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We’ve had a busy few weeks in the Cupcake household and have seen the season change from wintery gloom to almost full on summer. The blossoming days of Haringey in bloom were magical and we enjoyed walking round N8 with cherry petals in our hair like wedding confetti. We’ve seen and celebrated the royal wedding, witnessed the crops of purple bags appearing in Crouch End with the arrival of Veolia, the new council waste management team and watched forlornly as the iconic fort was dismantled…Continue
No it can't be that, I'm past middle life, into my 60s fast approaching adolescence. So I went last week to my Compulsory Basic Motor Cycle Training, provided by courtesy of Haringey Council Tax Payers to make the roads safer. Slightly perverse logic that gets me out on the road on a motor bike to make the roads safer! Still, I thoroughly enjoyed the training. At my time of life new skills are trickier to pick up than when younger, though…Continue
A few weeks ago I had a bit of a go at carelessness in writing, and at the deliberate misuse of words to create the illusion of something that actually was not true.
Today its a similar set of themes, but relates to the misuse of language in a way that prevents us thinking accurately. All of these have cropped up repeatedly in recent days.
I was pleased to note that Haringey has put up CPZ signs …Continue
THAT the Alexandra Park & Palace Trust Board, with support from London Borough of Haringey, should apply for UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition for the South-East wing of Alexandra Palace. To include the BBC television studios, control rooms,dressing & transmitter rooms,telecine area,tower offices & transmission tower…Continue
...and shop in Wood Green for a change.
According to Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management “A necessary qualification for a housekeeper is, that she should thoroughly understand accounts”
My housekeeper has a limited grasp on such matters and regularly fritters away the housekeeping on baubles and balloons. I’m taking her in hand and trying to educate her in the art of thrift.
Monday was my fortnightly foray into Wood Green. I have…Continue
Sunday was Knitting Day at the Big Green Bookshop. This group have met regularly for a few months to stitch and natter and I popped along with my mum.
If anyone thinks knitting is a dull old hobby, I can assure you it's not. Amongst our little group on Sunday we had:
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It's a very long time since I read 1984, Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451, so my recollection of them is hazy and there's a good chance that my view of them has merged into one. It was so long ago that I was young and impressionable and possibly even idealistic, so perhaps their effect on me was greater than it need have been. But the picture I carry with me, and fear, is of a dark, unsatisfactory world of oppression and sterility created by state interference in the lives of its citizens.…Continue
Talented Crouch Enders 1 was not meant to be taken entirely seriously - more sort of Keystone Kriminals.
Try and guess, from my broadly signposted clues, the tone of this entry.
Clue number 1 - the subject - me. Greying, wrinkling, sliding down the wrong side of the slippery geriatric slope. Any talent this silly old bugger may ever have had is clearly in decay. And yet there's…Continue
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I am a grumpy old man, I have been for some time. Quite possibly I was a grumpy young man. Come to think of it, most babies are a bit grumpy from time to time. Maybe its been a lifelong thing with me. One of the things that makes me grumpiest is the way our language is sinking into decline from carelessness and ignorance.
Obviously, the growth of entirely content free conversation is a huge worry "I was like, you know, "Oh my god", and she was like, "Whatever", and I was like "SHUT…Continue
This morning is spent pottering around in the sunshine with a few other mums, helping the nursery children at Weston Park sow sweet peas and tomatoes. With the seeds safely covered and placed in the greenhouse, I glance at all their names on the pots and will them to grow. The aim is for each child to have a tomato plant to take home and sweet peas to pick through out…Continue
Just to recap. I had come into possession, via ebay, of an iphone which had been reported stolen after I bought it. The insurance company (LSG on behalf of Vodafone) had blacklisted the IMEI number (a unique identifier for the phone) with CEIR (see here for a narrative on what this means) and I was trying to get this blacklist lifted so that I could use the phone.
Vodafone was my…Continue
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