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by chrisj1948
26 May 2015 19:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Computer repair recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 4508

Re: Computer repair recommendations

Excusemyfrench wrote:Hi, Can anyone recommend a place where I can take my laptop to get it fixed?
Arbico Computers at 96A Sydenham Road, close to Lidl, have a good reputation for laptop repairs.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
23 May 2015 17:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8922

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

The link are dead here, perhaps repost the links? For one of a variety of reasons, all of which imply sloppiness on my part, the latest two pictures had image links which specified localhost, which only works within my system. I have corrected them, but only someone outside my router can know if th...
by chrisj1948
23 May 2015 10:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8922

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

Please reupload your latest photos. They're not there. Thanks for looking after the fox cubs. They're amazing. They are hosted on a local webserver connected to my BT Infinity fibre-to-cabinet broadband line. As such they are always online unless the server has crashed or the router is down, neithe...
by chrisj1948
19 May 2015 14:07
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8922

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

Snapped through the back window a couple of days ago during the evening.

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by chrisj1948
9 May 2015 15:54
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8922

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

Soiled nappies would be a small price to pay for the enjoyment we get from the cubs. The snap below was taken about 20 minutes ago. They get visibly bigger every day.

Regards
Chris

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by chrisj1948
29 Apr 2015 09:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8922

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

A milestone has been reached. At about 04:30 yesterday FoxCam picked up one of the cubs out in the garden at the food tray. A few minutes later the vixen, whom we have not seen for several weeks, put in an appearance. She must have started taking them out. Regards Chris http://edmxtech.co.uk/photos/...
by chrisj1948
23 Apr 2015 14:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Yet another bad smash in Lawrie Park Road
Replies: 17
Views: 5240

Re: Yet another bad smash in Lawrie Park Road

somerandombloke wrote:I dunno theres one over on Croxted Rd told me I was driving at 690 the other day!!!
.... which must have been extremely irritating when you were scrupulously keeping your speed at or below 685!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
22 Apr 2015 15:59
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8922

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

How does the vixen get in and out? The shed is exposed on two sides, and then has a 15" gap to fences on the remaining two. We tend to stuff rolled up garden furniture covers, gazebos and suchlike in the gap entrances. I surmise that the vixen has an entrance in the enclosed region. A few minutes a...
by chrisj1948
22 Apr 2015 11:42
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8922

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

A fortnight on, and the cubs look much more like foxes now. We think that there are only three left of the original five. It is a real squeeze for them to get out from under the shed now. They are more alert and cautious than they used to be. Regards Chris http://edmxtech.co.uk/photos/20150422_foxcu...
by chrisj1948
21 Apr 2015 09:57
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Smart Chaps
Replies: 20
Views: 20126

Re: Smart Chaps

I am interested in which barber you got the bad haircut from. Interestingly enough, I don't get a good cut from the owner but all the others have been great. My experience has been the opposite. I always wait for Lev, the owner, to cut my hair since he always does an exceptionally good job. Regards...
by chrisj1948
19 Apr 2015 15:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Chamber Music Concert
Replies: 8
Views: 1719

Re: Chamber Music Concert

Tim Lund wrote:...... originally for solo piano, I wondered why on earth anyone wouldn't want such music more richly orchestrated..
I guess that is what Ravel felt when he orchestrated 'Pictures at an Exhibition'. I confess I prefer the original Mussorgsky version for piano.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
19 Apr 2015 10:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Chamber Music Concert
Replies: 8
Views: 1719

Re: Chamber Music Concert

I attended the concert yesterday evening. It was a very accomplished performance which demanded high standards from the musicians. The adaptation of a range of pieces for wind instruments was extremely well done and, on occasion, quite ingenious. It was disappointing that it was not better attended....
by chrisj1948
16 Apr 2015 20:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Won't be having loft insulation
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

Re: Won't be having loft insulation

.... but I'm not sure I'll even be alive - depends on whether the good doctors at Guys ( and they are good !) And the fab new cancer drugs (and they are good too!) can knock this on the head. All going very well so far and optimism abounding in the Savvy house. I had the good doctors from Guys remo...
by chrisj1948
7 Apr 2015 22:41
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8922

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

Isn't it wise to ask RSPCA or similar to remove them and re home them somewhere less urban..? :-) But they are the latest of many generations of urban foxes; connoisseurs of kebabs and chicken takeaways, who view their country cousins who still scratch a living for earthworms with amused contempt! ...
by chrisj1948
7 Apr 2015 14:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8922

Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

We have found that there are five fox cubs living under our shed. I think they are 3-4 weeks old since their fur is still rather sparse and grey and their eyesight is poor. They abandon all caution for a packet of cat food. They are mega-cute. Regards Chris http://edmxtech.co.uk/photos/20150407_foxc...
by chrisj1948
6 Apr 2015 09:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power cut?
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

Re: Power cut?

Sydenham Road/Newlands Park. Same here. When power restored there was the usual work to reset alarms & CCTV, and find out whether the computers had booted up again. Bloody nuisance.
by chrisj1948
1 Apr 2015 12:38
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 38
Views: 21873

Re: Goodbye

April Fool?

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
30 Dec 2014 16:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: #ChristmasBookPresents
Replies: 7
Views: 2388

Re: #ChristmasBookPresents

I was given a facsimile copy of the 1863 Bradshaw's Guide as used by Michael Portillo in 'Great British Railway Journeys'. Since my wife Mary and I both watch the program, it was a welcome present.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
7 Nov 2014 16:36
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: News of our death is somewhat premature ...
Replies: 4
Views: 3209

Re: News of our death is somewhat premature ...

admin wrote:I was told yesterday that STF is dead. There are only a few posters left and it wasn't worth bothering with.
:D If that is so then it must have been transformed into a very lively zombie!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
5 Nov 2014 10:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Accident on Sydenham High Street
Replies: 11
Views: 4369

Re: Accident on Sydenham High Street

I live just the other side of the Newlands Park lights from the accident site, but failed to notice any crash noises and didn't go out to take a look until I read your post at about 22:30. By that time there were only two police cars, and a lorry whose driver seemed to be picking up pieces of the br...