Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Success at Memory Loss Towers

A great day at the towers...
I was on seven points on 28's so looking for a cheeky 'A' grade to drop to 21's. I've been working so hard since the last appearance my head has been spinning. This is what's going on at the moment;
1. Grief at work which will probably go on for two years and give me a 50/50 chance of getting sacked.
2. Appearance today for the drop.
3. Taxi lesson yesterday, taxi driving test next week.
4. Motorbike course week after next.

So to my appearance. I was called in about half an hour late by Mr Hall. He spoke a few kind words before the appearance which really put me at ease. What a gent that man is.
The runs I had were ;
Prendergast School - Horniman's SDOL
Thomas Tallis School - Plumstead Taxi Rank
Deptford Police Station - Hither Green Railway Station
Plumstead Cemetery - Chis N' Sid Grammar School

I ran the runs well and sat back holding my breath, knowing I'd done enough for a good score. What I wasn't ready for was Mr Hall saying 'That's one of the best appearances I've witnessed in three years, you got a double A.' What a great feeling, 19 points on 28's. I'd put in so much work for a good score, even missing Britain's Got Talent last night to keep studying (I know, I know I'm so committed..)
My next appearance is 18th July so 48 days to wait for a 21, but I'm not complaining at all. The sooner that comes round the better, I just want to push on.
Back to the maps tommorrow after a whole bottle of Chablis tonight, it won't touch the sides!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Game has Changed..

'Unfortunate work circumstances have dictated that I look at alternative incomes' - That's the official version and I'm sticking to it. The details of what's been happening over the last year will become clear in time, but I can't talk about it here as the circumstances I mention are still being resolved.

With that going on the poker dreams have to wait and I need to think about keeping my house if I get the sack. When all this blew up in June 2010 I decided to do the Sector three Knowledge of London yellow badge to find a way to earn a reasonable wage to stay afloat. Nearly a year later I'm on 7 points on 28's after a very respectable AA on 56's, a C and a B on 28's.

I'm hoping to get an A on my next appearance in May then get my yellow badge in December. The plan then is to apply to start my green badge, and that's when I'll blog my progress on here to keep me sane and record the madness of London life. I'll also fully explain the scoring system I mentioned above for those who aren't aware.
Anyway I'm headed to the big smoke now to meet up with my pops for a beer or two..