As things start to return to normal and we start catching up with old friends, visiting our favourite spots, there's been a marked drop in output from many of our local tweeters. But fear not, there is quality rather than quantity and there are a few that really brought a smile to my face! And as I put this together I got into a little exchange with one of our tweeters, that was the most fun I've had with my clothes on all week! Can you spot it? A free pot noodle if you can!
1. I'll start with the tweet that brought the biggest smile of all to my face this week. Regular readers will know that Paul H is a friend of mine who had a truly awful year in 2020, losing close family members and suffering serious illness. You may also recall the amazing act of kindness shown to him by Watford FC and Troy Deeney, when he was at his lowest ebb. Well this is my tweet of the week, seeing this amazing Mill Hill lad properly back on his feet. Paul has had many challenges, but has amazing resilience and is an inspiration. He's a great musician, I used to manage his band, The Sway, who did several national tours, much airplay and even featured the amazing Helen Terry on backing vocals. At the bottom of the page is one of the videos we produced for them.
Sunday morning 10 miler. Now have a couple of consistent 50km plus weeks in the bag. Been hard but enjoyable work getting back. Happy. #Running #runner Check out my activity on Strava: https://t.co/8K57f2z8X0 pic.twitter.com/Uhk7FKE6cu— Paul H (@WFCPaulH) June 6, 2021
2. Fancy doing your bit for our amazing community? Why not come along
This time next week - Sunday 13 June at 10.45 - meet at Leeside off May’s Lane, to #litterpick in a beautiful part of #DollisValley. All equipment supplied! (First Aider still sought!) pic.twitter.com/CX7oJYlKxL— DollisBrookers (@BrookersDollis) June 6, 2021
3. Talking of amazing people, we are big fans of Colindale foodbank. We must arrange another collection soon.
A big thank you to all our amazing volunteers who have given up their time to help us over the past year & thank you to volunteers from @felixprojectuk @ColindaleFB @cct_colindale @HomeStartBarnet @FeastWithUs #VolunteersWeek2021 @NCVOvolunteers @barnetvolunteer pic.twitter.com/GqbqKcF27f— BreadnButterCIC (@breadnbuttercic) June 1, 2021
4. We cannot ignore the fact that a young man lost his life in a stabbing. As a parent, I can think of nothing worse than losing a child. We must support these mothers and do what we need to as a community to change this. We cannot bury our heads in the sand
Standing together with the community calling for safer parks and safer streets. Thank you to Burnt Oak Women’s Group for arranging and everyone who joined (including those not in the pics). Also a minute’s silence for a young man who tragically lost his life here. pic.twitter.com/7JrldwLShy— Sara Conway (@Sara_Conway3) June 5, 2021
5. You had to be there! This tweet brought back memories that nearly made me cry with laughter. I didn't really appreciate Jingles at the time, but it was a top place
'Kung Fu Fighting' by Carl Douglas way back in the early 70's. There'd be a kick-off every time they played it at Jingles in Edgware as pissed-up fellers tried to kung fu kick their mates on the dancefloor 😆https://t.co/lmqAFc9Gsk— Josiah Klegg (@TheChassisDoc) June 4, 2021
6. Top marks to Waterstones in Finchley for this one! We love a good music question, and we aren't gonna tell you the answer
Sunday Morning. Let's play...— Waterstones Finchley (@FinchleyBooks) June 6, 2021
Music 'N' Books
Three artistes...name the novel and author the image is related to. Two are directly linked one is indirectly linked.....join in with your answer and pass it on.....
Then pop in and say hello ... pic.twitter.com/OGmA73XJc7
7. This is my picture of the week. I genuinely thought this was a scene from the 50's or 60's when I first saw it. Then I clicked on the image. Brilliant work. It makes me want to buy some Castrol GTX even though I don't need any
8. I am highly intrigued about this matter. Does anyone have more details?
9. SOme nice local Edgware History here
A very interesting little blog this - I'm trying to figure out where The Surrey Arms was? Perhaps @time_nw knows?The Boot, with its low ceilings, sounds like a fascinating place to have gotten a jar. Great read. https://t.co/tm3fAZy2Sg— Alex (@inalexworld) June 6, 2021
10. If hardcore metal is your thing, check out this amazing live stream from Mill Hill Music Complex yesterday. Over 2,000 people have already viewed this in less than 24 hours, great work guys
That's all folk, apart from this little video I promised you way back at the start.