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The Tree Of Aspiration By The Town Hall

Added by Artist David A Gee on November 8, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

When will the works at Shepherd's Cot walkway be finished?

Anyone who’s been passing through the top of Park Road recently will know that the council has been working on improving the pavement on the Health Centre side. Happily this is now complete (after weeks of disruption), and looks rather nice in my opinion.

Haringay Council are, however, still working on…


Added by Helena Halme on November 5, 2012 at 11:10 — No Comments

Hot Tips for Warm Homes - Energy advice evening

Hot Tips for Warm Homes - The lowdown on home insulation, boilers and heating controls

Monday 22nd October, 7.30-9.30pm

Noel Park Children's Centre, Gladstone Avenue, N22 6LD


Think ahead!  Keep warm this winter – hear from the experts how to..

.. insulate your home

.. run your heating system efficiently

.. choose the right boiler

.. get discounts on boilers and insulation…


Added by Mary Blake on October 18, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments

Life Touch Massage in Crouch End and my old life in the country

Eleonora at Life Touch Massage

I've been suffering from a painful shoulder since last December. But it wasn't until May this year, when the pain became acute, that I…


Added by Helena Halme on September 27, 2012 at 10:27 — 2 Comments

Brunch at The Blue Legume Cafe, London N8


When we moved to this particular corner of North London last January, I set out to do The Crouch End Knowledge, i.e. visit all pubs, bars and cafes in the N8 area and report back to you.  But, due to some other important business (such as the…


Added by Helena Halme on September 8, 2012 at 14:54 — 1 Comment

The sexagenarian novice

I took part in an aquathlon yesterday morning at Park Road Pool. Aquathlon is a horrible word - where to put the emphasis? - but what it means is swimming and running. I've never tried to combine these disciplines before so I took part in the Novice category. 2 lengths of the Lido and 1km run. My running is OK but my swimming is poor - I'm starting improver lessons at…


Added by Adrian Essex on September 2, 2012 at 11:01 — No Comments

Highgate Wood School Organic Garden N8 Needs Volunteers for September or ASAP

Highgate Wood School need Volunteers and a manager for our garden projects! Any one interested in Food Growing in the Community, (to raise funds children sell their school grown produce at Waitrose and Stall for All Budgens). We'd gratefully receive anyone with the following experience: Horticulture, Garden Design, General Maintenance, Making Murals, Mosaics in the school grounds including the garden,…


Added by Caroline Jones on August 3, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Is London a friendlier city during the Olympics?

Picture: Time Out 

Before the 2012 Games, the greatest worry for the organisers and ordinary Londoners was transport. How would the…


Added by Helena Halme on August 2, 2012 at 16:16 — 3 Comments

Olympic Torch Relay in Crouch End

You must know by now how I feel about The Olympics. I have severe Olympic fever already and so when I saw the torch relay was coming quite close to us, I immediately decided to walk to Prior Road to see it. The atmosphere was fantastic - the road was lined two or three deep as far as the eye could see. People were cheering anything that went past: sponsors buses, policemen on bikes and motorbikes, relay staff jogging, waving flags or unicycling……


Added by Helena Halme on August 2, 2012 at 10:41 — 2 Comments

Fresh, local, homemade takeaway - round 2

Good evening fellow Crouch Enders,

If you fancy a home cooked takeaway meal this weekend, here is my current menu: http://www.housebites.com/food/menus/12-07-14

Nina x

Added by Nina Schaumberger on July 13, 2012 at 21:48 — No Comments

Takeaway re-invented - Housebites in Crouch End

Tonight I am starting to cook delicious homemade food for delivery and takeaway in Crouch End. Please check out the website for today's menu: http://www.housebites.com/food/menus/12-07-07

Nina x

Added by Nina Schaumberger on July 7, 2012 at 14:05 — 1 Comment

Special offer during July - Reflexology only £25 a session at the Haelan Centre with Gemma Cox MAR


I'm a new practioner at the Haelan Centre in Crouch End, and I will be running a special introductory offer of £25 per treatment during July. 

Please see my website to find out more about Reflexoloy and me -…


Added by Gemma Cox on June 24, 2012 at 22:42 — No Comments

It's all cricket to me

Our new place in Crouch End, north London, is surrounded by all sorts of sports clubs and fields. There's tennis, football and cricket pitches galore.

This afternoon, when the Englishman and I went for a walk with the terrier, we counted no fewer than six - six - cricket matches going on at the same time.…


Added by Helena Halme on May 26, 2012 at 19:25 — 1 Comment

Happy Mums! - A weekly group for Mums and Babies!

Added by happy eaters on May 16, 2012 at 12:59 — No Comments

Stamping on the Brakes

I comprehensively failed the off-road module of my motor cycle test this morning, this for the second time. The first time was due to a lack of paper work. I had been expecting a replacement certificate through the post, but it did not turn up until the day after the test so I was not even allowed to start taking it.

This off-road module is the third in a series if 4 tests it is now necessary to take in order to get a motor cycle licence. The first is the Compulsory Basic Training…


Added by Adrian Essex on April 13, 2012 at 10:58 — No Comments

Monday Quiz

Hi I am owner of Kiss the sky bar and was very happy with OpinioN8 review of our quiz so I thought I would sign up to the website. Just to let you know we have introduced a new "challenge round" during the break, in which one member of each team has a minute to fill in as many answers as they can on a particular subject. This is worth a bonus 5 points and has been great fun so far.

Added by Stefan on March 23, 2012 at 15:49 — No Comments

Involuntary trumpeting

My life has changed a bit recently. I now have a modest income from what seems to be a fully funded pension scheme, and very few domestic commitments. So I could, for example, ring up Alpine Elements on Saturday and ask them if they have any ski-ing weeks starting on Sunday they haven't sold yet. I could then conduct a Dutch auction until the price came down to what I was willing to pay. I almost wish I hadn't thought of that - I…


Added by Adrian Essex on March 14, 2012 at 21:01 — 1 Comment

Don't just sit there - procrastinate, butterfly brain

The thing that goes wrong with my day most often is that I allow myself to be distracted. Today I have a very clear to do list. There's quite  a lot I must get done by about 4 this afternoon. The to do list is clear, concise and prioritised. But have I done anything on it - have I be blowed. No, I looked in my email inbox, and from there one inconsequential thing just leads to another, and now look where I've ended up. Talking out loud to a keyboard! I'm almost certainly not going to do…


Added by Adrian Essex on February 3, 2012 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Crouch End needs its car mechanics...

I've been going to the car mechanics at MEB on Tottenham Lane (opposite the YMCA) for years. The guys in there are friendly, professional and very good at servicing and fixing my aging car. In fact the customer service in there is so good even my wife likes taking her car there..! - if that doesn't sound too sexist - but seriously, she likes the fact that they don't talk down to her and show her the respect she deserves as a paying customer when she doesn't know if her 'big-end' has gone or…


Added by Alan Newland on January 25, 2012 at 14:07 — 5 Comments

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