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Hi Everyone, here's a few photos for your perusal.

Foxtons Estate Agents - cool decals.



Semi comatose stinkie, feel free to send captions.



How not to park a brand new car after going around a roundabout to
fast and hitting a divider, as before captions welcome.




Thats it for now, more to come soon.
The Reverend Rat +:-)

The Reverend Rat has been acting as a hyper-local "citizen journalist" photographer again.

Here are a couple of images of today's as yet unconfirmed (gas ?) explosion in Macbeth Street in Hammersmith.

Apparently there are bricks and other debris which were blown out at the back of this block of flats - numbers 172 -179, next door to the Hope & Anchor public house (a "gay pub").

The explosion blew out several windows at the front and even damaged some windows and brought down ceiling plaster etc. in the school building across the road.

Amazingly, nobody appears to have been hurt.


Macbeth Street (gas ?) explosion - flats 172 - 179


School windows damaged across the street

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N.B. for those of you looking for another possible explanation, not connected with a suspected, but so far as yet unconfirmed, gas leak, this part of Macbeth Street was used in the past (1998) as an filming location for Dr. Who - Remembrance of the Daleks when the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and his companion Ace (Sophie Aldred) see the Dr Who Locations Guide - Macbeth Street

The Reverend Rat is getting ready to resume blogging about London street life and technology etc.

Has he discovered a secret plan by Maplin the high street electronics store, to move into the Restaurant business ?


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All of these items, such as

  • Corned Beef
  • Milk Shake
  • Tuna Melt
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Hash Brown
  • Fish n Chips
  • Surf n Turf
  • French Toast
  • Bacon n Eggs
  • Lunch Box

are genuinely available from the Maplin's product catalog and high street stores.!

They are mostly electric guitar accessories.

Hello to all of you and thanks for dropping in.
I have been quite busy lately but due to persistent nagging about when am I going to post again? here it is :-)

"Banksy" on Hammersmith flyover

How not to liven up a Bar-B-Q

McDonald's unregistered software

September London 2600 meeting

Nigella Lawson celebrity TV chef filming at the fish stall

Trashing Karma

Cloud photo

We got a bit flooded in Hammersmith with all the rain, I am going to let the photos show the story.




Flood_4_300.jpg - note the car with the lights still on under water

This is the headline in all the local Gazettes.newspapers: Ealing & Acton Gazette, Fulham Gazette, Greenford & Northolt Gazette, Southall Gazette, Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Gazette.

FIRESTARTER Arsonist's high street rampage.

I was on my way to the Doctors when, I noticed that the door of Barclays Bank was cracked with smoke damage to the night deposit box. And then I saw Lloyds and Halifax had been attacked with the front of Lloyds burnt out and that was before I noticed a dark stain on the two ramps into the Police station all cordoned off, I could see that the tarmac had dissolved a little and the area ponged of petrol.

I took a few photos and rang a contact I have at the Gazette, no-one there knew anything about it and sent their Head Photographer to see my photos.

Arson_Station_300.jpg (Hammersmith Police Station)

Night_Safe_300.jpg (Barclays Bank)

The guy said he expected to see crap pictures i.e. mobile phone or shaky out of focus ect, pictures that don't meet the standard for printing. Mine he said were the best he had seen and used one on the front page :-)
also he said that my flood pictures would have been used if I had contacted them.
If I get four more published I can get my N.U.J. card.

Lloyds_Bank_600.jpg - click for a larger image of this photo of Lloyds bank which was published on the front page of the Gazette

The 40 year old male Arsonist got nicked trying to light the petrol at the Police Station and was done under the Mental Health Act.

Thats it for now
thanks for reading.
The Reverend Rat +:-)

Hello to all of you,
It's been a long time, but I now have lots of time :-)

A lot has gone past since I last blogged...Water mains exploding in Hammersmith and flooding the High street, Heh, it even made the telly and the big newspapers.

Water-Hole.gif Water-Pipe.gif

Warning to Vampires...
Legless person...
Ouch and more ouch...
Plus even more...

Cops and more Cops and other bits

The title says it all :-)

Hi all,
My phone is on the O2 network and they have brought in a new free service, it`s job in life is to text you missed calls numbers when your phone has been unreachable.
So I get off the tube and even though I had not asked for the service they had set it up and switched it on by default,
I got a text telling me someone had called along with the persons number.
I rang the number and it turns out to be a surprised friend, surprised because his number is suposed to be withheld....Ooops

I wandered into the O2 shop and used their phone to call technical support, the guy at the other end insisted that, no way was it possible for the system to come up with a hidden number of another the extent he was virtually calling me a liar.
Ok I said, I will take my evidence to the papers and see what they make of it....Aggh cough splutter...what? you`ve got proof???
Of course I have, how about the text you lot sent to me?....ermm we will get back to

5 minutes later they call back apologizing profusely, they`ve run a test and found that there is indeed a bit of a glitch that they did not know about and thank you for alerting them to the fact but there is nothing that they can do about it...followed by loads more apologies :-) I love it when they grovel..

I have since been told that Orange and Vodaphone are running the same sort of service...I wonder if they also have the "glitch"

An interesting way to park your push bike
Here`s a couple of weird looking art students 1
Well thats it for now, thanks for looking in :-)
The Reverend Rat +:-)

Well Overdue


Catching up at last :-)

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