How punctuation became sexy Lynne, who has lived in Brighton, for ten years, began her war against bad grammar as a sub-editor for The Times, meticulously checking other people's writing for punctuation gaffes. Her lowest moment, which prompted her to action, was seeing a banner at the Tesco Metro at a petrol station in Dyke Road near her home. It read: "Come inside for CD's, video's, DVD'S and book's."
NG London/ Exhibitions: Thomas Jones in Italy
The Royal Academy of Arts : : Pre-Raphaelite and Other Masters I took the day off yesterday to visit the Metropolis and see the Andrew Lloyd Webber exhibition at the Royal Academy -- I'm a big Pre-Raph fan and I was in two minds about this one, but i was very pleasantly surprised by a) how big the exhibition was and b) of the quality of the paintings and drawings! I'd expected 3rd rate rejects with curiosity value only, but this was a fabulous collection -- he must be seriously rich!!! There were whole galleries of Waterhouse, Burne-Jones and Rossetti (I was surprised at the amount of R, cos I'm going up to Liverpool next week to see the 'definitive' Rossetti exhib at the Walker) as well as lesser seen artists such as Atkinson Grimshaw (plus there's one strange room of odds and sods, including a Lowry and a Picasso!!!). Lots of pots, furniture, tapestries and books too. Highly recommended, but only on until 12 Dec!! No queues... keep going to Cats, folks, so he can buy more... also took in the Thomas Jones (not the singer!) exhib at the National -- small but wonderful.. the London xmas lights were cr*p!!



Go west -- my letter about the West pier -- but how those few lines at the top crept in, we'll never know!!


Teachers63 I had a dream last night about a cricketer called Albert Pipes -- I typed this into Google and this is what I got!


Steve writes: Now that all the roadworks at Old Street in London have been finished, a very bizarre cycle lane has popped into existence. There don't seem to be any others nearby. It's not the shortest, but it's surprisingly comprehensive.


Fietsersbond Afdeling Maastricht -- just added some more Dutch pix. Ivo Miesen just got word from the webmaster of the website of the 'fietsersbond maastricht' that he has two pictures of good bikepaths on his site. Both are taken in the town of Maastricht. Ivo and Tim have been having quite a discussion about UK and Dutch cycle lanes... should install a forum!!


A mention of my weird cycle lane website in this week's Big Issue! ain't seen one yet... you can never find an Issue seller when you want one!!!!
trafficlightwars.co.uk -- great animation, compelling stories! includes bicycle!


BBC - Radio 4 - Comedy - Homepage -- The Shuttleworths new series has started -- dash! but you can catch up on the first episode on the wonderful R4 website, trouble is, after Thursday, they'll be Realplayer broadcasting next week's episode!!


Cyle emptiness -- (sic) blimey! fame at last! After the feature on me on page 3 of the Argus in Tuesday, a disgruntled letter writer tells me to get a life!



A website on Frank Patterson, a master of the old pen and ink -- his speciality was cycling.