To quote Moby Grape, from back in 1969 " I love hearing people say, it's a beautiful day today". Yestrday was truly a beautiful day, especially in the morning. I enjoyed my first post lockdown Saturday immensly. I was back at my favourite local football team, enjoying the sunshine, then the cold glare of the floodlights. But what have otehr tweeters of the London Borough of Barnet been up to?
All is revealed here, in our round up of the very best tweeters in our local Borough.< 1. I thought we'd start with a Christmans connection! I think everyone in Mill Hill has a soft spot for St Joseph and his college. For those that dodn't know he is the only Christian Saint who was never a Christian (for those unfamiliar with the biblical story, he's the stepdad of Jesus and a carpenter by trade). He's also the patron saint of workers. This is one of the finest pictures of the building, glorious light
St Joseph’s in the morning sunshine standing over Mill Hill, love the way the building is illuminated against the grey backdrop pic.twitter.com/AnnaHkT6IZ— Inside Mill Hill (@InsideMillHill) December 5, 2020
2. Fancy helping restore the Burnt Oak Brook? Doing work for the community is a great way to spend the day
Join us next week in Watling Park, #Barnet to install large wood at the Burnt Oak Brook as part of our restoration work there. All events are covid-safe and in line with govt guidelines 👍 Sign up now!— Thames21 (@Thames21) December 3, 2020
Tues 8th 👉 https://t.co/xfovuTB38M
Sat 12th 👉 https://t.co/HNsHrBQjjI pic.twitter.com/fwjMF8c1wR
3. Regulars will know we love a good map and a good query. I was intrigued, did Herts try and invade Southgate back in the day?
Researching the boundaries of Middlesex. Why on earth was Herts allowed to do the pointy finger thing in square D2? pic.twitter.com/uU0Bh7kpda— Great North Road Geek 🚴🏼 (@Greatnorthroad2) December 2, 2020
4.If there's one thing I like more than a a good map and that's a tasty menu. It seems that the pupils at Mill Hill School were rather well fed back in the day! I'm quite tempted to serve this up for dinner tonight, sounds delicious. I foolishly believed that the poor souls were fed on gruel and tripe back in 1920, how wrong could I be?
Today's @SchoolArchives1 #FromtheArchives #SchoolFood photo is a menu from the Dormy 4 supper of 7 April 1920 - 100 years ago!— Mill Hill School (@MillHillSenior) December 1, 2020
Anyone else feeling hungry...?#MillHillSenior #InstillingvaluesInspiringminds pic.twitter.com/NGC0oGWszS
5. This is deffo my van of the week. Brilliant!
Spotted on the Finchley Road today. Very cool! pic.twitter.com/gCSYS2bm20— Andrew Tenzer (@thetenzer) December 5, 2020
6. A local retired milkman was reaquainted with his round this week> ITV News featured the story, we thoroughly enjoyed it!
When a retired East Finchley milkman joined our community Facebook group, hoping to re-connect with his customers from 40 years ago, we never imagined this would be the result 🤗 https://t.co/14xgST3JBA— East Finchley (@EastFinchleyN2) December 3, 2020
7. The Kingfisher is one of my favourite native birds. I always think it looks impossibly sophisticated for our could climate. Thanks to our unofficial wildlife correspondent Samuel Levy for this amazing picture.
After 4 extremely foggy days today came a ray of sunshine. This incredible Kingfisher @ Long Pond, Totteridge. This is the 1st time I have seen one here and surprising given that it is next to a major main road. #londonbirds (sorry @arjun but this is my new favourite kingfisher) pic.twitter.com/4l9E8E0QZ4— Samuel Levy (@FinchleyBirder) December 1, 2020
8. As mentioned earlier, we were at Hadley FC on Brickfield Lane for the FA Vase. It was a great perrformance.
FT Hadley 4-1 Raynes Park Vale, Solomon Ofori (2), Luke Alfano and Teddy Stacey with the goals. Anthony Clark’s team break another club record by reaching the Third Round of the FA Vase for the first time!— Hadley FC (@hadleyfc) December 5, 2020
9. Mill Hill Wines have been recognising community heroes in a rather fitting way, with a bottle of the finest plonk! Well done to all!
WINNER! 🎉This is Mark, a winner in our #covidhero competition! Mark was nominated for his dedication to the community in running the @InsideMillHill Facebook group - which has more than 13,000 members! Thank you for all you do Mark. Enjoy the Champagne! @millhillwines #millhill pic.twitter.com/2kIm6H7UXb— Mill Hill Wines (@millhillwines) November 29, 2020
10. Don't forget, your local small business is for life, not just for small business Saturday!
That's all till next week folks! Have a truly fine week. Here is my fave tune right now to entertain you, what is yours?