Highgate Club Auction List – Saturday 14th November

This is the list for the club auction on Saturday 14th November.  It is also available here as a pdf.

We are now accepting pre-auction bids – email Linda Almond – almondall@aol.com to bid before Sat 14th Nov.

The Silent Auction will start at 7pm and the Live Auction at 9pm.  There will be a 15 minute break after live auction items 43 to 58 have been sold…at the end of this break, the silent auction will close. Items with * have photos below or links in donated by column – click on links for more info.

Host for the evening will be Matthew Nimmo.  Tickets (including food) will be £12. Pay on the door or here:http://highgate.totalleisure.com/– add in your username and password, go to course timeline under the course management tab and search for ‘events’ under course type. Tickets will be £5 if you don’t eat!

The auction is a great way to buy your Christmas, Birthday and anniversary presents and gifts!  Here are some photos of some of the items:

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or online payment  (Highgate Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club No 1 Account – Sortcode 20-58-51    Account number   40472743).

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS – bids accepted in advance & until the end of the first break taken in the live auction on Saturday.

Number Item & Description Donated /organised by Value
1* Wilson Tennis Bag ( for 9 rackets) Steve Shea 90
The Wilson Tour 2.0 9 racquet bag will store up to 9 rackets in its two compartments, one of which has ThermoGuard 2.0 technology which stops temperature and moisture from damaging your rackets and strings, and the other has Moistureguard™ technology which absorbs moisture. The sports bag will hold shoes and apparel, and there are 3 exterior pockets, two large and one small, plus inside there is a pocket for a laptop. The adjustable padded backpack carrying system and carry handle make carrying the bag easier.
2 Tennis lesson with Sara Hancock Sara Hancock 30
3 Tennis lesson with Ted Buckley Ted Buckley
4 Tennis lesson with Ted Buckley Ted Buckley
5 Three individual off peak coaching sessions with Toby Freedman Toby Freedman 90
Sessions to be arranged between 9am and 2pm Monday to Friday. Can be split into 3 x indivual lessons if you would like to share with friends.
6 Three off peak ‘Strength and Conditioning’ sessions with Piotr Narecki Piotr Narecki 135
Sessions to be arranged during the week, day time but not evening or weekend.
7 Three off-peak private lessons with Toma Dragomir Toma Dragomir 90
The sessions to be arranged between 10am and 2pm Wednesday to Friday with at least 48h booking in advance.
8 A free restring with either a synthetic gut, polyester or combination of both strings. Rob Heeney 25
9* Borrow a ‘Topspin Pro’ machine Patsy Nightingale 10 each
£10 per 24 hours
10* Use of a tennis ball machine for one week Susan Patterson
11 Twelve month subscription to Tennishead TennisHead / Miki Lentin 29
A subscription to tennishead is a must have for tennis fans and players alike. Glossy, insightful and entertaining tennishead is the definitive tennis magazine. An annual subscription includes 6 issues of the magazine delivered straight to your door
12 Sports Massage Caroline Coffin 10 each
Caroline is training to be a sports massage therapist and is offering sports massages from January 2016. She is fully insured.   £10 per person
13* Gym stepper Julia Faherty
14* Rowing machine Patsy Nightingale
15 4 Ball at Muswell Hill Golf Course Muswell Hill Golf Course / Linda Almond 80 – 196
A 4-ball to be played at Muswell Hill Golf Club any week day, subject to availability. Minimum value is £80 & highest value playing at the height of the golf season is £196.
16 Use of two season tickets to a Saracens 2015/16 home match Linda Almond 84
17 Family ticket to Raphunzel at Park Theatre (2 adults and 2 children) Park Theatre / Linda Almond 70 – 90
18 Founder membership plus one for Crouch End Picturehouse Crouch End Picturehouse / Linda Almond 95
This is worth £95 and entitles the winner to have their name permanently installed on the interior of the building – includes 8 free tickets, invites to free previews and exclusive events and lots more.       www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Crouch_End_Picturehouse/buy-membership
19 Four Everyman Cinema Anytime Complimentary Cards which are valid for 4 Single tickets Everyman / Laura Almond 54
20 Two tickets to Haringey Racers (ice hockey team) at Ally Pally – two adult tickets are worth £16 and two kids go free Haringey Racers / Miki Lentin £32
21 Two adult tickets to London Transport Museum (kids go free) Memet Bunyan 32
22 £50 voucher from Le Bistro N8 Le Bistro / Miki Lentin 50
23 £100 worth of Gourmet Burger Kitchen vouchers Loiuse Pettingale 100
24 £50 voucher to dine at Victoria Stakes Victoria Stakes / Miki Lentin 50
25 Free coffee for a month from Noble Expresso at Kings Cross Noble Expresso / Miki Lentin 50 plus
Noble Expresso (near Kings Cross station) have offered to give a free coffee to one person for a month. The coffee is great and   worth at least £50
26 Babysitting Vicky Gilbart
27 Kay and Kompany voucher to the value of £50 Kay and Kompany/ Miki Lentin 50
Kay and Kompany organic hair & beauty salon has won two London 2015 awards for ‘North Hair Salon of the Year’ & ‘North Team / Service of the Year!’
