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by Robin Orton
15 Feb 2021 10:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 2211

Re: Anybody clap last night?

I think the nonsense about how appreciating the NHS being tainted by patriotism is yet another example of how left leaning liberals simply can't bear the notion of the UK getting anything right . I am a left-leaning liberal (most of the time) and also a proud and patriotic Englishman. I think this ...
by Robin Orton
8 Feb 2021 18:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open

My wife and I, both KCH patients, had a similar invitation. We ignored it as we had already had our first jabs, via our GP practice. We also had a mysterious invite from the Princess Royal Hospital at Farnborough, which I gather is run by KCH - it saluted us as 'Dear Princess Royal Hospital patient'...
by Robin Orton
8 Feb 2021 12:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 2211

Re: Anybody clap last night?

Although reality and reasonableness are unlikely to taint the the dreary Bolshevik type anti Johnson torrent... I think the point you are, for some reason, failing to appreciate, Nigel, is that Mr Johnson is a truly awful person. That is why people don't like him very much. Nothing to do with Bolsh...
by Robin Orton
4 Feb 2021 14:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 2211

Re: Anybody clap last night?

In answer to Stuart's specific question, I didn't hear any clapping in my street, but didn't open my front door to check.
by Robin Orton
4 Feb 2021 11:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 2211

Re: Anybody clap last night?

Thanks for your support, Stuart. SE23.life has now sent me to the naughty step because I suggested that Captain (Colonel?) Sir Tom was being exploited by the Prime Minister for p*l*t*c*l purposes. They crack down very fiercely over there if you suggest that a particular topic may have a p*l*t*c*l di...
by Robin Orton
28 Jan 2021 08:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12347

Re: how to get out of this mess

What a delightful fellow vbsydenham is. His posts always cheer me up. It's his cheerfulness, uncomplicated patriotism and generosity of spirit which I most admire . A credit to the public service!
by Robin Orton
22 Jan 2021 23:51
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Good order and discipline
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

Good order and discipline

I see people are getting cross with each other in the 'how to get out of this mess' thread. I am surprised Admin allowed it to stay in the 'Town Hall' from the outset. I thought the 'Town Pub' was the only place where people were allowed to argue vigorously about controversial topics, if only becaus...
by Robin Orton
19 Jan 2021 16:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations
Replies: 13
Views: 3488

Re: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations

It did, thanks. All very efficient - in and out in 25 minutes, including the 15 minutes wait afterwards to check for allergic reactions - but no stress. Everyone, clinical staff and volunteer stewards, very friendly and polite. Pfizer vaccine.Thank God for socialised medicine! The only thing I wasn'...
by Robin Orton
18 Jan 2021 12:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations
Replies: 13
Views: 3488

Re: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations

My wife and I (both in our seventies) have been booked in for an appointment tomorrow afternoon at Bell Green,
by Robin Orton
16 Jan 2021 14:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham approves keeping Bridge Leisure Centre closed
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Re: Lewisham approves keeping Bridge Leisure Centre closed

My wife and I used it regularly whilst FH was being rebuilt, and I've always thought of it as 'first reserve' for if and when FH closes to have its defective roof repaired. All seems a bit unreal now.
by Robin Orton
15 Jan 2021 11:51
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Concerning Chris Beach
Replies: 21
Views: 20646

Re: Concerning Chris Beach

Yes, I was there too - it was excellent. Struggling however to identify the Chris Beach connection!
by Robin Orton
12 Jan 2021 13:32
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Concerning Chris Beach
Replies: 21
Views: 20646

Re: Concerning Chris Beach

The post was, as I fully expected, flagged by a moderator. It has now been reinstated. At the moment we're not allowed to edit our old posts, so I've not been able to correct my dittographic 'tried' - apologies.
by Robin Orton
11 Jan 2021 09:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations
Replies: 13
Views: 3488

Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations

Although I myself am still only on the remotest verge of middle age, I hope it won't be too long before I' m invited to have a Covid vaccination. Does anyone know whether the over-80s who are, like me, registered with the Wells Park practice have been invited to be vaccinated, and, if so, where? Jen...
by Robin Orton
1 Jan 2021 11:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 362856

Re: Sticky music thread

A relic from the days when we used to think it was OK to objectify women's bodies.

by Robin Orton
28 Dec 2020 08:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 7
Views: 5404

Re: Happy New Year

Hear hear.
by Robin Orton
25 Dec 2020 09:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 362856

Re: Sticky music thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggm0SZCWKZo Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage, Rühmet, was heute der Höchste getan! Lasset das Zagen, verbannet die Klage, Stimmet voll Jauchzen und Fröhlichkeit an! Dienet dem Höchsten mit herrlichen Chören, Laßt uns den Namen des Herrschers verehren! Cele...
by Robin Orton
24 Dec 2020 17:17
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 362856

Re: Sticky music thread

Well, it's the big day tomorrow! Your votes for the final piece of music in this sequence have been pouring in. Lots of excitement on social media - ignore it, it's just speculation! You'll have to wait and see! Meanwhile here is the chorus from 'Messiah' that choirs dread - all those fast runs! htt...
by Robin Orton
23 Dec 2020 16:16
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 362856

Re: Sticky music thread

Here is the other great 16th century setting of 'O magnum mysterium', by Byrd. Interesting to see it performed with instruments. A French ensemble singing an English masterpiece - bugger Brexit, you may feel.

by Robin Orton
22 Dec 2020 21:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 362856

Re: Sticky music thread

Here's a rather more extrovert setting of 'Hodie Christus natus est.'

by Robin Orton
21 Dec 2020 15:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 281
Views: 362856

Re: Sticky music thread

Here's something a bit lighter, a bit of "pop"which I'm sure you "kids" will enjoy! Ask your "mums" and "dads" whether they remember it!