Monday, June 02, 2008

A Weekend of the Boss and the Bard!... and I take a taxi! ...and the Hibs clear out begins!

My sister was down for the weekend primarily to see Bruce Springsteen play at the Emirates but we also took in a bit of the Bard as well! We spend the afternoon in the Camden Passage Antique Market at the Angel and then on Upper Street before making our way to the Emirates.
Bruce was his usual excellent energetic self and the E Street Band sounded fantastic. Not bad going for a 59 year old! I saw him in 1985 at Wembley and he sounded just as good! The Emirates was a really good venue as well!

On Sunday we went to the Globe to see King Lear after lunch in the Globe's Swan Brasserie. David Calder was brilliant as Lear and deserving of his great reviews and the eye plucking scene was especially gory!
We ended up with a few drinks in the George Pub in Borough High Street so all in all a good if busy weekend!
back to normnal tonight with OSC, then the Camberwell Community Council on Tuesday and the Camberwell Branch Labour Paty meeting on thursday!
Good news is that the University Academic Year ends on Friday!!!

At OSC I agreed to Chair one of the new "Taxi Rank" Scrutiny Committes with Barrie taking over at Education and Children's Services. I do like the idea of these new Committees as Scrutiny may become far more responsive and community focussed so I am looking forward to taking part in the exercise and no doubt making mistakes along the way!
We have a Camberwell Community Council meeting tomorrow night and are agreeing the Cleaner, Greener, Safer bids for the year.
I hope that we can support some really good projects within Camberwell Green Ward such as making planters out of old ventilation shafts on the Wyndham Estate, refurbishing the green space on Grimsell Path on Brandon 3, funding security fencing on the Crawford and lighting the car park and the trees on Castlemead!

On the Hibs front the end of season clear out is underway with Beuzelin off to Coventry, and rumours that Ma-Kalamby, Benjouloun and O'Brien are on their way out? Antii Niemi may be on his way to Easter Road from Fulham which I think will be a very good signing! Looks like we are also after Liverpool's Adam Hammill who cost us a place in last season's Scottish Cup Final almost single handedly when on loan to Dunfermline, also looks like a very good buy!
It looks like Mixu is after less style and more substance in order to get a more disciplined and consistent approach which is desperatley needed so long as we keep enough quality to keep scoring!