Category Archives: volunteering


You can get lots of good ideas @woodcraftfolk.
And very few of them are to do with wood craft.


Some of them are to do with splattering paint.
A lot of them are to do with making a mess.
All of them are to do with being creative and letting children take the lead.
Martin xx

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Heres a great organisation.

Im not sure i can describe it better than them:


Ok il have a go.

Think of the scouts without the militaristic/religious bits.

Et voila!


Anyway children can be all sorts of things but most of all they can be very funny in ways adults cant.







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Heres another boredom cure.


Its a good way of meeting people too.

Which is the best cure.

Locally we have…

Haringey Timebank

But pop in a library and peruse a notice board. Pop on the computer and explore the internet. Online noticeboard.

We describe our skills as ‘creative’ which isnt as good as being able to fix squeaky doors.

Anyway you’ll find ideas sparking off in all directions… Ours went this way…

Found Art Project UPDATE!

Tickling our surrealist funny bone.

Here are some pix…

You also find people links between activities. A lady at timebank has joined our choir.






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I have big ambitions for this blog… Really it should be entitled…

‘Harley’s Guide to Life’ but I’m not that pompous, arrogant or self centred.

‘Harley’s Guide to London’ for now.

There are so many amazing things to do in London, especially if you are a Staffordshire Bull Terrier with a predeliction for the arts and volunteering.

There are also wonderful organisations doing wonderful things.

The Dogs Trust is a wonderful organisation. They never put a healthy dog down.

I volunteer as a dog walker at their smart West London kennels…

… …

I’m a dog…

Not sure this makes… Sense… …

In for a penny…

They have lots of Staffies and greyhounds etc needing lovely homes and I’m always amazed by the wonderful temperament of their dogs. They must do incredible work with them. Walked a wonderful cutie Rottweiler called Hudson…

We are breaking down breed misconceptions me and him…


Later this week I hope to review Aligheiro Boetti at Tate Modern.



Harley xx





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Today I shall be blogging about Literature.

Literature what is free.

On Tuesday afternoons, hard to believe I know, I help out in a free bookshop in Shepherd’s Bush.

I know what your thinking. Two things am I right?

1) How can you be so selfless, Harley, giving your time so freely? We know what a busy culture vulture you are!

2) That… and… what are you talking about you silly little dog free books?

Well a charity called @Healthy_planet run a bookshop where books are donated both by individuals and organisations like charity shops and passed on free.

That’s it. Oh a lovely little staffy might stamp it for you or if you’re unlikely my loopy owner, @albiestar.

Here is a picture and a link,

You’re welcome,


Harley xx