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April 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Mid life crisis? CBT / Harley Davidson

No it can't be that, I'm past middle life, into my 60s fast approaching adolescence. So I went last week to my Compulsory Basic Motor Cycle Training, provided by courtesy of Haringey Council Tax Payers to make the roads safer. Slightly perverse logic that gets me out on the road on a motor bike to make the roads safer! Still, I thoroughly enjoyed the training. At my time of life new skills are trickier to pick up than when younger, though…

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Added by Adrian Essex on April 30, 2011 at 12:36 — 6 Comments

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Added by Clive Carter on April 20, 2011 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

More Words

A few weeks ago I had a bit of a go at carelessness in writing, and at the deliberate misuse of words to create the illusion of something that actually was not true.

Today its a similar set of themes, but relates to the misuse of language in a way that prevents us thinking accurately. All of these have cropped up repeatedly in recent days. 

I was pleased to note that Haringey has put up CPZ signs …

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Added by Adrian Essex on April 16, 2011 at 0:00 — 2 Comments

Alexandra Palace BBC Studios: future world heritage site?

THAT the Alexandra Park & Palace Trust Board, with support from London Borough of Haringey, should apply for UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition for the South-East wing of Alexandra Palace. To include the BBC television studios, control rooms,dressing & transmitter rooms,telecine area,tower offices & transmission tower…

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Added by Clive Carter on April 11, 2011 at 9:30 — 5 Comments

Cupcake Crusader

Fantastic on Vanessa you're getting across an issue that effects all boroughs and its disgusting well done for taking on this Crusade

Added by Jill Ansell on April 8, 2011 at 11:44 — 1 Comment

Take a Walk on the Wild side...

...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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Added by CrouchEnd Cupcake on April 6, 2011 at 8:30 — 7 Comments

Knitting Myself Into A Frenzy

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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Added by CrouchEnd Cupcake on April 5, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Response to Children's centres

It's a very long time since I read 1984, Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451, so my recollection of them is hazy and there's a good chance that my view of them has merged into one. It was so long ago that I was young and impressionable and possibly even idealistic, so perhaps their effect on me was greater than it need have been. But the picture I carry with me, and fear, is of a dark, unsatisfactory world of oppression and sterility created by state interference in the lives of its citizens.…

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Added by Adrian Essex on April 3, 2011 at 18:52 — 1 Comment

What's in a name? Unfortunate Epithets.

Have just read the news that a new head teacher has been appointed at my daughter's potential primary school for September.  
I'm sure he's a fabulous teacher with a winning personality which will be necessary to fill the large shoes of the outgoing head. …
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Added by CrouchEnd Cupcake on April 1, 2011 at 0:30 — 5 Comments

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