16 May 2011

Public information...

I expect most of you concerned already know, but just in case this blog is your only contact with the outside world...and because John is a lovely person who worries about you all, he told me to do this when I phoned him about it...


There's been a coded bomb threat issued for central London. So any of you over here (and I think most of your aren't...) take care of yourselves, and stay vigilant.


Right, now back to the normal irreverent conversations about boxer shorts and leather...

46 comments:

John H. D. Watson said...

Thanks.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Anything for you.

And I know yu won't but...don't come any further into town than you already are? Or go to any busy areas...and definitely don't even think about coming to the yard! It's all very calm right now, but if anything does happen, or any roads or tube stations get closed it'll very rapidly become chaos. And I don't want you being late fetching the boys or anything because you're stuck somewhere.

I've never really had anyone to worry about in these situations before...it's a very odd feeling.

John H. D. Watson said...

Note: Everyone, please feel free not to talk about my underwear on this post. Really.

John H. D. Watson said...

L - Not planning to go anywhere but to pick the boys up in a bit and walk the dogs. No need to worry.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

No one was even thinking about your underwear, I'm sure.

But because of that comment, I now have that bloody 'sex bomb' song stuck in my head. Thanks.

And good. I will try to let you know if I ever see any prospect of coming home.

John H. D. Watson said...

I now have that bloody 'sex bomb' song stuck in my head.

Now I do too, dammit. Don't spread it to anyone else. The last thing London needs today is all of Scotland Yard going around humming Sex Bomb under their breath.

Anon Without A Name said...

Lestrade - Thanks for the heads up (the tube was unaffected when I was heading across London an hour or so ago). Hope you get home - and get some sleep - sooner rather than later.

Everyone else - You might also find the BBC coverage useful

mazarin221b said...

Stay safe, London. And everyone in it.

Anon Without A Name said...

Argh, poor skillz + phone = html fail. *headdesk*

BBC news coverage

Lindsay said...

You gents stay safe. Here's hoping it comes to nothing, or that any bomb that does exist is found and neutralized.

Anon Without A Name said...

Argh, html fail *headdesk*

BBC coverage: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13412871

Bronwyn said...

John, can we talk about Orio's underwear?

Stay safe y'all,
Bronwyn

John H. D. Watson said...

Absolutely.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Before he gets going, I fully admit that I like nice underwear. So some of mine is colourful. And I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Bronwyn said...

Because I stumbled across these yesterday and thought of y'all.

http://www.mensunderwearstore.com/prod/andrew-christian/AN-9114-NVY.html

TTFN,
Bronwyn

Bronwyn said...

Also, in my random browsing, I ran across an article that basically said Orio isn't allowed to wear pretty underpants to work. Is that actually true? Because that's a damned shame.

Hold on, I'll find the link. Ha! It was on stylelist.

http://www.stylelist.com/2010/08/20/british-police-officers-underwear-ban/

TTFN again,
Bronwyn

John H. D. Watson said...

Maybe he'd better get the ones you suggested just in case. They seem completely appropriate for work to me!

Paula said...

Stay safe, everyone.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Haven't heard anything about that in the Met, thankfully, Bronwyn. Not that mine are on display. I think I'm a bit too old for my belt to be down around my bum like the kids today.

Danger, I'm leaving now. Can't keep my eyes open here.

John H. D. Watson said...

Good. Any preferences for dinner? Mrs Hudson says you're "too tired to cook, don't even think of arguing."

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

No, anything is fine. Need me to get anything? Just walking to the tube now. So decide quickly!

John H. D. Watson said...

Nope, just bring yourself.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Bollocks. Just woke up in Wembley. On my way back to you. Hopefully. Am doing everything I can to stay awake.

John H. D. Watson said...

Here, have some more underwear. It worked last night.

http://www.aussiebum.com/en/underwear/1622/brf_02%20yellow/

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Oddly enough, the third picture is how I like to dress for DIY.

But as you know, I'm more of a boxers man, in general. And not those horrible pointless baggy ones.

John H. D. Watson said...

how I like to dress for DIY

Ah if only that were true...