28 A Mini Kim voucher for a kid’s haircut Mini Kim 16.95
From tinies and up to about 10 yrs
29* Signed limited edition Paul Coldwell print Paul Coldwell 550
Sites of memory- envelope 2006… copy of this print is in the permanent collection of the British Museum (Dept of Prints & Drawings)
Unframed 59 x 71 cms.   From an edition of 15.     Information on Paul’s work can be found on www.paulcoldwell.org
30* Jealous screen print Jealous Inc / Miki Lentin 125
Artist – Jealous Inc     Title – Mickey   Descriptions – 5 Colour Screenprint on Southbank Smooth 310gsm Paper, 50 x 50 cm.   Year 2015   Edition 36 (framed)
This print forms part of the ‘Jealous Needs You’ 2015 screenprint portfolio by 48 artists, illustrators and designers.
31* A Pale Seascape – oil on canvas by Sandra Peterken Sandra Peterken 450
32 New Rugby World Cup shirt by sponsor DHL – medium size Vicky Gilbart
33a Jessica’s famous chocolate salami Jessica Bavinton
An actual one on the night.
33b Jessica’s famous chocolate salami Jessica Bavinton
A promise to make one at a date to suit.
34a* A new Persian khatam photo frame Liz and Ahmad Zahedieh 25
A form of Persian art made from various pieces of tessellated materials. Frame measures 19×15 cm and the aperture 7×11 cm. The sides of the frames are tessellated as well.
34b* A new Persian khatam photo frame Liz and Ahmad Zahedieh 25
A form of Persian art made from various pieces of tessellated materials. Frame measures 19×15 cm and the aperture 7×11 cm. The sides of the frames are tessellated as well.
35a* An 8 oz jar of organic honey from Liz and Ahmad Zahedieh’s beehives in Highbury Liz and Ahmad Zahedieh
35b* An 8 oz jar of organic honey from Liz and Ahmad Zahedieh’s beehives in Highbury Liz and Ahmad Zahedieh
36a 6 bottles of Kate Barber’s Broomhall Orchards cider (3 dry, 3 sweet) Kate Barber 20
Produced from apples grown at Broomhall Manor, Norton, Worcestershire
36b 6 bottles of Kate Barber’s Broomhall Orchards cider (3 dry, 3 sweet) Kate Barber 20
Produced from apples grown at Broomhall Manor, Norton, Worcestershire
37 Burgon & Ball trowel and fork gift set from Capital Gardens (Alexandra Palace) chrysanthemum collection Capital Gardens, Alexandra Palace 20
38 Summer vegetable plants for your allotment Rachel Allison 25 plus
Rachel has another offer for allotment holders of plants you wouldn’t otherwise grow – 3 of each. She is offering tomatillos, cucamelons, cape gooseberries, spaghetti squash and, for those with greenhouses, pimientos de padron. Would be at least £25 to buy as plants if you could get them.
39a Fantastic Beauty Bag No 1 Glenda Marchant 200
Contains Dr Hauschka Bath Essence, Benefit Mascara, Cosmopolitan fragrance, Aromatherapy Star, Alaia candle, Bobbi Brown lipstick, Eisenberg male fragrance, Rituals Hammam body scrub, L’Occitane hand cream & Nails Inc nail polish
39b Fantastic Beauty Bag No 2 Glenda Marchant 200
Contains Lancôme La Vie est Belle fragrance, Benefit mascara, Laura Mercier make up set, Eisenberg male skin care, Estée Lauder lipstick, Rituals Hammam body scrub & Origins hand cream
40 Legal services Richard Colbey 360
Richard Colbey (a barrister) will spend up to an hour and a half advising / trying to sort out a legal problem including, if necessary, drafting a letter to an adversary. It can be done at a meeting in his chambers or in Wood Vale or just by looking at papers. Richard has a fairly broad practice but doesn’t do criminal law, children disputes, immigration, conveyancing, drafting wills or tax. This offer won’t include any family dispute or anything strikingly complex. A pretty good guide to what Richard does when dealing with clients directly is at www.barrister-direct.com. In the event that someone continues to instruct Richard after the initial work, 10% of the fee will be donated to the club.
