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by chrisj1948
26 Oct 2016 17:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise issue in Newlands Park last night
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Re: Noise issue in Newlands Park last night

butters wrote:I feel like such an old fart!
Join the club! :D

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
17 Oct 2016 12:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cash Machine Harrassment
Replies: 6
Views: 2407

Cash Machine Harrassment

My wife has just had the unfortunate experience, at the cash machine outside Tesco Direct on Sydenham Road near the Newlands Park junction, of having a guy lean over her and manipulate the keypad, making three attempts to interfere with her transaction until she shouted at him to go away. This meant...
by chrisj1948
15 Sep 2016 19:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Namaste London RIP
Replies: 12
Views: 11548

Re: Namaste London RIP

monkeyarms wrote:.. the place with a couple of motorbikes in it,
That is open, occasionally, and by appointment.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
23 Aug 2016 10:55
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Cold Call - There is a problem with your computer
Replies: 7
Views: 2485

Cold Call - There is a problem with your computer

A typical exchange this morning: Me: Hello. (already suspicious about an 'Out of Area' caller) Villain: Hello my name is John. I am calling from the technical department of your internet supplier (a change; normally it is Microsoft Support). There is a problem with your router. ..; series of exchang...
by chrisj1948
13 Jul 2016 16:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Celebrating Brexit.
Replies: 225
Views: 38307

Re: Celebrating Brexit.

stuart wrote: awaiting details of _HB's new cabinet.
Bow-fronted, walnut, with brass inlays.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
13 Jul 2016 12:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Good dentist
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

Re: Good dentist

Pally wrote:Townley Road practice really good, 176 bus drops you outside, takes about 20 minutes on the bus
I agree that Townley Road is good. Six months ago they were only taking on private patients.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
1 Jul 2016 11:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Celebrating Brexit.
Replies: 225
Views: 38307

Re: Celebrating Brexit.

I guess I am an early casualty of Brexit. An Italian firm, with which I did a significant proportion of my business, has decided on an immediate withdrawal from the UK effective from mid-July, and have closed down the e-commerce hub which I supported. :-(

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
26 Jun 2016 13:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Celebrating Brexit.
Replies: 225
Views: 38307

Re: Celebrating Brexit.

For those of you who aren't celebrating Brexit - please consider signing this petition. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215 Despite Nigel Farage having said that if it had been 52/48 for Remain he would consider the result indecisive and fight on, I do not see what that petition could a...
by chrisj1948
19 Jun 2016 13:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lidl shut
Replies: 22
Views: 15177

Re: Lidl shut

Eagle wrote:I have never known such joy over a discount store..
Get with the program, kid; it's the new black! :-)

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
19 Jun 2016 00:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lidl shut
Replies: 22
Views: 15177

Re: Lidl shut

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
14 Jun 2016 08:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lidl shut
Replies: 22
Views: 15177

Re: Lidl shut

Stuart - Thanks for the information. I confirm that the Penge Lidl is marginally closer to us (by a couple of hundred yards) but unfortunately it is smaller than the one at Bellingham and the range is more restricted; for example they do not stock the cheap sparkling water. We occasionally visit the...
by chrisj1948
14 Jun 2016 00:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lidl shut
Replies: 22
Views: 15177

Re: Lidl shut

Manwithaview1 wrote:Iceland (Penge) do free deliveries of you spend £20...
Co-op in Syd does free deliveries for £25 spend
Unfortunately we are addicted to Lidl specific brands, such as their Cava, smoked salmon and parmesan :-) Pretty damn good value on Tokai at the moment as well.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
11 Jun 2016 09:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lidl shut
Replies: 22
Views: 15177

Re: Lidl shut

Yesterday my wife Mary asked the 'Chief Engineer' how long the work would take. He said a further two weeks. It cannot be too soon for me, although I guess the trudge to and from Bellingham is good for me!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
10 Jun 2016 19:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Namaste London RIP
Replies: 12
Views: 11548

Re: Namaste London RIP

A bit of a nudge for an old thread, but my wife and I have just had a takeaway from Himalayan Kitchen. Good portion size, excellent flavours, and good value for money. We placed the order using their App. After 50 years working with computers I had reservations about whether it would work, but it di...
by chrisj1948
5 Jun 2016 18:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: On The Hoof for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 4613

Re: On The Hoof for sale

When asked a few days ago the staff did not think they were closing. It looked as if it was being offered as a going concern.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
4 Jun 2016 14:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lidl shut
Replies: 22
Views: 15177

What's up at Lidl?

The Sydenham road Lidl has been closed for two days due to 'technical issues', Does anyone know what this is about? I had to drag my shopping trolley to and from the one past Sainsbury's.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
9 May 2016 16:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Planter
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Re: Kirkdale Planter

I am sorry. The rain was probably my fault, since I had laboriously watered all the window boxes and flower tubs. :roll:

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
4 May 2016 12:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store
Replies: 74
Views: 31422

Re: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store

I am a Lidl fanatic myself, but my wife shops at the Co-op. She is a registered coeliac (not just fashionably 'gluten intolerant') and the Co-op is reliable for having some gluten-free products. I suspect the change may not be for the better for her.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
27 Mar 2016 09:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: DIY shop open Easter Sunday???
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: DIY shop open Easter Sunday???

Musti's Pound Plus store on Sydenham Road undoubtedly have PVA glue, although possibly not in the size you want. I used papiermache (with some PVA and colouring) to fill in floorboard cracks. For more substantial gaps I cut strips from a grey foam pipe insulator and forced them into the cracks. Rega...
by chrisj1948
21 Mar 2016 16:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: vote for the best coffee in Sydenham
Replies: 16
Views: 3458

Re: vote for the best coffee in Sydenham

<coffee snob mode> Every couple of days I medium roast a batch of green beans. Favourites are Old Brown Java and Guatemalan HueHuetenango. When I want a basin of coffee I grind about 3 oz, put them into my ancient drip filter machine set to 'slow pass through', warm up some milk with sweeteners, and...