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7 secrets of Abney Park cemetery Interesting stuff , our flat in Listra Park used to overlook Abney Park cemetery . [Sat 3 December 2016]

Reminds me I think I saw a Street View filming the other day Was a car that had a 360 mounted camera on the roof anyway, driving up London Road (between... [Wed 12 October 2016]

Really enjoying these pictures of old Stokey Here on the twitter from history of Stokey . They're mashing up google street view with old... [Wed 12 October 2016]

Back to Stokey on Sunday! We packed up our stuff and had a lighter breakfast on Sunday, hopefully to leave some room for a... [Tue 4 October 2016]

Yes really dinner at TGI Friday It was always going to be another chain, we thought this would be a big noisy treat for the boys.... [Mon 3 October 2016]

The boys loved Hamleys We got a few ideas for Christmas, and for number two son's birthday. Also figured out that Harry... [Mon 3 October 2016]

After the Tower to Whole Foods for a cafe stop Met our friend Geraldine at Whole Foods Market near Picadilly for a coffee and cake break. I... [Mon 3 October 2016]

Big Premier Inn breakfast and off to the Tower of London We didn't get moving too early, it was a relaxing trip, and we had a large relaxing breakfast. We... [Mon 3 October 2016]

I found a better pub, The Old Fountain Nearby down Baldwin Street there was a big crowd outside a pub. Was very popular, very trendy... [Mon 3 October 2016]

Went for a beer in Hill and Szrok If I'd known it was a butchery themed bar I might not have done, but it was the nearest pub to... [Mon 3 October 2016]

Premier Inn Old Street a bit noisy Think this was the noisiest we've stayed in, but it is in the busiest area. We were up on the... [Mon 3 October 2016]

Dinner at a buzy Prezzo in Kings Cross Planned to head into Kings Cross station to eat, as I knew there were options there, and... [Mon 3 October 2016]

We got the train up after work on Friday number two son had mini movers earlier in the day, and Harry has gymnastics . So instead of... [Mon 3 October 2016]

We are back from London we had a great weekend Lots of fun to report back on. I got that bonus from work so we went to London for a couple of... [Mon 3 October 2016]

Cool "secret bedroom" in Berlin underground This looks like an art installation to me rather than a genuine place someone has been sleeping... [Mon 29 February 2016]

Stewart Lee is doing a secret gig in a cemetery Details here , well no actual details, but that's where I got it from. He's going a gig in a... [Thu 11 September 2014]

Good weekend but didn't do much As previously mentiond Clare was away in London and she had a lovely time by all accounts. She... [Mon 10 February 2014]

Big mouse and son This time it brought a little friend... [Sun 20 March 2011]

A day of mishaps yesterday Locked myself out AND smashed the place up [Sun 15 August 2010]

Nice knowing you all We're off to IKEA, so in case it ends in a death SEEYA! [Sat 2 May 2009]

[Crystal maze themed headline here] Got home yesterday to find a new front door being fitted, it's amazing what you miss when you... [Tue 22 January 2008]

Will do! Sorry about that, I just scrape the details off other sites. If you search this site for Ceroc... [Sun 20 January 2008]

RE: Plymouth Pavillion Hello , for some reason you hsve listed the Folkestone Pavilion as the venue for ceroc classes..... [Sun 20 January 2008]

No probs [Wed 21 March 2007]

RE: Thursday: Day of disappointments Hi Pauly! We've taken down our old website, and now its all been shifted... [Wed 21 March 2007]

I think I would be joint top too if I wasn't barred from playing :-( Good luck though! [Mon 15 January 2007]

RE: Magic darts i am delighted to say that i am joint top with 999 points. ok, it wasnt that hard, but i'm... [Mon 15 January 2007]

Magic darts Turned on the final of the Lakeside World Championship last night while we were having tea... [Mon 15 January 2007]

There's a nice run of pubs right by Whitehall I'll look up the names of them, there's four in a row that we went in one day, when we were... [Sun 5 November 2006]

