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Your Riots Tonight

I got a text message just before hometime yesterday to say that karate had been cancelled, presumably because of The Situation. So I went home, which was possibly my quickest commute ever - there was very little traffic on the roads.

This morning I visited the bike mechanic in Penge to have a new exhaust fitted to my scooter, and came in to work via Brixton. Lots of shops closed and shuttered; the Pay Day Loan place had its windows boarded but had made up for this by putting up balloons.

It seems as though London had a quiet night and the trouble has moved elsewhere. Sorry Bristol, Gloucester et al.

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the Pay Day Loan place had its windows boarded but had made up for this by putting up balloons

Nice! Boards do make businesses look shut and unfriendly, so I think that's a top idea.
It was funny to see what was open and what was closed; there was a locksmith's open in a whole row of shut shops, presumably because business had never been so good.
I guess it would also be a poor advert for a locksmith:

Our products are so secure you.... oh, wait, better nail some boards up, too!
Good job they're not a glazier's.
There's a big patch of horrible wet weather up over Scotland. If it would just move a few hundred miles south...
That would be perfect!
Yes! This has been a running theme on a couple of weather forums I subscribe to. A full day and night of cold, wet, windy conditions would probably work wonders. Manchester, at least, may be quite wet today.
Oh, my eyes!! Ha, I need to update my pop culture references. I was thinking of this cartoon:

http://www.ju90.co.uk/rona.htm