Established 2003. Now incorporating The Sudbury Hill Harrow and Wherever End Times

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


If your cups don't chase each other round the cup tree,
I will arrange them so they do.
But you may not be the one for me,
And I may not be the one for you.

Stephen Moran

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Destruction of trackside environment on the Chiltern Line

Before (east - summer)
Before (east - autumn)

Before (east - winter)

After (east - 23 March 2016)

Before (west - autumn)

After (west 23 March 2016)
Before and after pictures this week of the trackside near Sudbury Hill Harrow. Is this justfied, in any way, let alone in nesting season?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cutting trees in the nesting season?

Chiltern Line
Tree cutting has been in progress for more than a week around this area of the Chiltern Line west of Sudbury Hill Harrow. They appear to be cutting throughout the wooded area alongside the track, not just adjacent to the track. Isn't this the nesting season? Is this right?

Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday fish & chips

Panos at The Catch, Greenford Road, opposite Sudbury Hill station
A good menu, friendly staff and, by the way, an excellent example of the signwriter's art

Harry Lemon's Malta

Valetta city walls

Maltese parliament building, designed by Renzo Piano

Saluting battery, Grand Harbour, Valetta

View towards Valetta from the the city walls of Mdina, the old capital

City gate of Mdina

Dingli cliffs

Street fountains in Sliema

Mural in Sliema


Fountain in Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valetta

Lane in Mdina

Local beer

Water font in Sliema

Marsaxlokk Harbour Sunday market

Jumping rockfish in the Sunday fish market, Marsaxlokk

Marsaxlokk Sunday market

Marsaxlokk Harbour

St Paul's Grotto
This is the Roman cave jail where St Paul and St Luke were held prisoner by the Roman consul Publius, subsequently converted, after they were shipwrecked en route to Rome from Damascus in 60 A.D. It's under St Paul's Cathedral, Mdina

Horse racing (trotting) at Marsa racecourse, Malta Racing Club

The course is dampened and raked between each race.

We sent Harry Lemon to Malta to report for the Willy on this Mediterranean island, and what does he do? Sends us hundreds of pictures and no text. I told him, for God's sake Harry, select a few of them and add captions. Don't be making us like captive audiences in the old days, having to sit through hundreds of Uncle Harry's holiday slides. (Ed.)

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Letters / Emails

Feargal, tell that blaggard Moran that he is on a final warning for moonlighting. Do you see his name on the attached? If he can't devote his entire day to the job, there are plenty of others who are only too willing - and for nothing, nada, zippo. Internees they're called. If you need anything I'll be at my accountants (Coral). And whatever you do, don't put this on the front page.

Red Woodward prop.

Liars' League, Tuesday 8th March, 7:30 pm
Downstairs at The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP

"Entry costs a bargain £5 (cash only) and doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start as usual. See you in court!"