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OutdoorsWanstead Birder 24 Mar 17
Birding Hosmer Grove, Maui
There was only ever really one spot where I was going to look for the endemic Honeycreepers on Maui, and this is Hosmer Grove about half way up the road that leads to the Haleakala Observatory, just after the entrance booth to the park.
OutdoorsWanstead Birder 22 Mar 17
Predictably I got up in the middle of the night, my mistake for sleeping on the flight over.
Featurediamond geezer 22 Mar 17
Bow Road update
A month ago I told you how badly wrong the eastbound Next Train Indicator at Bow Road station was.
IanVisits 21 Mar 17
Following on from the (sold out) Modernist tours, here are three more London Underground architecture tours that have gone on sale today.
OutdoorsWanstead Birder 21 Mar 17
In praise of being a travel geek
I am over the Pacific somewhere.
Wansteadium 20 Mar 17
Wanstead’s Ginger Pig is closed on Monday because of a break in.
OutdoorsWanstead Birder 19 Mar 17
Getting back to Morocco
You know that post where I mentioned Morocco, the one where I originally planned to write about how great the birds were there but instead wrote four paragraphs of drivel? Yes? Well this is it.
OutdoorsUpyourstreet's Blog 19 Mar 17
Up Your Street. Issue 10
Tues Mar 21st £1 on the first day of Spring.10-1pm.
Abbey Gardens 18 Mar 17
OutdoorsWanstead Birder 18 Mar 17
Nearly about Morocco
I am galivanting again, or I will be by the time you read this.
Wansteadium 17 Mar 17
The attention to detail on the outside of this extension on Grosvenor Road is something to behold.
OutdoorsWanstead Birder 17 Mar 17
I think I peaked too early.
BlogWansteadium 17 Mar 17
Another spring clean
There is a second opportunity to join a clean-up at Tarzy Wood on Saturday so that it can be opened up a bit for wildlife and visitors.
BlogWansteadium 17 Mar 17
The glorious twelfth
Marion Temple writes: On Sunday 12 March, 12 enthusiastic would-be gardeners met with some of the up-and-running Wanstead Community Gardeners to form a commuter gardening group to maintain and improve the little garden behind platform 2 at …
BlogWansteadium 17 Mar 17
One of the sights of Theatreland as taken by friend of this site, Geoff Wilkinson.
OutdoorsWanstead Birder 15 Mar 17
Hoi An Lanterns
The entire town is strung with innumerable silk lanterns – outside shops, along streets and waterfronts, in all the bars, restaurants and cafés.
Up Your Street 14 Mar 17
Source: #51%RememberHer – A cultural return for E13..
OutdoorsWanstead Birder 14 Mar 17
A short stay in central Vietnam
Rather than stay in Hong Kong, a city that as a family we have already “done”, we went to Vietnam for something different.
Featurediamond geezer 14 Mar 17
Consultation hats on.
OutdoorsUpyourstreet's Blog 14 Mar 17
Issue 9 Up Your Street.
Tues Mar 14th free to view Great art (and bread) at Wynwood-Art-District next to The Bell E17.
BlogWansteadium 13 Mar 17
Some brave soul has pitched a tent on the Evergreen Field – Wanstead’s lost green.
Wansteadium 13 Mar 17
They clearly don’t want anyone noticing, but we believe Domino’s in Wanstead is opening.
BlogUp Your Street 12 Mar 17
It was raining nay spitting.
BlogDock, Lock and River 12 Mar 17
London turns Navy
The past week has seen no less than 4 Royal Navy vessels in the capital with 3 different Archer-class patrol vessels as well as a Type 23 Frigate in the shape of HMS St Albans.
BlogUp Your Street 11 Mar 17
Resonance FM’s The News Agents is a chat show.
Abbey Gardens 11 Mar 17
Spring! A bit of warm sunshine has brought new gardeners, old friends and visitors into Abbey Gardens.
