to me if I carried on in that direction. No. 

Figuring myself to be hopelessly lost, I accosted the first person in a purple top I found and asked for directions. She cheerily informed me that all I had to do was go up the flight of stairs she was pointing to, follow the landing, give my regards to the explorers of the South Pole, and then I would find my classroom.

Exaggeration? Naa. Even the lecturers agree that we should arrive early, as it may take us some time to find the right room. So here is an equally useful map of the labyrinth, courtesy of Escher:

Rape in Haiti. Champs De Mars camp is "a place of death"

Eye witnesses in Haiti report rape-torn camps. One humanitarian writer is currently interviewing people in the camps. Police are telling her of no increase in rape reports despite women in the camps reportedly being impregnated by attackers. Women are in hiding. There is "no justice" one women says.

Tube strike Terrorism Alert Combo-Is There Anything Worse For Commuters?

There are severe travel problems being reported by commuters particularly those going to and from france with a combined tube strike and terrorism alert. Currently UK, france and Germany are on red alert.

In Paris police have repetitively evacuated St. Lazare train station after multiple false alarms in the past week. 

The terrorism alert to the three countries was issued by intelligence from the States based on fears of a Mumbai style attack being duplicated in Europe.

Saturday, 2 October 2010


How Our Taxes Are Being Spent Overseas.

Video shows how much the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost taxpayers and cost in human sacrifice.

The End of Banned Books Week-September 25-October 2 2010

No votes in yet but check

Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books for 2000-2009

The Pope's £838,000 Spin Doctor-Paid For By the British Taxpayer.

Deserted Customs at Bristol Airport Lets Drugs Across The Border.

Jim star a campaigner for legalised cannabis got past a deserted HM customs last week. He walked through the red channel at Bristol airport with 80 grams of cannabis having pre-phoned HM customs to advicehe was coming in from Holland with a prescription of the herbal cannabis.

Was this a backdown from the authorities on "the war on drugs" or incompetency?

London Victoria Coach Station Finally Modernised

London's Victoria coach station is a hub for low cost commuters, alot of whom comprise tourists.

The station has finally installed ticket machines to alleviate huge queues of luggage mules at the ticket booths who wait for up to an hour to purchase a ticket.

Good news all round.  I sometimes have to use the station to commute between Norwich and London if I forget to advance book a train.  The experience is exhausting.

The Gay Teens Suicides Problem.

50 Cent's latest tweet  "If you a man and your over 25 and you don't eat pu**y just kill your self damn it. The world will be a better place. Lol"

What Is The Difference Between Al-qaeda and Al Gore...?

"Alqaeda is rebranding After Being Rejected by Most Arabs" according to a jihadi media expert.

The new Usama tape, first one since March has been coined the title "stop the method of relief work" by media and extremist sites.  It looks like it was again released to Al Jazeera. They must feel very popular...

Bin Laden's environmental ethics reitterate "how to save the planet" audio in June, in which he linked the war in Iraq to America's plundering of the black stuff for the big cooperations. It reads like Bob Geldoff's middle east tour.

This is a link to the new audio for those of you who just want to hear his voice...

Jarret brachman in her blog  at also asserts the "rebranding".

A paraphrase from his latest video asserts "Providing tents, food and medicine is a duty... but the disasters [facing many Muslim countries] are much bigger than what is being offered."

Staunch right-wing conservatives have latched onto Al-qaeda alleged environmentalism, coining the anecdote "what is the difference between Bin Laden and Al Gore"...

The general consensus is that the "rebranding" is to pull in support from those not too enamoured by the 9/11 , london tube style spectaculars. Al-qaeda is rebranding.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Kim Jong II Spotted In Oxford Street?

Kim Jong Il was spotted in Primark Oxford Street today posing as a security me. 
I was shopping for underwear to avoid doing laundry. Or at least it was a very good likeness...and by the way £5 buys you a weeks worth-thats cheaper than doing washing!

More People Watching Video on Facebook than Yahoo [STATS]

More People Watching Video on Facebook than Yahoo [STATS]

Tube Strike-Just Call In Sick...

Strike is currently set to begin 18.00 on Sunday 3October.

The tube will be partly manned by volunteers giving travel directions, over a hundred extra buses to man routes. Conjestion charges will remain in operation and all london boroughs have been encouraged to delay road works. Commuters are advised to top up oyster cards before sunday.

I recommend calling in sick.....what with the weather as well....