Chris Rand Writes

Parking at Stanmore for Wembley Stadium events

5 July 2015

I’ve found in the past that relating travel and parking experiences here always seems to be useful to people, so here’s another one, this time relating to parking at Stanmore for Wembley Stadium events. This was something we tried in July 2015, for the AC/DC concert, on the recommendation of several people. Parking at or near Wembley Stadium is possible, but expensive and slow to escape afterwards, so parking a few stops away on the tube is a reasonable alternative. Don’t think it’ll save you that much time though –…read more


I Cannot Delete Dad

16 March 2015

When I first heard this, I couldn’t quite believe what I was hearing. And a few years on, whenever my Mum rings me and the photo of my Mum …and Dad pops up, I think of this amazing poem.


Movies of the Year 2014

31 December 2014

I set myself the extremely ambitious target of watching 52 movies released in 2014 during the year, and just made it.


Greenwich O2 Arena Car Parking Tips 2014-2015

14 December 2014

This post is just to round up a few things I’ve found out about parking at the O2 and my own recent experience of event parking there, as most discussions you find through Google date back several years. I hope it’s useful.


Songs of the Year 2014

11 December 2014

Despite listening to just as much music as ever, I could only come up with around 70 new songs I really liked in 2014.


Baltic Cruise – a Port Guide and Tips

30 August 2014

We’re just back from a fabulous 14-day cruise around the Baltic on Celebrity Eclipse, and for the benefit of future cruise passengers planning their trip, I thought I’d do a quick port guide.


A Movie A Week in 2014 – halfway stage update

29 June 2014

My target this year has been to see one film a week on the big screen, and at the halfway stage I’ve nearly done it – just the last-minute intervention of the World Cup got in the way.


Old views of Cavendish Avenue

8 June 2014

I just noticed that the aerial views on Bing Maps are still showing the plot on which our house stands, before it was developed …so I thought I’d record them here for posterity.


100 Songs of the Year 2013

11 December 2013

This year, thanks to Spotify – and Spotify apps like the one from Any Decent Music? – I was able to listen to half a dozen highly-rated new albums a week, most from acts I’d never heard of.