Not The World Cup

birthday candlesWhat to do for the first birthday of your first born child? This is the dilemma currently facing me. He is not going to remember it and yet it marks such a special occasion. Current plans are three fold: This weekend starts the celebrations with a picnic in the park with the grandparents and it looks like we’re going to have the weather for it.  Continue reading

Follow the trail

woodland E17 Art Trail Special

Every year the arts community of E17 opens its doors and lets you in for an impressive festival of the arts. This year they are celebrating their 10th year and are hosting the biggest trail to date with 300 planned events.

 

 

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Free range art

walking“It is the month of June,

The month of leaves and roses,

When pleasant sights salute the eyes,

                                         and pleasant scents the noses”

                                                                                                     Nathaniel Parker Willis

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Sweet April showers do spring May flowers

Smog and traffic“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.”   Mark Twain

The warmer weather brings with it smog and this year it is mixed with sand making the air quality particularly poor. But don’t despair, hopefully it will have blown over by the weekend, just in time for the Oxford and Cambridge boat race. Seen one boat race, seen them all? Try something else instead. Continue reading