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by Raphael
4 Jan 2015 08:54
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Where the chuff does one start with a new kitchen?
Replies: 29
Views: 22193

Re: Where the chuff does one start with a new kitchen?

Speak to builder Brian Brooks on 07909-863980. He's done work for us and is honest, reasonably priced and knows what he's talking about.
by Raphael
2 Jan 2015 19:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Favourite Sydenham Businesses of 2014, 2015, ...
Replies: 88
Views: 19443

Re: Favourite Sydenham Businesses of 2014, 2015, ...

My favourite Sydenham businesses of 2014 are:

1) Raffaele's Trattoria
2) Billings
3) The Cake Store
4) TfL for providing great bus and train services
by Raphael
12 Dec 2014 18:22
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Looking for activity clubs over school holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Re: Looking for activity clubs over school holidays

Many thanks, Suzee. I'll check them out.
by Raphael
12 Dec 2014 07:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Puzzling aspects of the high street
Replies: 11
Views: 3464

Re: Puzzling aspects of the high street

Interesting comments and they probably identify some of the main reasons why most of these business come and go so quickly. I have another theory about why some businesses do this, though no reason to think it applies to any of those I mentioned. But I'll keep these thoughts to myself, as I have no ...
by Raphael
11 Dec 2014 14:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Puzzling aspects of the high street
Replies: 11
Views: 3464

Puzzling aspects of the high street

Am I the only one to be puzzled by shops and eateries along Sydenham Road that suddenly open up, only to close down a few months later? One example in Lower Sydenham was a west African restaurant that always looked empty. Now it's an Indian restaurant (about the fifth between The Dolphin and Sainsbu...
by Raphael
11 Dec 2014 14:20
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Looking for activity clubs over school holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Looking for activity clubs over school holidays

Does anyone know of any activity clubs running locally over the Christmas/New Year school holidays for a five-year-old?
by Raphael
1 Dec 2014 10:04
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Wonderful afternoon at Raffaele's Christmas fayre
Replies: 0
Views: 878

Wonderful afternoon at Raffaele's Christmas fayre

A big thanks to Raffaele, Emily and their team for a wonderful Christmas fayre at the trattoria. Great pizza, fruit pies and mulled wine, interesting gift stalls, and a fantastic atmosphere. It's such a great idea.
by Raphael
26 Nov 2014 17:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Can you recommend a children's entertainer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: Can you recommend a children's entertainer?

Many thanks, Louise.
by Raphael
23 Nov 2014 09:06
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Can anyone recommend a children's entertainer?
Replies: 0
Views: 948

Can anyone recommend a children's entertainer?

I'm looking for a children's entertainer for my son's fifth birthday? Can anyone recommend one and give me an idea of what they might charge?

Raphael
by Raphael
23 Nov 2014 09:04
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Can you recommend a children's entertainer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Can you recommend a children's entertainer?

I'm looking for a children's entertainer for my son's fifth birthday. Can anyone recommend one and give me an idea of what they might charge?

Raphael
by Raphael
18 Nov 2014 09:30
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fantastic Spanish food
Replies: 1
Views: 1187

Fantastic Spanish food

It's great when you discover a real gem of a restaurant. And El Morino, between Penge and Beckenham, just before the tram stop, is certainly that. It doesn't look much from the outside, but inside, with all the dark wood, football shirts hanging above the bar, and pictures on the walls, it's like be...
by Raphael
15 Nov 2014 23:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Builder
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Re: Builder

Sydenham builder Brian Brooks has done a lot of work for us and is excellent. He's professional, reliable, honest and reasonably priced. His number is 07909-863980.

Raphael
by Raphael
24 Oct 2014 16:11
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Copy editor and book illustrator needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2023

Re: Copy editor and book illustrator needed

Many thanks for that suggestion. I've e-mailed Penny.
Raphael
by Raphael
24 Oct 2014 10:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Can anyone recommend a paving company?
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Re: Can anyone recommend a paving company?

Sydenham builder Brian Brooks on 07909-863980 would do a good, professional paving job and for a reasonable price.

Raphael
by Raphael
22 Oct 2014 16:07
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Copy editor and book illustrator needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2023

Copy editor and book illustrator needed

As Sydenham is full of creative people, can anyone recommend a good copy editor and a book illustrator? I'm completing a memoir, which I'm going to self publish, and need to hire the services of both.


Raphael
by Raphael
6 Sep 2014 14:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Builder recommendation - kitchen / side return
Replies: 4
Views: 2659

Re: Builder recommendation - kitchen / side return

I can't recommend Brian Brooks highly enough. He's done loads of work for us and other people I've recommended him to have also been full of praise. He knows his stuff about kitchens, extensions and anything to do with building. He can be contacted on 07909-863980.

Raphel
by Raphael
10 Jul 2014 10:13
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: recommendations for local architects?
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: recommendations for local architects?

Sydenham builder Brian Brooks might be able to help you, as he works closely with several architects who undertake small jobs. He can be contacted on 07909-863980.

Raphael
by Raphael
9 Jul 2014 06:34
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Kitchen extension - any recommendations for builders
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Re: Kitchen extension - any recommendations for builders

We've used Brian Brooks for lots of work at our house and have found him fantastic. He works to high standards, is totally reliable, straightforward to deal with, and he doesn't charge you the earth. His number is 07909-863980.


Raphael
by Raphael
9 Jul 2014 06:31
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Someone to do pointing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Re: Someone to do pointing?

You could try Sydenham builder Brian Brooks on 07909-863980. He's brilliant and seems to be able to do most jobs.

Raphael
by Raphael
2 Jun 2014 16:24
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Builder for Flat Conversion: Recommendations?
Replies: 1
Views: 957

Re: Builder for Flat Conversion: Recommendations?

I can recommend Brian Brooks, a Sydenham builder who has done lots of work for us and our neighbours. He is reasonably prices, reliable and knows his stuff. You can contact him on 07909-863980.

Raphael