Thursday 29/04/10

Daniel,Sosia,and Hunter,three San Franciscoites, who went out to sample Shoreditch delights!

“When in doubt, do without”

Sosia, San Francisco.

“I do not like thee, Doctor Fell,  the reason why, I cannot tell;  but this I know, and know full well, I do not  like thee, Doctor Fell.  Tom Brown, English Poet.

Ernie,  Banker.

“It is what it is, it’ll be how you change it”

N.V  .

“Pain is temporary, pride is forever”

Aleksey, Investment Management.

“Love yourself, and people will love you”

Rafik, 30, Environmental Consultant.

“Be true to yourself and the rest will follow”

Jeremy,  34,  Bar Manager.

Tuesday 27/04/10

“Mr Gates once told me that money is not important. I answered him with a question. Who he thought he would be without his money. I am still waiting for his answer.”

Mark, Software, Holland. The above, is one of 12 comments and quotes, that I received in the websites comment box . All sent from Mark, a former passenger. All of  his quotes and comments will be uploaded in the near future.

“My mother is far too intelligent to understand anything she does not like.” Arnold Bennett, Novelist

Fran, Sculpture

“A family with the wrong members in control – that perhaps is as near as one can come to describing  England in a phrase.” George Orwell

Leonardo, Retail

“Frustration is the illness of the brain.”

Alice, Professional Flamenco Dancer

“Aim high, there’s plenty of room.”

Nick, Media

Monday 26/04/10

“A gentleman isn’t the person that will say my father is…or my father was… but is the person that says  I AM…” Arabic proverb.

Selim, Tunisia

“If you can’t be a good example, be a bad mistake.”

Debs, Finance

“Go with your heart and not always your head.”

Jelena L.

“Got there fast, that’s what it’s all about.”


“You only live once, but if you live like I did, once is enough.” Frank Sinatra


A big thank you to Dave Chester. Your support and kind comments are greatly appreciated.

Friday 23/04/10


It was 3.50 am when my cab was hailed by two attractive ladies. They had just stepped out of a night club on the Kings Road, Chelsea, and wanted to be dropped off at two separate locations (their homes), so nothing unusual with the request so far. All continued to be as it should have been, until we dropped the first passenger off at a  dark quiet street. I suggested that we waited until the passenger had entered her property and safely closed the door behind her.  This was when things turned a little comical…“Yeah we can wait till she gets through the door”  said the remaining passenger.  She then added “Oh it’s alright, she’s checking her bajangas.”  “Checking her bawhatas” was my reply. “If she’s checking her bajangas she’s perfectly ok.”  “Oh I see,” I certainly could not deny the fact that she was checking something.   “It’s ok driver, you wasn’t to know.” “Wasn’t to know what?” “You wasn’t to know that bajangas mean tits.” Now had she referred to them as threepenny bits, Bristol Cities, jugs, baps, small bits, led zeppelins, mameries, bosoms or jolly bags etc, and I not grasped what she had been talking about, I would have been disappointed with myself, but not being aware of the bajanga term was in my opinion a forgivable sin !  At this point, I was starting to think that I might be on the receiving  end of a wind-up, so it seemed logical to check my rear view mirror and check out my passenger’s facial expression. There was no eye- to- eye contact, because my passenger was now looking at her own chest and checking out her own tits, sorry her own bajangas ….  She eventually looked up and made eye contact with me. Before I could say a word, she took it upon herself to inform me that her bajangas were ok too.  At this point, different things started to run through my mind, and one thought was that this was possibly an after- effect of the Icelandic volcano eruption ? “So err.. this self boob groperage, it’s all the rage now is it ?”  “Oh yeah it’s going on in all the trendy bars and clubs.” “Oh, right.”  By now it was 4 am, and I was south of the river. I made a quick executive decision, and decided that there was no way I was going to miss out on this new craze that was apparently sweeping London’s club land.  “So if your mate’s bajangas are ok, and your bajangas are ok,  surely the only thing left to do is for me to check that my bajangas are ok ? “Yeah it would be a crime if you didn’t, driver.” Well I thought the crime rate in South London was high enough, and the last thing I wanted to do was get pulled over on a bajanga violation ! There was only one thing left to do… Yep you guessed it.. wait for the next red traffic light and give myself the full on bajanga inspection. Duly the red light came and with the cab now in a safe stationary position, the inspection began. At first I placed my right hand on my left man boob, sorry left bajanga, and with a firm grip moved the hand up and down. All seemed to be ok, I did the same with my left hand on my right bajanga. The traffic light then turned to amber, so I quickly placed both hands on both bajangas for a double bajanga juggle. The light turned to green and with a great sense of relief I informed my passenger that all was ok upfront ! “What ?” “Oh you weren’t to know, but I’ve just given myself a thorough bajanga going-over and it’s safe to say that there are no alignment issues upfront, my love.”  I received a reassuring wink from my now very impressed passenger. And once again my mind began to wonder. Was I on a crest of a wave ? Was bajanga checking going to become a nationwide phenomena ? Only time will tell……
The one thing I was aware of, was the fact that there were now three people in London who had bajangas where they were supposed to be, and that meant that I could proceed deeper in to South London. At this point my face was wearing a cheeky smile, and my mind satisfied with the fact that I’d been gifted with some bajantastic blog material !

SPECIAL THANKS TO  SP+W FOR PRODUCING THE ABOVE  CARTOON.  SP+W can be contacted at the following link

Wednesday 21/04/10

“Two choices today: take it or leave it !”

“And the wind fell and there came a great calm.”

In loving memory of Kay Rault, Channel Islands & Scotland

Brian & Solly

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with friends.” African Proverb.

Louise, Chef

“A loving true relationship, should have the determination of a mirror, which never loses its ability to reflect, even if it’s broken into thousands of pieces.”


“Once we went to a disco club, hoping to find a British hub, he can’t be a rub, or a tub.. drinks on us…”

The North American girls

Tuesday 13/04/10

Raina and Sumedha have mastered the fine line between fun and disobedience!

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” Katherine Hepburn

Raina and Sumedha, Students

“When you look back at the end of the show, what sort of performance do you want to have given the world?”


“If you burn your arse you have to sit on the blister.”

Crevan, Ireland

“It takes more muscles in your face to frown so sit back relax and smile.”


“Ask not what your cabbie can do for you, but what you can do for your cabbie.”

Chris, Poet

“The journey is the thing.”


“Make God laugh… Make a plan.”

Arup, Agnostic Billionaire, Indiana


Vikram and the LSE crew

Monday 12/04/10

Richard - A celebrity fashion stylist. Note the snazzy trainers with no less than three tongues!

“Stereotypical is nothing but nonsense, we are what we are and we are what we do.”

Richard, Celebrity Fashion Stylist

“All female cyclists should be naked for safety reasons.”

Donald ,62, Road Safety Awareness Campaigner

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Byron, Barrister