Out and About: Crouch End Picturehouse
It’s going to be a busy weekend for anyone who still needs to do their Christmas shopping – that probably means most of us.
But why not just take some time out and pop in to the Crouch End Picturehouse https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Crouch_End_Picturehouse/Wh ...
Garden Guru: Poinsettia
This ubiquitous Christmas plant is a spurge, it comes from Mexico and gets its name from the American, Joel Roberts Poinsett, who introduced it to the USA in 1825. Not very romantic, or Christmassy or British.
Does it still merit a place on your table this Christmas? well, yes ...
At Home: The Sofa Bed
Is your home going to be jam packed with house guests this Christmas? It is a bit of a problem for every household, no matter how large or small there seems to always be a time when one more bed is required. I have been looking into the subject for myself lately – here ...
What’s the Story? Christmas Crackers
All the staff at Prickett & Ellis got together last Saturday for our Christmas Party – you can imagine it: welcoming drinks, happy faces and beautifully laid tables with a tube of coloured paper at every place. Yes, what would a Christmas celebration be without cracker ...
Out and About: Very Merry Muswell
We are delighted to be a sponsor of the Christmas tree in St James Square, Muswell Hill, which will be the centrepiece for the annual community Christmas event – a Very Merry Muswell – on Saturday 9th between 12 and 5pm.
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Garden Guru: Christmas Wreath
A real Christmas has to start with a real Christmas Wreath on the front door, welcoming in visitors but also greeting passers by and sort of shouting out Merry Christmas to everyone. I make my own and try as much as possible to use what I find in the garden.
Who has time to mes ...
Out and About: Christmas Cheer
One of the jolliest things about this time of year is the traditional Fair or Market full of Christmas cheer. We are delighted to be sponsoring St Martin of Porres Primary School Christmas Fair on Saturday, 2 December 2017, from 1pm to 4pm. All the usual fun and Christmas featur ...
What’s the Story? The First Christmas Tree
Have you thought about your Christmas tree yet? We will be getting ours next week and we are delighted to be sponsoring the tree in St James Square this year – which will be lit for the Very Merry Muswell event on the 9th December. Talking of Christmas trees – di ...
Period Features: Swinging 60s Colours
We loved the 50s for opening up a whole range of paint possibilities in the home. In the 60s we pumped up the volume and went crazy with swinging colours that were full of psychedelic panache and raided the dressing up box of history for inspiration.
The 1960s were all fr ...
Out and About: Skate into Christmas
Skate into Christmas, outside, on an imaginary frozen pond in one of London’s most iconic locations. It’s a great weekend to have fun before the crowds – and when it’s not too cold. Here are five of the best places to go!
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Out and About: The Spirit of Christmas Lights
Only six weekends until Christmas – as if you needed reminding. While shopping in our local independent stores is a wonderful way of showing support for our community, it does not exclude taking a peek at the Christmas lights in town.
This year the lights on Regent Street ...
Garden Guru: Magical Magnolias
There is something special about magnolias, as if they belong to a species apart, regal, pure and dignified. The only thing that spoils their image is the rather nasty generic paint colour which bears its name – but I can generously put that to one side.
I always thought ...