The Anonymous Widower

An Unusual Hospital Appointment

I have just been sent an appointment from the local hospital for a routine echocardiogram.

What is unusual is that the appointment is for 18:40!

I am 73 and I’ve never had an appointment at a hospital outside of the normal working day.

How unusual?

I suppose it’s just that the hospital is catching up on work, delayed by the covids.

February 5, 2021 Posted by | Health | , , | 3 Comments

Inappropriate Language

My bank sends a six character code of three letters and three numbers to my phone, so that I can login.

Today, the three letters were KKK.

How inappropriate is that?

I have complained!

February 5, 2021 Posted by | Computing, Design, Finance | , | 3 Comments

Cooking Multiple Cinties

My son and his husband came round for supper on Sunday, so I cooked a batch of Cinty’s French fish pies.

The method is detailed in Serial Cooking – Cinty’s French Fish Pie.

I cooked four, which was one for each of us and one for the freezer.


  1. Every pie got two pieces of haddock.
  2. The topping was a mix of gluten-free bread and parmesan, blended in one of Delia’s Little Choppers.
  3. I served them with baked tomatoes.

I cooked them in 0.6 litre Le Creuset dishes. You can never have too many of these.

February 5, 2021 Posted by | Food | | Leave a comment

From Silicon Roundabout To Bank – 4th February 2021

I was on top of a 21 bus, as I took these series of pictures.

Silicon Roundabout


  1. My bus Crossed from North to South down the East side of the roundabout.
  2. Work is now concentrating on creating the new road and pedestrian layout in the North-West corner of the roundabout.
  3. There will be a lift for passengers in this corner.

This map from Transport for London shows the future layout.

Note the Shoreditch Grind coffee house on the map.

20 Ropemaker Street

This will be a twenty-seven storey tower.

Moorgate Station

The road was blocked off yesterday, when I went earlier to Marks and Spencer. It still was when I took these pictures.

This screen-capture from a Crossrail video shows a possible future Moorgate.

Note the new buildings at 101 Moorgate and the current Moorgate station.There appears to be a gap, so will the station entrance be set back behind a small pedestrian area?

From Moorgate To Bank

The last two pictures show the works at Bank station.

February 5, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , | Leave a comment