Saturday, 31 January 2015

Street advent calendar 2014

For the past 3 years, in the run-up to Christmas, we create our own street advent calendar. It's really simple: every house is given a number and, on the day, their display is revealed in their front window. Nobody knows where the number will pop up. Passers-by always tell us they look in wonder during their morning or evening commute.

Anyway, here's the full 2014 series.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Street party 2014

[Updated 15 Sept 2014 with even more pics]

Pictures from our 2014 street party "Celebrating Scotland - independent or not!".

 The Balham Ukulele Society and our street band gave the soundtrack. Note the tartan bunting!

 The attentive audience

 Nessie made an appearance.

 Sunshine throughout!

 Line up for the egg and spoon children race

 We got quite creative with the Scottish face painting.

 We did toss a few cabers.

 The master of ceremony in action!

 Our "resident artists" id-iom gave one of our walls a fresh coat of paint.

A few heads on spikes (not sure how "Scottish" that is).

 And we played an "Independence tug of war"

The best picture illustraing our Scottish theme!