41 Two hour digital marketing session Xaver Matt 150
2 hour session – digital marketing startup bootcamp to get your business going with search-, social-, content marketing
42 Make your own small turned item in wood Nick Finley
Nick Finley will provide materials and instruction for someone to make a small turned item in wood. This might be a honey spinner, a bowl, rolling pin or flour scoop. Workshop is in Wood Green.
43 45 min Yoga Nidra (or ‘Yoga Sleep’) session Barbara Gallani 55
Barbara Gallani will do a 45 min Yoga Nidra session as a home visit or at her place. It can be a one-to-one or a session open to as many people as can comfortably fit in the same room!   Yoga nidra or “yogic sleep” is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.   The practice of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. Barbara, a regular teacher at the Life Centre, Islington, started teaching yoga in 2005 after obtaining a British School of Yoga Diploma. She then specialised in yoga for people with limited mobility and disabilities, and has been working with physiotherapists and carers to provide support to chair and bed bound clients. After training with Laura Kupperman at Yogacampus she has been working with cancer patients using yoga as a tool to support people affected by cancer through the physical and emotional challenges of treatment and recovery. www.thelifecentre.com/teachers/barbara-gallani
44 A French lesson Lisa Parkes 30
45 A beginners bridge lesson for 3 / 4 people Jayne Forbes
At Jayne Forbes’ house with light snacks and wine provided.
46 A portable bridge table with cover and bidding boxes Lois Godfrey
47 Les Arcs 1800 traditional ski apartment Patsy Nightingale £600
Les Arcs 1800: A traditional apartment in the French Alps. Very well placed for reaching the slopes – out the door and down the corridor and there is the ski lift.   Sleeps 5/6 very snugly. You do all need to be friends. Rachel, Richard R, Rich T, Vicky, Diana M have all been there so you can ask them! It can be yours for a 75% discount (with all the usual terms, i.e. rent or hire the linen, deposit for damages etc), anytime it is available from January to March 2016 OR in the summer for walking, par cours, tennis, golf, white water rafting, parapente etc, OR 2017 [exluding the two weeks of Christmas or Feb half term]       http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/france/FR8886.htm or patsy.nightingale@gmail.com
LIVE AUCTION   – bids accepted in advance as well as on the night
48 An evening with Elvis Tim Reynolds 200
Tim Reynolds will provide some musical entertainment for a party or what ever you want. A night with Elvis involves Elvis (dressed in his classic black outfit) playing guitar and singing the classics. He can also play other songs and the guests are free to join in. It can be a large crowd or something smaller.
49 A spa evening in Sarah Burke’s hot tub with prosecco for up to 6 persons (room for 6 in hot tub at a go) Sarah Burke
50 Tour of British Library Miki Lentin
As Head of Corporate Affairs, Miki Lentin can give an insight into what the Library does and how it works. He can offer a public tour with a tour guide and a few other areas that he can get into. He can also provide free tickets to any exhibition that will be running then.
51 Ladder promotion! Richard Rogers Priceless!
The prize relates to the current Ladder session ending in December. The winning bidder can either elect to get promotion from their Division as long as they do not finish in a relegation position. Or, if in a relegation position they can elect to stay in their current division.   If they are in Division 1 and end up not in a relegation position they can sell on their prize to whomever they like for personal gain (note: this only applies to Division 1). If the winning bidder decides they do not want to play in the harsh Winter session the prize can be carried forward to the summer session. .,
52 A home made cake each month for a year Ginny Ludlow, Jo Sheehan
A different choice each month & delivered to your door. & Sharon Webber
53 Summer vegetable plants for your garden Rachel Allison
Rachel Allison has offered summer vegetable plants for your garden (and provide advice on where to plant if you’re not sure). Choose any or all of the following – she will come to see what space you have and make the best of it. Runner beans, french beans, spinach, chard, courgettes, lettuces and other salad stuff, oriental leaves, tomatoes, tomatillos, cape gooseberries, cucumbers, peas, spaghetti squash (behaves like spaghetti and use with pasta sauce), and strawberries.   If there is anything else you’d particularly like to grow just ask.   I grow everything from seed. Excellent varieties and all delicious.
