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September 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Solar Panel Scepticism - Lies, Promises and the First Estate

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…


Added by Adrian Essex on September 13, 2011 at 11:32 — No Comments

Bankers to run rings round fencing?

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…


Added by Clive Carter on September 12, 2011 at 19:30 — 7 Comments

Calling all Nature Lovers



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…


Added by Mary Hogan on September 5, 2011 at 15:21 — 2 Comments

Another Food Blog

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…


Added by Adrian Essex on September 1, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments

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