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Council forces closure of community stall outside Budgen's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Essex Jun 14, 2012. 5 Replies

I saw this reported on Harringay Online and felt suitably outraged by its contents.  The copy is taken from an email sent out by the Stall4All co-ordinator. I know the Budgen's team are on the board,…Continue

Tags: Haringey Council, Stall4All, Budgen's

Local brass band/marching band?

Started Apr 27, 2012 0 Replies

Does anyone know of a local, traditional brass band type who might be prepared to play at a local park for a jubilee celebration on 24th June? Thank you.Continue

Maths tutor required for a grown-up maths dummy

Started Mar 23, 2012 0 Replies

Can anyone recommend a very good and patient maths tutor?  I am considering applying for a post-grad business course next year which will require an entry test with the following element: Problem…Continue

Tags: algebra, Hornsey, N8, maths tutor

Mapping Muswell Hill - a community project requiring waste paper

Started this discussion. Last reply by CrouchEnd Cupcake Mar 26, 2012. 2 Replies

 My lovely friend, artist Anya Beaumont is undertaking a community project in Muswell Hill and requires waste paper from the local community.Have a look at these beautiful maps she's creating and get…Continue

Tags: Muswell Hill, waste paper, Anya Beaumont, N10 community project


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Andrei replied to CrouchEnd Cupcake's discussion Louding honking at around 5am this morning from Ridge Road...
"If you are looking for a reliable minicab company in Hornsey try cabreviews.co.uk/hornsey and choose only from the best taxi companies in London. it sure helped me a lot. Best regards Andrew"
Apr 15, 2014
Dave Scott replied to CrouchEnd Cupcake's discussion Parking in Crouch End
"Somebody who I suspect does NOT live locally! has decided that South View Road is the IDEAL spot to rest their automotive museum piece. At the beginning of March this year, a very large Chrysler pick up truck appeared outside my neighbours house,…"
Mar 22, 2014
CrouchEnd Cupcake posted an event

5k Santa Dash for London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy at London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy

December 7, 2013 from 10am to 12:30pm
Back by popular demand!  Get into the festive spirit by taking part in the Muswell Hill to Crouch End Santa 5k Dash. Run, jog or walk the gentle 5k route and meet us at The Maynard Arms on Park Road to celebrate.Pledge to raise £50.00 or as near as possible whilst having fun as Santa. Download the registration form here:…See More
Nov 5, 2013
Jon Rogers replied to CrouchEnd Cupcake's discussion Cupcake's Guerilla Anti-Dog Poo Campaign
"That seems a bit mean to me. They're just trying to promote their business and it's tough out there.  Maybe a note on the door would save a lot of time?"
Sep 6, 2013
Rich commented on CrouchEnd Cupcake's photo