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

You shouldn't have said anything. This lot would have believed it!

Almost back with you.

John H. D. Watson said...

That's what I was worried about!

Good, dinner's almost ready.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

I can't tell you, dear readers, how nice it is to get home to two happy boys (three, if you count Danger), a home cooked meal framErs Hudson and no paperwork for once.

And I don't really do DIY in pants like that.

Yellow isn't my colour.

John H. D. Watson said...

Right, it's usually the pink ones with super heroes.

Very glad to see you home - not that I'm not usually, but I was picturing disaster movie scenarios all day. Or refusing to picture them, with varying degrees of success. You made a very dashing action hero, for what it's worth.

Sherlock said...

So I can have a REALLY GOOD STORY tonight at bedtime. You haven't told me a story for ages, so I want a really good one with lots of murders.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

How about you tell me a bedtime story? I'm not sure I'm going to be any good to you tonight, Sherlock.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

And only the waistband is pink, Danger. The superheroes are multi-coloured.

When have you ever known London to look like a disaster movie? It's just a bunch of confused looking city gents and lots of people offering other people some tea.

As for me being an action hero...what would my name be?

John H. D. Watson said...

I have an overactive imagination when I've got nothing to do but sit at home. Mrs Hudson even offered to teach me to knit.

what would my name be?

The Silver Fox?

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

What would you knit? I've never met anyone with as many jumpers as you.

I want to bring you to work with me every day and teach you how to do my job. If there were two of me, I might just about keep on top of everything. Plus it would be nice, spending more time with you. Although on the bright side, date night tomorrow, with you all day Weds, Thurs and Fri we go to pick up the bike. Admittedly the nightshifts slightly get int he way, but not much.

As it is, you've done well to use your overactive imagination on disaster movie scenarios. Mine's still stuck on you in underwear.

Bronwyn said...

Dude! How spiffing would Orio be in black biker leathers and a silver domino? He'd make an AWESOME superhero!
TTFN,
Bronwyn

Sherlock said...

That's not how it works! You have to tell me a story.

You have to, because tomorrow you and John are going out to be boring and the next day you're working and the day after that and then you'll have your bike.

John helped me look at bikes today on the internet. I think I know what sort I want. I'm thinking about it. And I want to know what sort Mycroft wants.

John H. D. Watson said...

Bronwyn - No, wait, Silver Blaze! Lightning instead of domino?


L - That's slightly more of a job than I was looking for, but on the other hand it does seem your job needs at least two people, even when one of them is hopped on chocolate coffee beans.

I'm very much looking forward to tomorrow.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

I was only on the coffee beans because I didn't have any coffee. (I'm not sure if that works as a defence.)

I'd be a lenient boss. I wouldn't even mind if you had a workplace affair. Provided it was with me, naturally.

Mycroft has just informed me there are 'superhero generators' on the internet. I presume they don't generate actual superheroes. Anyone know what he's talking about?

Sherlock, provided you're in bed at a reasonable hour, I will tell you a story. but you have to promise to go to bed when you're told and stay there, right?

John H. D. Watson said...

I'd be a lenient boss.

As long as you don't start trying to tell me which pants to wear at work...

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

But if I didn't tell you which ones to wear, how could I justify inspecting them to check they conformed to regs??

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Sherlock just pinched me for falling asleep on his bed mid-story. Ouch! Doctor Danger, I need you to kiss it better...

Amy said...

"Mrs Hudson even offered to teach me to knit."

I find knitting really good for waiting-around times, and I like having something to do with my hands when I'm sitting around chatting or watching telly. Plus, once your skill improves, you end up with cool things to wear and nice presents for family.

See? Cool:

http://brooklyntweed.net/men.html
http://brooklyntweed.net/patterns.html
http://westknits.com/index.php/pattern/

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

I think Sherlock would prefer this to a jumper or a scarf:

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/10/knitted-skeleton.html

Amy said...

That is SO COOL.

Polaris said...

That is awesome.

I really wish I could knit (I've tried to learn; it ends in tangles of yarn and tears) so I could make myself a Fourth Doctor scarf.

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