Monday, 21 January 2013

{Design} Christmas tree sledge by Tom Hartfield

The much anticipated snow has finally arrived to London! Yesterday morning the 4 of us were on the slope all kitted out by 9.30 for our first sledge run of the year. 

My favourite spot for sledging, with kids in particular, has to be Alexandra Palace in Muswell Hill, N8. It has amazing views of London, and although it can get quite busy at the top, there are shallower slopes towards the bottom that are more child friendly. If you park around the Redston Road area, off Priory Road, N8, you can even avoid getting snowed in, in the car park.

Another place we tried in our pre-kiddies era was Primrose Hill. Beautiful views of the city, and you can warm up with a mulled wine or hot chocolate at The Engineer or The Albert, in nearby Primrose village. 
By the way, my husband is threatening to take his snowboard out for a few runs down Primrose Hill if it keeps on snowing... I'll keep you posted.

On a more creative note, I love this idea by Tom Hartfield. His sledge is made from christmas trees found in on the streets of london. With roughly 1.7 million trees bought for the christmas period, it is a clever way to use the ressources around us. He uses the traditional woodworking skills called bodging, where the wood is worked "green", without drying first. Beautiful! I wish I had a workshop...

{Design} Christmas tree sledge by Tom Hartfield

{Design} Christmas tree sledge by Tom Hartfield
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