Friday, 2 October 2009

Time Travelling

Recently, I had cause to travel into central London on a Sunday, to watch England play Australia in a cricket match.

Obviously, this blatant disregard for the Sabbath meant I should have had an inkling but as I checked my options I found that the 1) Jubilee Line (to St John's Wood) was closed and that 2) Charing Cross trains were diverting to Blackfriars which might have been OK but for the fact that 3) Blackfriars tube station was closed for running repairs, so I thought about taking our other line to 4) Victoria but the trains to there were not running from Catford due to over-running engineering works, which meant I could still walk over the hill to 5) Honor Oak Park but Southern Trains were only running southbound from Platform 2 due to roof repairs which was the wrong direction for me so I had to wait a further 30 minutes for a reduced service from 6) Catford Bridge to London Bridge, get a shuttle to Charing Cross, take the Bakerloo to Baker Street and walk a further 20 minutes to Lords.

And we lost.

Looking forward to the 2012 Olympics, anyone? Christ.


  1. Sounds to me like you were wrongly in knip. You should have invoked the House of Stewart Rules which clearly state that a player may go on to St, John's Wood any time Blackfriars is closed for a period of two years or more.

    Though that could have been blocked had your opponent used the Frognal-Belsize Park gambit. But I don't have to tell YOU about that!

  2. In 5 years doing this blog, that might just be my favourite comment :)

    Are you sure you're an American, Tim?

  3. Would it make you feel better if I just did the whole "pip pip cheerio, mate" American impersonating an Englishman thing?