So Stroud Green Festival www.stroudgreenfestival.org.uk is almost here when Holy Trinity Church will be taken over by virtuoso singers and musicians to give to us a celebration of live music. This year not only do we have the internationally renowned soprano Emma Kirkby performing, but pop up performances are taking place in various venues during the two week festival at Stapleton Tavern, Deli At 80 and the Library. Lucky for me Winnie Greer and jazz friends will be doing a little warm up performance RIGHT HERE at Hettie Holland on Sat 20th at 4pm. Prepare to be blasted by vocal, trumpet, drums , and bass accompanied by the Fender Rhodes Piano having its first performance! I can't wait and will also be sure to go to the performance in the evening.
SUNDAY 21st in Father's Day so don't be caught out this year. We have plenty of gift ideas from tiny men's soaps from Germany in cool mid century packaging to shave kits, beard kits and stainless steel hip flasks with just enough room for a few sips of something special. Make a fuss of your Dad this year. The Father's Day gifts are all on the website too so we can send them out directly if you like.
We took stock this week of fab T shirts from husband and wife designers Supermaggie based in Austin, Texas USA. They are hand printed, one size and come in 5 great designs. Come and see them all in store. The light sweatshirts come in a variety of colours too and are so useful for summer evenings here when you need another light layer.
On a personal note our lovely dear little schnauzer has to have an op on Monday. He will be convalescing for over a week and back to wearing the dreaded cone of shame! So if you see us on parkland Walk he's not a dangerous little chap - just has a sore foot! Hopefully he will be back to running the Heath with me before too long as he has been missed.