Tube Map update

9 10 2008

Hi all

For those who have been keeping up with the opening of several tube stations and so forth, TfL have quietly updated on their website the Tube Map dated for October 2008. There are significant updates to the map and I thought I would let you know what has been updated since the May edition.

– Shepherd’s Bush Overground station is open with step free access
– Shepherd’s Bush Central line station is open with 100m walk from Overground station
– Wood Lane station is open with step free access
– White City station is a 250m walk from Wood Lane
– Shepherd’s Bush (Hammersmith & City) station has now been renamed Shepherd’s Bush Market
– Blackfriars station has a note that it will be closed from March 2009 until late 2011
– Tower Gateway station is closed and opens in Spring 2009
– Pinner station now has step free access
– Bus services on the East London Line have been amended
– Woolwich Arsenal extension on the DLR is now marked as to open in early 2009
– Borough station is no longer exit only during peak hours
– Kensington (Olympia) and West Brompton stations have lost their airport interchanges
– Notes for Victoria line closures have been removed from the map

And there you go! Plenty of updates and considering Wood Lane is opened on this map, we would expect the new Tube station to open very soon (perhaps as early as this Sunday, 12th October)!

David’s Going For Gold Challenge #2

9 10 2008

Here we go again…another fun and cryptic Going For Gold puzzle to get all readers going for gold, whether they loved, liked or didn’t enjoy the show in the past.  As usual, I want you to answer the question “Who am I?” and solve the following puzzle I have set you.  Just work out what the following celebrities may have in connection with Going For Gold.  Any ideas???  Please do post your answers as a comment on this post now!  No prizes I’m afraid for anyone who does score right but at least you can smile and really enjoy your day knowing you solved a puzzle if you do get it right!

For those of you wondering when I will be revealing the answers to all these challeneges it’ll be never…no actually, I’m not that mean!  They’ll be revealed at the end of my Going For Gold week so watch out!

Best of golden luck! 😉

The new Going For Gold look – revealed!

9 10 2008

Hi all!

Check this out! This is the new look Going For Gold logo and lettering! It was revealed on the brand new Going For Gold website on Five!

Check out the official website by clicking here. Plus get a chance to play the daily competition and be a contestant!!!

Going For Gold – Rounds in pictures

9 10 2008

Hi all

If you read yesterday’s Going For Gold blog about the different rounds and how the game show works, you will have seen how detailed the game play is and I thought today it would be easier to visually see what the game show and the various rounds look like! So check out this lot!

1. The previous host, Henry Kelly

2. The opening round – this used to be represented by a contestant from their European Country

3. The First Round Proper or ‘Beat The Buzzer’ – only four contestants qualify for this round

4. The Four In A Row round takes the three contestants to choose from four categories

5. In ‘Four In A Row’, each contestant has to correctly answer four questions in a row, if they don’t, they will go back to zero!

6. Finally (if you excuse the pun) is the final round, ‘Head To Head’ where the final two contestants go and battle to score nine or more points to win!

7. Depending on who has control of the round, the contestant who is able to answer within the scoring zone wins those number of points!

I hope this will help give you a better understanding of the game show! The next blog article that will be coming soon is the history of this excellent game show, so do please come back soon for that one!