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Snowy Thames Path walk

Back in January us Londoners had a bit of proper snow and it was lovely. Also that month, stories appeared on the Interwebs declaring that the Thames Path by the Lovell’s development was to be opened after being shut for years (that is how it felt at least).

These two exciting events coincided with a visit from my aunt and uncle the weekend after the snow, so what better thing to do in freezing January than go for a walk to the O2! 🙂

It was also another opportunity to crack out the new shiny camera so here are some photos…

My favourite local, The Pelton Arms

An amazing sight! One can walk beside the river!





I spotted these wooly bollard hats two days earlier and found out they were the work of the Guerilla Knitters, Greenwich branch. Part of this walk turned into ‘spot the knitting’ which was quite enjoyable.







After the first knitting spots we came to Enderby’s Wharf which is supposed to be turning into a cruise liner terminal

Yes, I do cruelly force family members to pose for embarrassing photos





The east side of the Isle of Dogs is in the background

Morden Wharf with its awesome lettering



Spotted this great bit of work, I would imagine the Greenwich Industrial History Society were involved





Thwarted!

After walking the long way round we finally reached the O2 and went to Starbucks for a much needed hot drink!

We then went on the cable car but it was raining by that time and my photos are completely awful. It was fun though! Hooray for Boris’s dangleway!

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#GreenwichTweetUp 2

Last night was Greenwich Tweet Up 2 and we headed for The Pelton Arms again.

Saturday night is live music night at the pub and we saw The Repertoire Dogs strut their stuff. I thought they were ace and Ellie, Wayne, Michael and myself inflicted our awful dancing on our fellow pub-goers. There is a video but I will resist and not put it on YouTube!

Attendees included:

christiane
daddytimmers
designedbyblind and Mercer
elliestarlondon
helpea
make_trouble
misterjackc
mtcrowe
samcoles
waynp

PLUS

Charlie, a normo! i.e. she is not on Twitter, a friend of Helen’s

Also, the photos are crap, sorry!


Hai, my name is L A R A <<< A battle I will never win

Michael and myself, cheers!


Sam and Wayne


Wayne eating guide dog Mercer’s chew. Silly


Ellie, Sam and Wayne


Helen, Charlie and Jack


The dashing and sweet Michael who is raising funds for Movember

Another lovely night was had by all and Sam and I rounded off the night with a lovely lamb shish kebab from Greenwich Kebab. \m/

Keep your eyes peeled for the next #GreenwichTweetUp in 2012…

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#GreenwichTweetUp 1

Friday night at The Pelton Arms was the place to be. Only the coolest cats turned out for Greenwich’s inaugural Tweet Up. All five of us. 😉

Our excuse was Wayne’s birthday, a very good reason to meet random strangers from Twitter and to get a bit pissed. It was the first time I had been to The Pelton Arms and I have to say, what a delightfully laid back and gorgeous looking pub it is. Local, friendly and relaxed, I’ll be back!

A lovely time was had by all, and a kebab from Greenwich Kebab House at 2am rounded off the evening. Lovely.


1am… after the Jägerbombs, a lot of manly affection was circulating. 😀

In attendance from left to right are Wayne, his wife Helen, myself and the boyfriend, and best of, all the way from Kidbrooke… Michael!

My favourite bit of the night was seeing Michael run down Trafalgar Road and jump up and spin round a lamp post like in Singing in the Rain.

Again, lovely.

Keep an eye on #GreenwichTweetUp on Twitter for the next event…

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