Tread lightly in Richmond Park – find out a little more about local preservation in our wonderful green space

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Tread lightly in Richmond Park – find out a little more about local preservation in our wonderful green space

You can find out all about our wonderful Richmond Park at this website here.

However to give you a little heads up here is some general information about our wonderful green space, park regulations and 9 ways to help protect our rich flora and fauna!

Tread lightly in Richmond Park

Tread lightly in Richmond Park

Tread lightly in Richmond Park

Tread lightly in Richmond Park

Thank you for reading, Justine

 

Dates for Diaries, Hare & Hound pre Christmas Activities

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Dates for Diaries, Hare & Hound pre Christmas Activities

For those of you who have not picked up one of these fliers yet there are two great activities going on at the Hare & Hounds, consisting of:

A pop up cinema

Christmas Markets x 2 pm & day time

See below for further details…

Hare & Hounds pre Christmas activities

Hare & Hounds pre Christmas activities

Hare & Hounds pre Christmas activities

Hare & Hounds pre Christmas activities

Thank you for reading, Justine Nagaur

 

Ibstock Christmas Market was a great shopping treat!

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Ibstock Christmas Market was a great shopping treat!

Wicker weaving

Wicker weaving

I was very excited when I heard that Ibstock school was hosting a Christmas Market and especially so when I saw the variety of items that would be on sale, some of which you can see on their facebook here: Ibstock Christmas Market

Pink's Pestos Jellies & Chutneys

Pink’s Pestos Jellies & Chutneys

I arrived an hour in to it starting, the rain had made the ground pretty slushy but spirits were certainly not dampened.  I was given a map in the entrance which surprised me having assumed it would be some tiny affair not big enough to need one, however I was wrong.

There was a lovely mix of activities for children that were well thought out and appealing, some of which I had not seen at fairs or other markets so this was a nice surprise.

Christmas ornaments that light up for display

Christmas ornaments that light up for display

I had worried that the BBQ would have a huge queue by the time I arrived, it was actually rather small, I instinctively thought that must mean it’s not very good, but queued nonetheless as my stomach didn’t care.

However, the food though simple in offerings, ie hot dog and burgers, which actually in hindsight make things a lot easier for both the cooks and customers, was delicious.  It was obvious that good meat had been chosen and the staff on board the BBQ tent were akin to a military operation, hence the queue was small, a thoroughly pleasant experience.

The stalls were dotted around in different buildings, this made the map necessary. Upon only a couple of instances did I feel there a strange combination of stall holders put together, ie very nice hand made jewellery and plastic children’s toys, all tucked way in the back.  However the range of crafts, produce and items tailored to all needs and most budgets and wants.

Coral & Bone Decorative products for the home

Coral & Bone Decorative products for the home

After helping myself to a hot dog, I shopped until I nearly dropped, swigged down a very strong mulled wine which nearly blew my head off, watched the children play lazer quest in some plastic zip up blow up contraption which they said was absolutely excellent then drift off home with a few Christmas presents tucked under my belt.

Bright, light & striped Fouta Towels

Bright, light & striped Fouta Towels

I believe this is the 2nd year that this market has been held, I myself hope for it to be repeated next year.

Nutty Lady, glazed nuts

Nutty Lady, glazed nuts

I have listed below a few stall holders of whose items I tried and tested within the time frame given and give a thumbs up to….the rest I hope to peruse next year!

  • Pep up your pasta with Pink’s Pestos – http://www.pinksfoods.com – I bought a selection of jellies and chutneys from here after having tasted I think the entire variety, there were simply YUM
  • Portrait Artist for furry friends or children – 07739730578 or http://www.emilyburrowes.com – though I have not commissioned anything from Emily it is a serious contender to do so.  The paintings had a modern look to them, fresh and colourful and simply adorable.
  • Nutty Lady, Almonds, glazed, chewy caramelised and spicy pecans – yup I tried these, didn’t buy simply because I was running out of hand space to hold things, but they were unusual and moreish for sure – http://www.yumbles.com/nutty-lady
  • Fouta, bright, light & striped Fouta towels – http://www.foutala.com – though I didn’t buy one of these towels again I was sorely tempted, but I cannot buy everything right?  The colours were beautiful and I was initially attracted to them simply because of this and thinking they were some kind of throw.  They are super slim and apparently hold a huge amount of water versus the thinness of the material and dry super quickly.
  • Blue Blanc – http://www.blueblancmange.co.uk – here I found super pretty and funky what looked like pyjama bottoms, but then saw a poster with people wearing them with wellies, so I guess super versatile, long socks in bright colours, hats and a few other items.  What kept my attention was the quality and colour of the items, plus friendly staff of course and yup some pyjamas were bought but not to be opened until Christmas.
  • Coral and Bone – http://www.coralandbone.com/ – a friend of mine runs this stall but I am not biased, this business provides antique and new eclectic items to decorate the home and I am always tempted every time I see their stall to buy something.

