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23 August 2016 @ 08:42 am
Yesterday we completed the District line so now we've only got three more lines to go - the Northern, Piccadilly and Central - and we will have completed them all. I guess we might have to tackle the DLR or Overground next! I'm quite surprised that we've managed to do as many over the summer as I was expecting it to be a really long process. I've only got a week and a half left before I go back to work now so I don't think we'll complete it by then but there's always weekends, and half term is in October.

I've posted pictures of all the stations on my facebook page - a folder for each line. I mainly posted them so I can keep them all and organise them but there also there for anyone to see. Some of the stations are really nice. I think my favourites so far have to be, South Kensington, Kilburn Park, Barons Court and Gloucester Road. They're really nice looking stations. Oh, and South Kenton because it's so small and cute.

In other news: on Sunday night I watched "Suits" - 6x07 - I thought this episode was quite good but again I'm finding all the law stuff really hard to follow (as Mark said "there's too much law stuff in this show about lawyers"). I'm not entirely sure what this deal Harvey's got is all about but I'm sure it'll all become clear. I am enjoying the Rachel storyline though - it's nice that she's got a storyline that's not about Mike. I'm interested in seeing where it goes.
 
 
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Tracy
21 August 2016 @ 06:02 pm
Today Mum and I went to Hammersmith and walked to Paddington which completed both the Hammersmith and City line and the Circle line! So another lines we can tick off! We've only got a few lines to do now - the District, which we're hopefully gonna complete tomorrow, and the Northern, Central and Piccadilly lines. It's pretty cool walking around places we've never seen before (I love it when you just don't know what's gonna be around the next corner) and seeing the different designs of all the stations. I've lost count how many London borough's we've walked through now.

In other news: I finished season one of "Shadowhunters" last night - it took me three nights to watch 13 episodes but I'm still not entirely sure if I liked it or not! It's just easy to binge watch when things are on Netflix though (when it tells you the next episode will start in 20 seconds by the time you've decided if you want to watch it or not it's already started and it would be rude to turn it off). I need to find something else to watch now.
 
 
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Tracy
19 August 2016 @ 02:04 pm
Mum and I have done some more walking since my last posts - we've almost completed the District line now - only one small section to go. Yesterday we walked from Wimbledon to Edgware Road which was actually a really nice walk and I really enjoyed it. We also watched passed Fulham's football ground and Chelsea's football ground which was pretty cool. We were gonna complete the District line today but the weather didn't cooperate and it's raining today. Hopefully we'll finish it on Monday.

In other news: I watched the first two episodes of "Shadowhunters" on Netflix which I thought was okay. I might watch a few more episodes and see if it gets better.
 
 
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Tracy
So, I for up this morning and watch the "Scream" finale first thing because of spoilers (incidentally, it appeared on Netflix UK at 8am).

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Tracy
13 August 2016 @ 11:11 am
So, last night I decided to make a start on "Stranger Things" on Netflix (I'd so many good things about it I just had to give it a go). I ended up watching 4 episodes. I wanted to watch more but after 4 episodes it was 11pm and it seemed like a good place to leave it. Especially as there's only 8 episodes in total and I didn't want to watch too many (I'll probably end up watching more episodes tonight though). It's a really interesting show, sometimes weird, sometimes scary and I really like the 1980's setting (and the music is really cool).

I'm looking forward in seeing where things go from here - and if there is gonna be a season 2. Definitely worth a look if you haven't seen it yet.

Incidentally, Eleven's hair is awesome (I think I might buzz mine again soon).

In other news: BBC have cancelled the show "The Living and The Dead" after one series. I never actually watched the show but given that it premiered on iPlayer like "New Blood" did I'm wondering whether it could be good news or bad news when it comes to the possible renewal of "New Blood". I think I'm gonna try and be optimistic about it and think that maybe the loss of this show might be good for "New Blood" but who knows really? 
 
 
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Tracy
12 August 2016 @ 09:40 am
On Wednesday Mum and I went to Havant - we'd never been there before and only really went because we could get there for £1 on Megatrain. There wasn't much in Havant actually but we walked down to Hayling Island and spent most of the day there which was quite nice. There wasn't much in Hayling Island either but the little beach front was pretty and it was nice to walk around there.

We've done the three day trips we booked for this summer now - Southampton, Portsmouth and Havant - we got lucky with the weather on each day as it didn't rain or anything, and it wasn't too hot which is good. I'm glad we booked those trips as it was nice to go somewhere different.

In TV news (I've actually watched some stuff!):

"Scream" - 2x11 - this penultimate episode was quite a good one. Obviously the killer wants to implicated Emma and Audrey for some reason. The whole motive of these attacks does seem to be to punish Emma and Audrey, doesn't it? I still don't have a real guess on who the killer might be - Keiran's suspicious and so is Eli (although, he just seems way too obvious), Eli's Mum is also up to something but I'm not sure what it is. Hmmm. The killer will be revealed (unmasked as it were) next week! I can't believe it's the finale already. I wonder how it's all gonna end? Do we have any news about a third season yet?

"Suits" - 6x05 - I thought this episode was quite good but, again, the law stuff was very confusing to me (like always) but I liked Harvey doing everything he could to try and help Mike out. It shows how much he cares. I think the Rachel subplot is quite good as well and I'm interested in seeing where that might go from here.

"Chicago Fire" - 4x10/"Chicago Med" 1x05 - I thought this crossover episode was quite good but it wasn't until the end of "Chicago Med" that I realised it also continues in an episode of "Chicago PD" which I don't watch. So that's a bit annoying.
 
