Erm…Mrs Bugle speaking… As Mr Bugle pointed out nicely in his previous post, he is travelling the world – and of course will come back with all sorts of presents. (Since I am jealous he should!)
Anyway, whilst the real owner of this blog is away, I hereby declare my own kingdom and I invite you all to the farmers market, as there is a plant fair going on! I bought some lovely trailing verbena (some call it verbana I suppose ), nothing too exciting but it is surprising to see they have a nice variety of plants in such a small area.
Anyway as most of you might know, the Farmers Market closes at 2 pm, so hurry up!
I’m off travelling the world for a week. Maybe Mrs Bugle will post something here whilst I’m away, if you all behave yourselves… Please look after Blackheath until I return.
An unusual one today. Here’s (the first video I’ve ever seen) showing Blackheath in 3D.
You need some red-green 3D glasses to view it (I have some, and can confirm that the video is pretty convincing… Not quite Avatar
, but then not much is).
Made by “Dru Zed”… He’s also made several photos of Greenwich Park, The Observatory and looking out over Greenwich. More on his Flickr page.
They were made with one of these Fujipix 3D cameras, but at £430, I think I might have to wait a bit until the prices drop before moving this blog into the third dimension…
The perfect tacky adornment to your mantelpiece. Your very own, genuine original Blackheath Pagoda figurine. For only 110 Australian dollars. I have no idea why this is being sold in Australia, or how many of these have been made. (here’s the real thing). What an extremely strange object. God bless eBay.
And you thought that the election finishing had brought an end to interesting leaflets… Look what’s appeared through my letterbox….
The longer I live in Blackheath, the more I think that a secret to a well looked-after area is a good number of rich old people. I mean, who else would have the time or the cash to leaflet-bomb the whole neighbourhood? Looks like the work of a Blackheath Society member gone rogue to me…
Not that I’m against it. There’s no way that we need another estate agents in Blackheath. So if you want to stop it happening, take a look at this. Maybe they can go and put their branded minis somewhere else.
Foxtons planning to invade Blackheath – Abbie commented:
Interesting anonymous note regarding the recently closed down Army Recruitment Office just dropped through my door reading:
Foxtons Estate Agents have brought the old Army Recruitment Office at 9 Lee Road, SE3 in the Village & have very quietly applied for change of usage.
1. Change of usage is a virtually impossible task for anyone apart from foxtons for some reason. By granting this the council will be setting a dangerous precedent which could lead to the demise of your already beleaguered local shops.
2. Foxtons would require parking permits for a very substantial number of cars for the station car park which is already overloaded. Should this happen parking in the village will become virtually impossible. This will be further aggravated by the planned closure for redevelopment of the Blackheath Grove car park.
If this is of concern to you you MUST write or email by Wednesday 12th May at the latest to:
48 Woolwich New Road
020 8854 8888
Quote Ref no: 10/0847
Sure enough, if you search around on the Greenwich Council’s website, here is Foxton’s request.
This seems like a really unnecessary addition to the high street.
Make sure nothing stops you voting. Unless we run out of ballot papers, don’t have enough people available to hand them out, or end up turning angry voters away towards the end…
“Police were called to a polling station in Lewisham, south London, where about 300 people had still to vote by 2200 BST. ” BBC News
Spotted outside Lewisham Library, on the way back from TFC, near the people handing out Islamic leaflets, within earshot of the plaintive trumpeter…