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Sunday Selection

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A few London things from the Internet that have caught my eye this weekend:

Start getting excited for late night tubes with this new map

A simulated plane crash to test emergency services

If you’re looking for another subtle reminder not to waste any food, take a look at these seven families from around the world and what they eat each week.

Love this New York City street scene painting

Explore the history of London on a pub crawl. Which other pubs would you add to the list?

Sunday Selection

It’s been a quiet weekend on the whole, bar a walk around Bloomsbury that you’ll read more about tomorrow, a quick visit to the British Museum and a few drinks at home on Saturday night. I’ve spent the majority of this weekend catching up with some favourite blogs and indulging in the ultimate pre-Christmas activity – circling the programmes I want to watch in the TV guide! Midsomer Murders, Mrs Brown’s Boys and celebrity University Challenge are all on my list.

A few Instagram snapshots from my weekend:

instagram photosL-R: British Museum; Netflix fire video; University Challenge

London museum of the week

The Charles Dickens museum is the only attraction that I’m aware of that is open in London on Christmas Day. The museum is a Georgian terraced property in Bloomsbury that Dickens called home between 1837 and 1839.

Tickets for the Charles Dickens museum on Christmas Day will set you back £18 but you will (supposedly) be transported back to Dickensian London for the price. Expect film screenings, authentic decorations and naturally readings of the author’s Christmas stories.

Cocktail of the week

Warm yourself up with a hot toddy.

Blogs

  • Transport for London have a new website in Beta. They are currently testing this nearby function.
  • Wouldn’t commuting be better with Christmas decorations on the tube?
  • Test your London transport knowledge with this quiz from the London Reconnections blog.

A bit transport heavy this week! I’m sure I’ll be back with more frivolous links next week.

A look inside the Telegraph style book: banned words

I love style guides and think they are important for the future of the newspaper industry. A newspaper should not make sweeping statements or use colloquial terminology; I look to newspapers for the facts and to blogs for interpretation.

That said, style guides are always an amusing read. Today I stumbled across the Telegraph’s style guide and couldn’t resist a peek at their list of banned words. Here are a few of my favourites:

  • bloodbath
  • boardroom antics
  • boffin
  • bubbly (both for champagne and young women)
  • budget airline
  • come out (for homosexual and lesbian people)
  • disgraced managers, innocent victims and all their tribe are out
  • frail grannies
  • perverted Scout leaders

Best of all, the words ‘toff’ and ‘Europhobe’ are also banned from the Telegraph. I wonder why…!

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