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by GemStone
15 Jul 2019 21:56
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Rolf Harris
Replies: 11
Views: 3915

Re: Rolf Harris

Forgive me for such a late comment on this. My son once told me where Rolf Harris lived, but I can't remember where. All I remember is (ironically) the next door neighbour had a eucalyptus tree in the front garden. Apparently, my son and his mates often wound up Rolf by playing knock down ginger on ...
by GemStone
3 Mar 2017 00:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Brothel arrests Sydenham Road
Replies: 6
Views: 3609

Re: Brothel arrests Sydenham Road

Yeah, they should definitely legalize it.

Then us blokes would have no fear either :lol: :lol: :lol:
by GemStone
2 Mar 2017 23:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Westwood Hill Speed Camera
Replies: 14
Views: 3995

Westwood Hill Speed Camera

20 ain't plenty, come on!
How did we get lumbered with this piece of crap set at 20 down this Westwood Hill? Today I saw someone brake and another car went into the back of it.
Why there on that hill?
Which crazy idiot sanctioned this?? :twisted: :twisted:
by GemStone
2 Mar 2017 23:26
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Builder recomendation
Replies: 5
Views: 3820

Re: Builder recomendation

As a rule of thumb, well my thumb at least, if your builder turns up wearing jogging bottoms, jog him on. His horse will be dodgy too
by GemStone
5 Oct 2016 15:22
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Lotto or Euromillions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: Lotto or Euromillions?

I rarely give money to charity. Though if I won a fortune, I've always thought I'd buy the RNLI a lifeboat & fund its use for many years. To be honest, I did wonder after I had originally posted here, how many replies I'd get - & how many pennies I'd have to shell out :lol: Anyway, there were no win...
by GemStone
3 Oct 2016 17:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham wide 20mph roads
Replies: 25
Views: 6818

Re: Lewisham wide 20mph roads

The roads have gone from bad to worse. My car just will not drive smoothly at 20mph unless I have it in 2nd or rarely 3rd. Take Dulwich Wood Park for example. It used to have a 40mph dual carriageway. Now it is single track and set at 20mph. Does anyone actually drive on that road at 20mph? - I stic...
by GemStone
3 Oct 2016 16:55
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Lotto or Euromillions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Lotto or Euromillions?

Hello to all, At a time such as now, with both jackpots for both Lotto & Eurommillions rising high. 16.2 & 121 million pounds respectively. So being a somewhat greedy person, I'm torn between choosing which ticket to purchase. Do I opt for the Euromillions and pay £2.50 a line or settle for the Lott...
by GemStone
19 Feb 2015 23:59
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing garden fence; my responsibility or neighbour's?
Replies: 6
Views: 2802

Re: Replacing garden fence; my responsibility or neighbour's

Hello
My son's fence went over last year. He was in the same boat as you. However, he spoke to his neighbour and together they contributed towards the repair. Maybe you could try too?

Jim
by GemStone
7 Jan 2015 17:07
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Good old Gurkhas
Replies: 34
Views: 10941

Re: Good old Gurkhas

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, nicely furnished and welcoming staff. The food is great! quite reasonably priced, and really tasty. I did find their soft drinks were a little overpriced, but apart from that, everything was good. I'm considering getting a takeaway from there one evening. ....ma...
by GemStone
6 Jan 2015 23:17
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Change in speed restriction on Sydenham HIll 30m/h to 20m/h
Replies: 33
Views: 8364

Re: Change in speed restriction on Sydenham HIll 30m/h to 20

Hello there JRobinson, many thanks for pulling me up on almost everything I said. I trust you had a splendid Christmas and are still in a cheery festive mood - or perhaps not I think 20 is too slow! I drive a focus, nothing fancy, a 1.6. Am I expected to drive in third gear without using the acceler...
by GemStone
5 Jan 2015 23:26
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Change in speed restriction on Sydenham HIll 30m/h to 20m/h
Replies: 33
Views: 8364

Re: Change in speed restriction on Sydenham HIll 30m/h to 20

I think 20 is too slow! I drive a focus, nothing fancy, a 1.6. Am I expected to drive in third gear without using the accelerator? Constantly braking? Surely, the roads could be made wider in many places, but it is always the pavement or massive verge which is improved. I digress. Modern cars are de...
by GemStone
28 Dec 2014 20:31
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: soldering?
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: soldering?

If you have the ability to strip down the laptop and can actually see the loose joint on the PCB, may I suggest you use some flux, applied by matchstick to the soldered connections, not allowing any excess flux to touch other parts of the PCB. ......a little flux will be a great help to get the sold...
by GemStone
13 Sep 2012 21:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broken milk bottles
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: Broken milk bottles

Eagle wrote:I am surprised that so many people still have milk in bottles. Guess there must be very active milkman in your street.
Hello,
Yes, the milkmen are getting fewer and fewer thesedays.
It was not on my street, just part of my daily route.

Jim
by GemStone
7 Sep 2012 23:14
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broken milk bottles
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Broken milk bottles

Hello, Yesterday afternoon whilst walking along the High Street, I noticed numerous broken bottles scattered around. Then today along the same route there were more. They were empty milk bottles. It looks so unsightly, why won't some people dispose of their waste properly? I'm afraid someone will ge...
by GemStone
26 Feb 2012 01:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Elisnore Road Incident Meeting
Replies: 68
Views: 8764

Re: Forest Hill Elisnore Road Incident Meeting

I was going to write a full and detailed rebuttal. I might yet, but to be frank I can't be bothered. I doubt you'd listen to any reason and are set in your bitter and twisted ways. All I can say is that I pity you Lisa. You seem to live in a very bitter, warped and ignorant little world. I suspect ...
by GemStone
27 Aug 2008 23:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Robbed - Hit over Head - But lucky!
Replies: 76
Views: 28267

Hello once again, Firstly I offer my sincere thanks for all your kind messages and PMs too. I'm very touched by many of you. My broadband package was in the process of being switched from Tiscali to Sky. I obtained the MAC from Tiscali, but Sky were very slow to respond. Meanwhile I'd been cut off f...
by GemStone
17 Aug 2008 00:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Robbed - Hit over Head - But lucky!
Replies: 76
Views: 28267

Robbed - Hit over Head - But lucky!

I feel very lucky to be alive! Thursday evening on the way back from the Off Licence with my bottle of malt and fresh packet of cigs I was ambushed on the roundabout at the bottom of my road by 4 hoodies. The main ring leader looked about 20 or so. He aspproached me asking for a light. When I faced ...
by GemStone
29 Apr 2008 23:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dangerous dogs
Replies: 16
Views: 10196

Hey can I join in please? I have noticed a new teenage show-off, better than those horrid sounding mobile tones, silly batty pants, or designer knock-offs:- Recently I have come across a few occasions whilst driving, young men letting their dog walk 2 - 3 steps ahead off-lead, un-muzzled and across ...
by GemStone
20 Feb 2008 00:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Post Office Closures
Replies: 3
Views: 3767

Did you know there were some managers from The Post Office who scooped over half a million pounds bonus last year? The humble sub Post Office will be like Green Shield Stamps, Kirks Cameras, Twilights, Shakers......A thing of the past! OK we probably won't mind Twilights and Shakers shutting, but th...
by GemStone
20 Feb 2008 00:26
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Driving Instructors
Replies: 1
Views: 1831

Hiya If I were you I would stick with a well known company such as BSM, AA RAC etc. Their prices will not be the cheapest but I think their vehicles are always newer. The larger companies generally tend to have very patient instructors. By going to a smaller joe bLoggs driving school but you can oft...