RE: Damp and other delights My flat has subsidence which scares the hell out of me - although the survey said it was ok for... [Sun 5 November 2006]

RE: Damp and other delights Cheers, good to know for the future. Good luck to you too for Monday! [Sat 4 November 2006]

RE: Damp and other delights We've a basement (we call it a 'wine cellar.') When we moved in over the summer, there was a... [Fri 3 November 2006]

Damp and other delights This spell of cold weather has made the whole house SWEAT! I've hd to put our central heating on... [Fri 3 November 2006]

Squirrel plants super walnut tree A lovely gardening story , not that much squirrel content actually. Now onto the weekend... [Tue 2 May 2006]

Reply posted on my Folkestone Forum From someone who lived at that house ... [Wed 30 November 2005]

Yeah just a mistake! Made some hurried changes last thing on a Friday, and was away from a computer all weekend - it's... [Mon 18 April 2005]

RE: Thursday: Day of disappointments Can you add that this site no longer renders properly under Firefox! That right hand DIV you've... [Sun 17 April 2005]

Thursday: Day of disappointments Three pains in the arse yesterday. Firstly Sky came round to install Sky+ , and then went away... [Fri 15 April 2005]

A detail of that Needless Jam picture From Leaving Stoke Newington Took that one this weekend, got right up close to... [Tue 29 March 2005]

DEFINITELY Spencer Maybe there's two cats? That is a nice thought, as maybe they're kittens and they were just being... [Tue 22 March 2005]

Edward, not Spencer knobhead. Further proof that you never listen to me. Probably a symptom of sevenyearitis... Edward, not Spencer knobhead. Further proof that you never listen to me. Probably a symptom of... [Tue 22 March 2005]

The sound of sadness WEIRD noises coming from out the back last night, someone banging pans possibly in Abney Park ?... [Tue 22 March 2005]

Sam's Archive Sam's Archive [Mon 21 February 2005]

New Home Of Me and My Monkey New Home Of Me and My Monkey [Wed 16 February 2005]

IMDB the Internet movie database IMDB the Internet movie database [Wed 9 February 2005]

Married life is suprisingly good. Anyway all that hard work will pay off on the day... one step at a time and all that.
Married life is suprisingly good. Anyway all that hard work will pay off on the day... one step... [Sun 23 January 2005]

Hmm, not much progress since last time I have gathered up addresses of the invitees, and found someone who could provide the band I... [Fri 21 January 2005]

I find it a tad worrying that one of Craigs life options was death with his killer remaining uncaught. But its a FAB idea! I don't think I ...
I find it a tad worrying that one of Craigs life options was death with his killer remaining... [Fri 21 January 2005]

Folkestone and Stokey in the same Guardian column? The Guardian's Backbencher column today has a mention for Stoke Newington 's own 73 and the... [Fri 21 January 2005]

Are you starting? Are you starting? [Mon 10 January 2005]

Bet that wouldn't have happened in Glasgow... [Mon 10 January 2005]

Just be glad your scaffolding isn't up! This happened near me. Just be glad your scaffolding isn't up! This happened near me. [Mon 10 January 2005]

A mighty wind Am I just having tsunami fear, or was the wind and rain last night particularly fierce? Kept me... [Sat 8 January 2005]

That's nothing, it's buy one, get one free on crack in Harlesden ;-) That's nothing, it's buy one, get one free on crack in Harlesden ;-) [Tue 4 January 2005]

Crack Down In Stoke Newington , North London, one dealer serves up [[cut-price crack from behind the... [Tue 4 January 2005]

Thriller Ah it's because it's not available at the site that's linked to anymore ( Original Site ). BUT... [Wed 22 December 2004]

Lego Thriller Think it must be a problem at their end as I can't get there from work either and normally I can... [Wed 22 December 2004]

Carol singers Had some carol singers outside the house last night, but they weren't collecting for anything,... [Tue 21 December 2004]

i think it's interesting to see where this podcasting is going...when i started to get into it the other... [Thu 2 December 2004]

