Wednesday, 2 January 2019

There is such an urge to hibernate during winter that I sometimes wonder if we're being a bit stupid not to. Ha, I try not to follow the example of my cats too closely in this regard. 

Here are three (3) unmistakable signs that winter will cme to an end.

 1. New leaves and the start of fruiting
2. Flower buds

3. The fact that 3 nights ago I heard a blackbird sing lustily as blackbirds do (I think they're the first British bird to start nest-building) from a rooftop garden just up the road. 

I am trying to get out for as many hours a day as possible before it gets dark - at which time I am as happy as anyone else to snuggle in the duvet.

My imagination took flight on Friday when the Standard published more detail about the transformation of Tottenham Court Road

The whole area, from Euston Tower in the north to Centre Point in the south, is in the process of becoming a calm, creative and thoroughly commercial boulevard (those shops!) instead of a one-way racetrack for vehicles. 

During the working day (from 8am to 7pm), it will form a congestion-free zone for 6 bus routes. Were they trams (and hopefully at least some of them will be low or no emission), the area is set to become its very own mini-Holland.

Two destinations to help with your *best* 2019

Velorution: e-bikes, including retrofits. Free test rides.


59 Great Portland Street
London W1

Opening times
Mon-Fri  8:45 am - 6:00 pm

Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

London Green Cycles: e-cargobikes, including retrofits. Free test rides.

London Green Cycles

4 Chester Court
Albany Street
London NW1

Opening times

Sun – Mon CLOSED
Tue – Fri 10am - 7pm
Sat – 11am - 5pm

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