54 A Whole Christmas Glazed Ham from Muddy Boots( approx 2.1 kg, 30 servings) Muddy Boots / Miki Lentin £49
Your ham will be ready for you to collect in the week before Christmas
55 A three course meal for 6 cooked in your house Roger Cowe
Roger Cowe will cook a 3-course meal for 6 in the buyer’s house – you provide the food and drink. He is a complete amateur (but experienced) cook and prepared to do any style. He can provide equipment if needed and will wash up.
56 A private guided walk for 6 people from experienced guide Oonagh Gay Oonagh Gay
Choose from Suffragette City, Highgate, Muswell Hillbillies or Westminster and Whitehall, details on www.CrouchEndWalks.com
57 An organised day bike ride for up to six people. Duncan Stroud
Duncan is happy to be flexible on destination and distance
58 Luxury static mobile home on Hampshire coast Maureen Maguire 300 – 600
The lucky winner will be bidding for a week in a luxury static mobile home on the South coast.The site is situated on the cliffs at Barton-on-Sea where there are ample beaches and the New Forest   is only a few miles away for bike riding, horse riding  etc. The caravan has 2 bedrooms ( 1 double and 1 twin) but there is also a sofa bed.       www.hoburne.com/park-details/hoburne-naish/
59 An evening in an outdoor Japanese cedar hot tub in Highgate looking out on to big trees and big skies. Margaret Leach
Wine or prosecco served. Bring your own ipod to listen to your own music while you soak under snow flakes in winter or cherry blossoms in spring – you choose. Costumes or none, that’s up to you! Can take up to max 6 people.
60 Four tickets for Saracens v Harlequins Premiership rugby match at Wembley Stadium on 16th April 2016 Saracens / Linda Almond 180
61 1 week stay in Xav’s house on Lake Annecy which sleeps 6/7 Xaver Matt 500
One week spring, autumn or winter (not Jun, Jul, Aug) stay in Xav’s house on Lake Annecy which sleeps 6/7 estimated value £500 and Xav has generously offered to cover the cleaning / change-over cost of £100             www.maison-shanti.co.uk
62 One week stay in a flat (3 bedrooms) in Nice Rosalind Erskine 499 – 714
Ideal for Christmas, Carnival, the Jazz festival and a base close to ski-ing as well as almost permanent sun!         Available for a week (or part of) anytime apart from May- September, depending on availability as in website: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/France/Cote-dAzur–Riviera/holiday-apartment-Nice/p79331.htm       The lucky bidders need to talk to Rosalind about booking a time and cleaning costs.         Caroline Coffin, Roger Cowe, Sandra Peterken, Jayne Forbes and Oonagh Gay have also stayed there.
63a* One week stay (11th – 18th June) in a house with a swimming pool in the South of France (sleeps 10) Sheila Kavanagh
The house sleeps 10. There are 3 double rooms and one family room with a double bed and 2 single beds in it. Ther property is a “work in progress” so although there are perfectly comfortable sleeping, washing, eating, sitting facilities there are elements of the house that are unfinished. Quite a few tennis club members have been to the house before – visitors so far include Kim S, Vicky G, Oonagh G, Jane de L. More details available on the night or email almondall@aol.com
63b* One week stay (3rd – 10th September) in a house with a swimming pool in the South of France (sleeps 10) Sheila Kavanagh
The house sleeps 10. There are 3 double rooms and one family room with a double bed and 2 single beds in it. Ther property is a “work in progress” so although there are perfectly comfortable sleeping, washing, eating, sitting facilities there are elements of the house that are unfinished. Quite a few tennis club members have been there before include Quite a few tennis club members have been to the house before – visitors so far include Kim S, Vicky G, Oonagh G, Jane de L. More details available on the night or email almondall@aol.com
64* Character Grade II listed detached thatched country cottage – sleeps 7 (or 9 for additional fee and subject to availability) Liz Berryman
In Castor, a delightful village close to Stamford and Peterborough. Lots to see and do in the area. Great opportunity to escape it all for the weekend or use it as a tourning base for a family holiday. Sleeps 4 comfortably (7 using lounge and 1 child in one of the 2 double bedrooms). It might be possible to open up the master bedroom en-suite which takes accommodation possibilities up to 9 depending on availability. See further details or contact Liz 07775 782522 for further information.
