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by chrisj1948
13 Jul 2016 16:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Celebrating Brexit.
Replies: 225
Views: 60530

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: 3737

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: 60530

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: 60530

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: 19037

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: 19037

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: 19037

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: 19037

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: 19037

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: 13682

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: 6933

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: 19037

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: 1971

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: 41770

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: 2262

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: 5389

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...
by chrisj1948
21 Feb 2016 16:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Water Leak - Perry Rise - Road Closed
Replies: 22
Views: 7309

Re: Water Leak - Perry Rise - Road Closed

Complete chaos there today, as there are now temporary traffic lights and all approaches are down to one lane for no apparent reason (other than a shortage of temporary lights I presume). Tailbacks stretching as far as the eye can see towards Sydenham and queues to enter Sainsbury's by the garage.....
by chrisj1948
19 Feb 2016 15:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Billings' samosas
Replies: 11
Views: 4040

Re: Billings' samosas

I think they are cooked by Meena from Fresh & Fruity, the owner's mother! I had some at Christmas and they were so good that I am ashamed to say that I pigged out a bit.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
12 Feb 2016 16:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 'Legible London' sign outside Palace Wines
Replies: 34
Views: 22617

Re: 'Legible London' sign outside Palace Wines

A bit unfair as I did say I had no idea as to how it had been damaged - not much would stand up to a vehicle collision.. Except for trees! My bike group gets an annual lecture from a group of police accident investigators, suitably illustrated with many harrowing pictures. One of the most striking ...
by chrisj1948
2 Feb 2016 11:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Texts from Sarah/Emma
Replies: 6
Views: 2841

Re: Texts from Sarah/Emma

We have two landlines. Both have been registered with TPS for some years. In 2015 we received over 2000 cold calls; 7 or 8 every day! The vast majority are for 'marketing surveys' and appear to originate from India using Internet telephony with spoofed caller ids. We learned very quickly not to answ...