Grappling with predators in The Gruffalo

Harrow Times: The cast of The Gruffalo in action. (Photo credit - Alastair Muir.)

11:16am Thursday 6th December 2012

The Gruffalo returns to artsdepot to delight children and their adults this Christmas

Snuggle up with a good book this Christmas

Harrow Times: Pets in Pants is a fully illustrated children's book by Finchley author Omri Stephenson

11:25am Thursday 6th December 2012

It’s cold out - so why not get cosy with a great read from one of north London’s new authors?

Christmas concerts

10:35am Thursday 29th November 2012

Rosy Moorhead rounds up the best Christmas concerts in Barnet, Potters Bar, Finchley, Hampstead, Borehamwood and Mill Hill

Hospice plans to get everyone in Barnet in a Father Christmas outfit

Harrow Times: North London Hospice hopes to get the whole of Barnet in a Father Christmas outfit

9:00am Saturday 24th November 2012

Barnet could be filled with people wearing bushy white beards and ermine-trimmed red suits on December 14, after a hospice appealed to get everyone in the borough to dress as Father Christmas.

Three Steps to Christmas Table Glamour

Harrow Times: Christmas Table Glamour

The magic is in the detail so this Christmas, create a bit of festive sparkle for you and your dinner guests, whilst watching the pennies, by sprucing up the table in three easy steps. Just follow these top tips from Bostik:

Let Your Family Sparkle & Shine This Christmas!

Harrow Times: Christmas baubles

Decorating the Christmas tree is a real family affair so why not add a little extra sparkle to your tree this year by creating specially personalized baubles for family and friends – and see if they can spot their name hidden among the branches!

Keep The Kids Entertained This Christmas!

Harrow Times: Home made christmas gifts

If your little ones are a hive of excitement this Christmas, channel their energies into something creative and bake up some homemade gifts for grandparents, aunties and classroom friends. Just follow these easy steps from Bostik:

Create a Magical Countdown to Christmas

Harrow Times: Advent Stockings

Christmas is the most magical time of the year – especially for little ones (and big kids!). Make your countdown to Christmas even more magical with an advent calendar the whole family can enjoy – and help make. Just follow these simple tips from Bostik:

Surviving the nativity

Harrow Times: No need for a tea towel or dressing gown. You can kit out the whole cast with the help of your local store. These are from Woolworths, with the camel outfit 12 pounds and the innkeeper’s outfit 10 pounds

Have your offspring ever caught you saying – or doing – anything you and the other half shouldn’t have been saying – or doing – in front of them? If so, be afraid – be very afraid – in case your little ’uns are going to be appearing in one of those free-form improvisation nativity presentations that seem to be catching on.

And now for some proper fun

Harrow Times: Monopoly comes in many variations to cater for every interest

Tracy Martin’s six-year-old daughter is bleary-eyed at the end of a hectic Christmas Day. An early start is taking its toll.

Party people heading your way

Harrow Times: Put your guests first, and your enjoyment will follow naturally

It’s party time! No excuses, don’t sit back and wait for everyone else to play host – do it yourself. And if the thought of organising a party on top of all the other Christmas preparations makes you recoil in horror, just follow our guide to make sure it all comes off with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of fizz.

Party time

Harrow Times: Party time

How to throw a successful Christmas party

Party all night

Harrow Times: Party all night

How to get your guests to party all night



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