Yeah, there's a lot more activism in there Quite a lot about boycotting Wal-Mart and the like, and it has less relevance to us here in the... [Thu 2 December 2004]

have u listened to the latest engadget podcast? i havent been listening to it that long, but every week it seems to become more of an ad hoc... [Thu 2 December 2004]

Stokey in the news An article in the Independent , about leaves on the line... [Wed 1 December 2004]

Il Bacio Next time could you scan the menu and post that as well as I can never find mine. Cheers [Fri 26 November 2004]

A response to the tale singing the praises of Stokey exposes Stokey's dark secret for parents : "So all the children disappear... [Wed 24 November 2004]

i did know that my dear old mum emailed me especially about it, the Kray-zy old coot. I didn't know the exact... [Fri 5 November 2004]

I didn't know Jack "The Hat" McVitie was killed in Stokey at a party in Evering Road ... is this why the venue on the High Street is called "The Eye", or... [Thu 4 November 2004]

Blogging on the iPAQ: UNCUT And here's how that was before I tidied it up: Chaos on the bus x od..ay and itx.s plsslng... [Tue 3 August 2004]

Chaos on the bus x od..ay and itx.s plsslng down.Mein a t shirt too... Writing this using the "transcribe" feature of the new toy , as I can touch type, so I find the... [Tue 3 August 2004]

Hey buddy can you spare some cat poo? A proper frightener yesterday in the mouse department, one up on the sideboard... Clare... [Wed 28 July 2004]

Stokey filming update Various popbitch suggestions , one agreeing it might be Chris Morris , but one more interesting... [Thu 22 July 2004]

I'm ready for my close up Mr Burton They're STILL filming something on Manor Road , in a big old building that has "Depository" on... [Thu 22 July 2004]

working at home The number of tunes I can hear from my flat, sounds like half of London is 'working from home'... [Wed 30 June 2004]

No-one told me Stokey would be like this Working from home again today, and there's someone playing Metallica out in the back garden... [Wed 30 June 2004]

miriam [Mon 28 June 2004]

RE: Keira Knightly Wallpaper Sparrow can slide down the rope with both hands bound together even though both ends are fixed as... [Sat 19 June 2004]

Medium will be ace, if it's still left Looking forward to Tuesday, and the Fighting Cocks gig... [Sun 18 April 2004]

RE: How to fix a shower wotcha! u see Shaun Of The Dead yet? anyway, I'll put you and Mrs Pauly on the guesty. I gave... [Sun 18 April 2004]

RE: How to fix a shower Simple. The shower is higher than the rest of the taps. there isn't enough pressure to push the... [Sat 17 April 2004]

How to fix a shower Suddenly got problems with the shower in the flat. No not the flat , but the one we live in now... [Thu 15 April 2004]

Very nice [Wed 14 April 2004]

this is maggie's bay in all its splendour oooh, the excitement [Wed 14 April 2004]

No no fiddling and not been to St Margaret's Bay or St Mary's Bay , though I think they were both mentioned... [Wed 14 April 2004]

did u fiddle with my message? there's something different about it. have you been to st margaret's bay? i remember being a... [Wed 14 April 2004]

No three eyed fish Dungeness was cool I thought, very peaceful and spacious. Whether that's because the only... [Wed 14 April 2004]

RE: Dungeness's been ages since ive been there. did u see any three eyed fish down dungeness? it's one... [Wed 14 April 2004]

Dungeness Apart from Chambers Beer Festival and Kapetan Michales (reviewed and to be reviewed on... [Tue 13 April 2004]

Words of Waldman More bendy bus links at , another Stokey resident... [Fri 5 March 2004]

RE: Pirates of the Caribbean MISSTEAKS (and spoilers) 1) they turn into skellitons when they are in the moonlight, and are actually not breathing air,... [Wed 3 March 2004]

Can you save it? Meet up soon? Cheers! All our TV looks squished up, our TV is very square. [Tue 17 February 2004]

RE: It's been a week I've got a video of Catterick if you want it (it's a BBC preview copy in 16:9 though, so it'll... [Mon 16 February 2004]

