Saturday, May 29, 2021
Late May iPhone Roundup
A couple more post-pandemic firsts for me yesterday! (I know, I know -- the pandemic isn't over, but you know what I mean.) Dave and I went to the Carlton Tavern with some of our co-workers after work, and unlike our previous visit, we sat inside -- which was a good thing because the weather was terrible. It was as close to a normal pub experience as I've had yet, in more than a year.
Then, to get home -- we took a bus! I took the photo above, of the Old Bell pub in Kilburn, out the windows of the upper deck. I hadn't been on a public bus in at least 14 months.
So, a few more signs that normalcy may be returning to our lives. But there have been setbacks too. My flight to Tampa on July 1 has been cancelled by British Airways, so I need to find an alternative to that. Ugh.
While I sort that out, here are a few more random pictures from my iPhone:
When I walked Olga yesterday morning, we found this little bowl of water and some nibblies set out on the sidewalk, along with this sign: "Hi, I found the crow and took him home. He was not safe there from foxes. It was 11:30 p.m. I rescue birds so lucky I found him. In future please call London Wildlife Protection on xxxxx. Thank you for your kindness."
Which is a long way of saying, "You did everything wrong, but thanks anyway."
Some fallen geranium petals around our newly sprouted Peruvian lilies.
Olga beneath an impressive Ceanothus on the housing estate near our flat.
(We have a strong blue-and-white theme going with these pics...)
Found a dinosaur. He looked a bit...disintegrated.
This trailer rolled up to our street with some giant coils of pipe, part of an ongoing pipe-replacement project by Thames Water. There are still big holes in the street, and in fact we got a letter saying they're shutting off our water mid-morning this Thursday. But it's only for a couple of hours and we won't be home, so no big deal.
I found several of these Post-it Notes stuck to walls in our Middle School, all bearing vows of support for the LGBT+ community. Maybe it was a class exercise? (Yes, I know, "community" is spelled wrong, but that is somewhat offset by the correct use of e.g. (exempli gratia) to cite an example. Pretty good for Middle School, I'd say!)
Finally, rays of light from an interesting fixture at the Carlton Tavern.