Helene Latey
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Helene Latey commented on Helene Latey's blog post Refugee Allotments at Queens Park Allotment
"Thanks Ursula, I'm glad you enjoyed it!"
May 1
Ursula commented on Helene Latey's blog post Refugee Allotments at Queens Park Allotment
"Excellent post!"
May 1
Ursula commented on Helene Latey's blog post Kilburn Station Book Exchange
"Hi Helene! I really enjoyed reading this, especially as I have contributed books to the shelves and an about to donate more. I share your interest in the stories within the stories and often momentarily people-watch the book-browsers as I pass…"
May 1
Jane Siegel commented on Helene Latey's blog post Kilburn Station Book Exchange
"As I comment, someone on the radio talks about books and reading. Apparently 1/3 of people in Britain never read for pleasure. Yesterday at the airport only two of us 'dinosaurs'in the waiting area passed the time reading a book. So these…"
Apr 14
Helene Latey commented on Transition Kensal to Kilburn's group Queens Park Allotment (active group)
"Hi! I so enjoyed helping to make the new raised beds and look forward to being a garden buddy in the near future. Blog post about the allotment extension for refugee plot holders coming soon!"
Mar 27
Transition Kensal to Kilburn commented on Helene Latey's blog post Worm Delivery
"Lovely blog Helene.  Hope the wigglers are happy and active for the fruitfulness of the beds. Janey"
Mar 17
Helene Latey commented on Jennifer Rea's group Crochet and knitting
"Hello, I've just joined the group and I was wondering if you still meet up? I love to knit and embroider (I'm pretty beginner at these though!) and it would be great to meet up with people locally who love to make things too. Hope to hear…"
Sep 5, 2013
Helene Latey joined Jennifer Rea's group

Crochet and knitting

For anyone who is into crafts whether it be knitting, crochet, sewing etc. A chance to meet up, swap skills, chat, and craft. Everyone welcome - beginners, experts, men, women.See More
Sep 5, 2013
Helene Latey is now a member of Transition Kensal to Kilburn
Jul 14, 2012

Helene Latey's Blog

Foraging at the Cemetery

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 20:59 0 Comments

Aged gravestones, inscriptions effaced by time, sit heavily at angles in ancient rows. Carved angels and women, draped in sorrow, melt into the stone plaques, their faces covered in lichen, their feet hidden in tufts of grass. Surrounding, covering and emerging from these stony…


Kilburn Station Book Exchange

Posted on April 8, 2017 at 20:02 2 Comments

The bookshelf is a series of lime green squares, each holding a haphazard collection of books. Titles range from ‘Hermeneutic Philosophy and the Sociology of Art’ to ‘Around Bruges in 80 Beers’, from ‘Fundamentals of Industrial Administration Vol. 1’ to ‘Dragon Bones’. I crouch with curiosity, head tipped to read the vertical spines. My fingers track through tall hardbacks and thin dog eared paperbacks as I assess the titles, often pulling books out to read the blurb. I’m at the…


Refugee Allotments at Queens Park Allotment

Posted on March 28, 2017 at 20:16 2 Comments

“We journey towards a home not of our flesh. Its chestnut trees are not of our bones.”

                                             – Mahmoud Darwish We Journey Towards Home[i]

“My hometown, like the stars just blinking on,

Is somewhere on the other side of a wide, wide river  -

More sensation, more memory than town.”   …


Worm Delivery

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 21:12 1 Comment

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" - Audrey Hepburn

I arrive home, arms weighed down with Kilburn High road spoils, to find a small square box nestled against the door. The shopping bags thunk disregarded to the ground as I kneel to read the label on the box: “If not home…


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At 22:00 on October 3, 2016, Irith Gouiric said…

A wonderful description of the event, Helene. I hope I will get a chance to taste the wine next year.


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