• 51 things we love about living in Crystal Palace

    September 11, 2013

    As we may be moving shortly, I wanted to write a list of our favourite things about living in Crystal Palace in south east London. OK, so it’s not all perfect living in Crystal Palace. Everywhere is up or down a hill, and the one thing that drew us seductively into the warm bosom of…

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  • London for toddlers: Crystal Palace Park Farm

    August 24, 2013

    Have you been to Crystal Palace Park Farm? Here’s why it’s great for toddlers and young children Pre-baby, it’s fair to say that most things we did involved the pub in some way, or some kind of diversion en route to getting a drink. Now, of course, it’s all about finding entertaining distractions for the…

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  • A guide to the best parks in south east London

    August 15, 2013

    Looking for the best parks in south east London? There are SO many good parks in London. We’re lucky to live in an area of London that has lots of local parks within walking distance. I think it’s a common misconception that cities are noisy and industrial and not at all green and pleasant (quote…

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  • Crystal Palace Overground Festival 2013

    June 30, 2013

    Forget Glastonbury; this weekend was the annual Crystal Palace Overground Festival (no Stones, slightly less mud and lots more Bugaboos). There had been good things going on all week, but Saturday was the big event in the park so we headed on over.

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  • Three things from the weekend

    April 8, 2013

    1) We paid our first visit to the Horniman Musuem in Forest Hill. A tweeting walrus, fluorescent fish, what more could you want? If you’ve not been already, go! We took the Overground from Crystal Palace and discovered the life-changingly amazing news that the lifts in the station are now working. If you’ve ever been to the…

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  • The Olympic torch relay: Crystal Palace

    July 26, 2012

    I realised I must be a proper mum when I got excited about taking five-month old Eliza along to see the Olympic Torch this week. It’s hardly like she’ll remember it, is it? But it seemed like a nice thing to do; plus it’s something to tell her about in years to come (hi, future…

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  • Crystal Palace Overground Festival 2012

    June 20, 2012

    Last weekend was the Crystal Palace Overground Festival, an annual event which takes place in Westow Park and various places around the CP Triangle. It’s been running for a couple of years now, but this was the first time we’ve not been away while it was on. It’s fair to say that Glastonbury 1998 put…

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