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Tea, cakes and stores this Saturday at Queens Wood Cafe

I am delighted to be taking part in this tea shop story festival. I will be reading from my forthcoming novella, The Finnish Girl, which is a prequel to The Englishman, the first book in my Nordic romance series.

I will also be talking a bit about how I use my own life for my fiction (and stay sane). There will be a question and answer session afterwards.

If you happen to be in London this Saturday, pop over to Queens Wood near Highgate for a…

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Added by Helena Halme on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 — No Comments

I'm looking for interviewees!

Hi there,

My name's Jim. I'm a writer. Pleased to meet you.

I'm on the look out for the good people in Crouch End who:

-Serve behind a bar

-Manage/own a pub

If you fit the above description, then I would like to hear from you!

ABOUT THE INTERVIEW

The interview, ideally, would last for about half an hour - maybe more? 

The questions will be about your life, your life in the job, and those…

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Added by ParkMewsJim on March 11, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Local Girls Teams success in County Indoor Cricket Competitions

North Middlesex CC Girls were successful in the 2016 Middlesex Indoor Cricket Competitions. North Midd Under 11 Girls won their final against Stoke Newington, and North Midd Under 13 Girls were Runners-Up in their competition. North Midd Under 13 girls also had 4 of top 5 players in the Most Valued Player table.
The attached photo shows the Under 13's opening batter in action.
North Middlesex CC Girls Teams  practice every Saturday morning from 9.00am to 10.30am at…
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Added by Mike Harris on February 10, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

My latest novel, The Navy Wife, is out now

The Navy Wife is now out on Kindle

I'm a local Crouch End author, and can often be seen out and about with my border terrier in Queen's Wood or Priory Park, or watching comedy Downstairs at The King's Head. When my first novel, The Englishman, came out, I stood at the bus stop and handed out leaflets and many of you lovely locals took a copy and I saw a spike in my sales. So, beware, I'll be there again soon handing out more leaflets, this time…

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Added by Helena Halme on December 18, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

For Sale: Yamaha DGX-530 88-Key Keyboard with Matching Stand, Sustain Pedal and Piano Stool

This is a great board to play on. It's full sized (all 88 keys), comes with manual, stand, book rest, A/C adapter, and a sustain pedal, which a lot of other boards don't and you have to buy the sustain separate. The sound quality is great.

 

£350 + collect from Crouch End. Please contact Martin on 159mvr@gmail.com

Added by Martin Hoskins on October 12, 2015 at 13:38 — No Comments

Are you curious?

Curious what kind of (mostly free) food is on OLIO - The Food Sharing Revolution? Take a look to see all 508 items added since July...and if you're outside our launch area, the good news is we are expanding to all of Haringey, Islington, Camden & Hackney next week, so download the app now to be ready when we come to you! …

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Added by Saasha Celestial-One on August 30, 2015 at 14:51 — No Comments

house clearance

an arty house being completely cleared. Lots of kitchen/office stuff, furniture, sofas, antique chairs, linen, household goods, lots of picture frames, huge bed and wardrobe, garden plants in nice pots, etc etc

priced to sell /make an offer. may be able to deliver

please email jenny.corrick@free.fr or text/ring on 07881566705 for more info

Added by jenny corrick on April 28, 2015 at 14:13 — 2 Comments

Portraits by IMPREINT on view in the Hornsey Library - Haringey Council

The Hornsey Library inaugurated today the one month long exposition of part of the project Portraits.
The Opinion8…
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Added by Napsugar Budai on April 23, 2015 at 17:40 — No Comments

Community food sharing initative

Homes in and around Crouch End throw away over 6.6 million kilos of perfectly good food every year, worth £20 million.
 
