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Summer goes with a Swing

Ah June, not so much busting out all over but forcing us to run for cover.  We seem to have spent a lot of time indoors this month, snapping our fingers at raindrops and hoping that the roof wouldn’t spring any more leaks.  The May Gala to celebrate Spring Bank holiday in Stationer’s Park was a little damp towards the end but the children very much enjoyed painting a tipi and making hand decorated wings.  There were jams, chutneys and a colourful assortment of knitted items for sale and…

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Added by CrouchEnd Cupcake on July 7, 2011 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

A busy Spring with Art, Elderflowers and Pop Up Shops

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…

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Added by CrouchEnd Cupcake on May 11, 2011 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

Take a Walk on the Wild side...

...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…

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Added by CrouchEnd Cupcake on April 6, 2011 at 8:30 — 7 Comments

Knitting Myself Into A Frenzy

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:

  • One lady who was knitting little jackets for rescued battery hens, whose feathers had not grown back
  • One lady who was knitting deep…
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Added by CrouchEnd Cupcake on April 5, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

What's in a name? Unfortunate Epithets.

Have just read the news that a new head teacher has been appointed at my daughter's potential primary school for September.  
I'm sure he's a fabulous teacher with a winning personality which will be necessary to fill the large shoes of the outgoing head. …
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Added by CrouchEnd Cupcake on April 1, 2011 at 0:30 — 5 Comments

A Spring day in Crouch End

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…

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Added by CrouchEnd Cupcake on March 24, 2011 at 22:30 — 3 Comments

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