Twitter has been awash with photos this week of the very high tides which looked quite startling at places like Greenwich and Putney. I got some photos outside the Old Royal Naval College where the path was covered in water in parts.
There's more on the forum. It was completely different from the day before when I had been in Twickenham, where the tide was so low because of the annual Draw Off at Richmond weir that huge swathes of the riverbed were exposed.
St Alfege Advent Windows
The advent calendar with a difference returns next month: St Alfege Advent Windows. The format will probably be familiar to you by now - participating windows decorate a window that is opened on each day in December, all the way up to Christmas Eve. I hear there are still spaces available for anyone that would like to give it a go. You do need to live in the parish of St Alfege, though. .
Halstow Craft Fair
There will be two floors of cakes, gifts, cards, soaps, pottery and more at the Halstow Craft Fair on Saturday afternoon between 12-4pm. And when I say more, what I really mean is "calendars" because I will be there with lots of my Greenwich and Thames calendars so do come and say "hi". In fact, feel free to do more than say "hi" and buy a calendar, too. If you can't make it, you may like to know that my 2014 calendar is now in stock at SBS Printing in Greenwich South Street, the Firepower museum gift shop in the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, and also at the Woolwich Coffee Lounge (but you need to ask for it at the counter). Full list of stockists here. As we've just had bonfire night, here's a photo of some fireworks that appears in the calendar.
Over on the peninsula, news has emerged that Hong King based Knight Dragon has bought out its former partner Quintain and is now in sole charge of Greenwich Peninsula Regeneration company. on that and what it might mean. There's a lively comment thread below, too.
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
Also on the peninsula, the top male tennis players in the world are battling it out at the O2 to win the end of season ATP World Tour Finals. It's the fifth time the tournament has been staged at North Greenwich and despite the absence of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray because of injury, the venue has still been packed out for its afternoon and evening sessions. And since I mentioned Andy Murray, it does give me a chance to share this photo of the very moment he won Wimbledon. Great celebrations from the spectators who watched on the big screen in General Gordon Square, Woolwich.
The tennis concludes on Monday - this is the place to check for any last minute tickets.
And talking of sport, and therefore fitness, I just heard that the new outdoor gym at the Caletock Estate in East Greenwich will be officially opened next Tuesday. If you are involved in any community events coming up, don't forget you can add them all for free to the Greenwich.co.uk What's On section.
And that's it for this week...