It's been a week Time to mention the bus again, the 106 is back on track, not being diverted via Stoke... [Mon 16 February 2004]

RE: The New 73 I recently moved to West Ealing from Nottingham. Nottingham's Transport had a crack with the... [Sun 15 February 2004]

Stokey at a standstill This snow has brought Stokey to a standstill, trains were cancelled and the 106 was diverted... [Thu 29 January 2004]

I will save you an issue She is Polly Filler , kind of smug and bland at the same time. Ooh, it's a bit rude slagging off... [Wed 28 January 2004]

RE: Save the 73 maybe N16mag woman should fuck off to the countryside where there are no buses then. I'm probably... [Wed 28 January 2004]

Save the 73 Mate from forwards me - I'm quite interested to see a... [Wed 28 January 2004]

Snow Snow in Stokey last night, none of it settled though, is there really a super blizzard on the... [Wed 28 January 2004]

RE: The New 73 It would be good to now just how many people have fallen off the back of the 73. I suspect not... [Mon 26 January 2004]

The New 73 Just noticed that there's been a press release this week about the new 73 , on... [Sat 24 January 2004]

Keira Knightly Wallpaper paper-flower has some Keira Knightly Wallpaper (not nude) here , as well as loads of Buffy... [Thu 8 January 2004]

Pirates of the Caribbean game There's a Pirates of the Caribbean for the PC starring (at least the voice of) Keira Knightly ... [Sat 3 January 2004]

A day in Stokey Not got much to do at all, might go out and take some snaps locally with the camera , might head... [Sat 3 January 2004]

Excel Success, got the barfly listings being inserted into a fairly basic excel spreadsheet here ...... [Fri 2 January 2004]

Royal Bengal / Royal India The Royal Bengal has reopened as the Royal India , I hope they have better luck this time, the... [Tue 30 December 2003]

Power cut Just been for lunch at Sesame and they have a power cut up there... it's quite a way up the... [Tue 2 December 2003]

Pirates of the Caribbean DVD Out Monday! [Sun 30 November 2003]

Maybe Stokey prices aren't falling... Our neighbour on the other side has also just gone up for sale, it's under offer already at... [Tue 25 November 2003]

Property prices falling in Stokey This place (pictured) is next door but one to us, and as previously mentioned it's been up... [Mon 24 November 2003]

Closed on a Saturday night When we went past on Saturday night (11th October), it seemed to be closed, what a shame. [Mon 13 October 2003]

Three wheeled off road baby buggies This is why there are so many of them; according to BBC news In London's Stoke Newington -... [Thu 25 September 2003]

Lucas Arms Lucas Arms is a great pub, if it wasn't in Kings Cross I'd go there more. Gig was good,... [Wed 24 September 2003]

Camera Obscura @ Kings Cross Water Rats Meeting up in the Lucas Arms before... I like Beer In The Evening , well recommended... [Tue 23 September 2003]

A night out in Stoke Newington We replaced the cancelled gig with a night drinking beer in the Defoe (they still have Lock Stock... [Thu 18 September 2003]

Gig tonight. CANCELLED Was planning to see Captain Soul tonight at a venue called 22 Inverness Street , which I'd... [Wed 17 September 2003]

band bible Working on the Barfly band bible more today, it's looking good, will hopefully be ready to go by... [Wed 17 September 2003]

Keira Knightly Masturbation Stories No, not really, but I just got a search referral saying that, nice! [Mon 1 September 2003]

Stoke Newington Cinema While I'm in this thread I should give a mention to the Rio Cinema , 103-107 Kingsland High... [Mon 1 September 2003]

someone did get some popbitch passwords, how slack this is nice . [Mon 1 September 2003]

Clicia 97 Stoke Newington Church Street, Telephone 020 7254 1025 Mediterranian food, had a nice... [Sun 31 August 2003]

Doctor Doctor Had a great weekend, Chambers let me down a bit though, or I let it down, it was too smokey in... [Sun 31 August 2003]

Folkestone Weekender Booked into La Bamba Mexican Restaurant , Hythe which I just found via Hythe Live . I think... [Sat 30 August 2003]