OutdoorsWanstead Birder 11 Mar 17
The dating game
Here are some dates.
Wansteadium 11 Mar 17
Unconfirmed rumours have been swirling round Wanstead for months now, with MS themselves given little information about their intentions away.
OutdoorsUpyourstreet's Blog 11 Mar 17
Champions: The Tour
On Thursday I invited Up Your Street seniors some of whom are artists and certainly all have seen many art exhibitions in their lives or so you’d assume plus two champions who’d been my subjects in acrylic and are seniors too.
Blogdiamond geezer 11 Mar 17
Which are London’s most squashed tube journeys, and when? It’s now possible to answer this question thanks to the release of a massive datafile by the TfL digital team.
Wansteadium 10 Mar 17
Marian Temple writes: A few years ago the staff at Snaresbrook station started a little garden behind platform two.
Featurediamond geezer 10 Mar 17
Half a lifetime
My 25th birthday was on a Friday.
IanVisits 9 Mar 17
A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos from the Crossrail tunnels under Farringdon London Underground London Underground’s controversial ‘standing only’ escalator experiment put on hold ITV Walworth residents are lobbying…
HyperlocalWansteadium 9 Mar 17
An area can’t have too many farmers’ markets, and the good news is that the one in Aldersbrook which was tried out before Christmas is returning on Saturday.
BlogWansteadium 9 Mar 17
The Tom Hardy BBC series Taboo, briefly Wanstead’s favourite TV programme on account of its opening scenes being filmed in St Mary’s church on Overton Drive, is to return for a second series.
FeatureQX Magazine 9 Mar 17
Fade to Black
Le Gateau Chocolat talks mental health, travel and more.
OutdoorsUpyourstreet's Blog 8 Mar 17
Printing From A Women’s Perspective
March 8th 2017 At The Mill Coppermill Lane.
FeatureThe Mayor's Fund for London 8 Mar 17
Stars in their Eyes!
The students at Forest Gate Community School have got stars in their eyes this week! They have been using new images to search for their very own variable stars.
Featurediamond geezer 8 Mar 17
Q ♦ East Ham The borough now known as Newham was formerly two old boroughs, namely West Ham and East Ham .
OutdoorsWanstead Birder 7 Mar 17
Spring is in the air!
I can feel it, it is mild, and I can be birding by about six in the morning.
The Friends of Wanstead Parklands 7 Mar 17
If you love Wanstead Park and care about its future, come along to the Friends’ AGM on Wednesday 29 March.
Featurediamond geezer 7 Mar 17
Boundary changes in Bexley
Yesterday the Evening Standard published a story about proposed changes to parliamentary constituencies in southeast London.
OutdoorsWanstead Birder 6 Mar 17
Am I on Shetland?
There is a funny buzzing sound.
Wansteadium 6 Mar 17
Grainy footage obtained over the weekend The sight, earlier this year, of the Mysterons on Wanstead pavements – white rings painted all over the place – turned out to be a false alarm.
Wansteadium 5 Mar 17
Wanstead’s guerrilla gardener Marian Temple writes: “Over sixty years ago, my mother planted the first few corms of crocus thomassianus in the garden of the house at the bottom of Grove Park.
OutdoorsUpyourstreet's Blog 5 Mar 17
issue 8 of Up Your Street
Finding free local events usually all depending for seniors around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
TikiChris 5 Mar 17
Set at the base of one of the East Village towers (former Olympic Athletes Village) in Stratford, Darkhorse is a seemingly aptly named contender for one of the best places to eat in London I’ve come across in quite a while.
Abbey Gardens 5 Mar 17
The daffs are ready and so are we.
London Churches in photographs 5 Mar 17
Around a mile north east of the town centre on a busy roundabout this is a tall basilica of 1912 by Edward Goldie.
IanVisits 5 Mar 17
TfL has outlined plans to replace some of its aging DLR trains and in the process increase the size of the fleet to cope with extra demand.