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by Robin Orton
23 Apr 2021 13:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Forest Hill Pools

I've got mixed feelings about the new times - not being a morning person, 9.00 was always a bit early for me - but I agree it would have been nice at any rate to have had an explanation for the change.
by Robin Orton
16 Apr 2021 13:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Forest Hill Pools

Called at pools this morning. Helpful young woman on desk sorted us out. Apparently there is a not very prominent thing on the app or the website that, if you click it, enables you to register for free (concessionary) membership; she did it for me on my phone, so unfortunately I wasn’t able to see e...
by Robin Orton
15 Apr 2021 17:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Forest Hill Pools

My wife and I have had exactly the same problems. Attempts to get advice from Better, via online enquiry forms and telephone, have failed. Our current plan is to call in at the pools, possibly tomorrow, to see whether we can find a helpful real person.
by Robin Orton
4 Apr 2021 08:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 286
Views: 379651

Re: Sticky music thread

Alleluia, alleluia, Christus resurrexit de sepulcro, alleluia.

A happy Easter to everyone.

by Robin Orton
3 Apr 2021 14:18
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 286
Views: 379651

Re: Sticky music thread

Soon be Easter! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUBF7kNVlbY When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Jesus. Alleluia. And very early in the morning on the first day after the Sabbath they came unto the ...
by Robin Orton
30 Mar 2021 17:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations
Replies: 17
Views: 4636

Re: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations

My wife's and my first jab was Pfizer, so am expecting the second one will be too.
by Robin Orton
27 Mar 2021 17:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 286
Views: 379651

Re: Sticky music thread

Happy Palm Sunday!




The Hebrew children
bearing olive branches,
went forth to meet the Lord,
crying out, and saying,
Hosanna in the highest
by Robin Orton
26 Mar 2021 13:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations
Replies: 17
Views: 4636

Re: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations

Just had our invitation for our second jabs. Booked for Good Friday afternoon at Sydenham Green.
by Robin Orton
24 Mar 2021 08:16
Forum: Residential property in Sydenham SE26
Topic: Looking to buy on Ormanton or Amberley
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Looking to buy on Ormanton or Amberley

Forest Hill ward, SE23 postcode, Forest Hill nearest station.....
by Robin Orton
22 Mar 2021 10:45
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Statue in Trinity Court on Sydenham Park
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: Statue in Trinity Court on Sydenham Park

Can't quite see what he's holding in his right hand. If it's a book, it could be St Paul, although he's often also depicted with a sword. St Peter is usually given a set of keys (to let us into heaven - Matthew 16.19)
by Robin Orton
15 Feb 2021 10:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 4195

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: 2294

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: 4195

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: 4195

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: 4195

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: 15499

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: 2763

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: 17
Views: 4636

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: 17
Views: 4636

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: 1789

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.