Suede Suede play London, 12th of December, bit steep though... do I do nothing but complain about... [Tue 26 August 2003]

Pirates of the Caribbean MISSTEAKS (and spoilers) I thought of a few of things about the film - if "Bootstrap" Bill Turner was tied to an anchor... [Mon 18 August 2003]

Pirates of the Caribbean is ace Well worth going to see, and Warner Village Islington was a great place to see it. Apart from... [Sun 17 August 2003]

Warner Village Islington Going to the cinema tonight to see Pirates of the Caribbean , to the Warner cinema (Parkfield... [Sun 17 August 2003]

Plymouth Pavillion Noticing a lot of people ending up here having searched for Plymouth Pavillions , if you're... [Thu 31 July 2003]

Darkness December dates SMART, new Darkness tour: [quote] The Darkness @ [[Plymouth Pavilion , Plymouth, Devon (Wed 3... [Thu 31 July 2003]

New albums Excitingly got some new albums too, including one from chum MJ Hibbett and the new Super Furry... [Sun 6 July 2003]

Folkestone weekender At last, a blog entry that is not just a handy way for me to keep track of what I've been up to... [Sun 6 July 2003]

Fig Cafe The cafe that was the highlight of my weekend is called Fig , and is in the Metropole Hotel... [Sun 6 July 2003]

The Quarter I picked up a magazine called The Quarter , which is a kind of fanzine for the creative... [Sun 6 July 2003]

Mark Bolan's leather hat H2G2 says Stokey library has Marc Bolan's hat on display. We didn't see it when we went there... [Mon 30 June 2003]

Phool Cobee Jalbaza Just found a menu, that main dish I had at The Royal Bengal was a Phool Cobee Jalbaza ,... [Mon 16 June 2003]

Royal Bengal Their site is meant to be a frame around this page:... [Sun 15 June 2003]

Stokefest That website is all about looking for sponsorship, there's not a lot out there for punters in... [Sun 15 June 2003]

Friday 13th Today I'm pissed off, got some sort of court order going on for a bill that's already been paid,... [Fri 13 June 2003]

Holiday reading While I was away I read Matthew's Prize: Being the Tale of a Whitby Orphan Boy's Longing to... [Wed 11 June 2003]

Il Bacio Il Bacio, Stoke Newington, phone numbers [Sun 1 June 2003]

Patrick Joseph Now this is a bad website... am quite disappointed with myself that this blog thing was meant... [Sun 18 May 2003]

Links Hmm, The Royal Bengal's menu advertises but it's going nowhere at... [Sun 18 May 2003]

Royal Bengal After a very short pub crawl yesterday (couple of smashing pints in The Defoe , then no drinks... [Sun 18 May 2003]

arcade games Walked the long way round Listria Park on the way to Church Street today, and saw two magpies... [Sun 18 May 2003]

Birdcage was too loud The music's good, but maybe we were just sat at a shitty table, sound was a bit crap. So where... [Sat 17 May 2003]

Stoke Newington Action No Stokey action for several days now, stayed in last night, tonight going to Highbury Garage for... [Wed 14 May 2003]

Snackspot Liking , it was in this week [Mon 12 May 2003]

Pool rules Witnessed a bizarre pool foul in The Defoe last night (we getting back on track with the Stoke... [Mon 12 May 2003]

Cosmopolitan is now booked 70 quid a night for a double room... [Sun 11 May 2003]

Badger Cam Disappointingly seen no badgers yet in Abney Park , only people, and birds. Will keep watching... [Sun 11 May 2003]

No sign of Nigel but the Dyson was fine - one pass of the living room though and the chamber (there's no bags in... [Sat 10 May 2003]

The Joy of Hoovers ... [Sat 10 May 2003]

Mmm, bus fun That route that the 106 takes, it needs to have all the parking spaces trimmed off the side of... [Fri 9 May 2003]

Hello Today I started a new website, this is it. It's going to be a kind of weblog , a place for me to... [Thu 8 May 2003]

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