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Monday, June 30, 2003

Came back from a weekend away today and unusually got the tube home from Victoria after the delights of the Gatwick Express. Normally have too much luggage to bother with the tube after a flight and get a taxi from Victoria but with just a rucksack and with it being Sunday it was reasonable today. Rather pedantic announcer at Victoria though as there were severe delays on the District Line and he was giving us minute by minute announcements about moving down the platform, taking the next available train, standing back from the doors when they arrived etc etc. Was about to show my husband the brilliant "rule" about
where to get on so you're near the doors - which the guy from LBC referenced in his blog below. It worked. Stand by the MIND THE GAP floor signs - nine times out of 10 you'll be in front of the doors.

A brilliant transportation website linked to this blog recently and I learnt that on buses in Iceland they attach paperbacks on the seats so that people have something to read. What a fantastic idea. Unlikely to last for a second if it was on buses or any other public transport in London - unless they were books by someone very very dull.

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