Halstow Craft Fair Thanks
I thought I would begin this weekly round up by thanking everyone that came down and got a calendar or two at the Halstow Craft Fair. It was lovely to meet, amongst others, Eve, Hilary, Sue and Holly and also to see Lara and Sam again. After a pretty barren first hour - think the heavy rain can be blamed - the rest of the afternoon worked out quite well and I learned important lessons such as, contrary to popular belief, the customer is not always right and it's a good idea to take a flask.
Here's a photo of councillor John Fahy who attended the event and is pictured just before gamely trying a very hot sauce. Well done to Eve for organising what seemed like a very successful event.
Speaking of my Greenwich calendars, as I am prone to doing at this time of year, I must say thanks to Mandy Little for this article which appeared in the South London Press and the Mercury this week. Thanks also to Anthony from Warwick Leadlay for stocking them again this year - full, updated list of stockists is here.
There's a couple of Christmas fairs on this weekend in the area if you're looking for any crafty gift ideas. On Saturday there's a Christmas craft market at Thorntree Primary School in Thorntree Road, Charlton between 12pm and 4pm. Admission is £1 for adults (includes a raffle ticket) and is free for kids.
The Blackheath Christmas Fair in aid of Age Exchange takes place at Blackheath Halls on Sunday (17th)between 10.30am and 4pm. Admission is £1 or free for Friends of Age Exchange and children under 16. Looking ahead a bit further, on the 1st December there's a Wild Winter Fayre at the Ecology Park on the peninsula.
A new hotel behind the Trafalgar?
A new hotel is being proposed behind the famous Trafalgar Tavern. The large hotel would replace Trident Hall - Simon has kindly posted up details on the Greenwich.co.uk forum along with information about how you can make your views known before the closing date which is December 3rd. Do take look and see what you think.
The forum is a good place to start a discussion about anything at all that's on your mind about Greenwich or nearby.
Elsewhere on the web, Darryl from 853blog.com went to the IKEA exhibition last week and has posted up his thoughts and, as ever, a good discussion followed. There's also some thoughts on it, along with a range of other local stuff, from Peninsula ward councillor Mary Mills on her blog.
Boycie at the Nag's Head, Greenwich
Actor John Challis, most famous for playing Boycie in Only Fools and Horses, is doing a book signing in Greenwich on Saturday. After doing a couple of autobiographies, he has now turned his hand to fiction and will be signing books in the Pelton Arms pub from 6pm. The Pelton is a very good choice of location, of course, because it was the pub they used as the Nag's Head in the prequel to Only Fools and Horses. John is a good friend of local actor, presenter and hotellier Robert Gray - here's an interview they did a while back.