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by chrisj1948
25 Jan 2016 15:59
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Town Pub
Replies: 63
Views: 59023

Re: Town Pub

..., the consensus was that it was a total waste of time where negative, aggressive, hostile, and/or provocative opinions are not so much discussed as thrown at each other - and that they no longer want to be "any part of it"... You have reminded me that, in the time before Big Bad Wolf was banishe...
by chrisj1948
24 Jan 2016 10:44
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Town Pub
Replies: 63
Views: 59023

Re: Town Pub

rod taylor wrote:Can you be more specific about what you don't like now, and what you think has changed for the worst over the years?
I do not think that things have changed for the worse. What I find discouraging is the sameness of the discussions. Put it down to age-related ennui.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
23 Jan 2016 18:41
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Town Pub
Replies: 63
Views: 59023

Re: Town Pub

The sadness is that there have in the past been some quite edifying and illuminating discussions in the Pub which would be a credit to Sydenham if anyone were allowed to read them. The recent one between Rod and Michael about the non-proliferation treaty and Israel was a good example. There may be ...
by chrisj1948
19 Jan 2016 19:01
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Town Pub
Replies: 63
Views: 59023

Re: Town Pub

I say that things should be left as they are. If you look at the topics in the Pub the majority of them have absolutely nothing to do with Sydenham, and could equally well take place on any other Internet discussion board, even though those who use it tend to live in Sydenham. It is service provided...
by chrisj1948
19 Jan 2016 09:43
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Has our Town Pub been demolished?
Replies: 40
Views: 37633

Re: Has our Town Pub been demolished?

In particular, perhaps it should be made clear whether or not there is a home somewhere for what I described as 'friendly, constructive, illuminating, non-confrontational, mutually supportive conversation about general (non-Sydenham issues' (rather than 'flame wars' and 'banter'). So you want the T...
by chrisj1948
18 Jan 2016 11:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas lights in Sydenham?
Replies: 36
Views: 11351

Re: Christmas lights in Sydenham?

Since we are long past Twelfth Night the continued presence of the decorations, however inadequate they may be, presages a year of misfortune for Sydenham!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
9 Dec 2015 09:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Electricity problems?
Replies: 14
Views: 8968

Re: Electricity problems?

We had a flickering episode at about the time you stated. TV & computers not affected, so it was probably a short brownout. We are at the Sydenham Road / Newlands Park junction.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
6 Dec 2015 16:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas lights in Sydenham?
Replies: 36
Views: 11351

Re: Christmas lights in Sydenham?

Dear oh dear Lewisham - nil points once again for Sydenham Christmas decorations. Please don't bother next year. They can't even bother to check that all the bulbs work. We really are the poor relation when it comes to this. If a council is strapped for cash (and most are nowadays) I would prefer t...
by chrisj1948
27 Nov 2015 20:30
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Israel/Gaza
Replies: 3
Views: 6147

Re: Israel/Gaza

It all feels a little defeatist. We might make a breakthrough, you never know. A tag line I am rather fond of goes "It used to be said that a million monkeys pounding a million typewriters would eventually write out the complete works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know that this i...
by chrisj1948
26 Nov 2015 15:19
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Israel/Gaza
Replies: 3
Views: 6147

Re: Israel/Gaza

I hope the prohibition remains. It is a topic which normally generates great heat and no light whatsoever.

Regards
Chris J.
by chrisj1948
19 Nov 2015 17:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: #Lidlsurprises
Replies: 6
Views: 2862

Re: #Lidlsurprises

I am reminded about the old chestnut concerning how to make a monkey trap. Hollow out a heavy gourd through a small hole in the top. Insert a banana and leave in the open. Monkey comes, can get his hand in to grasp the banana, but cannot then withdraw it. Since he is too greedy to let go he is easil...
by chrisj1948
17 Nov 2015 11:20
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Has our Town Pub been demolished?
Replies: 40
Views: 37633

Re: Has our Town Pub been demolished?

Why not just have the Town Hall and the Pub? I think the current three tier approach is good. I would certainly keep the Pub separate. I confess that the divisions are less meaningful for me, since I always list unread postings and then pick the topics I think might be interesting, rather than brow...
by chrisj1948
15 Nov 2015 10:24
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Has our Town Pub been demolished?
Replies: 40
Views: 37633

Re: Has our Town Pub been demolished?

.... there is no place on the Forum for friendly, constructive, illuminating, non-confrontational, mutually supportive conversation about general issues. If you could devise a way of restraining general discussions so that they fitted into that category then I am sure that Admin (or his successors)...
by chrisj1948
10 Nov 2015 16:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Lewisham Card Has Launched
Replies: 19
Views: 4539

Re: The Lewisham Card Has Launched

Mosy

Giving discounts seems to be a very flexible arrangement. I well remember my father blagging a 10% discount for me on some photographic equipment by falsely claiming to be a member of an organisation to which the shop did not award discounts. He was a very persuasive man :-)

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
1 Oct 2015 10:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 12223

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

I sent a message of thanks to The Fox Project, accompanied by that last photo, and they shared it on their Facebook page. Twelve hours later the post and photo combined had over 10,000 likes, 700 sympathetic comments and over 100 shares. It is short of having gone viral but I was astonished at the r...
by chrisj1948
29 Sep 2015 15:18
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 12223

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

Foxie (it turns out 'she' was a he) returned again yesterday for what was, sadly, his last visit. Something was badly wrong and, whilst there were no external signs, we suspect an internal injury. We contacted The Fox Project, who dispatched an animal ambulance. At the end Foxie dragged himself out ...
by chrisj1948
25 Sep 2015 15:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 12223

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

A couple of days after I made my previous post Foxie was no longer around. Some night-time sightings on Foxcam made us think that she had reconnected with her mother. Yesterday at 18:30, after a month had passed. my wife Mary called out that there was a fox sitting under the garden table. I opened t...
by chrisj1948
25 Sep 2015 10:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Closure of Lawrie Pk Road
Replies: 8
Views: 2976

Re: Closure of Lawrie Pk Road

admin wrote:What can possibly take SIX MONTHS to dig up and replace?

Admin
Richard III?

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
23 Sep 2015 11:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Pavement studs on Sydenham Road
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

Pavement studs on Sydenham Road

I noticed this morning that flush mounted metal studs were being inserted into the pavement between Mayow Road and Newlands Park (that was as far as I was going). I asked a guy from Rineys what they were for. He said it was to mark the property line; within them was private property, outside was the...
by chrisj1948
11 Sep 2015 11:12
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Booking things online: making it difficult
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Re: Booking things online: making it difficult

For some sites you do not need to generate an account. You still have to supply 90% of the information required to set up an account (the delivery and billing addresses, contact numbers, card details etc.) so if you are sure that you are never going to use that site again you gain a little by not op...