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.
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.
Vegetable Soup Recipe
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.