We were at The Cally Festival last Sunday, possibly our last official festival outing of the year (although I’ll be hooping it up at London Hoop Fest this weekend).
I love the urban vibe, rough and ready feel and community spirit of the Cally Fest, now in its 2nd year. Shops and businesses from the local area put up stalls to showcase their wares, and along with bumping into old favourites (and neighbourhood buddies) there was also loads of new stuff to discover.
I watched some traditional wood turning and sampled delicious mango chutney from Rubies in the Rubble, a company dedicated to turning food waste into chutneys and jams.
The boys enjoyed playing street games, trying their hands at some violin and Jed made a really sweet paper dog puppet at the Little Angel Theatre craft table.
And we all stuffed ourselves with some yummy paella from street food faves Jamon Jamon. Oh yeah, we cleaned them out!
SAVE ARUNDEL SQUARE TREEHOUSE!
In more Islington news, the treehouse in Arundel Square is under threat of being torn down and desperately needs your support to keep it up. This is a wonderful play zone for kids in the area and it would be a massive shame to lose it. Islington Tribune recently covered our plea to save the treehouse – and yes that’s yours truly in the orange scarf! (click on the link for the news story)
For the love of climbing, scraped knees, daring hearts and letting little monkeys feel like they’re at the top of the world, please please sign the petition to Save the Arundel Square treehouse!