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by chrisj1948
20 Jun 2011 18:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: incident in sydenham road today
Replies: 8
Views: 2675

Re: incident in sydenham road today

I am gutted. I live on that junction, and missed it all completely :-(

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
10 Jun 2011 15:33
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Unnecessary Censorship?
Replies: 26
Views: 7909

Re: Unnecessary Censorship?

A general guideline: The hurt that has been done to you may explain, but does not justify, the hurt which you do in return.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
5 May 2011 11:34
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: What do we call someone from Sydenham?
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Re: What do we call someone from Sydenham?

I feel Sydenhamite is the expression which seems most natural. A shame that it sounds a bit like 'sodomite', but I guess that is just my dirty old mind.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
24 Apr 2011 12:13
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Lost mobile phone - Mayow Park
Replies: 5
Views: 3100

Re: Lost mobile phone - Mayow Park

A progress report on my Orange San Franciso. A couple of days ago I took the plunge and de-branded it by installing an Android 2.2 ROM called Swedish_Spring. This, quite apart from giving a much less cluttered phone, has on-demand clock frequency adjustment, so the battery life has doubled. I am now...
by chrisj1948
15 Apr 2011 15:49
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Lost mobile phone - Mayow Park
Replies: 5
Views: 3100

Re: Lost mobile phone - Mayow Park

If you want to push the boat out a bit - IMHO the greatest bargain is the Orange San Francisco smart Android phone. Can be unlocked in seconds for free to work with any network - £79 for something that some people think is better than an iPhone - well the camera is complete naff but if you want fun...
by chrisj1948
9 Apr 2011 13:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: WHAT IF no15: House of Linens
Replies: 33
Views: 12083

Re: WHAT IF no15: House of Linens

I think that if only the blue lettering was a little less faded I would prefer the existing signage.

Sorry
Chris
by chrisj1948
3 Apr 2011 21:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: THAI RESTAURANT COMES TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 13
Views: 3690

Re: THAI RESTAURANT COMES TO SYDENHAM

What a shame Lee's post was timestamped at 12:03. On Tyneside the tradition was that April Fools Day lasted only until midday. After that you would shout at an erstwhile hoaxer:

"April Fools is dead and gone.
You're the fool and I am none"

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
6 Mar 2011 16:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Squatters have just moved in
Replies: 26
Views: 5562

Re: Squatters have just moved in

This Telegraph article seems relevant:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... e-law.html

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
24 Feb 2011 00:01
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: TRYING TO LOG IN AS ME
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Re: TRYING TO LOG IN AS ME

I get this when I log in from an ISP other than my usual one. With a CAPTCHA which is very difficult to make out :-(

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
21 Feb 2011 19:02
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Garden waste - how to get rid of it via the Council?
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Re: Garden waste - how to get rid of it via the Council?

Lat year, between March and November, Lewisham organised garden waste pickup at weekends from the Girton Road car park. With luck they will do it again this year. I try to compost as much as possible, including tree prunings which I put through a shredder first, but last year we had a ton of ivy to ...
by chrisj1948
2 Feb 2011 12:14
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Garage wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 602

Garage wanted

Angie, the flower lady who brightens Sydenham Road with her stall outside the Post Office, is desperately looking for a garage or other storage location in the vicinity to keep her stuff in. If anyone knows of anything suitable could you let her know, or post here and I will convey the information t...
by chrisj1948
26 Jan 2011 00:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: "White Tiger" kittens
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: "White Tiger" kittens

Thrift, thrift, Horatio, the funeral bak'd-meats
Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.

Hamlet Act 1 Scene 2

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
15 Jan 2011 18:27
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: "White Tiger" kittens
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: "White Tiger" kittens

Bengals are attractive, but they tend to have leopard rather than tiger markings. At one time we wondered about getting a Savannah, but the attractive ones are the F1 hybrids and are classed as dangerous animals. What such a beast would make of the bull terriers which abound in Sydenham is an intere...
by chrisj1948
15 Jan 2011 16:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: "White Tiger" kittens
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: "White Tiger" kittens

Hill Dweller: We tried the vets. It appears that unless the kittens had an appointment with a vet, rather than a nurse or 'just passing through', there would be no record of them, and there was no record. BBW: We have checked out Toygers, most particularly the four UK breeders who are trying to achi...
by chrisj1948
15 Jan 2011 13:06
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: "White Tiger" kittens
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

"White Tiger" kittens

On 11th December last year I was at the Mayow Road Vet's to collect Percy the cat. Whist I was in the waiting room there was also present a gentleman with a carrying cage containing two kittens with unusual mackerel tabby markings such that they looked like small white tigers. I thought that they we...
by chrisj1948
6 Jan 2011 18:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning application for Money Shop at 59 Sydenham Road
Replies: 51
Views: 18127

Re: Planning application for Money Shop at 59 Sydenham Road

Tim beat me to it! I had logged in to the forum to report the receipt of the council 'refusal' letter. The Money Shop was nothing that I looked forward to.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
19 Sep 2010 09:14
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Vodafone
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Vodafone

I live up near Newlands Park. The Vodafone signal in Sydenham has never been a problem for me.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
21 Jul 2010 15:06
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Have aliens ever landed in Baxter Fields?
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

Re: Have aliens ever landed in Baxter Fields?

I was chatting to an alien the other day and he assured me that they had never landed anywhere near Baxter Fields. I think some more mundane explanation is needed.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
15 Jul 2010 22:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Two Half's
Replies: 1
Views: 993

The Two Half's

I heard a rumour this evening that the Two Half's was to close. Anybody got any further information about this?

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
13 Jul 2010 16:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Street drinkers and heroin users
Replies: 61
Views: 15873

Re: Street drinkers and heroin users

:wink: And Chris - go stand in the corner for the irregular use of the letter Z! For many years I struggled to maintain traditional English usage; I never split infinitives, was conscientious in the application of the apostrophe, and avoided Americanisms. It was a struggle. Then my wife and a daugh...