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by sophie
24 Jul 2012 14:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Boot Sale on Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 16255

Re: Boot Sale on Sunday

My car boot sale quest continues. I turned up at the 2nd Sydenham Community Car Boot Sale on Sunday, 8th July with husband in tow in a car full of stuff as well but it was rained off. Torrential rain. Most of the day. They're aiming for a 3rd in September (I think the 9th) so watch this space! Still...
by sophie
22 Jul 2012 12:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Support your local French bakery!
Replies: 54
Views: 23171

Re: Support your local French bakery!

I love this bakery far too much than is good for me!

Their chocolate almond croissants are amazing. Their tarts are also good.
by sophie
20 Jul 2012 18:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Serious Incident? 19th July
Replies: 7
Views: 3242

Re: Serious Incident? 19th July

What a relief to hear the cyclist is ok. I hadn't heard a cyclist was involved when I posted this morning and when I read the post saying it was a cyclist I feared the worst particularly as there were so many police cars. A former student of mine was knocked off his bike earlier this year and killed...
by sophie
20 Jul 2012 09:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Serious Incident? 19th July
Replies: 7
Views: 3242

Serious Incident? 19th July

I am just curious if anyone knows what happened on Sydenham Road last night. My husband said part of the road by Kwik Fit and the Alfred pub there were blocked off (7.30/8 ish?) and there was an ambulance and police cars. When I drove past it on my way home about 8.30 last night there were 6 or 7 po...
by sophie
11 Jun 2012 20:55
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Boot Sale on Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 16255

Re: Boot Sale on Sunday

If I was the baking sort I'd definitely bake a few cakes to lure the punters over to my stall! They did look good though but as I had banned myself from buying anything at all I didn't sample them.

@ Chris thanks for the info about the cost of the next boot sale. Good news all round I think.
by sophie
10 Jun 2012 23:23
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Boot Sale on Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 16255

Re: Boot Sale on Sunday

Out of interest I have just had a look on carboot junction and seen lots of car boots in London. What is interesting is that it lists the prices and the facilities available - not sure why I hadn't seen all of this before. Practically all of them have refreshments and toilets which Girton Road car p...
by sophie
10 Jun 2012 13:38
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Boot Sale on Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 16255

Re: Boot Sale on Sunday

Perhaps if enough people show interest in a boot sale but aren't prepared to pay £15 (and let the organisers know) they will drop the price.
by sophie
10 Jun 2012 13:00
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Boot Sale on Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 16255

Re: Boot Sale on Sunday

I made it there and was very glad the rain held off! I didn't sell very much so my car looks almost as full as when I went there and my house still looks like a hoarder's heaven! However, at least I covered the pitch fee and made a little bit of profit. @ Postman - I wonder if you bought anything fr...
by sophie
9 Jun 2012 23:59
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Boot Sale on Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 16255

Re: Boot Sale on Sunday

My car is packed! Just hoping the rain holds off.
by sophie
9 Jun 2012 01:17
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Car bot sales SE23/SE26 or Near
Replies: 9
Views: 4303

Re: Car bot sales SE23/SE26 or Near

@ Annie - The situation is SO bad that I am seriously considering doing a drive sale or just opening up my front door and asking for offers!
by sophie
8 Jun 2012 16:52
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Tennis Club
Replies: 4
Views: 2193

Re: Sydenham Tennis Club

It seems well used and the courts seem to be in good condition. My nephew did 2 weeks of tennis activities there last summer holidays and loved it!
by sophie
8 Jun 2012 16:47
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Car bot sales SE23/SE26 or Near
Replies: 9
Views: 4303

Re: Car bot sales SE23/SE26 or Near

@ Eagle - if your house looked like mine you would be VERY excited at the prospect of a car boot sale to clear it out!!! :D
by sophie
8 Jun 2012 14:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Car bot sales SE23/SE26 or Near
Replies: 9
Views: 4303

Re: Car bot sales SE23/SE26 or Near

I am very excited at the prospect of a car boot sale in Sydenham on Sunday. I have LOADS of stuff to sell so I can move around in my house (currently resembling one of those hoarder's houses shown on TV programmes - I am not exagerating here!). Fingers crossed for the weather and lots of buyers.
by sophie
4 Mar 2012 13:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Free Domestic Energy Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 5500

Re: Free Domestic Energy Assessments

I am pretty sure I have seen a poster advertising this service through Lewisham Council. Anyone able to shed light?
by sophie
5 Feb 2012 21:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: What is the best Indian restaurant around Sydenham?
Replies: 30
Views: 12936

Re: What is the best Indian restaurant around Sydenham?

Our regulars are Gara Masala and Gurkhas but the other night Mr Sophie had take away from Barakah and really rated it.
by sophie
28 Jan 2012 09:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: High street
Replies: 11
Views: 5375

Re: High street

There seems to be an increase in these types of businesses everywhere, along with betting shops, pawn shops and sell your gold places. Sadly a sign of the times?
by sophie
28 Dec 2011 14:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 12
Views: 18277

Re: Bell Green Retail Park

It seems a bit weird having a Homebase AND a B&Q. To be honest I thought the plans had been shelved when all the flats started going up. Most disappointed there will be a McDonalds.
by sophie
12 Dec 2011 20:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RECYCLING IN LEWISHAM
Replies: 6
Views: 3619

Re: RECYCLING IN LEWISHAM

That's excellent as it seemed that we moved backwards when they changed the policy a few years ago - anyone else remember recycling plastics with a 1 or 2 in the triangle?
by sophie
30 Nov 2011 20:16
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: 3 MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL IN SYDENHAM
Replies: 12
Views: 5710

Re: 3 MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL IN SYDENHAM

I've recently moved to 3 from O2 and think my signal has actually improved. I regularly didn't have a signal with O2 in some parts of my place and in others it varied. Now with 3 it goes occasionally but not often. On aside, I've always found Crystal Palace a problem but with 3 it hasn't been at all.
by sophie
30 Nov 2011 20:13
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Somewhere for Sunday lunch in Beckenham?
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Re: Somewhere for Sunday lunch in Beckenham?

I've always fancied trying La Rascasse.

This is too late now but the Toby Carvery Elmers End isn't too far away from Beckenha - a few minutes by car. Good value.