For some bizarre reason I have always wanted to visit a certain studio in London. From the Beatles to Beyoncé, Led Zeppelin to David Bowie, from the Undertones to the late Bing Crosby: over the last 75 years, one British studio can claim to have recorded more famous artists than any other. Less than a mile from the world-famous EMI studios at Abbey Road, this is the Delaware Road home of the BBC's Maida Vale Studios.
After meeting Ray and Diane (nb Ferndale) for lunch in Merchant square we ended up at the Dickens Pub in London street, Paddington. We had three most enjoyable hours in their company and talked about everything boating and life in general. With us all heading in the same direction we really look forward to meeting up with them again.
Thank goodness for this pop up loo at Paddington , as there was no chance of myself or Ray making it back to our boats after an afternoon of drinking. The pop-up hydraulic UriLift urinal can be raised out of the ground for use when needed . I did wonder what would happen if it decided to pop back down while you were using it.. Mind you I don't know what the girls are meant to do if they get caught short….