I am now one post away from 350!
I made a couple of changes to my blog last night.
1) The dreaded security code is now in effect. I hate it as much as you do, but the spamming has become particularly intense.
2) After inserting this custom template, it was not easy to find the Permalink to each post, except by clicking on the "previously blogged" titles.
Thanks to Blogger's template walk through I was able to fix that and now if you click on the Time Stamp under each blog, that is your permalink.
Mundane daily notes over, check out what I did yesterday.
I walked to the site of the interview - out of St John's Wood via Avenue Road (over-arched by amazingly huge trees), got muddled at the big junction...up Finchley Road to Eton Avenue behind the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Thought I was halfway by then, having no idea how LONG Eton Avenue is. It went on and on and on, but was lined with some gorgeous red brick houses, mansions, and my favourites - the early 20th century Arts and Crafts creations. William Morris would have been proud, in fact the Fire Station was a fantastic example.
At the end of the avenue, it opened onto England's Lane which felt fantastically villagey and I could feel I was near Hampstead. The top of the lane met Haverstock Hill. I looked to my right, and guess what I could see between the trees! The Gherkin! (For you non-Londoners, that is the Norman Foster-designed cucumber-shaped skyscraper owned by Swiss Re in Canary Wharf.)
I went left towards Primrose Hill/Belsize Park, saw lots of trees and villagey shops. At one point, if I could have taken a photo with my eyes, I would have: a red vintage sports car (probably a newish Morgan) passed right by a timber-framed village pub by the green!
Doubled back and went right, towards Camden but was too tired by then and didn't go all the way. I walked aaaaaallllll the way back to Finchley Road and collapsed into a Thai restaurant where I had a yummy noodle salad.
Hey, I like this place. I WANT this job, and I would consider moving up here - I'd spend more time in Camden, maybe even hang out in Hampstead or go celeb spotting in Primrose Hill (cooler ones than in SJW), and spend less time in Central London...
(What? Leave behind Mayfair and Bond Street? Not walk into town through Regents Park? I guess so...Hey, this part of North London is just as desirable, but greener and even quieter than SJW.)