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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 happy eaters on May 16, 2012 at 12:59 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Adrian Essex on April 13, 2012 at 10:58 — No Comments
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
I've been checking my blood pressure (bp). I own one of those little machines you can have at home which claims to measure bp and pulse rate, and I chanced to find it again recently. I've got a set of scales in the basement so I think I can measure my weight fairly accurately and I have a vague recollection of my height from years ago (though I am at a time of my life when I might be shrinking). What a splendid chance to combine two interests (hypochondria and computers) and create a graph…Continue
Hi I'm a mosaic artist living in Hornsey. I would like to run a weekend course in the next month or so: does anyone know of a possible venue? My flat and studio just isn't big enough.
Added by Jon Newey on December 2, 2011 at 12:53 — No Comments
Added by Adrian Essex on November 6, 2011 at 20:20 — No Comments
Kat’s Whiskers Christmas Kracker!
Saturday 17th December @ 2.30-5.30pm
Hornsey Vale Community Centre
60 Mayfield Road
London, N8 9LP (click here for our poster christmas%20kracker-1.pdf)
Our Indian Summer has finally come to an end and now Christmas is just…Continue
There will be a meeting on Wednesday September 14th in the Hornsey Library about the installation of Solar Energy. The meeting is organised by an architect, and speakers include an installer, a householder with an installation, a local 'green' activist group and a group aiming to retro fit Victorian Terraces with energy efficient stuff. No doubt they will make a convincing case…Continue
Added by Adrian Essex on September 13, 2011 at 11:32 — No Comments
I WAS sad enough this morning to read the "Executive Summary" of the Vickers report on banking reform, published today. I know a little bit about this subject having worked in the City for a while.
The guts is that the government (with wide support in Parliament) intends to "Ring Fence", or partially separate, the retail banking from the merchant banking operations. This is supposed to be a safer arrangement, although the…Continue
Here's the link to my blog. It's aboutthe beautiful and surprising natural wonders to be found at the Meadow Orchard, a large site which has recently been leased from the NHS to Crouchenders for 29 years. The Meadow Orchard is behind the Hornsey Health Centre.
Because it was undisturbed for 20…Continue
We've had visitors this week (my parents-in-law). They spend all day but don't stay overnight with us, so I'm responsible for lunch, and frankly, I don't cope very well. I prepare almost nothing, everything is shop bought and ready made (apart from one lunch at the Queen's).
So the day they arrived I'd ordered some cupcakes from Bittersweet. These were delivered…Continue
Added by Adrian Essex on September 1, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments
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Added by art CLASS on August 24, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments
I'm still not doing many miles on my motor bike so not long ago I set off on it to have a look at a couple of parks where there are parkruns. Finsbury Park is very convenient for me, I can jog over to it before the run, but it does have some killer hills on the 5k route, indeed I'd go so far as to say there are no flat bits, and climbing the steep one twice, once on each lap, must add considerably to the time taken. So I set off to look elsewhere for somewhere flatter, with a view to…Continue
Added by Adrian Essex on August 22, 2011 at 23:18 — No Comments
I went to Morley's the Butcher (23 Broadway Parade) on Tuesday, I think it was. I bought veal fillet, chuck steak and rump tips. Now I'm just a beginner at this cooking lark so I wasn't sure what to do with all these things. I asked my question out loud and the lady from the autistic children's charity shop suggested stir fry for the rump tips (no, not that loud, she was buying meat too).…Continue