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  1. Still continuing to be bright and sunny, but not a warm as it should be for the middle of June.
  2. While there are a lot of bad things happening in London, it after all a big place, it's generally a safe place. I worked in central London for about 40 years and at one time my job required me to travel around quite a bit and I also visited several places in search of anime related merch and never really encountered any trouble. It's just a matter of being aware of where you are and what's happening around you.
  3. Google "anime wallpapers" there's several websites that have loads of them. You can also go to Google and go to Images and enter the name of your favourite anime in the search box.
  4. They'd stab you because they;re probably dealing in class A drugs, heroin, cocaine etc, which is illegal and they don't want witnesses. The drug gangs are dangerous people, although they're more likely to stab you look like a member of a rival gang. Knife crime is a serious problem in some parts of London, sadly several people have died as a result of being stabbed, mostly young people which is even sadder.
  5. I hope everything goes smoothly with the move and you don't have any last minute problems.
  6. It's overcast but bright and probably a bit chilly outside.
  7. The last time I moved house was about 65 years ago. I don't remember much about it, but I do remember that the removal men packed all our stuff in large tea chests and when we arrived at our new house they wanted them back so they emptied them out and left a everything in a big heap in the middle of the living room! It took my parents days to sort the mess out. My grandfather was moving in to live with us as well and his removals men arrived at the same time so there was absolute chaos !! Have you ever visited another country?
  8. I can relate to that. There's some strange people on our trains as well. A few years back I was working in one of the parts of London that had a certain "reputation" and when walking along the road the rule was look straight ahead, note, but do not look at, anyone standing in doorways. To look at them, or even worse make eye contact was to invite serious trouble, especially in the darker winter evenings. The 'serious trouble' could be anything from a bit of verbal abuse to a knife in the ribs, I was very glad when my job moved me to another location.
  9. It's bright and sunny, but there's a cold wind blowing.
  10. I gift you several packets of crackers to eat with your cheese log.
  11. I have to admit that I often move around quite a bit on railway station platforms, but this is not because I'm on my phone it's because I'm a railway enthusiast and more often than not I'm only there to film the trains and it's necessary to change vantage point a few times during a visit. I also like looking around the stations because most of them are quite old and it's interesting to seek out evidence of past features and equipment that has been removed over time. One of the best things to find are the crests of the railway companies that originally built the station in the 19th or 20th centuries. (yeah, I know, I'm weird)
  12. This I think is why people don't take as much care of their phones as they should, they've got it on a contract for a small(ish) monthly payment. After many hours of observation I've come to the opinion that whatever the scientists and medical people say, mobile phones definitely have an effect on your brain. The electromagnetic radiation emitted by phones stimulates the part of the brain that controls your leg muscles, almost every person I see using a mobile phone is restlessly pacing up and down and round in circles, this is most noticeable on railway station platforms and similar places.
  13. The last game I played was "Hunt the product", this is a game supermarkets get you to play after they've rearranged the store since your last visit so nothing is where it was last time you went.... GRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,.............. What item in your house would you most miss if it was lost or stolen?
  14. I think you're quite right about this, people get a 12 or 18 month contract for a few £/$ a month then when contract's end get's near the phone company says "hey you're eligible for free phone upgrade, just sign up for a new contract and you can choose one of these amazing new phones absolutely free" and people take up the offer so they don't really think about the value of the phone they've got.
  15. I would much prefer not to have contactless and enter my PIN each time, but contactless does have its advantages. Transport for London has been a major advocate of contactless so you don't have to queue to buy a ticket on the railway network, you just touch your card on the reader at the ticket gate and touch again at your destination and the system works out the fare. London buses are all contactless only, you can't pay with cash. Mobile phone theft is largely driven by the astonishingly high price of new phones and the way phone owners are not careful enough and leave their phones on display, Mine never comes out of my pocket unless I'm as certain as I can be that it's safe, but so many people just can't survive unless their eyes are on the the phone's screen 24/7. What's even more amazing is how many people don't back-up the photos on their phone to their computer or a cloud service.
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