January 15, 2015

Progress with Anson Road Development

We hope to finish the garden flats in the next 2-4 weeks. We’ve pre-let a number of them already. We’ll still be completing landscaping and external work after that and probably the last job we’ll do will be the redecoration of the common hall at 83 and its re-carpeting.

The new laundry,  which has bigger machines (2 washers and 2 driers), should also be ready quite soon.  Because this is essentially a commercial laundry there will be a charge for its use, as there is in all of our other buildings.

There’s no further update on the second phase of the development over the road at Carleton Road which is due to begin in late March 2015.

January 13, 2015


FESTIVAL OF DISOBEDIENCE: The V&A Museum’s weekend-long Festival of Disobedienceexhibition features work from students from the six colleges of the University of the Arts London exploring student activism and responses to arts cuts. Free, just turn up, until 18 January

January 13, 2015


Hello to all Zebra tenants and families.

This time of year with winter cold nights there is nothing better than a delicious bowl of homemade vegetable soup.


This recipe is very simple and makes a big batch of soup which will keep for a week in the fridge and is also great to freeze.


Zebra would love to hear from any other tenants with recipes to share.

I know we have a lot of talented cooks out there, and recipes from around the world  that a lot of us might not have tried. So please share your knowledge and post some recipes.

Happy cooking


Guten Appetit



Vegetable Soup Recipe




  • 25g butter
  • 1 table spoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 potato and about 200g celery sticks chopped
  • 550g approx. mixed root vegetables such as potato, swedes, parsnips, carrots chopped
  • 1 litre of vegetable stock ( I used veg stock cubes)



  1. 1.Heat the butter and oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and cook until golden. Add the other vegetables and stir. Season and cover , reduce the heat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. 2.Pour the stock into the pan, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat cover and simmer for approx. 20 minutes until the vegetables are softened.
  3. 3.Using either a handheld blender or food process make into a smooth soup


December 14, 2014

See Photos Of Christmas In London From 1914

This selection of images were taken by Christina Broom, who is widely regarded as the UK’s first female press photographer with her work featured in publications such as Tatler, The Daily Sketch, Illustrated London News and Country Life. She began her photography career in 1903 aged 40, and continued until her death in 1939, also selling the images she made as postcards from a stall at the gates of the Royal Mews.

Her photos offer a fascinating look at life before the widespread use of cars (look at the Oxford Street image from 1905) and include moving images of soldiers from the First World War, as well as more everyday sights like a tea stall at Victoria station (long before Starbucks).


The shots are set to be featured in an exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, which opens in June 2015. It will be the first exhibition dedicated to Broom and will include a cross section of her work, including many photographs that have previously been in private collections and have never been on public display.

Soldiers and suffragettes: the photography of Christina Broom runs at Museum of London Docklands from 19 June-1 November 2015. Entry is free.