Well we are in the height of the British Summer season, although you'd never guess looking out of the window. I'm sitting here staring at the rain falling in our back garden with our two dogs, hoping for a break so that we can do our Sunday Totteridge valley walk. The silver lining is that it means I can get the Tweets of the week done nice and early, so you can have the whole rest of the day to spare! So what have the tweeters of Barnet been up to this week?
1. Well lets start in Mill Hill with the weather, where the Inside Mill Hill captured this rather good picture of the storm that caught me out on the way to the park on Friday! Looks like the lucky old sausage was tucked up in his nice warm bedroom.
2. And on to more serious matters. Football. It's back! If I hadn't had an appointment at Wembley I'd have been on the terraces watching a local derby in the FA Cup, where Hadley FC beat Edgware Town 3-0. I will be back up to Brickfield Lane next week. Well done to both teams on what looks like a great game
3. Fun in Burnt Oak yesterday and today. Why not get down and check it out
Noticed anything different about Burnt Oak this weekend? Pop to Watling Ave on Sat 7 & Sun 8 Aug (12-5.30pm) & you might meet some unusual visitors...— Barnet Council (@BarnetCouncil) August 7, 2021
Support your local high street and experience it like never before! #DiscoverBarnetPresents #BurntOak https://t.co/oxufpfeCdf pic.twitter.com/CtiT3kp3gi
4. And some great news from Edgware, Edgware Cricket Club will be playing league cricket from next year
5. Off to Cricklewood now for some rather surreal graffiti. I'd be fascinated to see if there is any other examples of rather strange graffiti in the Borough (I don't mean the rather dull tags that seem to blight everywhere these days)
That’s where my phone got stolen! Bloody Cricklewood and it’s weird graffiti. https://t.co/KPky4CMfnS— the long way round (@GingellSamuel) August 6, 2021
6. Fancy some urban ecology?
Our next tree walk - urban ecology - with @treeruss will take place on Saturday 14th August, 11:30-1pm.— Friends of the Welsh Harp (@welshharpies) August 3, 2021
Registration and details on future walk dates: https://t.co/7rdOTgbJt8 pic.twitter.com/aKEaV90xE2
7. Fancy trying out Yoga? This will be amazing if it's a Sunny day.
On Wednesday 11 & Friday 27 August, 11am-noon @MeridianWellB FREE mat & chair yoga classes at Sunnyhill Park, Hendon.— Barnet Together (@BarnetTogether) August 7, 2021
Open to all, join & explore the beauty of outdoor yoga.
Chairs available or bring your own mat.
Meet: Sunny Hill Café
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/Bjmc4v6wc4
8. Ever wondered what Brent Cross looked like before it was Brent Cross shopping centre?
Hendon Greyhound Stadium at night, 1968. The road is the A406 North Circular. A truly glorious photo by Chris Morphet on the Getty Images site. All of this was sacrificed in 1971 when the road was widened.— NW London TimeMachine (@time_nw) August 7, 2021
Note the Lambretta scooter.@ArtDecoSocUK @C20Society pic.twitter.com/fZiUSFLhOB
9. If you were a Jewish teen in the 60's - 90's maybe you can help. I love this picture. It wasn't just Jewish kids that loved a good late night bagel from Dino's. If you do have a pic, please remember to tag us in
📢 Were you a Jewish teen in Barnet? We want your youth culture photos from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s & beyond. We're thinking: teen bedrooms, cafes, bagel shops, Golders Green station… Where did you hang out & can we see the pictures? Send here: https://t.co/0N8QpdFAJv— Hidden Treasures (@SeeTheTreasures) August 5, 2021
Pls share! pic.twitter.com/7jdxZgUcqB
10. Barnet has a proper new community paper, available in many places such as Libraries etc. Get your copy. Packed with interesting articles. ALso available on line
Nice article about how we won the "Most innovative studio award" for London in the latest edition of the @BarnetPost, Barnet's best community magazine - You can download it here https://t.co/c31H0ySH86— #MillHillMusicComplex (@MillHillMusicCo) August 4, 2021
That's all folks.