A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
This is a book review for a great book which tells you how to make jam in the microwave. The beauty of it is that you can make just one pot if you like! Last year I made a variety fo exotic jams and gave them to friends as Christmas gifts. Living around here is handy because our local shops sell a good variety of fruits like loose dates and figs. The book also gives recipes for delicious chutneys, spiced cheeses, and frozen summer fruits.
Added by Kathleen Duffy on September 6, 2012 at 9:55 — No Comments
It's that time of the year again - time to get pickling! Here's some recipes I posted on line - the courgette one is really good!
I need some pickling jars as I've run out of jam jars - maybe that catering shop in Myddleton Road has some?
Added by Kathleen Duffy on September 6, 2012 at 9:49 — No Comments
One of only TWO professional Rugby League teams based in London - London Skolars, whose home is at the New River Stadium, White Hart Lane - take on Whitehaven RLFC in a Championship One clash which will be televised live on the Premier Sports channel and streamed over the net. A great…Continue
Added by Mark on August 24, 2012 at 12:38 — No Comments
I spent a really fun afternoon yesterday exploring a small stretch of the Thames foreshore with a guide. I wanted to share it because it is also a fascinating couple of hours for children.
I came across a site called Thames…Continue
I'm going to start with a bit of a rant.......is it me...or was anyone kept awake by the music emanating from the " Club Planet " bar in Green lanes (opposite Melbourne Ave ) until 3 a.m this morning , this does seem to be getting a regular occurrence, and what makes it more worrying is that they now have a drinks licence....well?
...and he's quite creepy....…Continue
One of my Londonist colleagues went along to Bruce Castle on Wednesday - Torch Relay day - to take photos of the launch of Haringey PARK ART - a massive lion scaffolding structure in the park and a sound and art installation in the Tudor Hawk Tower.
If you've never been over to Bruce Castle, this is an excellent extra reason to go and the ground floor museum is really great…Continue
Added by Lindsey Clarke on July 27, 2012 at 14:26 — No Comments
A couple of years ago I managed to get into the grounds of Wood Green Bowls Club and took a few photographs of the gradually fading clubhouse and scoreboard.
The photographs are in a slide show below - including one or two of the Original 1905 Barford and Perkins Lawn Roller which was still in use at the club 100 years after it was made.
The club itself reached its centenary in 2006 - and published a pamphlet detailing their history to mark the…Continue
A wooden playground recently opened on the the green near the Ranelagh Pub. It integrates seamlessly with a large trees-stump that’s been left where it was felled. The tree-stump can be used by adults for sitting on or as a continuation of the play area for older children.
A big thank you to Haringey…Continue
Elvis Costello is quoted as saying: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's a really stupid thing to want to do." but ignoring this advice a short series of articles will try to record a little of Our Musical Heritage. Part 1 Wood Green Jazz Club
Our local area has a bit of hidden history as a location for the performance and recording of…
We've just got back from Haringay Market (N8 ONU). Its on Haringay ladders from 11:00 to 15:00, perfectly timed for a zingy Sunday lunch with a choice of food from across three continents.
Located in the playground of North Haringay Primary School…Continue
The "Stop the Clamping Group" was setup to channel the support for action expressed on Bowes&Bounds forum pages. If you judge the group by its goal, its been a failure. Almost every day of the week the clampers continue to cash-in on shocked motorists.
Council Warning Signs
The group initially approached Haringey Council to request that they put-up warning signs at the entrance to the private clamping zone near the Bounds Green tube station. The…Continue
"On my London street, you're lucky if your direct neighbour waves a greeting. Anyone living four houses down could be living in Timbuktu; I don't even know what they look like." That's what I remember from an interview on the radio a few weeks back. The woman being interviewed was explaining her opposition to a new Royal Mail scheme where neighbours opt-in to receive parcels for each other. She hardly knew her neighbours and was certainly not ready to trust them with her Amazon…Continue
The unassuming inscription, stating he "...would have enjoyed a rest on this bench", gives no hint…Continue
I thought these little baskets from Wilko's would solve the problem of not being able to afford window boxes at the moment. They are from the bathroom section and I guess they are for holding shampoos and stuff like that. They are only £3.00! I only got one in case it didn't work, but I think I'll go and get some more.
Added by Kathleen Duffy on June 21, 2012 at 15:36 — No Comments
Here's two of my favourite football paintings.
There's not that many, I don't think, with this subject matter. Lowry did a few. Anybody else got favourite images of the game?
Last year I spent a scorching hot afternoon walking from house to house near Sunshine Garden Centre viewing the variety of works on display. This year you don't even need to go far to gorge on local art: Maidstone, Goring, Clarence, Palmerston Roads and Cornwall Avenue all have open houses. There will also be a craft market and craft activities at The Step Bar/Cafe.
Seven local artists are having exhibitions in their houses this weekend as part of the…Continue
A recent article on the excellent PalmersGreenN13.com website includes details of a raucous incident that took place 98 years ago this week at Palmers Green Triangle where, according to the local newspaper:…Continue
I am singing the praises of Kith & Kids (formerly Mencap) in Tottenham (next to Sainsbury's) because for years they have been supplying me with excellent second hand furniture. If you enjoy stripping pieces down or just enjoying them in all their ageing glory, this is a great place. Their stuff changes all the time so one day you might go and be disappointed and the place may look a bit bleak, the next day you may find just what you are looking for and there's stacks of things. You…Continue
Added by Kathleen Duffy on June 11, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments