Monday, 19 December 2016

Upper Norwood Library Hub - Christmas Window

You may have noticed, that the local branch of Plumbase has closed. Now, most of the time, it was a shop you would walk past, scarcely noticing the wall-hung WCs or the thermostatic shower valves, but every christmas it would become a show stopping winter wonderland, with the annual installation by Joe Field. Fortunately, Plumbase having departed, Joe's imagination has been given free rein just along the road at the library, and with a space twice as big, he's really gone to town.
In addition the windows have been beautifully painted by local illustrator, Suzanne Pink.

That the library is still open at all, and has not been a casualty of local authority cuts, is down to the intense local campaigns of dedicated and passionate individuals. Chief among these campaigners, has been Robbie Gibson (below right). Robbie, as I'm sure you all know, went missing in June, and his whereabouts is still unknown. My thoughts go out to his family this Christmas.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Twelve Gifts from the Triangle

Don't even think about doing your Christmas shopping anywhere else! There's so much you can buy from our wonderful local shops, right here on the Triangle.
Here we go.

TWELVE - Panettones from Piast

ELEVEN - Duffle Bags from Dennis at D'Solo's

TEN - Mermaid Bookends from Brave Girl

NINE - Moulded Glass Bowls from Perry at Coconut Trading

EIGHT - Sequinned Party Dresses from Backstage

SEVEN - Retro Telephones from Do South

SIX - Pink Suede Belt from Josephine's

FIVE - Rings! Gold, Silver or Bejewelled from Tine Bladbjerg

FOUR - Beaded Kenyan Heads from Andy at Bambino

THREE - Gift Sets from North Wood Clinic

TWO - Pestle & Mortar from Smash Bang Wallop

AND ONE - Bottle of Pedro Ximinez from Good Taste

Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas to you all!