Headed off to the Millfields Users Group's open air meeting (picking up a blog contributor en route). Meeting was v. constructive and the new found harmony was only disturbed by a sizable chunk of a nearby plane tree crashing to the ground mid-meeting.
As we went on to Leyton marsh, we spotted a couple of guys heading into the river Lea (one with a backflip) for a swim to the Anchor and Hope. Our v. obvious health warnings fell on deaf ears and instead we were asked by one to hold his credit card so it didn't get wet.
Arrived at the Leyton Marsh to lend support to the "Enough is Enough" protest against the damage done to our common land - the Environment Agency has confirmed the waste soil pile will need to be treated as hazardous waste.
We checked out progress with the Princess of Wales' long overdue makeover. It's being undertaken by Geronimo Inns (which is part of Young's) who run the Crown, Victoria Park, Bow which bodes well. It should be reopened in a couple of weeks - with a new kitchen promising much improved food.
We then spotted a woman sun bathing with her pet rabbit, Coco, in north millfields.
Photo courtesy of Coco's owner (twitter @didyouhearthat).
A new tri-table tennis arrived in north Millfields yesterday afternoon. The table is the work of the Redundant Architects Recreation Association (RARA). Not sure how long it will be there for so do check out.
We love living by Millfields!