Fat Tuesday, eh?

Current TV does International Women’s Day: “Target Women” and “Real Women On Top” checking out the silly adverts. Bit of eddicashun….

Yesterday I went down to Brick Lane to pay homage to International Women’s Day. There was I expecting the crowds, the buzz, the excitement, the renewed bonding through education, diversity and ye olde equality. Just me then? I re-visited the sewing machine of my youth, broke some needles, and walked to Liverpool Street to get down to Stratford for the last FREE tea dance. Mary Patel does us proud.

Made my pancakes today, Fat Tuesday: Check out my story on www.whatsinwapping.co.uk and off to see how unfolds Hackney’s International Women’s Day celebration of which I am a part. Purple and green ribbons pinned!

Wapping food

Was chatting to Theresa of The White Swan and Cuckoo and we negotiated that volunteers on “A Sense of Place” at Hermitage Community Moorings, 16 Wapping High Street could enjoy a free cuppa with their meal. Good on you, Theresa. Businesses are holding their heads up high in an economic downfall so reaching out to your neighbours is noted. Volunteers are often students and seniors so enjoy that freebie!

Check http://www.whatsinwapping.co.uk for comments from the public about eateries and inns in Wapping.

What a winter sun at 8 am this morning. On local roads traffic had to crawl just to be careful of that golden orb. Photographing commuters were out digitally pipping the yellow sun’s glint on bare trees.

The world turns.

Armistice Day

Check out http://www.whatsinwapping.co.uk for today’s poem.

Had a fabulous time at the tea dance in Stratford east. Matthew the dj had gone that extra mile to do a set for Armistice Day and taken us on a journey in time using music from the 40s. Brilliant, There was Eric and Shalamaar, Daphne and Gladys, Mary, Geoff and all crowds of us marching and dancing, holding hands, crying, waltzing. If you didn’t know the words to “We’ll meet again”, “There’ll always be an England” cos we’re not all war babies! or “Jerusalem” so what? Hum, mime, trill jus’ get in the spirit. Then puffed but stronger, we ate cake!

Is it really hard to do the 2 minutes’ silence on an online radio?

Reading Neil Oliver’s “A History of Scotland”…cos he is the ultimate eye-candy.

Won theatre tickets! Life is good.