Reasons to be cheerful

19 Aug

woodgrangemarket

I spend too much time on this blog focussing on the negative and sometimes forget to talk about what’s great about living in Newham, and Forest Gate in particular. So here’s a quick list of 10 things that make me very happy to be here:

  • Wanstead Flats
  • Woodgrange Market
  • Independent coffee shops – CoffeE7 and Kaffeine
  • Number 8 Forest Gate
  • The Siam Café
  • Two great local websites – Woodgrange Web and E7 Now and Then
  • Having the Olympics (and Paralympics) on my doorstep
  • Great transport connections from Stratford
  • A community that was resilient long before the mayor appropriated the word

and…

  • The prospect of a great new pub, the Forest Tavern, opening next week

That’s just off the top of my head. If there’s anything I’ve missed let me know in comments.

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