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Random thoughts from abroad

Dalat to Cat Tien national park - The bus was very good and comfortable and the  halfway bus stop was OK too, ant we'd asked the driver to drop us at the post office. He didn't,  but went another 100 yards and dropped us in the 'territory' of the local motor cycle taxi gang. The car  taxi driver would not pick us up until we walked away from the crossroads and paid protection money, and the bike men backed off. They were quite intimidating. Still, £1.67 is a modest extortion demand.…

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Added by Adrian Essex on February 22, 2014 at 0:30 — No Comments

The archetypal tourist

For the past few days I have played the role of tourist almost to perfection. If it is the tourist's role to be taken in by the myth of the "truly authentic" tourist experience and to improve the lot of the local by the application of cash, then I  have the role down to a T.

The overnight train ride - Vietnam is a very long thin country from North to South, and much of is traversed by "The Reunification Express" running from Saigon to Hanoi. Railways are favourite targets for the…

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Added by Adrian Essex on February 20, 2014 at 1:27 — No Comments

Postnatal and Holistic Massage and Healing for Women

Mobile or at Healing Tree Crouch End N8
07723367805
de-light11@hotmail.co.uk
£60 Mobile Massage £45 Massage at Healing Tree

Added by Katie James on February 17, 2014 at 20:58 — No Comments

New Bee Keeping Course

We have a new 20 week Bee Keeping course coming up!

Starts 4th March at Tottenham Town Hall, Approach Road, N15 4RY.

Get in touch on 020 8801 6868 for more details.…







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Added by Living Under One Sun on February 12, 2014 at 11:35 — No Comments

SEED SWAP SUNDAY

Sunday 16 February 2014, 

2 - 5pm at Chances, 

399 High Rd N17 6QN







Bring seeds to swap – vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers.

Find out about local gardening projects and… Continue

Added by Living Under One Sun on February 12, 2014 at 11:34 — No Comments

Back in England the government is still building windmills . . .

Meanwhile, here in Ho Chi Minh City the man in the street continues not to give a Phu Quoc and continues to ride around on his automatic motor bike, past countless neon lights and air conditioned buildings, buses and cars. The number and ubiquity of these bikes causes every visitor to marvel and I am no exception. There are far more of them,surely, than the roads can support, and yet as they weave…

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Added by Adrian Essex on February 9, 2014 at 20:51 — 1 Comment

Exotic trip

So, I am in Dubai International.airport on my way to Ho Chi Minh City. I count that as exotic. so far the trip is going quite well. Economy class on Emirates is no more spacious than other airlines, but the entertainment system was phenomenal. It is some time since I've been on a long haul flight and maybe all other airlines are now this good, but I enjoyed watching the take off via cctv, while listening to the sound track of my youth. Four digit channel numbers does suggest a wealth of…

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Added by Adrian Essex on February 8, 2014 at 1:34 — No Comments

Save me. workshop of IMPREINT in Hornsey Children's Library

On the 20 December 2013 there has been a workshop of the artist IMPREINT organised by the Hornsey Children's Library (Haringey Council).

The artist IMPREINT organises workshops with the children in collaboration all around the world as part of the project Save me. This year there were workshops in so far flung places as …

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Added by Napsugar Budai on December 22, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

UNIQUE CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET TODAY AT ST MARY'S PARISH HALL N10 3AH FROM 1.30PM TO 5.30 PM

PLEASE LOOK AT THESE BEAUTIFULL SELECTION WAITING FOR YOU TODAY…

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Added by jollyhobbies market on December 14, 2013 at 10:34 — No Comments

WINDMILL Shoes and Accessories for children

Added by Arancha heredero on December 3, 2013 at 10:27 — 1 Comment

Osteria Tufo, an Excellent Italian Local in Finsbury Park

Photo by By: Sunil060902 (Own work) via Wikimedia…
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Added by Helena Halme on November 2, 2013 at 16:14 — No Comments

The Devonshire Pub

 I Have recently just been barred from this pub. I was asked at least three times what i wished to eat by one of the obnoxious lady's who worked behind the bar!!!! take it from me. I then one the third time of asking raised the tone of my voice???? In reply i got what you could call a classic reply" Dont shout at me i refuse to serve you" I have always found the staff there condescending and patronizing. Not what i call amicable or friendly. I don't even drink,and only used pub to get food.…

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Added by Artist David A Gee on October 30, 2013 at 17:28 — No Comments

exhibition: Balloons by IMPREINT in Crouch End

I have been invited to a singular exhibition with a workshop recently in Crouch End.

The Balloons paintings of IMPREINT are being exposed in Syl's Cafe (316 Park Road, N8 8LA London) from the 7th of October to the 3rd of November.…

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Added by Napsugar Budai on October 21, 2013 at 18:25 — No Comments

exhibition: Balloons by IMPREINT in Harringay

I was invited to the exhibition of IMPREINT in Harringay. The exhibition called ‘Balloons’ is made up of a series of limited edition paintings on paper – part of a collection of 1000 pieces. The project is present around the world with exhibitionsworkshops and…

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Added by Napsugar Budai on October 21, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Ear Haig Hall Opening

Hello to our new Crouch End neighbours.

I wanted to let you know that we will be opening the doors of the Earl Haig Hall in the evening on the 31st of October.

We are still looking for all sorts of entertainment to fill the venue and any one interested should contact info@earlhaighall.com.

The venue will be a Social Club in the true sense of the word, providing a wide selection of events and entertainment for all tastes. The kitchen and dining room will follw…

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Added by Fi Collett on October 13, 2013 at 12:08 — No Comments

Vote for ZOOM Rockman local comic artist

If you have a moment can you vote for Zoom on the link below! And feel free to share!



Zoom's been shortlisted for the h.Club100 list of the most influential people in the British Creative and Media Industry in the 'Publishing and writing' category.



It's a public vote and has just gone live here: http://www.thehospitalclub.com/100/nominees.php?c=8

Takes 15 seconds please vote for our local comic…

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Added by Susan Findlay on October 11, 2013 at 18:26 — 1 Comment

Really lovely 2 bed flat in Crouch End

Hi, Really lovely 2 double bed flat on Harvey Road available to rent. Full details are here.. https://www.openrent.co.uk/property-to-rent/london/2-bed-flat-on-crouch-end-n8/17893

Added by Julia C on October 10, 2013 at 8:17 — No Comments

bike

bike wanted,nothing elaborate or expensive, to be used to accompany young learner   tel: Sally on

0208 342 8730

 

Added by Sally Mustoe on September 30, 2013 at 5:20 — No Comments

art CLASS- Drawing and Painting Courses and Life Drawing Sessions

New Term Starts on 23rd September 2013.-Join us now!

www.art-class-london.co.uk

Added by art CLASS on September 11, 2013 at 13:37 — No Comments

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