I hadn't been to a Pick Your Own (PYO) farm since my childhood days when my mum would take me and my brother and sister to any of the many fruit farms in Essex and task us with collecting as many strawberries, gooseberries and raspberries as our tiny hands could gather. The undoubted highlight of these trips was all the 'tasting' that went on and the challenge of finding the biggest strawberry being something we all took very seriously.
I first heard about the plans for a new food and arts market in Harringay a few weeks ago via twitter and remember thinking that anything offering great food and vintage delights within walking distance of our flat is definitely worth a visit.
Studio A was open to the public this weekend as part of London's Open House weekend and if you didn't know already it's one of two of the original television recording studios based in North London's Alexandra Palace.
Wood Green has never had the greatest press - a Guardian article a couple of years ago extolling the virtues of living in Hornsey stressed that readers should make sure they were on the right side of the train tracks (literally) in order to avoid being ‘condemned’ to a Wood Green postcode - and the last couple of days haven’t exactly improved matters.
When I first moved up to the bright lights of London many years ago, my new home was a shared house in Tufnell Park with a group of strangers. I was persuaded to take the room by the advert's promise of my very own roof terrace; a description that turned out to be somewhere between a wild exaggeration and a downright lie. The 'terrace' was in fact the rickety, felted roof of the room below, accessible only to a tiny pixie able to squeeze out of the narrow window.
Yesterday was the fourth annual Tottenham Flower & Produce Show. If you've never heard of it, it doesn't matter. I hadn't either until a flier dropped through our door a few weeks ago.