I've been helping out a friend who is visiting London soon by supplying them with some suggestions of sights that must be seen, restaurants that must be eaten at, and bars that must be imbibed in.You don't realise how little you take advantage of what's on your doorstep until you start thinking about it. Anyway while I was coming up with ideas my friend Preeti came up with the excellent toptable
which features some great London restauarants, with reviews, let's you book on-line and also has some great special offers. With their points reward scheme I already have enough points for half a chip at McDonalds ;o)
The simple search options are especially useful letting you restrict your restaurant hunt on place, price, cuisine and the like. Searching around the area I work in (SE1) produces quite a tasty list of places straight-off, many of which I wasn't even aware of. This is a site I'll be visiting again and again.
Do something cheery and fun this Friday lunchtime - build your own online tombstone
. The perfect past-time to alleviate the office blues.
/ / ____ _____ __ __/ /___ _________ _____
/ / / __ `/_ / / / / / / __ `/ ___/ _ \/ ___/
/ /___/ /_/ / / /_/ /_/ / / /_/ / /__/ __(__ )
/_____/\__,_/ /___/\__, /_/\__,_/\___/\___/____/
Despite the attempts of my dodgy cutting'n'pasting even my output from the figlet server
looks pretty cool (Nb. I had to look it up too - FIGlet is a program for making large letters out of ordinary text).
Having had a few incoming visits from singingfish
I went and checked it out - it's quite a nice specialist search engine designed for finding audio and video files. From some quick tinkering I managed to retrieve not only some streaming real audio of current tracks I'm interested in, but also some full length MP3s of older tracks. Naughty I'm sure, but nice none-the-less.
During Euro 2004 my football apathy dropped for a while
, but I think FC Fabulous
might be what gets me watching football all the time.
Once again I'm not sure if this is just a stange flash world or a game, but blue suburbia
is worth a visit for some point'n'clickery - note it turns your mouse pointer into a light sprite which I found a little confusing at first [ta incog neato
Just for phillydad
) a gratuitous link
to a picture
of Drew Barrymore naked in a bath with flowers strategically (drat
) placed on her [via sexiest 100
Is vector park
a game or just a little flash toy? It sure is fun trying to work it out [ta allegra
I'm not sure if Afterlife Telegrams
are black comedy or disturbingly genuine. They made me chuckle though.
"For a donation of $5.00 per word (5 word minimum), we can have telegrams delivered to people who have passed away. This is done with the help of terminally Ill volunteers who memorize the telegrams before passing away, and then deliver the telegrams after they have passed away"
The essential guide to the perfect English summer - how to mix the perfect pimms
- and if you're feeling lazy all bar one
are currently running a pimms menu
- half a dozen or so varieties at 12 quid a jug. Highly recommended [link via the infamous jules, all bar one research all my own work
Super-nice flash design, and insane music, at fishouse