Recently moved to Old Amersham and just waiting for my broadband to be connected.
I usually work from home one day per week but wouldn't be able to without the internet. Wondered if anyone one had any recommendations for where I could plonk myself for a day to use the wifi?
Natalie Haynes Comedian, Writer, Broadcaster and Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association
It is said that if fast talking were an Olympic sport, Natalie Haynes would be a gold medalist! The Ancient Guide to Modern Life is the title of Natalie s first non-fiction book and forms the basis of her talk. She takes a fresh look at the ancient world and explores how living well in the present requires some recourse to the ancient world. Her talk will no doubt stimulate and amuse. An evening not to be missed.
date: Wednesday 12th November 2014
time: 8:00 pm
venue: Small Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH
cost: Free. Just come along. Everyone welcome.
Halloween Half-Term Fun at Amersham Museum –
25th October – 2nd November 2014
This autumn half-term there are loads of hands-on activities and crafts for families at Amersham Museum.
Throughout the week (during usual opening hours - Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday) our Spooky Halloween trail encourages children to hunt for the spooky ghosts in the museum. Find them all to win a chocolate prize!
On Wednesday 29th October children can prepare for Halloween and make a mask and trick or treat bag to take home. The Create! session runs form 2pm-4.30pm in the museum and costs £1 per child in addition to usual admission fees.
There is also a Create! session in Little Chalfont Library on Wednesday 29th October. During this session children can make WWI parcels and postcards. The session is free of charge and runs from 10am – 12 noon.
If you have a child or grandchild under five why not come along to our half-term Mini Museum session for the under-fives? This month’s Mini Museum takes place on Thursday 30th October has a Halloween and fireworks theme. The session runs from 10am-11am and refreshments are included in the session which costs £2 per child (no charge for accompanying adults).
For more information about any of our events go to www.amershammuseum.org/events
If you would like to share a story or get involved as a volunteer call 01494 723700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org If you’re interested in finding out more about the history of the town go to the museum’s history site, www.amershamhistory.info
The grand Euphorium Bakery has opened today. Well, maybe not so grand. There does appear to be some decent bread there but much of it is the same as before with different labels, and prices. The old 40p rolls used to be sold at 4 for £1, now they are 3 for 2 - 27p instead of 25p.
But what really amused me was the notice outside. What are we supposed to imagine - roasted larks' tongues? Or is a bit of honesty creeping into Tesco marketing and they are admitting that most of their claims are only imaginary?
Although a newbie to Amersham, there seem to be a good few shops and services opening and closing, including some long standing fixtures.
Twist in the tale - is now closed as the owners are focusing on their tuition business (full explanation at: http://www.twistinthetale.co.uk/twist/). The premises seems set to become an oven shop.
Aspire Dental - is taking over the vacant office by the Aston Martin garage. I assume they're moving from their Little Chalfont location rather than opening a second location, although not confirmed. Does anyone have any experience of Aspire? This location is convenient for us and I do need to register my daughter and me with a dentist in town.
Other changes include the pet shop on Sycamore road has closed, as has the recruitment agency near the ice cream shop. Never good to see vacant shops but the new openings elsewhere seems positive.