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1000 Things in London

1000 Things in London

Thing 899: Drink Tea at Orange Pekoe

October 5, 2013 by Nixy42

One of the downsides of being a blogger is that many of the 1000 thing adventures involve FOOD.  I am a big fan of food, and thus am in a… Read more…

Categories: Food and Drink

Thing 667: Do something truly Pointless

July 23, 2013 by Nixy42

My last post was a slightly maudlin affair, as I mourned the passing of the BBC Television Centre. I still mourn the loss of BBC TV Centre, but I have… Read more…

Categories: Culture, Entertainment

Thing 502: pay homage to BBC TV Centre

March 25, 2013 by Nixy42

On Friday they finally switched the lights off the glorious BBC TV centre for good. This made me sad – I couldn’t even bear to watch the BBC’s celebrations on… Read more…

Categories: Culture, Entertainment, History

Thing 907: Celebrate the Tube’s 150th Birthday

January 9, 2013 by Nixy42

Every once in a while I have an adventure so peculiar, I feel compelled to talk to you about it. Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Tube, and as… Read more…

Categories: Activity, Culture, Travel

Thing 698: See Fireworks

November 6, 2012 by Nixy42

Last week London started going crazy for James Bond with the release of “Skyfall”, and so has my blog.You have to hand it to Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council. Their… Read more…

Categories: Bond, Culture, Entertainment

Thing 972: Participate in a Baking Competition

October 5, 2012 by Nixy42

Last time, we had a tale of triumph, with our heroine successfully completing a 10k race, and treading many of the same roads that proper Olympians trod, albeit a great… Read more…

Categories: Food and Drink

Thing 552: Be inspired to do some sport

August 25, 2012 by Nixy42

Here follows a salutary lesson in what can happen when you allow the Olympic spirit to inspire your generation to actually do some sport. In July I ran the British… Read more…

Categories: Activity

Thing 552: Stage your own Olympic Torch relay before the Paralympics

August 18, 2012 by Nixy42

I don’t know about you, but I for one am deeply tired of all this muttering that the Olympics have finished. No, no, no. This is the intermission before the… Read more…

Thing 778: Watch an Olympic event in person

August 11, 2012 by Nixy42

My mother vaguely rebuked me about the blog the other day. “People can’t do all the things you have done. They can’t watch the Olympic Opening Ceremony, so why are… Read more…

Categories: Activity, Olympics 2012

Enjoy the finest day to be alive in London: See the Torch, visit South Africa House and Watch the Olympic Games Opening

August 5, 2012 by Nixy42

“Are you absolutely sure the best way to do this isn’t watching it at home on a 46″ screen?” said spouse, as we evaluated our options to watching the opening… Read more…