Who is this Jackcabnory......

London Cab Driver, part-time Singer, micro/macro blogger, runner and primary school teacher in the making.....

Friday, 27 February 2009

Almost 37...... chilled chicken?!

The title is a reference to my birthday on St Davids Day - iechyd da! - just a few years til I enter my 5th decade.......

Been a busy week, bought new car (to us that is) on Saturday, so will need to get some extra hours on the road over coming weeks to cover the balance!

Nocelebs to mention thus far, have had some interesting twitter exchanges with Richard Bacon and Simon Mayo.... and did get a question via text thru to Al Murray on Mayo's show yesterday.

Had a nice but brief coffee stop with an old colleague in Canary Wharf, next time we must do it longer, oh and realised that Canary Wharf is a tow away zone - ie that even as a licensed cab driver parking on a rank, you can't leave it unattended, got back just in time.

Picked up the most bizarre cargo this week, I got a job on the radio to collect from M&S in Fenchurch St, a bag with 3 cooked chicken breasts, and had to take them to an office near to Victoria, £17 to move them seems a little excessive given the current economic climate!

A few weeks ago I did an interview along with 2 of the guys from Black Cab Sessions and it finally got transmitted on Wed, the link to the piece is here , lots of fun and hope it widens the audience for these sessions, which are amazing and very unique.

That's all, nearly time to collect the old beast and go out on the streets of the smoke

Enjoy your Friday nights and weekends

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Twittered up

.... not posted for a couple of weeks, how remiss of me! been absorbed in the world of Twitter I'm on there click here for my part of it - if you're not up to speed, it's kind of like a constant stream of "What I'm Up to" in the Facebook fashion.... but it's extremely addictive. Those I'm following are Stephen Fry (along with a gazillion others) Richard Bacon/Jonathan Ross/Chris Moyles/Philip Schofield etc etc good fun. I'm glad I don't work in an office anymore, I got next to nothing done with idle browsing, this must be a killer for productivity the world over!

Anyhow, not been too bad of late, I joined in with the Taxi demo in London the other week, have posted video below which will help you if you're interested in the whys and wherefore.

Turnout was great, although sadly the authorities have scored a bit of an own goal in my opinion, by announcing that they will increase our fare by 3.4% from April - whilst we are all in the middle of an economic crisis, so keeping fares as is would have given us much more kudos..... hey ho.

Picked up Felicity Kendal today on account from her home in Chelsea, she and her grandchildren were lovely, exactly as you would imagine.

Well I best get off to bed, wife and kids all sleeping, and they'll want my attention in the morning - half term til Friday.....

Good night and gawd bless