 
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Tracy
09 August 2016 @ 10:54 am
I don't think I've watched anything since my last post (seriously, this years summer schedule is brutal, I only have four shows a week and three of them are on Thursdays!) but me and Mum finished the Met line on Sunday morning - with only 4 stations left on it it only took us a couple of hours so we chilled for the rest of the day.

Then yesterday we headed to Walthamstow (I'd never been there before) to make a start on the Victoria line. With only 16 stations on the line we thought it would be a fairly easy one and it was. We completed the whole line yesterday and finished at Brixton at about 6.30pm. I was really pleased we managed to do that in one go and would have been slightly disappointed if we hadn't.

And as we were walking through Tottenham we took a slight detour to White Hart Lane (home of Tottenham Hotspur, of course), it was quite hard to see the stadium properly because of all the work going on next to it (for their fancy sounding new stadium) but it was cool to see it. I also went into the Spurs Megastore where I bought a cute little teddy bear - it was only a fiver and small enough to not clutter up my room.

Then we walked through Arsenal so while we were there we walked past the old Highbury Stadium- which is now and really cool looking apartment complex although it still looks like a football ground. It's really impressive and I love what they've done with it. We also walked past the Emirates Stadium which is pretty cool (also checked out the Arsenal shop but didn't buy anything).

It was nice walking through all the different London boroughs - Lambeth, Haringey, Hackney, Islington, Camden, City of Westminster - and, of course, taking pictures of all the stations and other interesting things.

Now we just need to decide which line to tackle next.
 
 
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Tracy
So, over the past few days I did another rewatch of "New Blood" (watched case 1 on Wednesday, case 2 on Thursday and case 3 on Friday). I think I've seen every episode three times now. It just works so well when rewatched and I think I actually enjoy it more every time I see it which is weird. As time goes by I'm getting increasingly worried that we're not gonna get a series 2. I feel like they would have said something by now (but I don't really know. It's different with British shows). I almost feel like the BBC are just gonna not say anything and the show will be forgotten about and that makes me really sad. It's such a good show, it definitely deserves another series at least. I think it did okay in the ratings (combining iPlayer with live TV figures).

I'm not feeling optimistic at all right now but I hope I'm wrong.

In other news: Mum and I made a start on the District line yesterday and we did 12 stations which I thought was quite good. We went through three different London boroughs, Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Newham. Some of the places we walked through were quite nice but some were a bit rough but it's always nice to see different places, especially ones which we wouldn't normally visit. We also rode on the District line for a bit, I can't remember if I'd ever been on the District line before - I can't remember if I've ever been anywhere that required me to. Anyway, it was pretty cool to get those 12 stations out of the way although there's still a long way to go on this line.

I also saw an ice cream van selling lemon ice so I had to get one. Love lemon ice but you don't see it very often.

In TV news: last night I watched:

"The Night Shift" - 3x10 & 3x11 - I'm not sure why two episodes aired this week but there you go. I thought both episodes were quite good and I'm interested in seeing where things might go from here. I'm really glad they put this show back in the summer schedule this year as it didn't work last year when they aired it Feb-May instead. It fits much better in the summer when it doesn't have to compete with other shows as much.

"Suits" - 6x04 - I thought this episode was pretty good. I wonder what Mike's cellmate actually did (or what his father in law did). Is Mike gonna be able to go through with this, his cellmate (I can't remember his name, sorry) is the only friend he's made in there and making an enemy of him might be a really bad idea anyway. I think Mike needs to explain the situation to him instead of going behind his back but then I don't really know how that might end up given that we don't even know why he's in prison in the first place. I liked seeing Harvey worried about Mike (remember back in the early seasons when he tried to hide how much he cared?) and trying everything to get him out of there. I'm still finding some of the law business stuff a bit confusing but I think that's a me problem not a show problem. Looking forward to seeing how things play out.

I also watched "Chicago Fire" - 4x09 - which I thought was okay. I've got an episode of "Chicago Med" on my TiVo which I think ties in with the Herrmann storyline but I'm not sure which episode of this show it goes with. I'm gonna have to look at the airdates and see.
 
 
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Tracy
05 August 2016 @ 05:25 pm
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Yesterday Mum and I ventured out to Zone 9 of the London Underground and tackled the far end of the Metropolitan line. You know, I never really thought about it but the Met line goes really far! It goes all the way to Chesham which isn't even in London (it's in Buckinghamhire apparently) which is crazy. It really felt like going out into the sticks and felt a lot different to the Aldgate end which is really central. Very strange. The stations at that end of the line were quite far apart but still doable, so we ended up walking from Chesham to Watford (via Amersham, Chalfont & Latimer, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth and Croxley) taking in 7 stations on the line (which ended up being about 16 miles).

Then today we tackled another section of the Met line and went to Uxbridge and walked back from there to home - we saw another 8 stations. We only have a little bit left now - we need to do from Pinner to Moor Park - and we will have completed the Met line! And then we can tackle another line - the Victoria line looks like quite an easy one so that might be next on our list (although tomorrow we are visiting my Nan who lives in Romford so we might make a start on that section of the Distict line while we're there).

I'm finding it quite interesting seeing all the different stations (how they look the same or different and walking through places I don't know is always cool).
 
 
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Tracy
03 August 2016 @ 03:56 pm
When I woke up this morning I watched "Scream" - I'd heard it was a game changer episode and didn't want to find out any spoilers before watching it.

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Now I've watched it I've got nothing to watch tonight. Think I might do another "New Blood" rewatch or something.
 
 
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