Not that there’s much else going on at the moment, but Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer and fellow MP Ellie Reeves are bound to be a bit otherwise occupied for a little while – their son was born on Monday morning.
Mr Cryer announced the birth on Twitter, saying:
In case you’ve not already seen @elliereeves tweet. We are delighted that our baby boy was born this morning, weighing 9lb 4oz. Everyone doing really well, Thank you to the wonderful staff at the birth centre!
@JohnCryerMP and I are delighted that our baby boy was born this morning, weighing 9lb 4oz. Everyone doing really well, just a bit exhausted!Thank you to the wonderful Midwives at Lewisham Birth Centre for all of your care and support.
Our congratulations to them both. And with one eye on the future, if Baby Cryer should become another member in the Cryer political dynasty (both of John’s parents were MPs), let this blog post become part of the public record.
Both John Cryer and Ellie Reeves have been re-selected by their local Labour parties to stand in the general election.
Good luck to Heron’s Nest Cakes, a local gem, whose fantastical creations regularly grace the Wanstead Local Makers’ Markets. Business is booming and they have this week transformed from home business to having their own high street baking premises. Living the baking dream!
Star baker Mehvish writes:
When I started out, I was buying flour and sugar in 1kg bags from my local Co-op on Wanstead High Street. 4½ years on, I’m buying 25kg sacks from a wholesaler. Can’t thank my cake obsessives out there enough, I would not be opening this pop-up but for you all!
Their new shop is in the Galleria arcade which is next to M&S Food on George Lane and will definitely be worth a visit when one is passing.
We still affectionately remember hearing the BBC’s Jonathan Agnew nearly being brought to tears when Heron’s Nest delivered a specially made Manuka honey cake to the Test Match Special commentary box (Aggers was an advocate of the health benefits of the honey).
Well for a start, there’s obviously the Nando’s in South Woodford. And then of course there’s Leytonstone’s Yard Sale Pizza. And Leytonstone’s Singburi. Three great things highlighted by Time Out in their feature on the joys of… er… Wanstead??
Actually, we should probably be grateful that the magazine even has a page about Wanstead. Don’t forget it has form – repeatedly smushing Wanstead together with Leytonstone and/or Forest Gate in its Love London awards.
But on the plus side, it’s great to see Elsa Arnold’s kindness campaign getting a nod, as well as the Wanstead Fringe, not to mention lots of our favourite local businesses AND the middle-aged creatives.
Fears for the future of the Duke pub in Nightingale Lane following a review of its licence have passed.
A report published in the Wanstead and Woodford Recorder led to worries that the pub might be closed following complaints about noise, but it is to keep its licence after an order was made for it to install new soundproofing.