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by Julsb
17 Nov 2013 11:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Haven & Rookstone redevelopment
Replies: 84
Views: 39157

Re: The Haven & Rookstone redevelopment

I agree with Juliet. There is another thread on this forum exclaiming over rising house prices in SE26, which we know is significantly influenced by an overall lack of supply. Building high density housing is required in places like Sydenham and other parts of Greater London. The green belt surround...
by Julsb
23 Jun 2012 21:00
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Adamsrill - Reception 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4874

Re: Adamsrill - Reception 2012

Hi Suzie - my children will be the "big kids" in the infant building (Yrs 1 & 2) when your son starts. Welcome to Adamsrill! Hope he settles in well.
by Julsb
24 May 2012 20:07
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: swimming lessons for toddlers in the area?
Replies: 6
Views: 6332

Re: swimming lessons for toddlers in the area?

Over the years, I've taken my children to The Bridge, Crystal Palace and Beckenham Spa. The Bridge has good swimming teachers but the other staff and facilities are less than stellar. (The "pool shutting" business has been a problem for over two years now, and is why I stopped going.) Crystal Palace...
by Julsb
24 May 2012 20:01
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Child friendly pub?
Replies: 69
Views: 56458

Re: Child friendly pub?

I am a little bemused by the suggestion that parents should NEVER have a glass of wine whilst looking after children. I know a few people who are plastered after a single glass of wine, but they're so sensitive I'm not sure a spritzer would help. A cheeseman, if you're a MN regular you'll know that ...
by Julsb
8 Apr 2012 20:11
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Child friendly pub?
Replies: 69
Views: 56458

Re: Child friendly pub?

It's a shame to hear The Dolphin has become so unwelcoming. I was on maternity leave when it first opened and at the time they were fairly clued up about cultivating customers who visit with children during slow periods and without them during peak ones.
by Julsb
5 Oct 2011 16:15
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: A Family Classified section in SF?
Replies: 44
Views: 29994

Re: A Family Classified section in SF?

It would be helpful simply to have a regularly-updated list of baby and child-related activities that are available locally and when/where/how much they are. There's actually a huge amount available, but it often needs to be ferreted out.
by Julsb
5 Oct 2011 16:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kelvin Grove
Replies: 12
Views: 8043

Re: Kelvin Grove

A good friend of mine has a child there now. She's really pleased with the school and said the reception teacher who taught her son was really excellent. Earlier this year, I also spoke to a teacher who works in Brockley and she had very positive things to say about the Early Years programme at Kelv...
by Julsb
9 Aug 2011 12:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: KIcking off in Lewisham
Replies: 179
Views: 60536

Re: Post all the news of the Riots here (To make it easy)

Very sad to see they've burnt the adventure climbing frame in Home Park. What a terrible waste.
by Julsb
29 Jun 2011 21:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Billings Fishmonger and NOW BUTCHER!
Replies: 25
Views: 12141

Re: Billings Fishmonger and NOW BUTCHER!

Hurrah!
by Julsb
10 Jun 2011 21:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Billings - still impressed
Replies: 5
Views: 3452

Re: Billings - still impressed

I realise I may be shooting myself in the foot by posting this, but... There were blue swimmer crab in Billings today. I've heard about them before, but not actually bought them til now. I boiled 'em, chopped 'em, and stir-fried them in my wok for around a minute with a bunch of garlic, ginger, chil...
by Julsb
28 May 2011 21:47
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Primary Schools?
Replies: 12
Views: 13514

Re: Primary Schools?

I live in the "central Sydenham" area identified, and my eldest started at Adamsrill last September. Like many, I pined for Eliot Bank before I made my applications. It's been fine so far. In fact, it's been so un-worrying that I feel slightly embarrassed about my previous middle class angst. So far...
by Julsb
3 May 2011 17:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Community café for Mayow Park !?!
Replies: 9
Views: 5182

Re: Community café for Mayow Park !?!

I've always been intrigued by the idea of a series of pop-up cafes/restaurants in a space like that. In SE Asia a "restaurant" will pay rent to run for a morning in a spot, then close down and the next person will come in to do the afternoon (and run a completely different restaurant), then there wi...
by Julsb
3 May 2011 17:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Billings - still impressed
Replies: 5
Views: 3452

Re: Billings - still impressed

I love Billings, too. Our family fish consumption is through the roof these days. :D
by Julsb
3 May 2011 16:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Vote For Kirkdale Village Logo
Replies: 47
Views: 16946

Re: Vote For Kirkdale Village Logo

I really don't see a problem with a bunch of traders banding together to drum up some enthusiasm about a section of the high street, even if they've labelled it a "village." FWIW, I actually think that some of what's happened in Sydenham over the past few years (the Arts Festival, the gingerbread Sy...
by Julsb
16 Apr 2011 20:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wellbeing health shop ...
Replies: 8
Views: 5041

Re: Wellbeing health shop ...

Their peanut butter is several cuts above the stuff you get in the supermarket, too. I have an enormous jar that they've sourced from some co-operative or other, and in comparison all the Good Earth & Sunpat types actually taste slightly stale. It's also great if you're a bit of a whole grains/weird...
by Julsb
2 Mar 2011 22:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 140 INTERIORS OPENING 5TH MARCH
Replies: 17
Views: 6172

Re: 140 INTERIORS OPENING 5TH MARCH

Exciting! I'm looking forward to visiting.
by Julsb
20 Nov 2010 12:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: GOOD NEWS
Replies: 60
Views: 22770

Re: GOOD NEWS

What an interesting error regarding the supposed "pedestrianisation" of the high street. Given the passionate misinformation campaign that was launched against the high street improvements, I think I can take Dot's concerns over gentrification with an Atlantic-sized grain of salt.
by Julsb
15 Nov 2010 19:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Chinese shop - Tom Yum Paste
Replies: 9
Views: 8822

Re: Chinese shop - Tom Yum Paste

If you're driving, Wing Yip is great. Otherwise, I tend to trek all the way into China town to New Loon Moon. Their Thai ingredient selection is fantastic.
by Julsb
15 Nov 2010 19:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: GOOD NEWS
Replies: 60
Views: 22770

Re: GOOD NEWS

Actually, most of the "me too" downmarket shops don't survive. In the past year, we've seen AKSU, several hairdressers and barbers, and the anything-with-a-bit-of-Mexican restaurant places come and go with alarming frequency. Clearly, more of the same isn't actually what the market needs, but we kee...
by Julsb
30 Oct 2010 22:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 12
Views: 4204

Re: Halloween

We'll definitely have a jack o' lantern out tomorrow night. Bring on the trick-or-treaters!