Modern look for Denton Road

"Cool house. walk past it most nights and tell my wife that I want to build something similar. She frowns."
Jul 25, 2013
CrouchEnd Cupcake replied to David Barry's discussion Is there a shortage of school places in Highgate, Archway, Crouch End area?
"They've taken in another 30 children to Weston Park from September 2013 so what was once a one form entry (30 spaces) now has an extra class going through the school.  There was also a 'bulge' year in 2012."
May 21, 2013
Nikki replied to CrouchEnd Cupcake's discussion School places - how to launch an appeal if you need to
"Hi Betty, just today I finally managed to speak to Haringey education department. Unfortunately we have moved DOWN the waiting list rather than up. Very annoying, I guess we will have to continue to go private and then hope that the money will last…"
May 2, 2013
Betty M replied to CrouchEnd Cupcake's discussion School places - how to launch an appeal if you need to
"Do you keep in contact with the Head teacher of your local school? They are a better source of info on how the waiting lists are progressing and whether any vacancies are likely. There is more movement than you'd think my y1 child's class…"
May 2, 2013
Nikki replied to CrouchEnd Cupcake's discussion School places - how to launch an appeal if you need to
"Hi David. Thanks for pointing that out, silly me. My problem was last year, my son is in Reception now. I don't really want to sound difficult. Bit they allocated us a failing school in Tottenham and I felt I could not do that to my…"
Apr 28, 2013
David Barry replied to CrouchEnd Cupcake's discussion School places - how to launch an appeal if you need to
"Nikki, Actually the redoubtable Crouchendcupcake started this item TWO  years ago, and so far as I recall, in the end got a place ok. I revived the item by posting to it, rather than starting a new one, to ask how things were going this year…"
Apr 28, 2013
Nikki replied to CrouchEnd Cupcake's discussion School places - how to launch an appeal if you need to
"Hi crouchendcupcake, please contact councillor Katherine Reece (LibDem), she is very proactive and I am sure she will help you with your issue. We also did not get into a good school in Muswell Hill and got one allocated in Tottenham. We refused…"
Apr 28, 2013
Adrian Essex replied to CrouchEnd Cupcake's discussion School places - how to launch an appeal if you need to
"It's just less than a week since the letters went out. The LibDems seem to be silent on the subject, and there is nothing yet in the Ham and High or the Haringey Independent (online anyway). Perhaps it has all worked perfectly."
Apr 24, 2013
David Barry replied to CrouchEnd Cupcake's discussion School places - how to launch an appeal if you need to
"I was wondering what the school place situation is this year?"
Apr 22, 2013
CrouchEnd Cupcake replied to Anette's discussion The Property Company, proper scum!
"I'm not sure the council can respond appropriately or intervene if you just phone up and refer to people or businesses as scum.  Facts, figures and evidence is what will help you in sorting out problems.  I agree with Nikki,…"
Apr 15, 2013
CrouchEnd Cupcake replied to James Brown's discussion Virgin Broadband poor performance
"There are always issues with my broadband and everytime I call support, I'm informed they are trying to fix a fault in the area.  Mine's been off for two days now. "
Apr 5, 2013
CrouchEnd Cupcake replied to RunningWalker's discussion Budgens - argh!
"Great, then shop elsewhere. Problem solved.  I have absolutely no idea what your comment about community is about and suspect I don't want to. "
Apr 3, 2013

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Summer goes with a Swing

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 11:00 3 Comments

Ah June, not so much busting out all over but forcing us to run for cover.  We seem to have spent a lot of time indoors this month, snapping our fingers at raindrops and hoping that the roof wouldn’t spring any more leaks.  The May Gala to celebrate Spring Bank holiday in Stationer’s Park was a little damp towards the end but the children very much enjoyed painting a tipi and making hand decorated wings.  There were jams, chutneys and a colourful assortment of knitted items for sale and…


A busy Spring with Art, Elderflowers and Pop Up Shops

Posted on May 11, 2011 at 10:30 2 Comments

We’ve had a busy few weeks in the Cupcake household and have seen the season change from wintery gloom to almost full on summer.  The blossoming days of Haringey in bloom were magical and we enjoyed walking round N8 with cherry petals in our hair like wedding confetti.  We’ve seen and celebrated the royal wedding, witnessed the crops of purple bags appearing in Crouch End with the arrival of Veolia, the new council waste management team and watched forlornly as the iconic fort was dismantled…


Take a Walk on the Wild side...

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:30 7 Comments

...and shop in Wood Green for a change. 

According to Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management “A necessary qualification for a housekeeper is, that she should thoroughly understand accounts” 

My housekeeper has a limited grasp on such matters and regularly fritters away the housekeeping on baubles and balloons.  I’m taking her in hand and trying to educate her in the art of thrift.

Monday was my fortnightly foray into Wood Green.  I have…


Knitting Myself Into A Frenzy

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 11:00 0 Comments

Sunday was Knitting Day at the Big Green Bookshop.  This group have met regularly for a few months to stitch and natter and I popped along with my mum.

If anyone thinks knitting is a dull old hobby, I can assure you it's not.  Amongst our little group on Sunday we had:

  • One lady who was knitting little jackets for rescued battery hens, whose feathers had not grown back
  • One lady who was knitting deep…

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At 20:06 on May 23, 2011, Anke Holst said…
Bring your knitting on a Tuesday :)
At 22:10 on March 31, 2011, Lisa Jennings said…
Hi there! I am just observing at the moment...... When I have worked out how to use the site (I am sure it is quite simple to most people - but I am not most people, I am still a complete amateur on facebook!) and I have something interesting to add, I will join in and then you will probably never shut me up! Well done I think its going to be great!
At 23:49 on March 24, 2011, Adrian Essex said…

I have sent this to Lisa Jennings. What does it need to become a standard welcome to all new members? 


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