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by Rachael
6 Jun 2020 22:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 15
Views: 2215

Re: Masks

We're not going out that much but when we do we're putting our masks on when we're out on the high street and also inside shops. Taking them off when we get to to Mayow Park, seems silly given the amount of space between everyone. Be careful how you use the mask - you shouldn’t take it off until yo...
by Rachael
18 May 2020 07:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 15
Views: 2215

Re: Masks

If you are buying masks, please have a look on Etsy. There are a lot of home sewers diverting their small businesses from making other textiles to producing masks. Worth supporting, IMO. I have bought several cotton and linen masks from different sellers on Etsy and they’ve all been great. Have at l...
by Rachael
2 Apr 2020 14:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Home deliveries
Replies: 13
Views: 3510

Re: Home deliveries

Here is a list of local suppliers who are offering a delivery services - I'm sure it will change regularly and there will always be firms not on it who are offering deliveries. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V8APM9A9L7xcDGYXWUGr_3jF1o03hJG-KoEHjL6xdDc/edit?usp=drivesdk The list doesn’t include...
by Rachael
27 Mar 2020 12:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 3374

Re: Low water pressure

That explains why my dishwasher, which runs on a timer in the wee hours, had thrown up an inlet fault message overnight.
by Rachael
23 Feb 2020 22:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 28
Views: 5783

Re: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park

UK Power Networks are reporting a cable fault affecting some SE26 postcodes earlier in the evening and restored power shortly after the time of our blip (we had the same brief outage on Mayow Road). Maybe someone flipped the wrong switch. 😉
by Rachael
5 Feb 2020 19:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 28
Views: 5783

Re: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park

The question, it seems to me, is who is at fault if the retail park cannot provide sufficient and reliable power supply to Aldi? Were Aldi in full possession of all the facts when they took on the unit and knew they were have to use back-up generators? I can't imagine they ever wanted to have to bui...
by Rachael
5 Feb 2020 16:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 28
Views: 5783

Re: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park

This masks the real issue with our Bell Green supermarkets. Both Aldi & SavaCentre are chilly. Made chilly by rows and rows of chilling cabinets presumably being counteracted by heating to stop us customers and staff being reduced to the same temperature. This 24/7/366. An appalling drain on any el...
by Rachael
3 Feb 2020 13:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 28
Views: 5783

Re: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park

I was in Sainsbury’s in December when the power went out and we were all shepherded out.

We live very close to Bell Green and have had some odd flickerings in the last past month, and a complete outage for about 2 minutes a few weeks ago.
by Rachael
20 Dec 2019 20:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Costcutters
Replies: 9
Views: 3682

Re: Kirkdale Costcutters

Relocated from Forest Hill.
by Rachael
29 Nov 2019 09:05
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Impressed: Planters outside the Greyhound
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Re: Impressed: Planters outside the Greyhound

They are always amazing. Whoever their gardener is, they really know their business. It lifts the whole appearance of that area.
by Rachael
29 Nov 2019 09:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 4
Views: 2081

Re: Christmas lights

Couldn’t agree more. It’s amazing what a simple change can achieve. Congrats to everyone involved in achieving this. A small group of us tried to get some momentum behind getting new lights when the road was being refurbished but ran out of steam before we achieved anything.
by Rachael
25 Nov 2019 10:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Black cabbies in celebration.....
Replies: 11
Views: 3952

Re: Black cabbies in celebration.....

They’ll still be operating while appealing the decision. I’m a big fan of Uber for convenience, cost and what I perceived as better safety, and it’s local mini cabs rather than black taxis that have lost my trade to Uber. However, the breaches outlined in the ruling make me genuinely concerned for m...
by Rachael
8 Nov 2019 23:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New small coffee shop inside Dragonfly Yoga
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

Re: New small coffee shop inside Dragonfly Yoga

Before it opened, the person behind it, in a desperate attempt to get publicity, said in the News Shopper that having a yoga studio in Sydenham would help tackle knife crime, adding for good measure that Sydenham had a lot of gangs. Oh, really. Yeah, but no. All the profits from the two Dragonfly y...
by Rachael
2 Nov 2019 21:42
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing windows
Replies: 16
Views: 5371

Re: Replacing windows

We used the Sash Guy, based in East Dulwich. He bespoke makes every frame. There are lots of reviews for him on the East Dulwich Forum.
by Rachael
21 Oct 2019 18:13
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing windows
Replies: 16
Views: 5371

Re: Replacing windows

We replaced our rotting wooden sashes with double-glazed made-to-measure wooden sashes with Victorian detailing. You can't tell they are double glazed to look at them. They also have draught-proofing brushes built into the frames. We're very happy with them and they look the business.
by Rachael
15 Oct 2019 08:13
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 112033

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

It could be argued that those not mentioned are probably grateful not to have their own community and friends reminded that they ever associated with someone like Chris. I will always be proud of the work I did as a moderator on the SE23Life forum. I still believe the model the early mod team devel...
by Rachael
8 Oct 2019 17:28
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 112033

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

ForestHull wrote:
8 Oct 2019 16:39
Rachael wrote:
8 Oct 2019 15:12
your accounts
Possibly a typo, but I have only one Twitter account. And it is still blocked. Oh well.
I was referring also to your SE23Life account. I’ve unblocked you now.
by Rachael
8 Oct 2019 15:12
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 112033

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

I've never understood the point of blocking people on Twitter, unless they are actively trolling you or being abusive (which I've never done, I hasten to add). But you blocked me. I don't believe I was ever rude or abusive, or do much on Twitter really. I did indeed block you, and I told you why wh...
by Rachael
8 Oct 2019 13:41
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 112033

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

It doesn't really matter how YOU use Twitter as much as how the presidents of large countries use Twitter to announce policy shifts without consulting their advisors. And other governments and non-governments fund bots and trolls to spread fake news and discord in foreign countries or domestic 'ene...
by Rachael
8 Oct 2019 12:47
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 112033

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

It all depends how you use Twitter, I think. Mine is completely non-toxic and a source of support and true friendships. It helps if there is a specific community you belong to as they can often be self-reinforcing in terms of tone and respect.