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art CLASS- Drawing and Painting Courses and Life Drawing Sessions

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


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

Comedy Downstairs at the King's Head

Last Saturday, on the spur of the moment, and because of The Englishman's recent interest in stand-up comedy (more about this later in the year), we decided to check out the Comedy Cabaret Downstairs at The King's Head. I'd heard great many good things about the acts that perform there, so I was very surprised when we got tickets at the door…


Added by Helena Halme on September 3, 2013 at 16:42 — No Comments

A Visit to the House of Commons

Watching the British MPs debate a proposed military action into Syria in the House of Commons last night, I was reminded of a visit Daughter and I took to the Houses of Parliament a few weeks ago. I've always wanted to go, mainly because of my first degree.

When I first moved to the UK, I was in the process of writing a thesis…


Added by Helena Halme on August 30, 2013 at 18:08 — 2 Comments

Second Childhood, zoos and the cinema of the ridiculous

I had a day yesterday which was very much a reversion to my childhood, made up of a trip to the zoo and seeing the Lone Ranger at the pictures.

The zoo was very much a part of my childhood as we lived for a while in Camden Town and Regent's Park was not much more than a walk away. Of course that was a long time ago before Lord Snowdon's aviary had been built, and the polar bear's…


Added by Adrian Essex on August 22, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Pub crawl in Crouch End

On a complete spur of the moment, the Englishman and I decided to go on a pub crawl last night. He'd been going on and on about the fact that I'd not finished The Knowledge (this self-imposed task involves visiting every pub in the area) and thought last night was good as any to finally achieve my goal. 

But in order to finish the task, first we needed to…

Added by Helena Halme on August 11, 2013 at 19:26 — 3 Comments

Structural Engineer needed!

Hello there,

I am an artist working on a project for a sculpture/seating configuration.  I need to discuss the basic design with regard to the structure, I would like to meet with a working or retired Structural Engineer as soon as possible, I live in N8.  

I can be contacted here or on duschkascott@live.co.uk.  

Thank you.

Duschka Scott

Added by Duschka Scott on August 9, 2013 at 10:31 — 1 Comment

A mysterious type of mobile phone fraud

I can’t be sure if this story of a stolen identity will bring any one any benefit especially as it’s not over yet, but I’ll recount it anyway for my own cathartic purposes, and perhaps someone reading will be able to help me as I still don’t understand the scam.

A week ago on Friday (28th July 2013) I arrived home to find a card from ParcelForce through the front door. Slightly surprising as I was not expecting a parcel, and my daughters, who sometimes use me as a poste…


Added by Adrian Essex on August 5, 2013 at 22:49 — 1 Comment

Flattery, desperation and administration

I haven't written a blog for ages. Sorry, I know you've missed me. The prompt to do so is a new booklet that's started plopping through the letter box, recently, The Crouch End Connection. If you've not been lucky enough to get one and feel deprived you can see it online here (Crouch End Connection).

In itself this seems a harmless enough thing - it's essentially a huge advertisement. Estate Agents seem to believe in…


Added by Adrian Essex on June 7, 2013 at 17:25 — No Comments

Scarlet Rage Vintage 1st Birthday Party

Crouch End Knowledge: Scarlet Rage Vintage

I have to come clean: I don't like vintage shops. The only good item I've ever got in a second hand shop (as they used to be called) was a beautiful Victorian christening gown for Son. And that was nearly twenty-six years ago. (Time flies). I still have it, for the next…

Added by Helena Halme on June 2, 2013 at 16:32 — No Comments

The Haringey Big Community Switch

Compare the cost of energy and try to reduce your gas and electricity bills. Register with http://www.haringey.gov.uk/switch before the 4th June for the next Auction Date or bring your bills to our library sessions.Next Drop In Marcus Garvey library 3rd June 10.30-4.30( Details of further Drop Ins on the web page)

Added by Joanne Barrett on May 31, 2013 at 10:50 — No Comments

Last blog on the London Marathon Odyssey

Warm with Spells of Delusion - A London Marathon Experience. Latest blog entry, perhaps the final one.


Added by Simon Tanner on May 2, 2013 at 22:08 — No Comments

Nearly there - An excited N8 London Marathoner writes:

Latest blog entry available at:


Worth a read for runners and non-runners alike.

Added by Simon Tanner on April 9, 2013 at 20:54 — No Comments

Marathon training? Race soon? This might help

Belief will get you there #11

Added by Simon Tanner on March 23, 2013 at 0:08 — No Comments

More running ruminations...

New blog post 'Coming back from injury' getting set for the London Marathon.  Hornsey Rise helps get the creative mind going....

Added by Simon Tanner on March 10, 2013 at 23:09 — No Comments

Crouch End Runner writes....

New blog entry see http://bit.ly/VUv1qi

More observations from the streets of Crouch End on running...

Added by Simon Tanner on February 14, 2013 at 21:41 — 1 Comment

Down for the Count at The Music Palace tonight (Friday 8th Feb 2013)

Photo: BBC 
I've been loving the new BBC Two…

Added by Helena Halme on February 8, 2013 at 15:16 — No Comments

Tutor in N8

Can anyone recommend a good tutor for maths and english.

Kids year 7 and year 4

13+ and 11+


Added by Karen Goldstone on January 10, 2013 at 14:29 — No Comments

Slipping comfortably into 2013

Today I am wearing my whimsical slippers - a reflection perhaps of a new mood for a new year. Tomorrow perhaps I'll wear my sensible slippers. If its chilly this evening I'll use the warm zip up bootees. Eh, luxury!

whimsical (a bit like Jim Dale's werewolf feet in Carry On Screaming)…

Added by Adrian Essex on January 1, 2013 at 11:16 — No Comments


Beware of scam charity collectors dressed in Santa uniforms usually black kids in small groups. They are collecting on behalf of the notorious Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.  Here below is a description of their role in the Victoria Climbie.murder.

Victoria Climbié's death (UK)


Added by Steppenwolf on December 23, 2012 at 16:44 — 2 Comments

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