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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 - www.GemmaCoxReflexology.co.uk

If you…


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

Blood Pressure

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…


Added by Adrian Essex on January 22, 2012 at 12:23 — 1 Comment

Looking for suitable premises

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 Crouch End Mosaic on January 5, 2012 at 14:16 — 2 Comments

'The Dinosaur of Crouch End' is nearing it's Extinction!




Added by Jon Newey on December 2, 2011 at 12:53 — No Comments

A couple of damp squibs

I bought an iPad almost by accident. A family member was vaguely interested so I had a look on eBay and there was an iPad for sale, at what seemed like a good price. I bid, knowing I wouldn't get it and lo and behold I got it. So this weekend I've been away and I took my iPad with me, a chance to get to know it on the really quite long train journeys involved. Perhaps a train isn't the ideal environment to grow to love an Internet connected device, but it didn't do very well in the hotel… Continue

Added by Adrian Essex on November 6, 2011 at 20:20 — No Comments

So Crouch Enders, where is this then?

Added by Eugene on November 2, 2011 at 23:51 — 6 Comments

FREE Christmas Party in Crouch End

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 around the corner. For a fun filled (and totally free) family day…


Added by Kat Georghiou on October 14, 2011 at 11:36 — 2 Comments

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








Added by art CLASS on August 24, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

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