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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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