Thank you for reading, Justine x

© Justine Nagaur LivinginEastSheen.co.uk

Sheen Lane Antiques Market Friday 7th November 2014 9am – 1.30pm

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Sheen Lane Antiques Market Friday 7th November 2014 9am – 1.30pm

It is held just next to the Library in the large hall, full of lots of bargains to be had!

Antiques market this friday

Antiques market this friday

You will also find homemade refreshments being served and a nice cosy atmosphere with friends new and old.

There is a waiting list for stalls but if you do wish to enquire the number is: 0208 393 2042

Hope to see you there, Justine x

© Justine Nagaur, LivinginEastSheen.co.uk

Kyrie at All Saints Saturday 29th November at 7pm £5 per ticket

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Kyrie at All Saints Saturday 29th November at 7pm £5 per ticket

A winter-warming exploration of the Mass Setting through the centuries from Palestrina to Chilcott.

Directed by Sam Gosden.

Accompanied by Chris Stokes.

Kyrie at All Saints

Kyrie at All Saints

Sounds like a great event, tickets available at the door or reserve through:  info@sheengatecoir.co.uk or visit their website: http://www.sheengatechoir.co.uk

© Justine Nagaur LivinginEastSheen.co.uk

Bellinis donates back to our local schools upon each food purchase!

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Bellinis donates back to our local schools upon each food purchase!

Bellinis

Bellinis

What a great idea I wish all eateries would do this, don’t you, a great example of Community spirit?

Thank you for reading/viewing, Justine

© Justine Nagaur LivinginEastSheen.co.uk

Our Autumn Event was a grand success!

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Living in East Sheen:

Lots of fun seem have been had at the Friends of Palewell Common & Fields Autumn Event. Why not join to become a member it is only £10 per family for a year and its a great way to support the local green space we so love to use.

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Our Autumn Event was a grand success!

The Friends of Palewell Common & Fields

The Friends of Palewell Common & Fields

On the Saturday morning of the 25th October we had our Autumn Event which was to raise awareness about the Friends of Palewell Common, hopefully get a few more members to join and to provide some fun to local residents.

We seem to have succeeded on all counts.

Fairy cakes theme for the 'Friends'

Fairy cakes theme for the ‘Friends’

Mushroom Treasure Hunt

Mushroom Treasure Hunt

The half price hot dogs provided by Pistachios went down well as multiple children between football changeovers scooted off to the field edges to find planted false mushrooms on the treasure hunt.

They returned to get their culinary treat be it a chocolate bar or one of the beautifully baked themed fairy cakes donated by the wife of David who is Chairman of The Friends.

Pin the Antlers on the Deer under construction

Pin the Antlers on the Deer under construction

A deer had been created out…

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A bulby experience at Palewell Common and Fields

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Living in East Sheen:

It looks like the volunteers who went down to Palewell Common and Fields achieved some tremendous planting. Save the next date for your diary, 2nd December at 10am as they really could do with some more volunteers to help.

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A bulby experience at Palewell Common and Fields

Friends of Palewell Common & Fields logo

Friends of Palewell Common & Fields logo

A little run down of the Volunteering with Nature’s Gym on Tuesday 21st October past by David the Chairman of ‘The Friends of Palewell Common & Fields’

The weather was kind to us and we had a good turn out – Angela and me from the committee, John Blundell and Paul Kenny from the membership and Gina brought along a volunteer Robert from Twickenham and an intern working with Glendale for three months.

The intern was an ecology graduate and wanted to get into paid employment in environmental work – but lacked experience.

We started with bulb planting in the area around the old pond with 200 bulbs provided by the Council.  The aim was to help fill in the spaces where the daffodils hadn’t grown – so hopefully we will have an even more…

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Arts through the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

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Arts through the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Did you know that our local Borough list a huge amount of Arts Educational Services, Exhibitions and Festivals on their website?

If not take a peek here:  Arts – London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

The Friends of Palewell Common & Fields Autumn Event, Saturday 25th October 10am – midday.

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Living in East Sheen:

Sounds like a great Community Event held by the hard working volunteers of the Friends of Palewell Common and Fields next Saturday 25th October 10am – midday. Lets go and show them our support and sign up to become a member whilst having some fun!

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The Friends of Palewell Common & Fields Autumn Event, Saturday 25th October 10am – midday.

Please come to our Autumn Event at Palewell Common & Fields which promises to be not only to be packed full of interesting facts about our green space but also full of fun filled events too.

Please tweet, facebook share, shout about, sing about and share the news about this upcoming event.

The Friends of Palewell Common Autumn Event

The Friends of Palewell Common Autumn Event

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