Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Tufty ate my winter salad

The winter salad leaves I've been growing in my balcony boxes have held up surprisingly well, despite being covered in drifts of snow for the best part of a fortnight.

It's not the cold that's got them, it's a daredevil squirrel who I caught chomping his/her way through the crop just before Christmas. I say daredevil, as I live in a block of flats, on one of the higher floors. When I chased the little bugger off the balcony, mid-munch, s/he simply shinned down to the ground and scampered off.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Coming soon: new for 2011 in Hackney

In case you missed these snippets, here are a few things to watch out for 2011.

Hackney's getting a cinema.

Dalston's getting a boutique hotel.

Lower Clapton's hugely successful Chatsworth Road Market should ride again (in March, I reckon).

Meanwhile, Upper Clapton, the poor relation, is still waiting the 488 bus route to be extended from Clapton to Dalston Junction.

Happy Christmas!