Exciting news: I was recently privileged enough to be invited to contribute to the Cabbie Blog website. For those of you who haven’t encountered this blog, it is a fascinating mix of London facts, dates, quotes and London taxi drivers’ stories. It is easy to spend hours browsing around the various sections of the website.
For instance, there is a story from one cabbie about Diana Rigg removing her trousers in his taxi. And a quote from John le Carré: “Smiley was soaked to the skin and God as a punishment had removed all taxis from the face of London.”
But back to my exciting news: among the regular features is the London Grill, a series of “ten devilishly probing questions” about London, and yours truly was featured yesterday. You can read the post here.
I realise I have recently been breaking every rule about blogging, particularly the rule about blogging regularly. Once again I will endeavour to post more regularly. I have two subjects that may bear closer inspection: street names based on fruit and veg (it’s preserving season at the moment so I am elbow deep in jams and pickles) and streets associated with fictional murders (I’m reading a murder mystery that revolves around a building “on the banks of the Thames at Battersea”).
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy Cabbie Blog and my small contribution.