Saturday 28 April 2012

Our Moshi monster birthday party

We pushed the boat out last Sunday to give our daughter the Moshi monster themed birthday party she wanted for her 10th. If you haven't got pre-teens you may not have heard of the Moshi phenomenon - I hadn't until recently. Apparently "One child every second signs up to Moshi Monsters, the fastest-growing children's gaming site in the world".  It has made it's British London-based creator, Michael Acton Smith, a young multi-millionaire - you can read more about him and it, here

After a mad search for all the dressing-up bits, including some help from Twitter in searching for face paints in Eltham, and big thanks to my mum-in-law for sewing and e-bay sourcing, and all-round wonderfulness of husband, we managed to present 'Elder Furi' (my daughter) and 'Zommer' (my son) - picture above! I think a good time was had by all. Happy birthday to our double-digit daughter (*sobs*, they are growing so fast...).

Monday 2 April 2012

Standstill at The Grove in Eltham

It's just over a year ago that Greenwich Council's planning board approved the Grove Market Place hotel/supermarket redevelopment plans for the Eltham site but works are not yet underway, the derelict site is causing problems and finances are causing doubts about the work beginning at all:

From the News Shopper:

"YEARS after it shut, an Eltham site is still awaiting redevelopment while residents complain rats and flooding are causing a health hazard.
Planning permission for The Grove in Church Road took years before finally getting approval 12 months ago, following the rejection of a previous application and a successful appeal by developer Eltham Renaissance......"  Read the rest of the article here.