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by chrisj1948
6 Oct 2011 10:54
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Elf and safety gone mad in Sydenham
Replies: 14
Views: 3891

Re: Elf and safety gone mad in Sydenham

I feel a bit sorry for poor old Health & Safety, which has made such worthwhile improvements to conditions in the working place (which is the main focus of the legislation). Most of its precepts are common sense, and the instances where it is ridiculed are normally more to do with fear of the curren...
by chrisj1948
28 Sep 2011 18:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The two half´s pub
Replies: 66
Views: 22849

Re: The two half´s pub

I have noticed that the pub has been shut this week - the end of an era? I truly hope so. There is no sign in the window but I doubt that a refurbishment is taking place. Does anybody have an update. My apologies for returning to the original topic. it is rumoured that it is closed for .... financi...
by chrisj1948
28 Sep 2011 12:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Moving to Sydenham - Furniture?
Replies: 7
Views: 2483

Re: Moving to Sydenham - Furniture?

My wife and I have bought a lot of furniture from Bishops on Sydenham Road (same block as Lidl). We have found their prices to be good and they are very efficient about delivery. Unfortunately we no longer have space for some of the attractive items we see there periodically :(

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
24 Sep 2011 13:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Life Changing Ministries To Sing Until 1 a.m.
Replies: 14
Views: 4862

Re: Life Changing Ministries To Sing Until 1 a.m.

Outside working hours, and all day Sunday, the parking outside Volkspares is empty. It is private property, but so long as it is clear by start of business they do not seem to mind cars parked there. However, if you do leave a car there you get one warning and then it will be clamped.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
24 Sep 2011 08:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Life Changing Ministries To Sing Until 1 a.m.
Replies: 14
Views: 4862

Re: Life Changing Ministries To Sing Until 1 a.m.

They would have to be partying pretty hard to be heard above the normal activity on the Sydenham Road/Newlands Park junction on a Friday night! Noisy traffic and shouted conversations dominate until well after 01:00. It is the price one pays for living at the centre of things.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
23 Sep 2011 11:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Life Changing Ministries To Sing Until 1 a.m.
Replies: 14
Views: 4862

Re: Life Changing Ministries To Sing Until 1 a.m.

Eagle wrote:Chris what a good Christian attitude.
:D The school I attended, many years ago, was part of a Benedictine monastery. Possibly the attitude has remained even though the belief is long gone!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
22 Sep 2011 19:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Life Changing Ministries To Sing Until 1 a.m.
Replies: 14
Views: 4862

Re: Life Changing Ministries To Sing Until 1 a.m.

The church has been open and holding services throughout this year. The proposed extension is for opening until 01:00 on the first Friday of each month only. My wife and I live next to number 106, the side of the building being the back wall of our garden. We were a little uncertain about how it wou...
by chrisj1948
5 Sep 2011 13:48
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Moderation of 'The Promise'
Replies: 13
Views: 5398

Re: Moderation of 'The Promise'

I think your working definition of racism is suitable for judging forum posts. Some interpretation might be required; I had been thinking of making a posting under the tongue-in-cheek title 'A Racist Observation?' I will PM you with it as an illustration of what I mean. There are some aspects of the...
by chrisj1948
7 Aug 2011 14:14
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Classical music
Replies: 3
Views: 2312

Re: Classical music

Bach, Handel and Vivaldi certainly (although the ubiquity of 'The Four Seasons' takes a bit of the gloss off poor old Vivaldi), but also Telleman and Scarlatti. I enjoy Correlli as well, although strictly speaking he is mid-Baroque. My musical enjoyment is not exclusively restricted to that period. ...
by chrisj1948
19 Jul 2011 09:37
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Objectively, is there a problem with this Forum?
Replies: 39
Views: 17451

Re: Objectively, is there a problem with this Forum?

Learning to deal with bores, the deranged and mosaic lovers (joke!) is part of life. Trying to ignore they exist or insisting they must conform to our unchallenged views of society is either escapism or a return to net curtain twitching. Whilst I tend to agree with you, I do not believe that people...
by chrisj1948
19 Jul 2011 08:55
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Signatures
Replies: 3
Views: 2371

Re: Signatures

I have no strong feelings either way about signatures, but I find the absence of avatars a plus. They tend to be distracting and, if animations are used, can be downright irritating. On many other boards I use the browser 'block images from..' capability to suppress them.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
22 Jun 2011 10:29
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: I see Bats!
Replies: 6
Views: 2250

Re: I see Bats!

I have seen them in Crystal Palace Park; swooping over the lake.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
20 Jun 2011 18:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: incident in sydenham road today
Replies: 8
Views: 3606

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: 10233

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: 6410

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: 3805

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: 3805

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: 15202

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: 4999

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: 7926

Re: Squatters have just moved in

This Telegraph article seems relevant:

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

Regards
Chris