OLIO is a free local app launching in June. Neighbours and businesses can easily connect to exchange their edible surplus food. If you love food, hate waste, want a bargain, or care about your community, OLIO is for…
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Added by Saasha Celestial-One on April 16, 2015 at 22:02 — No Comments

Portraits by IMPREINT on display in London

Yesterday evening opened the first of a series of exhibitions of the one year long project 'Portraits' of the artist IMPREINT. Portraits ran in 2014 as a fruit of the 1000…

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Added by Napsugar Budai on March 20, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Donation

Images from Tbilisi Georgia N29 Public School of the donated work created during the workshop of the artist IMPREINT in the Hornsey Children's Library Haringey in December 2014.   www.impreint.com

London, UK:…

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Added by Napsugar Budai on January 22, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Finnish Christmas in Crouch End, Heirloom restaurant and The Savoy

I rashly promised someone over on Facebook that I'd blog the recipes for my Finnish Christmas vegetable bakes... sadly I never got round to it this year, but perhaps in 2015? I see from my archives that I have blogged several times about my Finnish food traditions (with pictures), so until next year, this will have to do.

As usual, Christmas was a busy time for the Halme family. On the 24th, together…

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Added by Helena Halme on December 29, 2014 at 18:13 — No Comments

New Moomin Film showing this weekend at London Film Festival!



I was lucky enough to be invited to the press screening and interview sessions with the team of the new Moomins on the Riviera film yesterday. This…

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Added by Helena Halme on October 14, 2014 at 13:48 — No Comments

Crouch End Comic Art Festival November 8th 2014

The inaugural Crouch End Comic Art Festival (CECAF) will take place at the Earl Haig Hall, London on 9th November 2014. The show will host the best and brightest cartoonists and independent publishers currently active in the UK comic scene.

“The…

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Added by seanazz on October 9, 2014 at 12:32 — No Comments

Medical Matters - optimism , pessimism and David Cameron

This is a blog, and since one of the things I know well and care about a lot is me, I feel entitled to write on the subject. Perhaps my researches might help someone else.

But, to start with a digression, (and a co-ordinating conjunction), I don't share David Cameron's taste for seven day a week General…

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Added by Adrian Essex on October 1, 2014 at 13:48 — No Comments

I went to a funeral

I tried volunteering as a hobby about three years ago. I'm really not very good at it, the main problem being that a volunteer such as I has to strike a balance between doing what is asked of him, and his desire to more good than is currently being achieved. I am in the fortunate position of knowing more about most things than most people, which obviously enables me to offer enormously useful advice in almost every circumstance in which I find myself, indeed to propose changes to the way…

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Added by Adrian Essex on August 20, 2014 at 15:21 — No Comments

Art in the House Helen Kaminsky Aug 7th -Sep 7th

Blink is proud to unveil it's latest curated exhibition for the ArtHouse 

HELEN KAMINSKY MIXED MEDIA

FREE EXHIBITION 7TH AUGUST – 7th SEPTEMBER

Crouch End’s fabulous ArtHouse welcomes local artist Helen Kaminsky in her first solo show as the 2nd Art in the House exhibition in in association with blink pop up arts. This popular mixed media artist shows a joyous collection of vibrant…

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Added by Blink popup art & design gallery on August 12, 2014 at 16:38 — No Comments

Bough to Beauty

Hello, I've lived in Crouch End for many years, and absolutely love it!  I've just set up a new business selling upcycled wooden jewellery but sadly I had to move north for a while as the cost of living is so much cheaper.  I can't wait to be able to afford to move back, the inspiration for the business www.boughtobeauty.co.uk started at the allotments up by Ally Pally, such a wonderful oasis of calm.  Anyway I've just joined OpinionN8 as I want…

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Added by Lou Lawson on August 6, 2014 at 9:28 — No Comments

Father's Day lunch at Heirloom, London N8

The Englishman enjoying his Father's…
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Added by Helena Halme on June 16, 2014 at 14:44 — No Comments

Come to Stroud Green & Harringay Library on Saturday afternoon!

Everyone is welcome to the library on Saturday afternoon (June 7) from 1.30pm - 4pm - for a children-centred craft and recycling afternoon. 

There will be:
Stalls, 
Bead jewellery making (for a charge)
Storytelling for younger children
Dr Bike maintenance for all
Knitting / crochet demonstrations, 
Cakes and teas for sale, 
Book and plant sales. 
Everyone welcome! Free…
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Added by Helen Riley on June 4, 2014 at 15:32 — No Comments

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