Waitangi Day Circle Line Pub Crawl 2007

To celebrate New Zealand’s national day, Waitangi Day we did the Circle Line Pub Crawl along with several thousand Kiwis living in London.

These days most Kiwis start at Paddington and head anti clockwise for eight stops until Westminster where there is a mass Haka on Parliament Square across the road from the houses of parliament. Interestingly in police state Britain it is now a criminal offence to protest in Parliament Square without a permit from the local cops. Luckily the cops are pretty good natured about the whole thing and they let us behave like twats without ruining everything.

Having completed the CLPC over ten times we consider ourselves experienced campaigners and we decided to do it old school starting from Baker Street (to avoid the crowds) and going clockwise stopping for a beer at every single one of the 27 tube stops. My memory failed me some time after Westminster but I have been reliably informed that we successfully completed the entire crawl, again. Legends.

The day started badly with me jumping on a tube heading in the wrong direction at the second stop. Other than that the only mishap was Russell who took a running jump down a dozen stairs and is now on crutches.


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Bundy, Laura, Adam, Runty and I went to Iceland for Easter weekend. A fantastic country with loads amazing tourist attractions like glaciers, waterfalls, geysers and hot springs.

Joke of the weekend was when we noticed all of the flags were at half mast. After much debate amongst the team I asked the tourist information girl. She looked at me as if I was an idiot and slowly said “Jesus”.

If you go to Iceland you should be able to get a good deal from Iceland Air including accommodation if you book well in advance. Remember to take a bottle of spirits because a beer can cost eight quid!

On the last day we went to the Blue Lagoon which is pretty muich everyones last stop as it is right near the airport. Relaxing is not the word.


They don’t call it the land of ice and fire for nothinig.