How has your week been? What a week it's been. When I wrote this column last week, little did I suspect that we'd see the birth and death of the European Super League, the sacking of Jose Mourinho from Spurs, joint protests on the streets of North London with Spurs and Arsenal fans joining together against their club owners. I didn't suspect that the Sundays would be full of Dominic Cummings turning on Boris and I most certainly didn't expect that people would be stupid enough to equate covid passports to the holocaust, which is the current thing trending on Twitter. It just goes to show that a week is a lot longer period than we sometimes think.
But with all that excitement, what has been tickling the fancy of our wonderful local army of Tweeters?
1. Lets start with Mark Amies petition to Save the Railway Hotel. That is now up to 690 signatures as I write this. The campaign is continuing to build. Several people raised the matter with me when I was out and about in Edgware.
2. And on the subject of local pubs, it seems there is some good news.
Very pleased to report that the Malt & Hops will be re-opening 'as a pub' in 6 - 7 months. I visited the pub last week and took a couple of snaps of the new interior and bar. This is great news for North Finchley. @EandBCAMRA @CAMRA_London @Barneteye @RogerProtzBeer @ProtectPubs pic.twitter.com/M8UUQYRE9R— IncludeourStreetsN12 (@IOSNTwelve) April 22, 2021
3. Our local wildlife correspondent Samuel Levy has been on fire recently with some amazing wildlife tweets. This week is no exception. The secret to getting picked here is to post amazing tweets and I have to say this is one of Samuel's very best
Have you ever heard a rustling in the undergrowth and looked down to see the face of a Bank Vole starring back at you? It seems to be happening an awful lot to me recently. Suspect this dry weather is making it harder for them to sneak about. (Totteridge Valley 22/04) pic.twitter.com/160SkE3aZA— Samuel Levy (@FinchleyBirder) April 22, 2021
4. Looking for something to do for our amazing community today?
5. Just in case you didn't know. I don't normally use this to self promote, but your truly is the Candidate for the Lib Dems in Edgware.
The Mayor of London and London Assembly Elections are on Thursday 6 May. Voters in East Barnet and Edgware will also elect one new councillor in the by-elections. Are you ready to vote? Visit our pages to answer any questions you may have: #GetReadyToVote https://t.co/xo7pxfqgVa pic.twitter.com/ComfXcxbWX— Barnet Council (@BarnetCouncil) April 24, 2021
6. The season is finally over for Hadley FC after losing on penalties to Binfield. A great run and a tad unlucky. Hats off to Hadley for making one young man's day
Commiserations to all the clubs that exited in #FAVase today, a run to the 5th Rd is no mean feat, and six of the clubs can feel rightly proud to have either set or equalled their best Vase runs@TheNomadsFc @Cobham_FC @CongletonFC @hadleyfc @HanworthVillaFC & @tafclambs— @FAVaseFactfile (@favasefactfile) April 24, 2021
7. If you've been wondering how progress is going with the new Brent Cross West Thameslink Station, here is the latest update
8. Robin Moss rather likes wandering around taking pictures of rather lovely places such as Friary Park, we are rather pleased that he does.
Friary Park in Friern Barnet - a new discovery today. It’s lovely pic.twitter.com/WlFOsgUi98— Robin Moss (@robinmoss86) April 24, 2021
9. Remember indeed!
"Remember my friend, that knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker"— Broadhursts Bookshop (@BroadhurstBooks) April 20, 2021
Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, died #OTD 1912. His ashes lie in a display urn at Golders Green Crematorium in London, alongside those of his son. pic.twitter.com/cJyOb5j8WF
10. Rock and Roll Music from Planet Mill Hill!
Let your inner rock God loose! pic.twitter.com/U7yaXTU9sh— #MillHillMusicComplex (@MillHillMusicCo) April 24, 2021
That's all folks