London Bridge

I travelled up to London on Sunday (yesterday), the engineering works at Wimbledon made the rail journey longer, but thankfully, the work at London Bridge doesn’t start until next weekend. I hope that since I am usually travelling to Waterloo against the SE London tide, the additional traffic on the Jubilee won’t distress me too much. In theory, the Jubilee can carry more than during 2012, but it could get messy and its planned for 18 months.

London Bridge

Celery

Trip to Raymond Blanc in Pompey. They’d had a delivery problem and were only honouring bookings so that was OK. I should have had the pork, not the steak. The Mont Blanc was underwhelming but the celery soup was excellent as was the service. I was with Mrs. L’s family, not the easiest of customers.

Celery

Greek dreams

Playing Property Porn tonight, looking in Greece, Corinth, the Ionian islands & the Cyclades, with RightMove. One advantage of EU citizenship is that as a Brit, I have the right to buy property in Greece, maybe not near the borders, but they may be best avoided. One disadvantage is that the Health Service is not as good as in the UK, a second is that the language looks hard to learn because of the alphabet.

Mind you, money goes a long way in the Ionian islands.

Greek dreams

Rent or Buy

I think there’s some very heavy theory to be understood on the relationship between rental & primary markets; firstly there’s swap pricing, but it’s an acute issue in the housing markets, and also I think ‘creative content’. Although one market is very illiquid and the other is not.

Rent or Buy

UHD

While at PC World, I had a look at 65″ & 70″ UHD TV screens. The only room we have that it would fit in is the living room; but they won’t fit in many modern houses. A further thought is that at the moment the only HD channels I am getting are BBC & Channel 4; when do you think they’ll become commodity and bundled in the base option cost?

UHD