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Saturday, 28 November 2015

Surprise day out!!!

 Today, Andrea said we were going somewhere!!!!  First we had to get some money from the bank, and then posted a couple of packages.......

 And ended up at Hove Train Station!!!  We collected our tickets and got on a train to London!

 It was really busy though and we ha to stand up until the next stop....... when we got a window seat!

 Here we are!!!!  Where are we going now???

 Oh!!  We're getting the C1 bus!!  

 We tied a floppy disc thingy onto the rail, too!!

 We saw lots of Christmas decorations on the way too.  They were really pretty!!

 When we got off the bus, we found his window display - his tongue kept getting stuck out!!!!

 Oh!  It's Horrids!!!

 Andrea took me all the way to the third floor and then we had to walk a long way to a little office - and we got a Horrids Loyalty Card!!!!  That means we get extra Stuff when we spend money there!  How fab is that?!?!??!!

 We then walked back through the toy department and found some mice!
(Ed's note: when we turned round from taking this picture, someone was taking a photo of our red backpack with all the patches on it!!!)

 Then we went back to the Egyptian Nellyvators and went back to the ground floor.

 Rather spiffy eh?!?

 They had fancy lamps there too.
After this, we went to find the food hall to check where things were and we got very lost!!!  It was ridiculously busy in there today, and everyone kept getting in the way which was really annoying, so we didn't get any spiffy pictures.  Well we did, but they all had someone's else's face in the way!!!
We got so annoyed, we ended up leaving.  Besides, we were hungry from looking at all the food!

 We walked along the front of the store and looked at the spiffy window displays instead.

 And they had a bagpipe player outside too!!!

 And a teddy bear pulling a cracker!!!!!

 Then we found an Italian pizza place so we decided to go in there for lunch.  Andrea parked the Rolls outside for our ride home, did you notice?!?

 We had a glass of water because we were really thirsty.

 And a piping hot pizza with Italian ham and sausage on it.  It was yum!!!

 After lunch, we made sure the Laduree was still there!!  AND it's still open!!  Excellent!

 On the way back to the bus stop, we found some more mice in the window.....!!

 Oh here we go - only a few minutes to wait for the bus!

 We tied another floppy disc to the rail too!

 Ooohh.... that's a pretty decoration!

 Here we go - back at the station!

 We didn't have to wait long for the train - and we got a window seat straight away this time!!  I tied a weathergram to the seat in front!

 There's Battersea Power Station again......

 We couldn't see the river when we crossed the bridge because this train was in the way!!!

 Nearly home....!

And a short walk home!!!  (it rained here while we were in London!)
That was a fun day out despite the crazy crowds!!!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

More cable boxes!!!

 We found some more grafitti'd cable boxes today!!!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Complete UK drain covers

This one we found near the Seven Dials area of Brighton

This one we found at Brighton Station

 The one above and the following three we found in Brunswick Square, Hove in March 2015

we found the one above near the Old Steine on 27th October 2014

 We had a little walk today and found all these.....!!

 This one isn't really a drain, but it's an indoor drain looking item, from the Courtauld Gallery in London!

And that's another indoor drain type object from the Royal Academy in London.
The ones below are the rest of the outdoor manhole cover collection - although about a dozen have gone AWOL since a mistaken removal from my Picassa web album!  I'm hoping I'll find the missing dozen at some point!

 The one above and one below found in Brighton in July 2014

Found the one above in London in June 2014

Above seen near Palmeira Square in Hove in January 2014

 Found in Gower Street, London on 11th May 2013, one above and three below.....

Found in Brighton in April 2013!!

We found this one in London in March 2013!! It's near the St Pancras Youth Hostel.

We found this one in Chichester in August 2012!!

This one we found at the Tower of London in April 2012!!

 Here's some more drain covers that we found in London in October 2011!  This one is near St Paul's Cathedral!

 This one's pretty - I can't remember if we've seen this design before though....!!

This one's a bit like a chequerboard!

And Bob spotted this one on the way to the art shop!  He's a sharp eyed bear, you know!

 The next four are ones we found in Portsmouth!  This one is in the Historic Dockyard!

And this one got poo'd on by a seagull!!

This is an arrow one for the Brunel House in Portsmouth!

This is another one we found in Portsmouth.

These ones are from Brighton and Hove. We went for a walk along the seafront last week, and found some more drain covers!!  This one has holes in it!!!

And this one has lumps!!!

 This one has holes and lines on it....

 And this one is self locking!!!  How does it unlock though???

This one looks a bit like a wagon wheel and has bits of glass in!!

 Oh!  I think this one's my favourite!  It's got a daisy in the middle!!!

 We found another drain cover just with lines on it.

I decided to add my three new found drain covers to the big post of all of them!
This one I found in Rotherhithe, London, last May!

This one I found near Spitalfields Market in London

And this one I found near Victoria Station, London, not far from that fancy hotel that Princess Kate stayed in before her wedding!!
(Ed's note: I can't tell if this is the same as the other starburst ones we found in Brighton.....?)

As promised, I've now collected all my drain cover pictures into one post!!! This one is the latest, taken in Brighton, England!

And a round Brighton one with holes in!!

And a rusty Brighton drain cover!!

This one is from Hove in England, and has a starburst on it!

And this one has a lion!!!
Below is my original post all about drain covers in Brighton, England, first posted in September 2010!!!

A couple of weeks ago, me and Andrea went for a walk. I wanted to show her the drain covers I'd noticed - I think because she's higher up, she doesn't see them but they're ever so pretty!! This one has glass in some of it!

This one says "Gas Gas" on it - Andrea says that's You Tilly Tea.

This one's pretty too - I like the squares and diamonds on it!

This one's another You Tilly Tea for Water.

G G. I wonder if that's another gas one? The other gas one we saw was also a square cover...

This one has a sunflower engraved on it!!!

Oh - a rectangular one! Wonder what this is for?

This one's called "Pam Water". I guess she's in charge of that thing called You Tilly Tea.

Oh!! This one's made up of diamonds but has a flowery design on top!

And another one made up of circles!

Hodges and Butler..... wonder who they are?

Oh! More gas ones!! Yeah, I think all the gas ones must be squares. That's how they tell.

That's pretty!

Ah, now we have to be careful now. This is Grade C Dangerous Electricity. From Sigane. Wonder where Sigane is?

On the way home, we found some more drain cover things. This one says M but Andrea said it might be W for Water.

A triangular one!! I wonder what that does?

It's a Thomas Dudley Meter! I wonder what You Tilly Tea that is? I've never heard of getting Dudley and Thomas Bills.

FP - wonder who that is?

FH Brickhouse. Hmm..... Oh, it's Water.... it says so on the bottom!!

Fire Hydrant.... Andrea says that's for the Fire Engines if they need water to put fires out.

Oh, another little square one - must be gas!

We also saw one with a starburst in!

And another FH Water one! I never knew there were so many shapes and designs!