a Full week holiday depending on season 400 – 800
Available during term-time or school holidays too.
b Weekend break – 2 nights depending on season 150 – 280
An extra bank holiday night can be negotiated
65 A day’s sailing / racing on the Norfolk Broads in 2016 Richard Tusting
Enjoy a day racing in a traditional norfolk broads half-decker and soak up atmosphere of a regatta. The boat and conditions are perfect for anyone young or old whether you’ve sailed before or not. After some racing you can have a go on the helm – over the years I’ve taught many friends and family the basics of this great sport. If you like the sound of it don’t miss the opportunity! This is open for up to 5 people (a family, group of friends, couple or an individual). To get a flavour check out     www.ybod.org.uk
66 A meal for four in an award winning modernist house Miki Lentin 100
Miki Lentin will cook a meal for four in his award winning modernist house (Haringey Design Awards 2013 – Best Home).   Meal will be three courses and drinks will be included. Theme to be discussed with those attending.
67 An evening of backgammon with canapés for 6 people at Vicky Gilbart’s House Vicky Gilbart / Kim Slater
Vicky Gilbart and Kim Slater will organise a mini tournament for the players and tasty titbits to eat. You just provide your own drinks! This must be taken after Feb 2016, when Vicky’s kitchen has been built!   The evening is for those who can already play, but Vicky can give a refresher to those who need it, but not for absolute beginners…!
68 1½ hour sport psychology or executive coaching session from William Winston William Winston 180
William has worked with Team GB supporting preparation of athletes and coaches for the 2008 Olympics, 2012 and 2016   Paralympics, working with canoeing (06-09) and rowing (07-present). In cricket, he has worked with Essex 1st Team since March 2015. His organisational clients include PWC Consulting, Barclays, Schroders, RSC, Cancer Research UK & Natural England. He is Director of Performance1 Ltd   (bio link: http://performance-1.co.uk/people/william-winstone/).
69 A private tennis lesson with Head Coach Steve Shea along with a Wilson Tour racket bag Steve Shea 78
A private lesson with Steve (£38) along with the Wilson Tour racket bag (rrp £40) so combined price of £78.   Description on racket bag…offers capacity for up to 6 rackets and has 2 main compartments, as well as an outer accessory pocket. Easy transportation is ensured by an adjustable shoulder strap and a carry handle
70 Need a handyman? Nick Finley
Nick Finley will assemble flat pack furniture or other irritating item or deal with a DIY SOS up to a couple of hours. Most jobs including woodwork, gardening, decorating, mending – even sewing….Not plumbing or electrics though….
71 One week’s accommodation in a holiday home in Stoupa, Greece Glenys Law 300 – 400
A week’s accommodation in Glenys Law’s holiday home in Stoupa, Greece. The house has two bedrooms and is suitable for either a couple or a couple with one or two children. There are still weeks available in the school holidays and a booking can be made for any week apart from the last week of June and the first week of July. An illustrated postcard will be provided giving details and more information can be found on our website:   www.nostalgiaholidays.webs.com.     There is a linen and cleaning charge of £40.
72 Gardening by Galileo Galileo West
Galileo West will offer one day of gardening a month from May to September. Allotment or garden.
73 Pick your Brookside partner Nicky Wellfair priceless
74 Your chance to play at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton LTA / Linda Almond
Use of an indoor court 2-5pm on a Sunday afternoon, date to be arranged. You could be playing next to Andy Murray of Johanna Konta.
75 Family Ticket to Madame Tussauds Madame Tussauds/ Linda £120 plus
Adult tickets normally £33, child £28.80
76 Two tickets for Arsenal’s Champions League home match v Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday, 24th November Jane Sumner 90
The seats are in row 25 on the North Bank behind the goal. Kick off is 7.45pm
77 Derren Brown package including pair of tickets for London show and a signed programme Lesley Vishnick £120 plus
78 Tea for two in the Pugin Room in the House of Commons with Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West. Catherine West MP
Visit to be arranged for a January / February 2016 timing.
79 Chanya will cook a meal for four in your home Chanya