Today I went to the toilet.

Joined the throngs in The Convenience, the gutted out and scrubbed up public loo in Chatsworth Road past The Creperie and the betting shop and going towards the Homerton Hospital, to attend The Buildings Exploratory sessions about the history of Clapton. The Convenience is the home of NANAs, an enterprise set up by the Amazings founder to alleviate isolation in local senior grandmothers.

A cold hole with shiny remnants of urinals and an upstairs café seating area  the hipster café’s tea is a pound a cup, brewed in a vintage (old) teapot and served up in mis-matched vintage (old) tea cups and saucers.

Talking of old tea cups we at the Floristry workshop (never to be repeated)  up at Lea Bridge Library Community Room and nothing to do with The Bridge community enterprise, had been asked to bring along old crocks in which to poke flowers for a Mothers’ Day present. It was an excellent session and Joan Payne the tutor is a true treasure. Up Your Street subscribers at the workshop left in good cheer, crossed the Lea Bridge Road, which will soon become a cyclists’ highway by the way, and scoffed chips at The Captain’s Table where they had a good old natter with some young apprentice chuggers.

Toilets and tea cups don’t suit me.


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