Newham rules!

So tomorrow a FreedomPassful of Waltham Forest seniors are going to Stratford Picture House in Stratford’s Cultural Quarter to watch for free on the big screen from plush comfy seats the Royal Wedding. We can even take our own hot food into the bar and even get cutlery off the fabulous staff who always welcome us, always. We think we’re getting wedding cake and champagne. We are excited, not particularly Royalists but like a good day out.

Had a day of good and bad stuff today. The coffee and cake reading group led by Lydia at Hackney Central Library is always worth the hour. Today’s book was “The Death of Ivan Illyach” by ole Tolstoy. Yep we delved deeply into that one as we tucked into strawberries, cream cake and almond cookies. All good.

Off to Songololo-Feet and learnt to crochet plastic off plastic bags. Absolutely rocking! Enjoyed the quieter group as people are still on holiday.

Went to the Princess Of Wales down Lea Bridge Road for lunch but actually £7 for a baguette is a bit much. Advertised  High Street Seniors for May 9th in Wapping (see events and High Street Seniors later in this busy week).

In the evening I went to Walthamstow Central Library and OMG what a building, Upstairs to the reference library is a treat of polished wooden staircases and banisters. The ceilings are high and elaborately decorated. Lovely. There was a free very very basic workshop about social media and small businesses. I could have come off the street and said “These are the main 5 ways of using your computer to reach out to the millions who might want some of what you’ve got.” Good old Waltham Forest must have paid a packet for a consultant to entertain us. Done and over. Free it was to the public and part of WF libraries and businesses project/enterprise. Check out The Pamper Shop on this blog site to see what the Central Library is offering next!

Met my neighbour up my street whom I’ve spoken to twice in 10 years and we had a good natter and a chuckle when she told me her new neighbours have 9 kids. One end street.