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July 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Mid life crisis - I might not grow out of it

There are two aspects to my ongoing crisis I can confess to today - my bike and my athletics.

The bike is still a source of pleasure to me - it looks much more impressive than it actually is, and my familiarity with it is increasing, though only very slowly. I've had insurance on it now for about 4 weeks, in which time I've travelled about 30 miles. Owning a motor bike was always much more just an idea than actually a need for transport. I've managed to mix up the types of miles a…

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Added by Adrian Essex on July 27, 2011 at 15:16 — 1 Comment

Stroud Green Residents Association newsletter

 

Stroud Green Residents Association has published its Summer newsletter:

 

SGRA%2012%20Summer%2011.pdf

Added by Clive Carter on July 20, 2011 at 14:40 — 2 Comments

Forum Ownership

I've stopped a couple of times lately to think about the ownership of a forum.

By writing this I am admitting ownership.

The first time was when a correspondent asked me if I was the owner of OpinioN8 and went on to ask "Do you think a photo of the owners with their biography and motivation, to welcome new members like me, so we know who we're dealing with and why, is mandatory?"

The second time was when I attended a …

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Added by Adrian Essex on July 9, 2011 at 23:13 — No Comments

Summer goes with a Swing

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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Added by CrouchEnd Cupcake on July 7, 2011 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

Board Rigid

MANY will be aware of the long-term issues at our major Charitable Trust nearby. The problems of the un-reformed council committee known as Alexandra Palace "Trust Board" may be summarised thus:

 

  • Lack of continuity and long-term vision
  • High turnover of chair and Board members
  • Highly politicised…
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Added by Clive Carter on July 6, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

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